I hate to admit this but I have spent a few days stressing a bit over the fact that there were going to be a few people who won more than once. Finally after talking with Paula and Debra I came to the conclusion that sometimes the rules gotta change and since it is my contest and I made the rules, well dang it, I am going to ( take a deep breath, it’s pretty radical) change my own rules on this contest. What this means is there are a few knitters who won more than once, they won twice. Excuse me a minute while I take stock and make sure the world, as I know it, did not end. Phew!
I want to thank everyone who played in our little describe that colorway contest. You are all very creative! I always wish everyone could win. Paula always assures me that we cannot afford that one! I have to say after I read all of these Gnome related stories I was left with a question. If you were a gnome what kind of gnome would you be? I think I would be a forest gnome with mushrooms and lichen growing on me. I obviously have gnomes on the brain.
Here is a list of the people and their colorway verses we chose. In a few days we will have your colorway description up on the website. We would like to give you credit when we do. If when you email firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prize, you could please include your name and which colorway(s) you waxed poetic about and then, of course, your address so we can ship you your yarn, that would be ever so helpful.
Again thank you all!
Fleece Navidad : It’s a little known fact that sheep flock together on December 24th at the stroke of midnight and dance the merino to a colorful Latin beat. It’s exhilarating and sensual, an explosion of color and bleating. There isn’t a ewe out these that doesn’t look forward to Fleece Navidad.
Gnome of Christmas Present: is a lot like a majestic giant clad in royal robes,sittingatop a throne made of a gourmet feast. His generosity, goodwill and celebration (with a smidge of euphoric joy) abounds, alas, he can stay for only a short time.
Rainbow Reindeer: What? You didn’t know the reindeer sometimes steel away in the long nights before or after the holidays for a few extra reindeer games? The current craze is to go dancing among the rainbows and northern lights, and even the most conservative of the group are seen coming home with a few strands of luscious rainbow fibers tangled in their antlers. Rainbow Reindeer…you speak to my wild side.
Hangin’ with my Gnomies: There’s people parties and then there’s our gnome gatherings. When we get together we let all our colors out. It’s pure happiness hidden in the corner of your garden, under all the colorful flowers, between sprigs of clover.Toadstools as barstools. Fun until dawn.
Gnome de Plume: Lest you think every gnome is the same…at first glance he seems the same as all of the others, then he turns his heel and you notice a little sprig in his hat, his pants are pulled up slightly and you see the socks! This gnome makes a statement in sublte ways.
The Longest Night: Veils of the Aurora Borealis ripple across the Solstice sky. Sometimes the longest night is still too short.
Penguins on Ice: The blue of an ice floe echoes through the white ice warmed by the black and orange of the intrepid penguins, defying logic with their wobbly walk across the ice.
Bob (the Gnome) Sledder: A twinkling blue eyed gnome dressed in a costume in shades of red and green hops on a sled, skids across ice so cold it’s blue, laughing all the way.
The Angry Elf: Geoffrey, is green with envy because is elf buddies never share their knitting toys with him. He wants a set of candy cane stitch markers to use! His rosy fury can be quelled with a bit of kindness and a cup of cocoa with marshmallows.
Holly no Berry: Foilage green – Christmas Greens, droplets of blue water – but…NO FRUIT!
Bowies Laughing Gnome: “Hello, can I speak with Miss Appropriation?” “Uhm…I think you have the wrong number, may I ask who’s calling?” Giggling on the other end of the phone. “It’ s Johnny Rotten,” more giggling and the line goes dead. Imagine David Bowie having a legion of stage gnomes going on break from setting up the sound equipment,lights and smoke machines, to prank call kids with impersonations of British band members.
Gnome for the Holiday: A picture perfect garden creature holiday, with the lovable garden gnome rocking in a chair set next to the fire knitting up a fabulous pair of socks for the garden fairy. There’s the smell of gingerbread in the air, the frog is explaining why the young bucks are not allowed to decorate their horns with lights, and the toad stools are having a lively discussion on the best way to bake a good pie crust.
Hearth and Gnome: He is dazzled by the dancing blue, purple and red flames that skitter across the Yule logs. Hearth and Gnome is in complete harmony.
Christmas Balls hanging in the Halls.
Which ones hang high and which ones hang low,
Come in and see how they flow.
Big ones, small ones, bright ones and dull ones,
They are all fun ones.
Come on in to these halls and see our oh, so colorful