The two runners up who will each receive 2 PDF patterns of their choice are:
Rachelle & Christine Lima
Congratulations! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prizes.
Tomorrow will mark my blog's ONE year giveaway anniversary! February 1st, 2010, was the start of the joyful journey of giveaways that has lead me here. I can't believe it's been a year! I'm so happy to have you as my followers and I'm very excited about what this next year of giveaways will bring.
During the last few months, I've been contemplating and dwelling over what I would like to do and where I would like to take this blog in 2011, and I've come up with a few changes:
1) My biggest decision and change is that I will start doing bi-weekly giveaways instead of giveaways that are featured every Monday. Now before you start yelling and throwing things at me, listen to my reasoning and then be kind... one of my biggest reasons for deciding to change my giveaway schedule is because I would like more time to find truly good and unique giveaways to offer you in the future. Weekly giveaways end up rotating so quickly that our sponsors are only able to donate so much product for such short exposure (which makes sense) and I want to bring you better and bigger giveaways in 2011!
The second reason is that I've noticed over the last 52 giveaways, I've had 10 or so unclaimed prizes! I would like to extend the giveaway lengths to allow winners to claim their prizes for a longer period of time and to allow more followers an opportunity to enter the giveaways with the extended timeframe.
And lastly, I've set some personal knitting and blogging goals for myself this year and doing bi-weekly giveaways will allow me more time to accomplish some or all of those goals.
2) With the above mentioned change to bi-weekly giveaways, the time to claim your prizes is now being extended to 4 weeks instead of 2. Hopefully, this will help the winners get their information over to me and we won't have as many forfeited prizes this year.
3) The other change I'm hoping to accomplish is the look of my blog! My hubby is going to start changing things on the site and so I hope that you enjoy the new look, which will be occuring over the next couple of weeks.
With all that being said, I bet your thinking what happened to the forfeited prizes from the last 52 giveaways! Right?! Well, back several months ago during one of my recorded podcasts I announced that unclaimed prizes will be chosen at random to give to either a public Follower of the blog or YOTH Ravelry group member. Well, I plan to stick to my word, and this leads me to this week's giveaway prize...
ONE LUCKY public Follower and ONE LUCKY Ravelry YOTH group member will each receive an assortment of yarn from this past year's unclaimed prizes! That's right! If you're not a public Follower or Ravelry YOTH group member, be sure to jump on board now to participate in this giveaway's destashing of forfeited prizes.
All these lonely skeins need nice homes!
And, last but NOT least, I would like to ask for a blogiversary gift from you, my followers:
Tell all the knitters that you know about YarnOnTheHouse.com! Share your favorite giveaway site with your friends. The more followers that we have, the better the prizes we'll get!
And, to all of you Twitter YOTH followers... be sure to Tweet, "Happy Blogiversary @yarnonthehouse!"
Thank you so much for all of your support and cheers to another fantastic year of giveaways!!
I'll randomly pick the winners from the public Followers and Ravelry YOTH group members in two weeks and post the results on the blog along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. (Feel free to leave a comment if you would like. I would love to hear from you, but this giveaway's comments will not constitute an entry into this drawing.) Good luck everyone.