Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On October - 27 - 2007   ShareThis

Thanks to everyone who participated in Blogger Bingo 2007! By all appearances, it was a huge success. No bingo-related injuries or arrests were reported, even with 168 people involved.

And a super special thanks to David and Mel for being the Official Blogger Bingo Headquarters, which basically meant they had spare bingo cards and provided the perfect spot to display the amazing felted scarf/banner that Woolybuns Chris made for me last year. How awesome was that? It looked stunning on the rafters of the barn.

And Mel performed Paul Lynde duty perfectly this year as the center square. I hope everyone bought a pair of the alpaca socks that were at his booth, they truly are amazing. We at Chez Stitchy are particularly fond of the cotton/alpaca sport socks. So. Awesome. And machine washable! If you didnt, Ill remind you next year.

A few people mentioned that they didn’t seem to be appearing on any cards, but I did a double-check when I got home and everyone what was a square appeared on two cards. Some were Saturday or Sunday Only cards, but you were all on there. I think Ill do fewer cards next year, rather than making extras so everyone would be on two. There’s a weird balance you have to reach so people don’t get their own cards and whatnot. Its kind of a process. Maybe Ill program something in Excel to help automate it a little. I hate that people were feeling disappointed and left out.

But all in all, I think everyone had a good time. Its always great to put faces and voices to the blogs you read and the names you see in emails and comments. The Ravelry buttons were a huge help because there was a nice space for people to write their names on. It was a huge help as my recollection of names and faces is about on par with that of your average box of rocks. That is to say, not very good at all. There are times when I look at my husband and say “And you arrrreeee . . . .?” So, y’know.

And now, without further delay (because Ive delayed enough its been a week, let me tell you. I had a 9am conference call on Monday morning and work has been crazy since then. I’m glad this week is over.)


Winners were selected by a very scientific method. I kept asking my husband to pick a number between 1 and 168 and matched them up to my spreadsheet. There were more prizes than Id thought because about halfway through, he begged me to stop badgering him with demands for random numbers. I may or may not have explained what I was doing at the time. (I will also be emailing the winners and prize donors to get addresses and whatnot)


Mel (the Center Square!) – Cabezalana and David donated a cute alpaca monkey (handmade in Peru, Pennsylvania-approved!) from A Craftsmans Touch. I almost forgot to give him out as a prize, Id gotten accustomed to having him pinned to my knitting bag.

WINNER: Judy – smatterings


-Carole of Carole Knits is offering a skein of something delish from her roof-busting yarn stash.

WINNER: Tamara – The Persnickety Knitter


-Shannon Okey of knitgrrl is donating signed copies of Spin to Knit

WINNER: Sandy – Sandy’s Knitting

AND Felt Frenzy.

WINNER: Karen – Foothills Folly


-Annie of Annie Knits is dipping into her stash of Socks That Rock for some lucky winner. I do believe she’s even going to let the winner choose!

WINNER: Patti – QuiltBeadKnit


-Caro of splityarn has bequeathed one of her lovely handmade needle cases to The Cause!

WINNER: Marin – AntiM and the Rickety Blog


-Suzanne of A Crafty Lawyer has donated a pendant from her Etsy shop. She also makes sweet stitch markers, which she calls “Jewelry for your knitting”. Her stitch markers are currently being featured in the current Cool Stuff on Knitty!

WINNER: Monica T. – Calling on Kahlo


-Once again, Briar Rose Fibers will be donating something from their stunning collection. Do you now hard it was to part with last year?

WINNER: Debbi (debbi62 on Ravelry) – A Day in the Life of Debbi


Amy Boogie is going to rock someone’s world with a $30 gift certificate to Spunky Eclectic!

WINNER: Maryse – Bags n Trash


-Amby of Russell Yarn is donating one of her amazing sock knitting bags from her Etsy shop, Julip Bags. She’s named them the “Everything-But-The-Sock Bag“. Know why? Oh man, you’re gonna love this. It comes with notions. Notions, people! Could you plotz? The winner will get to choose theirs! (This one is my favorite, in case anyone was wondering.)

WINNER: Julia (julsey on Ravelry) – Peony Knits


-Jennifer of vanCalcar Acres Sheep Farm is donating four prizes! I know! So. Awesome.

1. Oktoberfest Sock Kit. Who doesn’t want a frosty mug of sock?? I love this so much, I can’t even tell you.

WINNER: Sara – Chicken Betty, life from scratch

2. A sock kit of the winner’s choice. Good luck with that whole “picking just one” thing.

WINNER: David – Sweater Project

3. 400 yds of hand-dyed FlockSock sock yarn in Garnet. Yummmm!

WINNER: Michelle – Everybody Loves Saturday Night

4. a 4oz skeinlet bag from the Yarn Fairy (bags are made up of 2 or more skeinlets, usually 3-4 in complimentary colors, most one-of-a-kind). Trust me, the Yarn Fairy will not let you down.

WINNER: Ann (annieone.typepad) – Annie Knits


-Dawn of Scary White Girl Designs (don’t let the name fool you, she’s darling) is going to whip up the winner’s color choice of either a beanie hat (with ruffle, if you wish), a bottle cozy, or an ice cream pint cozy! (It can’t just be me that has a whole ritual of folding and arranging paper towels around the ice cream container. right? I need one of those!)

WINNER: Jenn – PassionKNITly


Adrian of Hello Yarn will blow your fiber-lovin’ mind with 8 oz. of Bluefaced Leicester wool top dyed to order from her shop!

WINNER: Devorah (aka Mama Squid) – Squid Knits


Robyn of Knit & Purl Mama is going to pick something special for one lucky winner out of either her stash or her shop, Robyn’s Nest! (I bet when you have a yarn shop, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two.)

WINNER: Vanessa (Butterflyjones on Ravelry) – Butterfly Knitter


Yan Tan Tethera is donating a copy of Crazy Aunt Purl’s new book!

WINNER: Emily – Emily Knits


Denise of Knitting Without Needles (oh, yes she does!) is donating a copy of her book Learn to Knit on Circle Looms, along with a set of knitting looms so you can start right away. I’ve seen the amazing things make their way off knitting looms, you’re going to love this!

WINNER: Laura – Soapturtle Knits


Sadia of Pumpkinspuns Musings will make your head spin with her contirubution! A pair of her Spindle Jewels earrings from her shop, Pumpkinspun Wools and Fiber Designs. They are wee spindles with handspun thread wrapped around them. So cute!!

Purple pair:

WINNER: Marilyn – The Knitting Curmudgeon

Blue pair:

WINNER: Chris – Spinneret


Lynee, who isn’t a blogger but is still part of the knitting family, is handing over what she has deemed “lurvly Canuckian goodness”. Two skeins of Koigu! Pretty awesome, eh?

WINNER: Maureen (also not a blogger. Maybe theyll talk each other into joining the fray.)


The lovely ladies of Ariadne (wow, that sounds kind of hot is a Mythological sort of way – rowr) are bestowing upon one mere mortal a skein of Opal Hundertwasser! And no, you don’t have to pronounce it to win it. Well . . . maybe . . .

WINNER: Andrea (blog free and loving it)


Judy of Ball and Skein is going warm someone’s toes with their choice of sock yarn from her shop!

WINNER: Tina (PhoenixFibrwrks on Ravelry) – Phoenix Fiberworks


-I’m donating a winner’s choice of anything from my General Store, featuring “Knitting into the Blogosphere” and “MOKS” t-shirts and tote bags.

WINNER: Heidi – Sunflowerfairy Knits


9 Responses

  1. Tina M. says:

    AWESOME! I’ve never won anything in one of these online contests before, heck, I almost never win anything ever! Love the sock yarn selection… I’m already torn between my favorite “usual” color (Black Cherry fits the bill) or picking something more unusual for me.

    Again, thanks! It was fun to meet you again this year, I have to remember to send you the photo I took of you, it’s priceless. :)

  2. kwonset says:

    I am so delighted to be a winner; the whole thing was a blast; playing blogger bingo and being a ravelry-er made this old-timer have a wonderful time at the estival; can’t wait to do it all again!

  3. Laura says:

    Woohoo! I’d like to thank the Academy….. Honestly, thanks for doing this, it was a lot of fun.

  4. mary j says:

    yay! i’m glad that our hundertwasser is going to a good home. see you on the playing field next year!

  5. Sara says:

    Holy Carp are you serious! My husband makes beer!!! Now he’ll have to make ne that we’ll call “the sock beer” HA!
    Those socks look awesome!! Too cool – thanks man!

  6. Norma says:


    There are times when I look at my husband and say “And you arrrreeee . . . .?”


  7. Kim says:

    Congrats to all the prize winners! Thanks Stitchy for putting this together again. Bingo 2007 was a blast!

  8. elisa says:

    It’s a good thing that I no longer work in the same building as Maryse, or I’d have to go steal her Amy Boogie gift certificate. :)

  9. Chris says:

    Holy cow! That’s a lot of good stuff! congrats to all the winners and thank you, Stitchy, for organizing all that fun. And thanks, too, for showing off the Delores scarf. I got a kick out of seeing it hung out to view.

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