Tuesday, February 12, 2013

And the winner is...

C.C. with this adorable pic of a turtle knitting! Congratulations, C.C.! I will be in touch with you so I can send you the spoon stitch markers. I look forward to hearing about how they work (I hope they work well! If not, back to the snag-free-knitting-stitch-marker drawing board).

All of your entries were so much fun! I highly recommend taking a look at the comments from my last blog post and following all the links. Thanks so much to those who participated.

I continue to knit away at my "Turtle"-colored cotton chenille blanket. It's coming along. I'm on my 2nd skein of yarn, out of 9. Will post better pictures of that soon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snag-free spoon stitch markers GIVEAWAY

If you've been following this blog, you may have read about my spoon stitch markers in this entry. Well, a friend suggested that I try making "snag free" spoon stitch markers for knitting. If you search for snag free stitch markers on Etsy, you come up with a whole lot of different designs - most of which I would not guarantee to be snag free, but that's just me being picky. I tried a few different things, and after a lot of effort, I've come up with these:
snag free spoon stitch markers

snag free spoon stitch markers 2

They are pretty large and will fit needles up to at least size 11. I would like them to be "road-tested," and I could test them out myself, but what would be the fun in that? So I am giving away the set of stitch markers in these photos, on the condition that the winner will use them as soon and as often as possible, and let me know how they hold up.

Here is what you can do for your chance to win: post the funniest/most fun turtle picture or video you can find. The winner's picture or video will be posted to the Smiling Turtle Facebook page, and the winner gets the stitch markers! Please make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win! :)

Feel free to promote this giveaway on other sites. Contest ends on February 9, 2013 at 12 AM EST.

Submitted for listing on Online-Sweepstakes.com. If you know of any other good sites for contest promotion, please share with me! Thanks!

Edited to add: the beautiful dishcloth in the background was knitted by my very talented sister, Ashley.