Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blogiversary Celebration! With prizes!

Y'know, it's been almost a year since I started this blog. August 26th is my blogiversary. In celebration of such a momentous event, I've decided, in the spirit of blatant self-promotion, to do a little giveaway.

Here's how it's going to work. I've made four pairs of these cute little Neko kitty stitch markers:

They're polymer clay beads I found at a local bead shop and embellished with some blue aurora beads. The flexible steel wire loops are large enough to accommodate at least 9mm (US size 13) needles.

I'll give one pair away to a lucky winner randomly drawn from each of these four groups: Everyone who between now and midnight August 26 (Pacific Standard Time)...
  1. ...re-Tweets a message I'll send out about my blogiversary on Twitter (EDIT: be sure @HissyStitch is in the retweet so I can track all the RTs),
  2. ...is now or signs up to Follow me on Twitter (and is clearly a knitter!),
  3. ...is now or signs up to Follow me on Blogger (and likewise is clearly a knitter),
  4. ...posts a message on their own blog and leaves a comment here pointing back to their post (if you don't have a blog, a knitting message board will do).
Out of all those "entries," I'll pick one winner for the grand prize of these adorable ducky stitch markers:

These are lampwork glass duckies, with one 12 mm ring on top for larger needles and a 6 mm ring for tiny sock needles. The rings, wire, and metal beads are all sterling silver.

In full disclosure, I'm planning on opening an Etsy shop later in August or early September for selling knitting accessories, such as stitch markers, and I'll make occasional posts and tweets about new listings. Key word is occasional.

So let the blogiversary party begin!

7 comments:

skaro964 said...

I will follow your blog. congrats on the year. check out www.handmadebysheriat blogspot.com for more about me.

Snarfy said...

:D! I followed you and twitter and re-tweeted you.

I don't follow you on blogger, but you are on my google reader. Does that count?

Also, http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/needlework-on-the-net/topics/768398

Booyah! I want those duckies!

Corvus Alatus said...

Going to sign up to follow you on my blogger in a minute--very cute stitchmarkers! (i'm also going to have to go read your old posts, so i can get caught up!)

DrChopSuey said...

Happy Blogiversary! Yay for one year!!!

Nalamienea said...

Congratulations on one year! So many good blogs don't make it that far and show that kind of commitment. :) Give yourself a pat on the back!

I hope I'm able to continue enjoying it for that long! :)

Katie said...

I follow your tweets and I subscribe via Reader. I suppose I could break my Follow cherry...

I'm looking forward to seeing your etsy offerings!

adrienne said...

Adorable stitch markers! I've just added you to the list of blogs I follow.

Happy Blogiversary!

 

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