Well, we promised you it would be a good one, and we think it more than qualifies.
This year, the focus and theme of the Scavenger Hunt will be terrifying.
Well, maybe more like Super-Scary.
Scary for Mochimochi Land, that is!
We are pleased to let you know that this year, Anna Hrachovec, the author of Super Scary MochiMochi Land, and Potter Craft, the publisher, have graciously consented to be part of our fun in a very real way, and they will be the subjects of the Scavenger Hunt.
As all yarn crawl regulars know, every year we like to conduct a scavenger hunt that encourages everyone to visit each and every shop. After all, every shop you visit has its own distinct personality and every shop you visit increases your chances of winning one of the raffle baskets. If you visit all of them, you are one fantastic fiber fiend. So, how fitting to give you little "fiends" to find.
In each store there will be a scary little knit monster, with a number attached to it. You find the creature, write down the name of the store and the number you find attached to it. When your list is totally complete (you've visited each and every store), you will have 11 names and numbers. Then just email them in to our trusty monster wrangler/numbers keeper and we'll notify you ourselves. The person to send them to this year is: email@example.com. Names will be picked, at random, and the first 3 that get it right will be notfied by one of our regular assistant monsters.
Now about the monsters: They are really not very scary at all, but they like to think they are, so if you pretend to be a little scared, they will find it very satisfying!
Here's a little hint:
They are very proud of being the stars of this book, so they never go anywhere without one!
This Year's Prizes!
TWO OF 2012's NEWEST BOOKS ON OUR FAVORITE SUBJECT
Sandy Black, Professor of fashion and textile design and technology at the London College of Fashion, has written the definitive text on Knitting. This impressive and beautiful book charts the development of knitting from domestic handcraft to one of the most sophisticated computer-controlled textile production processes used in fashion. Knitting draws on the V&A’s superlative collection of knitted fashions and artifacts to tell this story. The book also includes knitted dresses from designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Julien Macdonald to inspire all those interested in this popular craft and industry.
Retail value: $60.00
"Dreaming in Color"
The new autobiography from Kafe Fassett, the master of color and a much respected leader in the movement that helped put Knitting in the public consciousness as a true artistic medium. Published by STC/Melanie Falick.
Retail Value: $40.00
5 Skeins of Rowan Kid Silk Creation plus Rowan Pattern Book
Kidsilk Creation is a limited edition yarn. A net, tubular construction made from the best selling yarn Kidsilk Haze, which is 70% super kid silk Mohair and 30% silk.All 5 skeins are in this season's most popular color: Dewberry. Using a special technique one 50g hank will knit or crochet a scarf.
Set of 8 Crochet Hooks from Knitters Pride
Dreamz Symphone Wood
The Knitter's Pride crochet hook set is packaged in a clear vinyl case for easy storage and identification. This sent includes the 8 most popular sizes. Here are some specific product characteristics of the KP line:
Here are this year's winners for the Scavenger Hunt 2012.
First Prize: Tania Navarko
Second Prize: Lisa Grillo
Third Prize: Leticia Villalon-Soler
With a big thank you to all who participated in this year's crawl
and in this year's Scavenger Hunt.