Well, that was fun! I really had no idea, honestly. I pictured getting maybe 30 comments or so. I have never had enormous numbers of comments so I hadn't a clue that so many would come in. What a nice surprise. Thank you and thank you so much for the kindness in your comments. That sure makes a knitting girl feel good!
Since there was such a large number of entries I couldn't see printing out the comments and putting them in a hat (too much ink and paper wasted), so instead I added in the 15 emailed entries (you really were included) to the total number of comments left on the blog. Also, I posted a few comments that came in after the deadline but I didn't include those in the drawing. Rules are rules. We had the computer take the total number of comments and generate a random number and then we counted out on the blog to find the comment that matched the number. Phew!
On to the contest, here are the items that will be packaged up and sent out in a timely fashion. The package includes the knitted appletini elefante, of course, a signed copy of the elefante pattern (the one that sat on my lap as I knitted this sock yarn elefante), an autographed copy of my book, an Itty-Bitty Nursery tape measure, a sheep stitch marker and two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn dyed in exclusive colors for Purl and purchased at Purl. I adore this yarn. I thought the pink and blue skinny stripes would make the most perfect pair of elefantes.
And the winner is....
Yay, Caryn! I hope you enjoy your package and thanks for entering the giveaway. Send me an email (see sidebar) with your mailing address and I will send off your gift straight away. I read you already have a copy of itty-bitty nursery but I thought I would send one anyway. Do with it what you'd like! I can't wait to find out where you are from.
Thanks again, sweet knitters, for entering and leaving me love notes. It really was a fun week. Have a beautiful rest of the weekend.