Here's the post I just put up on the my blog about sign up day and the contest.
I know. I'm 7 days late on the New Years wishes. Here's the deal, ever since we started the Rockin' Sock Club sign-ups in the beginning of January it just doesn't quite feel like the new year for me until the sign-ups go live.
Today is that day!!! Yay! Sock club sign-ups go live here at 11:00 am ( our time) Pacific time.
I love this day! I love all the planning that goes into a new sock club year, all of the creative and fun bits and pieces and the practical ones too. I love that every year I get a fresh start. I love the build up to sign-up day, although it is a bit different than it was in the beginning, and I am okay with that.
Since that whole bank fiasco years ago (You know the one where they accused us of running a scam because, really? A sock knitting club? One that sells over 2,000 memberships in 3 days? No way lady, you're running a scam. ) I now, every morning of sign-up day, make my cup of tea, pick up the phone and call my PayPal management team to remind them that today is the day. They assure me that this is not necessary anymore that they know how this rolls, it's marked in my file and all is well and I chuckle to myself, thank them and mark the calender for next years phone call.
Our little sock club has grown by leaps and bounds from the days where we packed it all up in my living room then loaded it in trucks and had a convoy to our local post office. We're an ever growing, evolving knit-entity which is one of the things I love about us. In eight years we've grown into a wonderful community of knitters. I have met some of the best people I know through this club.
I can't believe we are starting out ninth year together. Where does the time go? Forget I asked that. I know exactly where it goes.
In celebration of these past eight years we thought it would be fun to put all of the sock club colorways up on the website at the same time for the next week or so for us all to see. I actually was going to put them all up here, on the blog, as a group, in order, with little love notes about them. But then... we decided it would be fun to see if you could do that. At least it would be fun for us. We hope you agree!
So... a CONTEST!!! A contest on sign-up day. I don't know about you but I am pretty excited by this one!
So here's how we see this playing out:
There are 8 years of colorways. Usually this means that there are 6 colorways each year unless we had a color-work shipment with more than one colorway. (The plot thickens.) And... another plot twist, since we do not make the colorways available to the general knit public for a full year, the colorways for last year (except January) will not be pictured on the site with all the others. They are on the site in a very special place which you'll get to find. ( It's now that hard.)
How do you play?
We want the names of all the colorways. Which year they were in. If it was a color-work kit then colorways that made up that kit need to be listed as such. (Note: There will be an honorable mention to the knitter who can also list them in order within each year. This is not mandatory.)
Everyone gets one guess. If you submit more than one we are going to go with your first entry so think this through before submitting please. Please submit your entry in the comment section of this blog post on the BLUE MOON BLOG, not the RSC blog! If you have trouble doing that you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer the comments section though. It's way more fun that way.
How much time do you have? You have until Tuesday January 14th at 11:00 am pacific time.
What do you win? There will be 3 placed winners. 1st place prize is a $200.00 BMFA gift certificate, 2nd place prize is a $100.00 BMFA gift certificate and 3rd place prize is a $50.00 BMFA gift certificate.
I think that covers it. It's 10:05 and Paula is looking over my shoulder to edit so we can get this yarn ball of ours rolling!
Good luck! It's a challenging one. Although every time I say that it turns out not to be. So I guess we'll see.
If you have any questions about sign-ups or ned our assistance with gift certificate transfers we are here: email@example.com