Monday, March 17, 2008

and the winner is...


Eva is the winner of the super cute spring bag and pattern! Yo ho ho! I've already sent you an email about the prize, so make sure you check your inbox, Eva :) Now I have to start calling the hippos Esmerelda and Ol' Scurvyshorts, instead of Girl and Boy. Kind of funny, though, that Ol' Scurvyshorts in fact has none (maybe because they were so scurvy?). Esmerelda likes to tease him by calling him Henry, which only his mother ever called him, and only when he was really naughty.

I was feeling generous when drawing names this morning, and decided to choose two more lucky winners, who both get a copy of the new Pirate Hippo pattern. This would be Jacqui and euphoria7. I've already sent you both an email about it, and I hope it makes your day a little brighter :)

As for which pattern I will be writing up, the tally put the girl hippo a few votes ahead. So the Pirate Hippo pattern will have the smaller mouth, and slimmer arms and legs. The pattern will of course include instructions for the parrot, eye-patch, and belt. I will also try drawing out a pattern for the sword, if I can get the scale right. Then you can just print it, cut it out, and trace it to make swords for your own pirates! I should be able to get the pattern ready by tomorrow afternoon, as I'm sure many of you are eagerly waiting for it to be done. The contest winners will get their patterns first, then I'll list it in both my shops.

This has all been a lot of fun for me, and I will definitely be having more contests in the future. So if you didn't win this time, there will be other opportunities. I hope you all enjoyed my husband's little story about the pirates. All I asked him for was a story involving pirate names, and that's what he came up with. So perfectly silly and funny :)

5 comments:

Catie said...

So cute. I really loved the story - it made me want to knit them right now. If he has any other stories rattling around in his brain I would love to hear them.

Bunny said...

Congrats to the winners! That was a fun story this morning! :)

Jacqui said...

Thank you Barbara. I am thrilled to have won a copy of your Pirate Hippo pattern. I know a couple of 'Pirates' who will appreciate their own Pirate Hippo pal. You've made my day! :)

Eva said...

thank you! i'm thrilled i won :) it made my day!

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