I promised you in the post Ravelry Swap on a Budget Great Reveal that I would show you the brooch I had bought to go along with the shawl that Beth of Needle Bling fame knit me.
Not only did I buy a handmade brooch that matched the shawl perfectly, but I also found that I had two others in my brooch stash that also matched.
(My coworker Maria, who was there when I opened the package, wants me to tell you that I wear this shawl at work practically every single day.) I alternate brooches on it depending on what I'm wearing or what mood I'm in.
So, vote for your favorite brooch and win a prize!
Vote by leaving a comment with your Ravelry ID or an email address or website, a way to contact you in other words. (It's not a contest, really. More like a drawing. I'll put all the names in a hat or a shoe or a bucket and draw one.)
First prize is something crocheted by me. (Don't get too excited. It'll probably be a cotton wash cloth or a soap saver or something equally banal.) First place winner can choose from something I've already made (which isn't much) or negotiate for a particular item in a particular color, as long as you are willing to allow time for me to make it.
Second prize is Kool-Aid dyed alpaca yarn from Needle Bling. 100% sport weight alpaca yarn from Frog Tree Yarn. Two 50-gram skeins, approximately 260 yards. (Photo courtesy of Needle Bling.)
Third prize will be a $10 gift certificate from Needle Bling.
Refer your friends to this contest and get an extra entry for you and for them. They just have to mention in the contest that they were referred and by whom.
Here are the choices:
This is the handmade brooch I bought the weekend before I got the shawl. It has a jade backing behind white filligree with a bird in the center. I'm not sure what the white is or how it is made. And since your vote doesn't affect the contest, I don't mind telling you that this is my favorite.
This brooch was a little lagniappe that someone on eBay sent me when I purchased some clothing from her store. I love it.
There you have it. Vote by the end of January and I'll announce the winner on February 2nd.