July 4, 2008

Here are the fabulous prizes available in the Knitters for Obama drawing!

To donate, just follow these two easy steps:

  1. Donate to Barack Obama through this page before August 29, 2008.
  2. Send an email to letting us know which drawing you’d like to participate in. You get one “ticket” for every $5. (for example, if you donated $25, you could put 3 chances on Prize 7 and 2 on Prize 14, or all 5 on Prize 1, or whatever.)

it’s that simple! You can contribute between July 4 & August 28, 2008 at midnight. Drawings will be held on August 29, 2008 and announced on August 30 at 9 AM CST.

Have fun & remember to give to Barack now – he needs it!

  1. the 50 states afghan from the KFO crack knitting team
  2. A crocheted blankie from the Crocheters for Obama crew
  3. a knitter’s dream package of Unity and Audacity yarn from Blackbunny Fibers, from Blackbunny
  4. A handmade spindlewhorl shawl pin from MysticSpiral
  5. a special Knit So Fine package from Blackbunny
  6. a $35 gift certificate to Sonny and Shear from Sonnyshear
  7. a dozen patterns of your choice from Gardiner Yarn Works from ChrissyG
  8. a skein of Twisted Fiber Arts sock yarn Shiny in the colorway “Ravelry” from tracytracy
  9. a skein of Socks that Rock’s exclusive May 2008 sock club color & pattern from KnittingReader
  10. A copy of the EXTREMELY rare and sought-after Knitting Lace by Susanna Lewis from Shoeburyness
  11. 2 skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Loro Barranquero from Knitmasala
  12. A $25 gift certificate to Wool and Company from Lelknits
  13. A skein of Yes We Can, a skein of Fired Up, and an Obama necklace from MamaE
  14. A Clapotis in Audacity yarn hand-knit by Michelle627
  15. 10 rare and delectable skeins of Opal sock yarn from sueknits4fun
  16. A PDF copy of every pattern for sale from Katherine Vaughan Designs from KTLV
  17. A spinner’s dream package of Black Bunny Fibers from blackbunny
  18. A Denise interchangeable needle set from rdladd
  19. A unique personalized embroidered knitting bag based on a 1930s handbag, made by MaryAlice
  20. Fingerless Obama gloves knit by CJaneKnit
  21. A Knitters for Obama t-shirt or tote of the winner’s choice from Upstateknitter
  22. 10 balls of rare, discontinued Knit One Crochet Too Angora Soft in pale green from 3quarters
  23. A skein of Lotus Yarns sock yarn dyed to order from Melaniedc
  24. An Obama reverse-applique tee made to order by hand, from Purlsbeforewine
  25. One skein of “Tides of Change”, an exclusive new colorway by Zen Yarn Garden to benefit Barack Obama, by RoxanneZYG
  26. A skein of hand-dyed sock yarn and 3 felted soaps by Seekay Crafts’ Etsy store from Seekay
  27. A knitted tank top based on Blue Alvarez Designs’ Ladder Tank from BlueAlvarez
  28. Two skeins of Noro sock yarn, a beautiful drop spindle, a loaf of home-baked banana bread, and a pound of fresh roasted coffee from ccarter756
  29. Two 200-yard skeins of sock yarn from Good Karma Spinning Company, dyed to order, from Karmayarn
  30. A signed copy of Vintage Baby Knits upon its release, along with a pair of baby booties hand knitted by the author, from retroknit
  31. a Wabenschal in robin’s egg blue (Louet Gems Fingering from minjo
  32. The complete line of French Girl patterns (all 27!) from Frenchgirlknits
  33. A $25 gift certificate to Black Bunny Fibers from Southernheiter
  34. A beautiful handwoven scarf from taueret
  35. A beginners spinning package of Louet roving, Louet Drop spindle and assorted Gaywool Dyes from RockyWood
  36. A set of 1 dozen handmade buttons made from rare recycled hardwoods, custom-made for you by Sarah Whitcomb Antiques, from antiquesharon
  37. A skein of Socks that Rock Silkie sock yarn in Lunasea from knittinkitties
  38. 16 ounces of Woolgatherings hand-dyed Blue Faced Leicester spinning fiber from twistin
  39. 2 skeins of Pagewood Farms hand painted superwash merino sock yarn from DCAce
  40. 3 skeins of Classic Elite Inca Alpaca in heathered blue from Daniella
  41. A set of 5 sterling silver Texas-themed stitch markers, and two skeins Alchemy Temple in Secret Agent Blue from bethoff
  42. One hank Yarn Ahoy 100% merino sock yarn in Berry Pop (gorgeous bright hot pink, lime green, and magenta), plus one hank Fiesta Boomergang in Salsa and two skeins Online Sock yarn from bethoff
  43. Superbulky corriedale handspun from BBF’s Audacity colorway, and a dk weight handspun corriedale yarn in the same colorway, from sockpr0n

Great Big Drawing for Barack!

June 27, 2008

Folks,we’re going to be re-doing our successful primary season fundraiser – and we need your help in finding prizes!

KFO will be holding a drawing for fabulous prizes to benefit Barack Obama for President. For every $5 you donate to the campaign through our Knitters for Obama group website between July 4 and August 28 (Note: extended deadline!), you will be eligible for one entry into the raffle of your choice.

The “grand prize” raffle will be for the 50 States Afghan, knitted by our very own KFO’ers! But we need at least twenty more raffle prizes – and for that, we need your help.

Please consider donating –

  • finished objects – hats, shawls, mittens, scarves, etc – either Obama themed or NOT, in any color you wish
  • yummy yarn that you think would make a good prize (sock yarn, relatively rare yarn, and luxury yarn were especially popular in the primary fundraiser but anything goes here, as long as it is reasonably un-molested)
  • kits – either store-bought or ones you make yourself – for any knitted or crafty thing; be creative!
  • knitting bags, needles, stitch markers, or anything else you make – if it would have a home on Etsy then it would be a welcome prize (knitting related is good, but not necessary – if you sew or do something else bring it on!)
  • Obama swag of any sort, made by you or by anyone else
  • fun “baskets” of stuff – for instance, a selection of teas or coffees with a fun mug and an assortment of your homemade cookies would be DIVINE; again, be creative!
  • “shopping spree” gift certificates for online yarn stores
  • anything else that you can think of!

We only ask that your prizes have a value of $25 or more, to help encourage people to buy “tickets” for them. Don’t forget to value your own handiwork too!

Last but not least – have a yarn store or other fine establishment you frequent that would love the publicity to our 1700+ dedicated members? Ask them for a prize!

If you would like to donate a prize, please PM me on Ravelry as retroknit or contact us at obamaknitters/at/gmail/dot/com as soon as possible. We can accept prizes up to 5:00 PM on July 3, 2008. The raffle will begin on July 4 and run til August 28.

You do not need to send the prize to us – only to ask us to put your prize on the list! All prizes will be sent directly from the prize-giver to the winners.

Thanks, everybody! I look forward to a rockin’ drawing this GE!