Monday, May 01, 2006

Preemie Project Contest

It's time for a contest! Everyone that reads this blog knows how much I care about The Preemie Project, so it's no surprise to learn that to enter all you need to do is make something for the little babies.

Gerlinde, one of The Preemie Project volunteers, has generously donated all of the prizes for this contest. Since she doesn't have a blog, I have agreed to host it for her. This contest consists of three drawings. Think of it as three contests being held at the same time. You may enter one drawing, two drawings or all three. It's up to you. Anyone can participate, so I hope you will enter and spread the word.

You have one month to sign up for your chance(s) to win. Three winners will be randomly selected on June 1, 2006. There will be one winner chosen from those who contribute hat/booties to Michigan, one from those who contribute hat/booties to Iowa and one winner from those who contribute 6"x6" squares for blankets. Before I explain the specifics, I want to show you the prizes.


If you contribute to Michigan, you could win...
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ten skeins (50 g each) of Lana Grossa Basics Stop Print,
50% vicose, 50% microfiber.


If you contribute to Iowa, you could win...
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ten skeins (50 g each) of Junghans-Wolle Cotton-Plus,
100% cotton


If you contribute blanket squares, you could win...
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ten skeins (50 g each) of Schachenmayr Crazy Cotton,
100% cotton.


Now the specifics...

How to enter the Michigan and Iowa drawings:
Knit, crochet or sew one hat and one pair of booties. Mail it to the Michigan Chapter or the Iowa Chapter of The Preemie Project. You can find the addresses here. Send me an email at preemieprojectcontest(AT)gmail(DOT)com letting me know it's in the mail and how many sets you are donating. For each set you donate, your name will be entered once. Also indicate whether you are donating to Michigan or Iowa or both so I can enter your name in the correct drawing(s).

*Use yarn or fabric that is very soft and can be machine washed and dryed. Do not use wool, as some babies are allergic. All sizes of hats and booties from 1-11 lbs are needed (see measurement guide). Ideally, the size of the hat and the booties should be the same, but is not necessary to enter this contest.*

How to enter the Blanket Square drawing:
Knit or crochet three 6"x6" blanket squares. These squares will be mailed to a volunteer who will sew them together to make blankets for The Preemie Project. I will give you the mailing address when you email me at preemieprojectcontest(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Also I will enter your name once for every three squares you make. So if you make six squares, your name will be entered twice.

*Use yarn that is very soft and can be machine washed and dryed. Do not use wool, as some babies are allergic. Either worsted weight or baby yarn is fine. Color really doesn't matter, but pastels, whites or brights will work best.*


I hope I have explained everything so that it makes sense. If you have questions, leave them in the comments or use the email address for this contest. Please know that your donation to The Preemie Project is very much appreciated and this contest is just a way to say thank you.

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful donation on the part of Geraldine! She is so generous to offer up these prizes! I am working on some new hat/bootie sets as I type!

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  3. How exciting! I love contests! Hopefully this will bring in a record number of items for the Preemie Project in May! Thank you so much, Gerlinde, for donating all that beautiful yarn! Thanks Tracy for hosting!! :o)

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  4. I've been in a knitting slump lately & haven't contibuted to TPP for awhile, this is just what I need for motivation! I'll get started tonight. :-)

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  5. Susan P.9:50 PM

    Can completed blankets be substituted for blanket squares??

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  6. Susan,
    The Preemie Project gladly accepts (and needs) completed blankets. For the purposes of this contest only, I'm asking for blanket squares. Email me at preemieprojectcontest(AT)gmail(DOT)com if you have more questions about this. Your comment was not linked to an email address.
    Tracy

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  7. How generous! Knitting for these little ones brings so many of it's own rewards, the extras are really icing on the cake. The blanket squares would be a nice way to check out some stitch gauges on new yarns! I know wool is not good for these babies but what about Tencel or cotton?

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  8. i think i can do it! i still have two weeks :)

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  9. Just wanted to check...the mailby deadling is May 31? I have some things cooking, but it may get down to the wire.

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  10. Tracy - I will be working on some stuff over the long weekend, but I don't want to enter the contest. No prizes needed. I've been meaning to do this for some time........

    Also, do you need any more volunteers to seam the blankets together? I have some recent experience.............:)

    Let me know - I would happily help.

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~Tracy