June 18, 2006
Death toll since June 15th:
- new Jaywalkers added to gallery: 128
- total Jaywalkers in gallery: 320
- new non-JW projects added to gallery: 32
- prizes to hand out: 7
- knitters who spent their weekend cropping pictures and writing html: 1
Dang. I certainly asked for it, didn't I? Hehe! Entice with the promise of yummy sock yarn, and, well, there you have it: more than a hundred comments, dozens of e-mails, and an updated gallery busting at the seams! Cara, I understand.
I love it. Thank you so much for your responses, for your pictures, for your stories. It is only fair that I do my share (and, ahem, hopefully destash at least a little bit) and give back.
Since my post, I've modified the rules just a little bit. Don't worry! All in your favor, my friends ;).
First, I will continue to keep track of the Jaywalkers submitted into the gallery, and every 50th one will receive a prize from here on out. No deadline for submissions, just keep 'em coming, and I'll keep track of the numbers! I don't think calculating your submissions so they coincide with these round numbers will be particularly fruitful because I update the gallery maybe once a week, and you simply have no idea how many FOs I have sitting in my Inbox at that time ;).
Second, I decided to give prizes retroactively to the 50th, 100th, and 150th Jaywalker knitters! No reason for these gals to miss out simply because they were one of the first.
Without further ado, it is time to announce the winners! In a parallel universe I'd tell you that you're all winners, but here in Grumperinia we do not sugarcoat things. I laugh my evil knitting laugh - bwahahaha! If you didn't win, I suggest playing again ;).
50th Jaywalker - Four Chickens Jeanne! Jeanne, you're a winner!
100th Jaywalker - Immer Wieder Socken Ute! I have no freakin' idea what Ute writes about on her blog, but she's got at least three Jaywalkers in the gallery. Smart gal, Ute, increasing your chances of winning by submitting multiples. Ute, you're a winner!
150th Jaywalker - I May Be Knitting a Ranch House Sandra! Sandra's got two in the gallery (learning from Ute, I see), and for that reason, Sandra, you're a winner!
200th Jaywalker - Crossroad Knits Liz! Liz also knit a Picovoli, and promptly submitted it into the gallery. There's only one word for people like that - winner!
250th Jaywalker - Dove Knits! Dove knits many socks and cute baby things - winner!
300th Jaywalker - Bettina! Bettina says that the JWs are one of her favorite socks (and good thing she told me that, since I do not know what she's writing over there on her blog) - winner!
And last, the non-Jaywalker prize. Although I said I'd draw a non-JW prize only if 40-50 new items were added (but only 32 were submitted), I decided to just do it ;). I'm typically a tease, so this is an indication that my good mood has yet to be melted away by our steamy weather ;).
I randomly drew a name, and the winner is Ronda! Ronda wrote me the sweetest e-mail back in February about knitting a bead-less Odessa as a chemo cap for a friend, and I'm so glad that she has now submitted photos of her FOs! That's right, photos - she's got two of 'em in the gallery. Seeing a trend, my friends?
(The non-Jaywalker prize is a one time thing, just to reward all those Odessa and Picovoli knitters who kindly submitted their projects in response to my plea.)
The winners will be receiving an e-mail from me shortly so that I am able to tailor each prize to the winner's unique preferences and knittery desires. I'll show you what I got each of them eventually, maybe in a few weeks or even a bit longer, depending how exotic they want their gifts to be :).
Now I'm going to go and ice my hand from doing this massive (massively fabulous, that is) update.