Wow–this month has flown by and I didn’t get near as much spinning done as I had hoped, but I am so thankful for what I DID accomplish! I even was able to take on a new challenge of improving my spindle spinning skills which were sadly lacking and also have started spinning a sock weight yarn on my wheel that I hope to do a cable 4-ply with–it’s going to be a long spin since it’s so fine! So even if you didn’t get to spin as much as you wanted, hopefully it was more than you would have done if you hadn’t accepted the challenge to spin this month. And hopefully you’ve had some chances to stay in touch with what’s happening in Tour de France as well–I am so amazed at that strength and hard work that it requires for them to make it this far. It will be exciting to see who will earn the final jerseys!
Speaking of Jerseys, we are going to have several “jerseys” to give away ourselves! We have a lot of prizes that have been donated and even if you didn’t make it all the way to the end, you can still have a chance to win!!
Thanks to @DebbiRYarn and her creative ideas, here are the “jerseys” we’re giving away:
Our final “Stage Winner” this week (3rd week drawing) will receive a gift of a bump of Finnish fiber, donated by @Callielw .
Our “Green Jersey” will be a gorgeous Drop spindle created by our very own @RoadFindCotton and it will be able to be used as a top whorl or a bottom whorl spindle. (See pictures below) I have to admit, I’m slightly jealous of who ever gets this one–but I’m not entering any of the contests, so someone else will be the lucky winner! (I apologize, for some reason, I can’t make the pictures bigger, but it is a beauty!!) To win this, you need to have qualified for at least one of the 3 weekly contests we have held.
There will also be a “Polka Dot Jersey”–and this is the consolation prize of more fiber, this one donated by @2manyyarns (Pictures to come) This one includes EVERYONE who spun at least 5 days out of the entire month.
Then our GRAND PRIZE–AND IT IS AMAZING! This one is a SWEET Prize and to earn it, you have to have spun the entire event (with only 2 days of rest, just like the TdF bikers). It is a Lap Fiber Artist’s Blending Palette from @fancykitty of Fancy Kitty Products from She and I Designs! It is sold on their site for $149 and is a high quality product!! I know the owners personally and I know of the effort they put into making quality products, so the winner will be getting an amazing and generous prize!
So–be sure to sign up for each of these contests as you happen to qualify for them; the deadline will be Sunday night at midnight, July 28th, just like the Tour de France!! Also, I encourage you to do a challenge on the final Challenge Day, Friday, July 26th–and share what you did in the progress report thread! Happy Spinning!
[SIZE=16px]ETA: Thanks for keeping me on my toes! Here are a couple of clarifications:[/SIZE]
The deadline will be Sunday night, the 28th, CST, for signing up for each contest. (Adjust for your time zone please)
I will have a separate sign-up for EACH CONTEST so you may have to sign up for multiple entries. I will clarify each one in the description. The signups will be posted starting tomorrow some time, but the deadline is not until Sunday. Feel free to sign up for the ones you’ve already qualified for, but please don’t sign up until you HAVE completed the challenge.