This month marks the second anniversary of the Skirtsicle - a quick and easy little girls' skirt. It was originally published in MagKnits, but when that magazine went under I revamped it and put it up for sale in Ravelry. Since the spring of last year, 101 people have purchased a Skirtsicle via Rav (and a few more on Etsy), so I thought it was time to celebrate!
And what's the way to celebrate when you have a blog? A comments contest, of course!
I came up with the Skirtsicle because I wanted a fast knit, easily washed, play/dressy, hardwearing item for my daughter. It needed to be good for summer - and summers are hot in North Carolina - so not a heavy sweater or other knit top. A skirt seemed like the best option. I couldn't find one I liked, so I designed my own. A lot of the knitting was done while on vacation with my parents - my dad likes to sail on the Chesapeake - and I remember one night knitting away in the round when a great blue heron landed on the boat. I was so scared I nearly dropped my needles! My daughter loves her skirt, and is very sad that the original has gotten too short. True to the blurb, I knit a new one every once in a while to try to stay ahead of her growth spurts.
As you can probably tell, this pattern has a lot of sentimental value and good memories associated with it. I want to know what pattern or project is the same for you. Is there something you've made that makes you smile every time you put it on? Is there one with a funny story attached to it? Or that is adored by the recipient? Tell me your story in the comments of this post, and you'll be entered to win one of the prizes. Advertise it via whatever channels you have (your blog, tweets, plurks, etc.) and you'll get an extra entry (you have to tell me about them, though). Make sure you leave me some way to get ahold of you (Rav IDs are great, but other things work too).
I'll pick the winners by random number generator. If you are wool-averse or wool-preferring, please note that in your comments so that I can sort you to one or the other. Otherwise everyone goes into all drawings.
2 skeins Plymouth Royal Bamboo, Color 03 (Silver)
1 skein Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Color Purple Mystery
3 skeins Filatura Di Crosa Regina Print, Color 5004 (Purple, teal, orange, pink variegated)
I'll add an additional prize every 25 entries!
Contest ends June 15th, at noon Eastern (US) time.
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