No knitting progress pics to show. The tree skirt is growing slowly but surely. Hopefully the Thanksgiving Holiday will give me some good quality knitting time to make a good dent in it.
But I wanted to ask everyone’s opinion of something. I was hesitant about whether or not I should post about it but I’m kinda wondering if it’s happened to others.
First of all, the knitting blog community is full of super-wonderful-thoughtful-nice people (as are the usual traits of knitters) and sometimes knitbloggers are so nice that they will actually GIVE things away to people! No strings attached! Wonderful! Maybe it’s associated with a contest they are having or maybe they are just in a giving mood. I remember entering a little contest on High Energy Jenny’s blog last year and winning some Dale of Norway Svale. So nice of her! I loved it!
Well, back in May I entered a “contest” of sorts on someone’s blog and was one of the winners! Yay! She asked me to email my address to her and she would send me a little goodie! So nice! But my goodie never arrived. 🙁 And of course, because it was pretty much a gift and there wasn’t much effort on my part, I wasn’t going to contact this person about it because I felt that would be very selfish! So I just chalked it up to her being busy and stuff and moved on.
So then in September I happened across a new knit-a-long for a pattern from the fall 06 knitty. They were having a button contest! Fun! So I created a button for them and entered it. The prize was sock yarn, people. Can’t resist the sock yarn. Well they posted the button I made as the first official entry and after that no else entered and I noticed members of the knit-a-long were already using my button on their blogs. At the end of the contest, I sort of “won” by default. So the knit-along hostess asked me to email her my address and she would send me some sock yarn! Yay! So nice! But alas, no sock yarn for me. And of course I feel bad about contacting her about it because I feel like it would appear selfish. But this was something I actually spent time on! It took time to create that button for them. And not only did I not get proper credit for it when I entered it (she spelled my name wrong) but she “lost” my original email so at the end of the contest I had to email her to give her my address and also to remind her who I was. I even left a comment on the post announcing me as the “winner” thanking her for being kind enough to want to send me yarn! So nice!
So I was wondering if this has happened to other people. Is it just my bad luck? I mean, I already feel awkward entering any kind of contest because I feel guilty about getting something for nothing. And these experiences have just made me feel more awkward. (this is the reason I don’t join secret pal things. I just know I’d get paired with the person who flakes)
Anyway, that’s all. Just wanted to see if I’m the only person getting shafted out there. I’m 1 for 3 in good contest experiences and those odds aren’t so nice…