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)...
- ...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),
- ...is now or signs up to Follow me on Twitter (and is clearly a knitter!),
- ...is now or signs up to Follow me on Blogger (and likewise is clearly a knitter),
- ...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).
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!