Monday, June 2, 2014

June Giveaway!

It has been a long time since I posted a giveaway on my blog. Too long. So, I am correcting that!

May was a big month for our family. We traveled from New York to Indiana for our middle daughter's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding, and it's exciting to watch their new life begin as Ben starts a ministry as Director of Youth Ministries with a church in Holland, MI.

We're trying to stick to a "tighten our belts budget" as we recover from paying for the wedding. For the month of June, I am going to carefully track my spending and try to eliminate impulse purchases. I thought it would be interesting to track my knit and crochet projects, too. I will be keeping track of how many I make, as well as how much yarn I use (in ounces) and the dollar amount they will sell for in my online craft shop.

That's where the giveaway comes in... I will give away a $15 credit to PenguinPlace to the person who correctly guesses how many projects I finish in the month of June.

In case there is a tie, the tiebreaker will be who comes the closest in guessing the total weight of the projects for the month.

Here are some hints/tips:

First project finished in June - Doll blanket weighs 5.3 ounces

These are some of the projects I finished in May. Clockwise from lower left - Shawl, toddler hat, cup cozy, child hat, Minion cuddly, market bag, Ninja mask... baby hat and hat/bag set in center. There were several other items that were special orders or gifts that are already out the door.

Here's what I'm working on now... purple shawl, market bag for the Crochet Lounge challenge, and another Minion lovey. I have pulled patterns for baby slippers, a colorful knit sampler hat, and two kinds of slippers. I'm also kicking around the idea of designing a new shawl pattern... might want to follow me on PenguinPlace to see how much work I'm getting done. In fact, if you like my Penguin Place Shop on Facebook, you can take a second bonus guess.

Rules: Limited to ages 13 and up, in U.S. and Canada.
Limit of one guess per person - (second bonus guess for those who like me on Facebook)
Giveaway ends at Midnight on July 1st.

You can enter by E-mail or Facebook message
E-mail: or leave a FB Message at PenguinPlace

Information needed for entry:
Your name and e-mail address that I can use to contact you if you are the winner
Guess for number of items I will complete
Guess for total weight (pounds and ounces) of all items I will complete by midnight on June 30th, 2014

$15 credit toward any item in my PenguinPlace shop, or special order. Shipping included.


  1. hello I say you finish 9 projects :)

  2. I would say 15 projects. Thank you