Monday, June 1, 2015

Spring Flingy Thingy is No More

Happy Monday everyone! It's June (yikes!), and the Voie de Vie Spring Flingy Thingy is done. Tout fini. Completed. While I'm just a little sad to see it end (I've been enjoying working on designs for me from Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace), I've got some yarny prizewinners to announce!

My very own WASPs Cowl
Initially, here's how I ended the two months - I literally, finished this project yesterday, 5/31, in the late afternoon - my second WASPs cowl - this one not a book sample, but for me, me, me. I made mine larger in circumference by about 7" or so and not quite as high as the original. I am so thrilled with my final yarn choices as well as how the top stripes are (by design) just a little lighter in color than the bottom. I do love a great tunisian crochet project, and this certainly is one of them.

And now onto the prize draw. Over April and May, people had a plethora of ways to win an entry into this final prize draw (and I've written about the ways both here on the blog as well as in my Ravelry group). One could gain as many entries as one wanted, just as long as that person completed one of the social media/tasks on the list. I kept a running spreadsheet throughout the two months of every entry by date (as best as is humanly possible) and then today had numbers drawn from I am so thrilled that the winners were chosen from 120 entries. I cannot thank everyone enough for all of the combined social media love you've shown Voie de Vie this spring. For a wee independent designer/artist such as myself, the new social media friends made this spring are amazingly wonderful. I'm interested in quality, not quantity, and everyone who is now a part of Voie de Vie is certainly quality in my book. So, the winners are (drumroll, please):

Laurie Baker (Rav id: laurbaker) (who started to follow me on Instagram) - 
you've won an electronic copy of Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace + 3 skeins of Drops Cotton Merino

Lisa Hodge (who started to follow my Pinterest art blogging board) -
you've won an electronic copy of Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace + 2 skeins of Berroco Abode and 1 skein of Berroco Blackstone Tweed

Ellen (for a comment on Wisdom Begins in Wonder's blog during the LLGG blog tour) -
you've won an electronic copy of Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace + 4 skeins of Neighborhood Fiber Co.'s Rustic DK + a nifty NFC carrying bag

Jenni (Rav id: JollyLamb) (for the completion of her purple Markham Headband) -
you've won a custom e-book of any five of my individual patterns + enough Lion Brand Yarn Company Wool-Ease Chunky to make the Flying Blanket

And the grand prize:

Denae (Rav id: denmoma) (for leaving a comment on the Dream in Color blog during the LLGG blog tour) -
you've won an electronic copy of Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace + enough Cascade Yarn's Highland Duo to make a Cochran Puffy V Shoulder Warmer + a rather impressive clear project bag + a scenic seaplane flight for two around the Puget Sound from Kenmore Air
Thank you to the wonderful yarn producers who so generously provided yarn (both for the book as well as the Spring Flingy Thingy) - Dream in Color YarnsLion Brand Yarn Company, Cascade Yarns, and Neighborhood Fiber Co. as well as Kenmore Air, who provided such a friendly, atmospherically awesome backdrop for most of Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace.

I'll contact the winners shortly - what a great way to start June.


  1. Hooray! Congrats to all of the winnersl Special hooray to denmama! I can't wait to see your project when we next meet.

    1. I really did think her winning the grand poo-bah prize was rather poetic!