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Blog Archive: September 2007

Welcome to KnitMap!

We’re so glad you found us! Check out the site and tell us what you think.

As you can see, we’re just getting started and need your help! We need you to enter stores and details. Check out the listings for your local yarn store and add hours, notes, comments, photos, and ratings. Don’t see your local yarn store listed? Add a new store listing!

As a thank you for all of your help, we’re going to be having contests and raffles for prizes. Please note that you must sign up for an account to be elligible for the contests or raffles.

Contests include:

  • Most information added (including comments, hours, and notes);
  • Most photos uploaded; and
  • Most new stores added.

Prizes include fun goody packages with YarnTraveler bags, needles, knitting accessories, and yarn!

We will also have periodic raffles. You’re elligible just by entering one piece of new information anywhere on the site. Check back often for updates!

Updates, Raffles and More Contest Details

I am overwhelmed by the fantastic response we received so far. Check out these stats! In less than a week we’ve had:

  • 199 new stores added,
  • 110 store updates, and
  • 125 new user accounts.

That is so exciting, and I know it’s just the beginning! Definitely worthy of some fun prizes, and speaking of, we have some details…

KnitMap Raffle #1

I fully intended to post the winners of this week’s raffles earlier today, but the day job unhinged its mighty jaws and swallowed me whole this week. You know how it goes! However, I have good stuff, and it’s worth the wait!

This week’s lucky winners will receive one skein of beautiful, handpainted 100% superwash merino sock yarn from Portland local Painted Skeins, in colorways “Afterglow,” “Nest,” and “Zutano”. All prizes were purchased from my very own local yarn store, Twisted. Big thanks to Shannon and Emily for helping me to pick everything out!

So without further ado, let’s get to the winners of the inaugural KnitMap Raffle-O-Goodness…

KnitMap Raffle #2

I have just been blown away by the response to KnitMap. I knew it was a good idea, I just hoped y’all would think it was a good idea too. By the numbers of new accounts, and new and updated stores, I think you do!

With our heartfelt thanks, this week’s KnitMap raffle prize package includes:

  • a small notions-sized bag from YarnTraveler (that’s me!);
  • the beautifully colored Harmony wood DPN’s from KnitPicks*;
  • a sample of Soak wool and fiber wash (in flora, citrus and aquae scents); and
  • a tube of wonderful Wild Carrot Herbals lipbalm (in lavender, vanilla, and marionberry flavors).

So, without further ado, this week’s winners are:

KnitMap Raffle #3

Here are the results for our third, and last raffle of September. Don’t forget, winners of the contest will be announced on October 1st.

This week’s lucky winners will receive a skein of handpainted 100% superwash merino fingering weight yarn from another Portland local, Knitted Wit, in colorways Desert Treasure, Sunny Day, and Twisted (dyed especially for my LYS, Twisted). Unfortunately, my photo just doesn’t do these yarns justice. It was hard to find a patch of sunny light this morning, but trust me when I say they are lovely!

And, the winners of today’s raffle are…

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