Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On September - 12 - 2006   ShareThis

OK, I created an official page where I’ll keep a list of rules as well as participants. Here it is, it’s over on the left sidbar, linked with the Dolores button. Feel free to redirect your links to it for the latest info.

I also created a Cafe Press store featuring the amazing artwork that Franklin created for the Players and the Squares! FYI, Cafe Press does cheap shipping for buttons and stickers.

For everyone who inquired about new web/sidebar buttons using the images Franklin created for Players and Squares, I don’t actually have those images sized for buttons. I’ll see if Franklin has any time to come up with any, but for now, you can just use the lovely Dolores in her non-Brazillian bikini waxed glory.

So far there are about 85 participants! Woooo! I listed everyone so far on the new page according to Square/Player/Saturday/Sunday status. If I’ve miscategorized you, or something changes, please let me know so I can change you in the list. There are going to be a bunch of different cards and I want to make sure I don’t give Sunday only Players a card with Saturday only Squares or vice versa. I’ll be updating the list in the evenings and I’ll try to do it daily.

I added a rule that you can only mark people off your list while you’re at the fairgrounds. That way, people going to pre-Rhinebeck meet-ups won’t have the leg up. I guess this Bingo game isn’t really a race like normal bingo, there aren’t any prizes for whoever fills up their cards first. You can compete amongst yourselves if you’d like, but since I might not be in the same place all day, so there’s no real way to turn your cards in.

Also, I’ve found a vendor who is kind enough to let me sign books at his booth! David of A Craftsman’s Touch Alpaca Co. and RedMaple Sportswear is going to give me a home away from home. Thanks to Mel of the blog Cabezalana for setting us up! I’m so excited, I can’t even stand it, I have an Official Sponsor! I feel like the Michael Jordan of the fiber world. I wonder if I can get some alpaca high-tops. I’ll be using some of his fiber to whip up some cool prizes.

And Carol of Go Knit In Your Hat and Black Bunny Fibers is going to dye up something special as a prize, too! If anyone else in interested in being a prize sponsor, let me know.

uuuuuhhhh . . . I think that’s it. Oh yeah, I still knit occassionally and have actually finished some stuff. Now I just need to remember how to work the dusty old camera and we should be back to business.

8 Responses

  1. Vickery says:

    Howdy Stitchy,
    I just wanted you to know that I work at SFMOMA and we are carrying your book in our store! I was so excited to see it there! (and I bought it of course).
    PS. I would email you but I can’t figure your email out! (I’m an idiot).

  2. Andrea says:

    I got a button-sized image by snatching it from the cafe press store. It’s 150 pixels by 150 pixels.

  3. --Deb says:

    Ohmigosh, those buttons are adorable. Franklin is a genius worthy to collaborate with your genius in thinking this whole thing up! I just ordered mine. Proud to be square!

  4. --Deb says:

    Oh, and you know what would be helpful? Some bloggers never show pictures of themselves on their blogs–or almost never–any chance you can require Squares to post at least some kind of photo in the month of October so Players can “study” before-hand? (And, a great reason to go to new-to-you blogs, too.)

  5. Carole says:

    Hey Debbie, I’m so excited about this! And I’ll donate a prize of sock yarn for the cause.

  6. Norma says:

    I just ordered my button. Deb, this is SO MUCH WORK — The thought of all those links even made me dizzy.

  7. karrie says:

    ooh! this looks so fun. I wish i was going to Rhinebeck…. Are you coming to stiches west? because we could really use a big stinking bingo card for that!

  8. Just went and got me a couple of square buttons! WooHoo! But, hey, Deb at 10:33 a.m., what fun will it be if you know what all the Squares look like??!!?? 😀

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