Monday, February 7, 2011


If you know me at all, you know I am not a patient person, which is why I tend to make very small projects and don't finish big ones.

I was visiting knitterofhats speaks, since she's left so many lovely comments trying to win my skein of yarn. If you visit her blog too, you'll notice the first post there is another giveaway called One World One Heart. Turns out it's a worldwide blog hop where the participants offer door prizes to active bloggers who visit & comment on their blogs. I've been whisked around the world ever since, and have even found a few new blogs to add to my reader.

The blog hop is open to new participants until February 12th, but I won't be participating because I don't know what I would give away! The door prizes will be awarded on February 17th, and I can't wait to see if I've won anything.

This brings me back to my original theme of impatience. I'm very impatient to give away that skein of yarn! When I started the contest back in January, I gave it a little over two months to run, thinking it might take that long to get the required 3 entries. Of course, I wasn't counting on the generosity of friends, one in particular who linked the contest on Reddit. My blog hits have fallen significantly since that "normal Tuesday", but I've still received over 50 comments in less than a month.

I'm not going to cut the contest short, but I do hope all commenters have the patience to wait and see if they've won!


Amy said...

Jen...thanks for linking my blog. I am having fun with OWOH. When I first read about it a week ago, I had no idea what I would put up for my door prize. I have yet to knit up said prize, but hope to accomplish it this week. I would encourage you to enter OWOH. I had have loads of people visiting my blog and over 180 commenters. It doesn't have to be a complicated giveaway...could be anything. Plus, you wouldn't need much patience because you'd get a ton of visitors. Your giveaway could be the yarn you already have up?

Jen said...

Hi Amy -- while I'd love to enter OWOH, I'm also afraid of it overshadowing my own giveaway! So far only two or three of the blogs I've visited seem to have been knitters/crocheters, so I don't know how much interest there would be in yarn either.

Plus I'd have to come up with another yarn to give away. Killer!

I'm Toni said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs)! and commenting on my necklace! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog. I hope you'll enter me in your drawing, too.
You could have given away yarn in OWOH - people give away all sorts of prizes and yarn would be a great prize - look how many people are trying to win the one your giving away! I'm hoping that someone may step up and take Lisa's role as OWOH organizer so this wonderful event continues. If so, you can do a give-away next year. This year, just have fun visiting all the blogs there are!


Lori said...

Hi, Jen! *Ü*
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on your OWOH journey. It was great getting to *meet* you through your blog and hope you're having loads of fun with this great event!

Lori of Ashlyn Design (OWOH #347)