Before I announce the winners, I have to explain the selection process.
First I had to disqualify family due to obscure but specific state rules governing sweepstakes. You want me to go to jail? Plus, if I give you stuff now, I'll have nothing left for Christmas.
Next, I decided to eliminate all previous contest winners, with the aim of spreading the wealth. Sorry guys, but if I told you that first, you wouldn't have commented. Call it bait and switch. So sue me.
Then, I had to take out Kathi D (not literally) as she was already a weiner, er, winner.
That left three people, of whom two were new commenters who both get two entries. So, five little slips of paper were carefully made and tossed into my coffee cup from which to pull the winning names. Unfortunately, I neglected to empty the cup of its old coffee first, so all the entries got soggy and illegible. Rather than start over, I decided to award a little knitty bit to each. So, without further excuses:
- Lonnie, you lucky dog (KG, tell him what he wins)
- Jen, a faithful supporter who can be blamed for this whole blog thing to begin with
- Carrie, a brand new commenter whose location is still a mystery
Further, you get your choice of knitty bit:
- Apple cozy
- Cup cozy
- Catnip mouse
And family will just have to stand in line. Christmas is only eight months away...