Sunday, March 14, 2010

Contest Time Q&A - Headquarters & up to date prizes HERE.

A few people have asked me some questions about the contest so I thought I'd put them here. I'm also going to keep listing the up-to-date prizes on this post, so check back often - I keep getting new stuff!

Tell me the details again, please.
Knit chemo caps in any child's size to be donated to Children's Hospital in New Orleans in memory of Adrianna Cavanaugh. Email me at bijouxmasteratgmaildotcom & I will send you an address to mail your finished hats. Your name will go into a drawing for each hat donated. Drawing will be held May 30, 2010.

Do I have to use one of the patterns from your queue?
Absolutely not! Use whatever pattern you want or make up your own. I just know I get stuck sometimes & need a push in the right direction.

I'm not a knitter, I'm a crocheter. Will you accept crocheted hats?

Yes, please crochet some adorable hats.

What kind of yarn should I use?
Again, I really don't care what kind of yarn you use, but it needs to be something really soft & preferably machine washable. Some yarns that I like for this purpose (but you don't have to use these!):
Berroco Comfort
Rowan Calmer
Caron Simply Soft
Berroco Pure Merino or Pure Merino DK
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in any weight
Fiesta Yarns Boomerang
Rowan Classic Cashsoft - any weight
Lorna's Laces Worsted or DK
This is just an example of yarns I had in my stash that would work.

What are you going to do with the hats if you get more than Children's Hospital in New Orleans needs?
Well, I hope I have this problem. If I do, I will check withe Sloan Kettering which is another hospital where Adrianna spent a good deal of her time after her diagnosis. If I have more than they need, then I will check with local hospitals here in the Dallas area or send them to St. Jude - another favorite charity of mine. They will be distributed wherever there is a need! Send them on & I'll be sure they are put to good use.

Can I podcast / blog / post in my Rav group about your contest?
Yes, please do! The more the merrier - I'd love to be swamped with hats. You can email me or leave me a comment if you do just because I'm curious & will go check it out.

I really don't like to knit hats. Do I have to knit something to win?
Well, I thought about this one & you know what? If you'd prefer to make a donation to one of the charities that are special to the Cavanaugh family, I'm good with that. Your name will go into the drawing for every $10 donation you make to one of the following organizations:
Band of Parents Foundation
PO Box 335
Dewittville, NY 14728

or to
Children's Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Forward your receipt to my email & I will put your name in the hat. So to speak.

Are you knitting hats too?
Yes, in between all my other knitting I will be knitting as many as I can crank out. And for those of you that know me best - no, I'm not going to put my name in the drawing, though I'd like to because my prizes rock. (you know you were wondering!)

What can I win?
The ever changing prize corner

Wollmeise in the Vroni colorway
VM Vroni


Brooks Farms Acero in this great color - 2 skeins.
BF Acero


My sweet friend Dawn (of Knit Naturally Podcast fame & texaspurlgurl on Ravelry) has generously donated a Scentsy Full Sized System - you get a full sized warmer of your choice & 3 Scentsy bars. If you haven't tried Scentsy yet, it is a wickless candle system & I love mine to pieces. Go check it out.


Handgefaerbt Merino Extra Fine Superwash in Lord of the Vampires
Handfarts lord of vampires for contest
Graciously donated by Liz (aka happytexan) & I seriously want to steal this one, but I won't. I mean, she won't give it to me. LOL


Yarn Pirate in Hawt Pink
Yarn Pirate for contest
Graciously donated by Dawn (aka texaspurlgurl)


A Verb For Keeping Warm Organic Worsted Merino
Graciously donated by my friend Lyn (aka downwarddogfbrs)


Brooks Farm Primero
Graciously donated by my friend Lyn (aka downwarddogfbrs)

Prism Custom Dyed Lace Wool
Generously donated by Sherilyn aka Sherilyn on Ravelry.

Madeline Tosh, Tosh sock in Fjord. Yum. Bought this at The Loopy Ewe this weekend.
Tosh sock Fjord

I will be giving them all away to different people based on a random number generator.

If you have any other questions, email me or put it in the comments.
Knit on!


Fru-la-la! said...

off to go edit le podcast to add this contest....

Merry Karma said...

I'd better get knitting, because that Acero has my name all over it!!!

Amy said...

This is a great memorial. I will e-mail you for the address.

Nupur said...

This is a lovely way to remember- I'll definitely look up some cute patterns and start crocheting.

Robin said...

I am excited to be a part of this -just never knit chemo caps - is there any criteria

sharptalk said...

I picked up some great yarn today to make some chemo hats. Cotton and rayon. Should be nice and soft.

sharptalk said...

Finished my first one. Just need to wash it and ship it.

Tasha said...

Robin - not sure how to respond to you! No real requirements, just make it out of soft yarn. Any pattern will do - I made suggestions of yarn & patterns in my post but they are just that - suggestions. Anything is fine. Thanks so much!


sharptalk said...

Next one done so there will be 2 in the envelope.

PassioKnits said...

I'll be glad to knit a hat or two for the kids!

Amy said...

I have four hats done. I hope to do one or two more before I send them to you. These were fun hats to make. I used a kid-sized version of a Republic Hat type pattern.