Friday, May 11, 2007

Pre-Summer Contest!

Okay, I finally have a few stolen moments to sit down and let you know about the contest that's been brewing in my mind for a while. I'm sorry if this appears as shameless self-promotion, but I happen to have several clean crisp copies of my first published design- the Fitted Tank I did for Blue Sky Alpacas- ... so that just happens to work out great for a first contest, don't ya think? Here goes-

First place winner will receive 1 copy of the pattern along with 4 hanks of Blue Sky Dyed Cotton in their choice of colors! Second & third place winners will each receive a copy of the pattern and whatever other goodies happen to jump into the package just before sealing and sending...

The warmer weather has moved in, even here in Minnesota, and I will be casting on a tank of my own very soon- maybe 2 as I can't seem to decide which color to do!

Okay, so here are the contest rules- all you have to do is:

1.) Leave a comment on this post letting me know what color you want and mention who's blog you heard about the contest on (if you jumped from a blog and if you can remember...)

2.) Then head to your blog and post a list of your summer knitting goals (there may be an end-of-summer contest of some sort to celebrate summer knitting accomplishments...) and mention this contest (with a link to this post-

3.) Lastly e-mail me with the link to your post! (ali AT skeins her way DOT com) Be sure to mention in your post for anyone who follows your link to let me know what blog they jumped from as every 'referral' will earn you another entry!

Contest will run through the end of the month (May) and my talented children will draw three winning names (or secret blogging identities) out of a container of some sort on June 1st.

Think about your summer knitting, make your lists, and get blogging!

Happy knitting,



Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow, what a great contest!! I'm in, I just have to get my goals together...for your tank, I am feeling that green is what it needs to be.

5/12/2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger Yarn Thing said...

That is a fantastic contest! I will one up you on the blog front...I will mention it on the about that? How many entries do I get now :-)

As soon as my camera is up and running I will post my goals and all the other such information you request.

In the mean time...I would like the tank in chocolate brown!


Hey, you should donate something for the podcast rumble I am doing! Think about it and let me know! Email me and I can give you better details :-)

5/12/2007 4:33 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

I'm in, too! What fun! It'll be really good for me to state out loud my summer knitting goals. There are a few ones floating around, but I really should formalize the list. I just went over to kpixie to remind myself of the blue sky cotton colors. I like greens like Pickle and Fern. I also like neutrals like Expresso, Toffee and Stone. As for brights, Tomato and Pumpkin are up my ally, Ali. :)

5/12/2007 5:27 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Great contest idea, Ali!

Color? Pickle, yum. I think I'll go get my summer knitting ducks in a row!

5/13/2007 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I'm in! I was going to post a list soon anyway. This is good motivation. :) Should I win - I never win, but just in case, I'd like thistle.

5/13/2007 3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me in!!!! Although I am somewhat on the dysfunctional side and will have to really try hard to meet my goals. And as for colors suggestions.... greens, blues, berries. I would be so excited to win that just any old color would do!

5/13/2007 4:47 AM  
Blogger gradschoolknitter said...

I'm in... too simple of a contest not to join! I really like the "shrimp" pink colour.

OK, off to post!

5/13/2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

i have a few tanks i would like to make. in cotton. but my primary project will be a lace shawl for my daughter's bat mitzvah in october.

5/13/2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

What a great contest idea!

Gives me a reason to stick to my goals ;)

As for colours, I'd love fern. Looks so lovely!

5/13/2007 8:46 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Ooh, I'm in, too. I like pickle! This will be a good way of organizing what I want to knit.

5/14/2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Fiber_Chic said...

I'm not sure if you got my first comment, so here's Take 2:
The color of yarn I would like is lemonade. This will help me plan out my goals!

5/14/2007 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all in for such a great contest!!.. I followed the link from dysfunctional knitter and voila here I am.
My color is BLUEEEEE!!!
Good luck everyone.

5/14/2007 11:41 PM  
Blogger clothesknit said...

I love the fitted tank! I don't know how I have missed that pattern because it would fit my body type really well...anyhoo...I'd like to knit it up in Thistle. And I'll be posting my summer knitting goals tomorrow a.m. Thanks!

5/15/2007 2:24 PM  
Blogger KaKi said...

I followed the link from Heather at Yarn Yenta. I think this is a great pattern and even better idea. I hadn't even thought about planning out my summer knitting. I LOVE it!!! If I win, I would like pumpkin. Thank you for doing this!

5/15/2007 5:52 PM  
Blogger Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

I love Periwinkle!! Love the pattern and thanks for such a great contest!!!

5/15/2007 8:02 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I would like blue or purple. This is a great idea!

5/15/2007 8:47 PM  
Blogger Sheknits said...

YAY!!!Great contest, very well thought out.. kind of funny as I am right now knitting my very first Blue Sky Pattern he Cropped Cardi. Your pattern is awesome! There are so many great colors to choose from ummmmm....if I have to pick one #1 lemongrass- but I also think it would be cool to do that long ribbing in orchid and the burst out into lotus on top!
Come on kiddles pick me pick me!

5/15/2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger Sheknits said...

oops and i meant to be a nice blogger and give props to plumpknitter as that is how I found out about his contest!

5/15/2007 11:26 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Just dropping by to say that Amanda of Clothesknit ( referred me so drop another marker in the hat for her!

5/16/2007 7:30 AM  
Anonymous keri said...

What a cute idea! I'm over here from Amanda's blog (Clothesknit).

5/16/2007 7:41 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

i followed the link from clothesknit - and i have no idea what my summer knitting will look like, but it sounds like a great contest!

5/16/2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Amanda/clothesknit has posted her goals and I'm here because she referred me. She really wants to win!

5/16/2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I'm here via Amanda at clothesknit. She really deserves to win (did that score her an extra entry?)

5/16/2007 8:11 AM  
Anonymous ck said...

What a fun idea!

I'd like the yarn in tomato :)

5/16/2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

count me in! I came by way of Clothesknit.

I'd love to make the tank in indigo- it's beautiful! I will post my goals this afternoon!

5/16/2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

I followed the link from Clothesknit.

5/16/2007 8:45 AM  
Blogger Carola said...

I have to admit, I think this contest sounds kind of difficult to me. But, as long as everybody's enjoying it and I don't have to count ALL the links and entries ;-)
It was nice to find your blog and I was following a link from Amanda at clothesknit She so deserves to win! ;-)

5/16/2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Hate to do this to you, but you're tagged. See my blog.;)

5/16/2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger dorothee said...

Hey there! Nice pattern! Amanda from clothesknit sent me here, I hope she gets many entries!

5/16/2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful tank...I am here in support of clothesknit...whoo!

5/16/2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger Lyndsey-Jane said...

Great contest found out about it from shelby knits. If I was to win i would love the carribbean colourway. So summery.

5/16/2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger Knitting in Pink said...

Cool contest! And I love your tank pattern. If I were to win I'd love the pickle color : )

5/16/2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger leah said...

What a fun contest idea! I came here from Amanda's blog (clothesknit), and while I don't stand a chance of winning, I think that tank would look fabulous in any color, but I would knit it in blue!

5/16/2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Hi! Awesome pattern - I'm in! I found this via Shelby's blog.

5/16/2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I knit this pattern for my sister last month and was SO tempted to keep it!!! I'd love to make one for me in a surprise color!!! I just love surprises.

5/16/2007 10:30 AM  
Blogger HDW said...

Add me, and I jumped here by way of shelby and I love the shrimp colorway!! WOOHOO My first contest entry and contest all in one day!!!

5/16/2007 11:24 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I would love to do that tank in black. I'll post about this tomorrow and email you the specific link.

5/16/2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Whoops! I found this contest via Knitting in Pink.

5/16/2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger bethc said...

What a great looking tank! Thistle looks like a lovely color. (Shelby sent me over :)

5/16/2007 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

Hi There,

I have been admiring this pattern on KPixie for a while. This is indeed a great contest! I made my way here via Amanda's blog ClothesKnit. This is a great incentive on getting my summer knitting act together! I'll be posting on this and adding my own link soon!

5/16/2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Great contest - (I'm visiting from My Knitting and ME (

Wow - gorgeous colours to pick from too (I know my chances of winning are slim, but hey...)

Fern would be my first choice colour.

Now to post my own list on

5/16/2007 1:28 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

Great contest!! I heard about it from
Knitting in Pink

This makes me have to put all my goals down on paper...Hmmm. I will have to think about this one.

I love the tank, it would look great in red.

Wish me luck!!

5/16/2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

I'm in. Now, some knitting goals for the summer (other than survive and still be able to knit at the end of it I am assuming!) I love the thistle colour. I found you at My knitting & Me.

5/16/2007 1:42 PM  
Anonymous HollyEQQ said...

Hi there. What a great contest.
I made my way via Amanda's Blog Clothesknit also.
I recommend Blue Sky's Berry color - can't remember the name - but it is gorgeous in person.
Happy knitting.

5/16/2007 1:57 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

It's a lovely pattern and as for the colours - wow! so hard to choose just one, they are wonderful....but I think I have to go with Caribbean.
I got her from Anne's blog -

5/16/2007 3:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

A good incentive to make out a goals list! I saw this at Amanda's/clothesknit's blog, and hopped over. I would like Toffee, I think. (I've been all over the color wheel in my thoughts - blue! no, pink! no, green! - but I think neutral is the way to go. My closet looks like a rainbow barfed.

5/16/2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hmmm, I love the colorway Orchid! I found my way here via Amanda over at Clothesknit.

I'm off to post my goals!

5/16/2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Amanda (clothesknit) sent me. I love the Thistle colour and I will work on my list of summer goals.

5/16/2007 4:27 PM  
Blogger Craftypiggie said...

What a fun neat contest. I like turqoise colors blues and greens.
I came from Wendies woolies which resulted from Google Alerts.
Okay im off to finish the contest thank you for making this so fun
hugs kat

5/16/2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Phoebe said...

I was catching up on both Jennifer (craftlily) and Amanda (clothesknit)blogs and discovered the contest. I will definitely be posting my goals as they are lofty. Color...caribbean.

5/16/2007 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Clothesknit referred me to your blog.

5/16/2007 5:46 PM  
Anonymous bellamoden said...

Chris at stumbling over chaos sent me.... I'm special! Or something!

I'd love it in azul. In fact, I nearly bought the yarn for this in azul..... I am amazed to well, know who did this! Because it's an awesome design.

Summer plans? Linking to the contest? Will do :)

5/16/2007 7:48 PM  
Anonymous jennifer said...

I love this idea; I'm all for self-promotion! I'd like the tank in olive green.

I saw this on:


5/16/2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger J said...

What a great contest, and what a cute tank! I would love to knit it up in "Thistle"!

I saw a link to your contest over at Shelby Knits.

5/16/2007 10:02 PM  
Blogger jackie said...

I came via clothesknit. Have fun!

5/17/2007 7:08 AM  
Blogger limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Pretty tank! I'd pick Thistle or Fern. Found your contest via Chris/Stumbling Over Chaos. Gonna work on my goals now...

5/17/2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger Guinifer said...

Hey Ali! I didn't know the desiger of this (much coveted) pattern lived in Minnesota! Yay! I'd totally do the top in Poppy, and I wandered over from a visit to Chaos and Mayhem.

Goals are up, but I have to go do the linky thing!

5/17/2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

What a great design- congratulations on being published! My color choice for BSA Cotton would always be Pickle, and I came here via Chris/Stumbling Over Chaos.

5/17/2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

I found out at Stumbling over Chaos-I guess greens or blues would be fab. Love the pattern!

5/17/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Chris, May and Chaos mentioned your contest today. I love the periwinkle. Excuse me while I finish my requirements for your way-cool contest.

5/17/2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger mjm knitting said...

I love the caibbean dyed cotton yarn.

Found your contest at shelbyknits.

5/17/2007 9:26 AM  
Blogger amysue said...

I came over from Clothesknits. I would pick Cumin. I love the pattern. My blog is at and I am posting my summer plans in a bit.

5/17/2007 9:46 AM  
Blogger Teyani said...

what a cute top - and great idea for a contest. I came over to your blog because Amanda ( sent me. Tos another ticket in the hat for her! Yumm - Blue sky Alpaca

5/17/2007 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The color Mediterranean is gorgeous! It was a hard choice. I heard about you from clothesknit.

5/17/2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Here's the link to my list of summer goals and the mention of this contest. I would be the "Chris and/or Chaos and/or Mayhem" mentions in your comments! Thanks.

5/17/2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

I heard about your contest from Amysue,, I just posted my goals in my much neglected blog.

This is going to be fun.

5/17/2007 11:22 AM  
Anonymous kitkatknit said...

1.) I love the indigo and Chaos Chris sent me.

2.) Goals will be posted in a few minutes

3.) Email will be on it's way soon too!

5/17/2007 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Beverly said...

I found you from

I've posted on my blog and sent you an email! Were I too win...I'd want Circus Peanut. What a lovely peachy color.

5/17/2007 11:57 AM  
Blogger Yarn Thing said...

Dude, I posted my goals! My pep's better now let me down.

Chocolate Brown...Chocolate Brown!


5/17/2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger elan said...

Kitkatknit sent me.

Pickle is the colour for me!

5/17/2007 12:28 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

How fun! I think I like Mediterranean or Thistle. I heard of this from Limedragon.

5/17/2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger Heide said...

a khaki or neutral color would lend this tank top the most versatility. I came upon you via Cindy at Knit Won Purl Too.

5/17/2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

What a great idea! I like the new color Mediterranean.

I'm off to post my goals. :)

5/17/2007 2:36 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Great tank! Great idea! And I love the periwinkle color.

I definitely need some goal setting here! Or some "knitalin" LOL

5/17/2007 3:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Ooooooh!!! Good idea for a contest & gorgeous pattern btw :) I linked from Marly at Yarn Thing( I loooove the Thistle colourway. Can't wait to go post my summer goals...
- Jenn

5/17/2007 3:44 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

What a great idea for a contest! and btw, your pattern is absolutely gorgeous, congratulations! I followed Marly ( to your site. Oh, and I loooove the Thistle colourway. Thanks!
- Jenn

5/17/2007 3:53 PM  
Blogger renee said...

I was just looking at that pattern! I knit up a swatch of the Organic Cotton and fell in love with it and the shell would be a great choice. I gotta say I love the dyed cottons too, though. Orchid is probably my favorite color.

I'm another one that came over from Amanda of Clothesknit (

5/17/2007 5:24 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

For some strange reason my email will not go through to you, so here's the link to my post:

5/17/2007 5:32 PM  
Anonymous 2paw said...

Here on the other side of the World it's Winter knitting..... do we qualify too??? I saw this on Random Meanderings at Middle Age!!!

5/17/2007 6:31 PM  
Blogger Anastacia said...

Great contest! I sent you an email but I"m not sure you are going to get it, I got a really weird error message.

My entry's here:

And I'd love any color you'd like to send me, but orange, green & blue are my favorite colors.

And congrats on your design! How exciting.

5/17/2007 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found my way here via Amanda at clothesknit. I know she would love to win and I send along my best for her. If I were to make this very nice tank (my upper arms are not in such good shape!), I'd pick either, tomato, pickle or maybe pumpkin. Actually all the colors are very pretty.

5/17/2007 8:27 PM  
Blogger EnnaVic said...

What a great contest - I found you through uberstrickenfrau at

My goals are posted here:

Disclaimer: We're in opposite seasons to you and I won't be doing much knitting until Sept in any case so have done goals for the rest of the year.

Colourwise I would normally go for mediterranean or thistle but I'm trying to widen the colours I use so I will go for Fern.

Have a great weekend.

5/17/2007 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ali!

I found you from Chris's blog, I love the color Shrimp and think this is a super fun contest. Good luck with it! My goals are now listed on my blog,

5/18/2007 6:50 AM  
Blogger Working Mom Knits said...

I'm IN! I'm here via Texas Purl Gurl. I'm feeling THISTLE. Great contest!

5/18/2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger Melzy Knits said...

I think it would look good in a deep plum oooor a lilac.

That is a great tank. Great contest too. I am in!

5/18/2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger Gabe said...

This is an awesomely awesome contest! I'm totally in for this one! I think that I would like to knit the tank in Espresso for my sister! I came from Amanda's blog (clothesknit).

5/18/2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger catmum said...

I've been wanting to try a tank, but haven't seen a pattern I liked...till now! so how perfect is your contest. I saw it Robyn's blog (
Turquoise blue would be my choice. I'm definitely being goal oriented this summer, so it will be great to get them in writing! thanks

5/18/2007 11:14 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

What a fun contest! I posted my goals today at I first heard about the contest at knittinginpink, then at Stumbling Over Chaos, then at Uberstrickenfrau. Sweet!

5/18/2007 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Kaity said...

Ooh how exciting! I saw this contest at Knitting Err Wut? ( As for color? Um... Indigo. Your tank design is very cute.

5/18/2007 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I'm here from Diva Knitting and tomato is my choice.

Summer knitting goals..finish something? Goodness, that's what it has come to, I believe!

Congrats on the pattern!

5/18/2007 12:16 PM  
Blogger Marigold said...

Lemongrass! What lovely colors they have. mmmm...need more yarn...

Craftylilly had your link on her blog.

5/18/2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Jenny Raye said...

Plans for my summer knitting (at least in their initial stages) are here

5/18/2007 3:16 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

what a fun contst ... I like the looks of pumpkin or pickle re: colour.

I followed the link from
Thanks again for the chance to win on this cool contest!

5/18/2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger Eve said...

This is such a neat contest! I'll post the list right away. I think I'd go with Sky. Ooh, and I got here via Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos.

BTW, I'm having trouble with your RSS feed. It seems to be rerouting to your main page all the time.

5/18/2007 4:18 PM  
Blogger Dotty said...

Cool contest and congrats on the pattern publication. I heard about you from Stumbling Over Chaos.

Colour my entry Expresso (621).

5/18/2007 5:49 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

How fun is this? I heard about it from Yarn Thing, Colors would be Thistle or Mediterranean. Now, off to compose my own list of what I want to accomplish.

5/18/2007 7:29 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I'm in. What a good idea. I love the tank. I would like Honeydew 602.

5/18/2007 7:48 PM  
Blogger Knittymama said...

They're all so pretty, but I'll say azul.

5/18/2007 9:48 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

To be official, I found you through Kaity's blog at

Colors? natural, pink, or light green.

5/18/2007 11:49 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I came over from Jean's blog Golden Purl to enter the contest. I love Periwinkle and Sky Blue. I've just posted my list.

5/19/2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger tammy said...

I got here from Needle Exchange.

I am all about the lemongrass colour. Gorgeous. Will post my goals today.

5/19/2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger Raeknits!_and_spins said...

My favorite is Mediterranean
632. I found you through The Curly Knitter. Thanks for hosting such a great contest!

5/19/2007 1:49 PM  
Blogger Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

What a lovely pattern! (And what a fun contest, too. Thanks for your generosity.) It's hard to choose just one of all of those luscious colors, but I think I'd go with poppy.

5/19/2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

Greetings from The Netherlands :-) I found your blog and the contest through a link in Yarn Yenta's blog (link:

My favourite colour is green, but I am in for blue as well :-)

5/19/2007 2:57 PM  
Blogger KnitChick said...

Cool Contest! My fav colors are green and blue, so anywhere in the family would be great!

5/19/2007 4:47 PM  
Blogger Calling Kahlo said...

I find your blog through Knittymama blog but I saw on a few others as well.

I love green and yellow.

5/19/2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger jeanius said...

funny i found this, i was just looking at this very yarn and your pattern today! so let's see, i found you through diva knitting ( )
my two favorite colors are 1st Pickle (633), and 2nd Carribean (630)
my blog is
beautiful tank too!

5/19/2007 6:51 PM  
Anonymous B said...

This is a great motivational contest! I found it via Knittymama. I think I would like a dark green tank! :)

5/19/2007 8:15 PM  
Blogger Kenyetta said...

Chris from StumblingOverChaos led me here.
I like shrimp but my DD likes aloe, more than likely anything i knit will be for her.

5/19/2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger Kenyetta said...

I tried to email you my link but it came up as message refused.
the link is

5/19/2007 10:57 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Very creative contest! I love your pattern too! I found you via Amanda (Clothesknit). That tank would be lovely in Tomato or Cumin. Or many other colors--again, great pattern.

5/20/2007 1:21 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Just dropping by to say that I read about this on Clothesknit - hopefully that'll get her another entry! ;o)

I won't be participating, I try to avoid organization any way I can *grin*

5/20/2007 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Angie said...

I followed a link here from clothesknit. Great idea!

5/20/2007 9:33 AM  
Blogger lexa said...

I'm in! My color choice is #618 orchid.

This is the link to my post. I found out about your contest from, and I have her linked and credited in my post.

5/20/2007 10:48 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the circus peanut :)
Amanda (clothesknit) sent me this way!

5/20/2007 12:49 PM  
Blogger sunneshine said...

I found you through Calling on Kahlo. I'm in!! I have gotten off track lately this will help me get on my summer knitting :)

I would choose drift for my color. How cool to have a pattern picked up by Blue Sky!!

5/20/2007 6:13 PM  
Blogger TeAntae said...

I only have 2 knitting Summer goals but they're biggies for me so if they count, I'm in.

If by some bizarre circumstance I should win, I'd love to get the yarn in Orchid (if not available then Lemongrass would be my second choice).

I heard about this wonderful contest from Jennifer over at

5/20/2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Terrific (and popular) contest. I know I saw this at Knitting in Pink (, Craftlily ( and Serendipitous Opportunknitty (, and possibly a few others that I have forgotten!! My favorite colors are Lemomgrass, Lemonade, and Ladybug. I'm e-mailing the link to my summer goals post now. :)

5/21/2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger KT said...

I agree--this is a fabulous contest. I heard about it from Karen at musings of a (mostly) self-taught knitter. My chosen color would be Caribbean or Honeydew. I'll put the list up and email you asap. :)

5/21/2007 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Karin said...

Great idea for a contest. Thanks!
I am thinking toffee in color for my 19 yo daughter --

And I read about this on Katie's blog.

5/21/2007 11:11 AM  
Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I'd love to be included in this. I really did need to write out my goals and to include it in a contest will make it fun. I like the color Lemongrass.

5/21/2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger Lolita Blahnik said...

Great idea!! I would like to participate, I heard about the contest here:
I think the tank would look good in green, blue or orange, summer colors ;)

5/21/2007 6:05 PM  
Blogger Kelley said...

Thanks for making me state my goals in written form! They've been floating around my head for a while, now.

I found this contest on Olga's blog(uberstrickenfrau).

My favorite color is pickle, followed closely by ladybug, I think.

5/21/2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

Wow! How fun! Knitkatknit referred me! I'm really loving the sky & expresso colors. Off to post!

5/21/2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger R a i n said...

Super cool contest. I would go for Indigo or Expresso.

I discovered this through Shelby's blog:

5/22/2007 5:00 AM  
Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Melinda (mjm knitting) was the one who told me about your contest. I would like to knit the tank in Caribbean.

5/22/2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger Lolita Blahnik said...

I have problems to send you a mail, is your address skeinherway@com? It doesn't sound right... but perhaps is just that my english is not very good and I don't understand well:(
My goals are here:

If you give me your mail I will send to it the link to my blog with my goals, thanks!

5/22/2007 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Purl said...

Fun! I love lists!!
I read about this on Needle Exchange ( Will send an email with my post. Colours.... wow! I like Indigo. They all look pretty awesome, though.

5/22/2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger omly said...

And I heard about this several places, but one I know off the top of my head is

5/22/2007 10:21 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sounds like a fun contest. Now to get all the thoughts down.

5/22/2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger Meghann said...

What fun! I always do better when I have a few goals:) As for the color....definitely thistle. I heart purple:)

5/22/2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Fun contest! I would love to knit it up in any of the blue/periwinkle colors. I can't seem to decide which one though.

I liked to you from

5/22/2007 12:45 PM  
Blogger Pheelya said...

I'm not sure what happened, but my email bounced back to me twice, so I'm going to post the info here :)

I would love the tank in Thistle!

My blog addy is

5/22/2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I needed to get back to let you know that Sarah from had sent me your way for the contest. Happy knitting!

5/22/2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Fun contest! I came over from Rhonda the Stitching Nut - Off to blog....

5/22/2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oops - I forgot the color thing. I'm already screwing up the contest entry....Caribbean looks great! A new color!

5/22/2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger YTT said...

This is a great contest - I feel like I win something just for formulating my summer knitting goals!
I came over from Kitkatknit.

As for color: all blue, all the time.
And congratulations on your tank; it looks great.

5/22/2007 2:23 PM  
Blogger jacquieblackman said...

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5/22/2007 6:09 PM  
Blogger jacquieblackman said...

Ladylungdoc sent me your way! If I'm lucky enough to win I think Ladybug would be my color of choice.

Thanks for such a great contest (with an ab-fab pattern)!

Off to post...

5/22/2007 6:24 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Love your contest idea! I like the carribean color. I found you from Have Yarn Will Travel.

5/22/2007 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Rose said...

Yay for contests!

I like the ink yarn and i read about the contest from

5/22/2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger Mira said...

Great contest!! I would go for either Mediterranean or Fern.

I found out about this contest on Rain's blog:

5/23/2007 1:13 AM  
Blogger bluey said...

I found this contest from Mira blog.

My fave color will be Mediterranean. A different color from my current stash.

Now I going ahead to update my blog and drop you an email.

5/23/2007 3:43 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

This is great! I like circus peanut, poppy and lemongrass, although I LOVE surprises so IF I win, you choose! My props to

Off to post and list!

5/23/2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger Holly Bee said...

The colors are all so pretty, surprise me if it works out in my favor.

I heard about this through Marigold

Very awesome tank by the way!!

5/23/2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

How cool! I love that tank pattern, and admire it every time I see it. It's gorgeous!

I found this link through, and have entered your contest. I guess I'm supposed to give the color I want here? I'd love Carribean, although they're all lovely!

5/23/2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger theblondeknitter said...

ok, here's my official entry. sorry it took so long to get to it!

i like the mediterranean color and i found out about the contest from you :)

i am finishing my post now and will send you an email shortly. thanks for having this contest!

5/23/2007 3:51 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm in too! Lime Dragon tipped me off. Blue is my favorite colour.

5/23/2007 4:00 PM  
Blogger Marlene said...

Red, a colour I love, is currently completely absent from my wardrobe, so #619 Tomato is the colour I would choose.

I found my way here via Nicole's blog "Knerq" (

5/23/2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Kim in Oregon said...

I found you via wovenflame...and my favorite color is blue!

What a great contest!

5/23/2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger Cactusneedles said...

I love the caribbean (the tealy blue) and I found you through Knitting in the Desert Shelia (see my blog for a link).

5/23/2007 5:39 PM  
Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

Fun contest! I found your blog via DoveKnits (

If I win, I'd choose the Shrimp colored yarn - delicious! :)

5/23/2007 6:04 PM  
Blogger Sharon in Surrey said...

Found your contest via - thanx Marlene!! And my favorite color is Purple!! Sounds like a terrific contest!

5/23/2007 6:25 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Oh wow! You have had an amazing response. If you get this and I am in... the color(s) would be a dark green. Thank you.

5/24/2007 12:10 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

oh no I already goofed! I got here through

Thanks again.

5/24/2007 12:14 AM  
Blogger Boulder Knitter said...

I seen your contest on pennknits, come to my blog to seem my goals.

5/24/2007 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

I would love that tank in a dark chocolate brown!! I found out about the contest from Musings of a mostly self taught knitter,

Great contest, and your tank is beautiful!

5/24/2007 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Alyssa said...

Great contest!
I would love the pickle color and Kim sent me here from

5/24/2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Rycrafty said...

I heard about this contest from CraftyLilly.
I think for colour, I would have to say either Honeydew or Thistle.

Now I need to really think about my goals. Post when I'm home from work!

5/24/2007 12:53 PM  
Blogger Jersey Shore Deb said...

I think the Circus Peanut color is different! I'd like to try that. I found out about this from Alyssa's Blog, Words and Wool, here:

I'll post my goals at my blog,

5/24/2007 1:38 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

I was sent here by:

And I'm eyeing the Caribbean or Medditeranean colour for that tank!

5/24/2007 5:09 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

My color pick is Carribean. I heard about your contest from Valerie at
Thanks for thinking up a great contest! I'm off to write my summer goals...

5/24/2007 6:29 PM  
Blogger tara said...

Fabulous contest! My favourite colour would have to be Honeydew. I jumped here indirectly from the Knitting Maevan

Although I hope you won't be offended if I don't use the yarn for its intended purpose (you'll see why when you check out my list of goals)!

5/24/2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger Joe & Beth said...

Circus Peanut for me - I caught this via jacquieblackman! Thanks!!

5/24/2007 7:53 PM  
Blogger iknitifrogiknitagain said...

Mmmmmm...Mediterranean! Great contest! Thanks to for the info!

5/24/2007 10:38 PM  
Blogger katfysh said...

What a lovely idea for a contest! I found this via StudioT ( and if I were a very lucky winner I'd like either Graphite or Fern. Thanks :)

5/25/2007 4:49 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Oh, stink! I have no knitting goals! But Kim in Oregon sent me your way.

I have no goals for my play:) I spin, knit, felt when the mood strikes me or when I'm waiting in line (always a pair of socks on my needles).

so I'm sorry I don't qualify-- it's lovely.

5/25/2007 7:24 AM  
Blogger Ms. L said...

I say Mediterranean, too (which is easier than spelling it).

Oh, my knitting goals, they always outstrip my knitting abilities.

I heard about the contest from Ms. Megan, at woolyinterlude.

5/25/2007 8:59 AM  
Blogger Yarn Mama... said...

This is my first list contest ever. I found my way to you through ReluctantMANGO knits. I would love a deep purple color for the tank. I'm very fair skinned and I love that color!

5/25/2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

All right, all right... I'm in for the contest.

Aloe, Caribbean, or Orchid would be my picks.

5/25/2007 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Lynae said...

I posted my goals too and read about your contest on
Alyssa's blog.

5/25/2007 2:49 PM  
Blogger MissyJoon said...

I love the ladybug color! My goals are on and I have Musings from a Mostly self-Taught knitter to thank for now hoping that I have some remote chance of winning this contest!!!

5/25/2007 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

I love this idea. Even if I don't win, I may have to buy it vecause I fell in love with the pattern. Ilove any of the blues -- fav color and I will post my goals on my blog
It is part of the 2007 Summer stash Out

5/25/2007 10:47 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

oooops -- forgot to say rhycrafty sent me!

5/25/2007 11:00 PM  
Blogger Bruxa said...

Hi everyone! Count me in for the summer contest!! I read about it on Pilar's blog and have already done my project list for the summer. I'll send the link by email to you now. Ah, and my color of choice is "Flamingo 627" :)
Regards from Spain! :)

5/26/2007 4:18 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Congrats on the pattern--it's beautiful! I think Ladybug is beautiful. Off to post my summer knitting goals... if my little ladybug will let me. I got here from Cheryl's Diva Knitting blog!

5/26/2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger Leigh Ann said...

What a great idea for a contest! Thank you for letting me participate.

I found you through Rycrafty's blog. To pick one colour is hard but I'd say either Pickle or Caribbean.

I will post this on my blog of 2007 Summer Stash Out! and my blog as well

5/26/2007 5:07 PM  
Blogger Kozy Kitty said...

I love the pattern and I would love to be entered in the contest! I heard about it from Pheelya at I would love the yarn to be in the color called "Carribean!"

5/26/2007 5:35 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Rain sent me (
At the sheer number of us participating in this contest, maybe a KAL called "Summer Knitting Goals" is in order!

And before I forget, I like any of the oranges or browns. :)

Bunny hugs!

5/26/2007 6:37 PM  
Blogger KnitterCNY Blog said...

I heard about your contest through the Yarn Thing podcast. The pattern is very cute. The yarn looks lovely. I love the Thistle color. Thanks for kicking off the summer knitting season!

5/26/2007 9:21 PM  
Blogger midwifemom said...

I would love to win the Lotus color, just so I have a chance to try something other than Wal-Mart yarn.

5/27/2007 10:02 AM  
Blogger Knitting Mama said...

Should I win, I like this color: Caribbean. What a nice color!

Thanks for hosting the contest!

5/27/2007 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! Contest! I love the Lemonade (well. I love many, many of them but I guess I have to choose one). I heard about the contest here:

5/27/2007 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention that I heard about the contest here:

5/27/2007 6:43 PM  
Blogger forgetfulstitcher9 said...

Wow, this is a cool idea, even if you think it's self promotion, which it's not, it's just plain pure fun! Thanks for running it.

I got to this post from Knit and Purl Mama (

I love the color Mediterranean (which is a drastic change from my usual Pink).

Great idea for a contest, and have always loved the pattern you wrote. Keep on writing

5/27/2007 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jill sent me and I would love the caribbean or lotus as I love bright colors. What a fantastic contest.

5/27/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Great idea for a contest! I just have to get my knitting goals in order...I would choose lemonade if I were so lucky to win 1st place, and I saw the post on Margaret's blog

5/27/2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger tracing said...

I'm going to go for Periwinkle. Unfortunately, I can't remember whose blog I saw this contest on...

5/27/2007 10:14 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I don't really have any knitting goals, so I'll not enter your contest. I do, however have a reference to note so she'll have another entry/better chance to win. I came by via clothesknit:

Good luck everyone!

5/28/2007 9:54 AM  
Blogger Redheadskydiver said...

I really like the thistle colorway! And I got here from

5/28/2007 10:15 AM  
Blogger soknitpicky said...

Hi! Great contest--thank you! Okay, I came through Rycrafty's blog. I love the pattern and think it would great in honeydew. My goals are listed at

5/28/2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger kristo said...

Cool Contest!
I found your blog from

I would love the Mediterannean or the Pickle color! :-D

5/28/2007 12:38 PM  
Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

Oh my - this is going to be some contest!

I heard about it from Erin at

I would be quite happy with the Thistle or Tomato colors.

5/28/2007 4:13 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I want to play too. I'm going to post my goals in the next few minutes (blog is at I would make the tank in toffee.

Oh and I heard of this contest through Robyn @

5/28/2007 7:16 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I like the pickle color, and I found my way here through

5/28/2007 10:27 PM  
Blogger meg said...

Great Contest! I found you by reading Words and Wool. I would love lime green or other bright and cheerful colors!

5/29/2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger Bertha said...

Ooh contest! I love the Honeydew color and I read about this contest on Rose's blog:

5/29/2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger :)SmileCreator said...

Ok, I'm in. Who can resist the pull of yummy new yarn and a great looking pattern to go with?! I love the Thistle and Shrimp colors and would be thrilled with either one.
I jumped her from, who jumped from, both members of my knitting group. Love ya, gals!

5/29/2007 2:04 PM  
Blogger Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

What enormous fun! A big THANK YOU to The Blonde Knitter (she left a comment on my blog, I followed her home, and found out about this!) I've admired that fitted tank ever since I first saw it in print. The colour chosen for that first outing could not be bettered - golden honey?

Off to compile my list of summer goals. Might be a bit of a long job - I'm a great optimist!


5/29/2007 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just way too much fun! How do you think up this stuff? If I had my choice, I would make a top in Toffee! Thanks for the fun contest; I saw it over at Knitting Sutra.

5/29/2007 3:49 PM  

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