And, about time I got around to announcing this, too (grin).
So, first, I exported all the comments into a file I could open in Excel, and then I went through and added in all the extra chances–for having posted on your blog, for having come from a specific blog’s contest post, for subscribing to Knitting Scholar’s RSS feed. And then I deleted the couple duplicates from people who commented more than once. Assuming I didn’t miss anybody’s extras (and if I did, I really didn’t mean to, and I was careful)–I came out with 217 Chances to Win. Then I went to Random.org to generate THREE WINNERS and came up with 75, 92, and 152. I compared those to my excel sheet and…
The winners are:
Which just goes to tell you that working the odds really does work, because Hanna came in with the most chances (20) from all the people who linked through from her blog. (Second place was Chris from Stumbling Over Chaos, who had 11 chances.)
Now, the prizes?
I decided that I’d offer a chance for each of the books I’ve been given so far, and that the winners will get to choose which they want–and if they choose the same books, Hanna gets her first pick, Janelle will get her second, and Maria will get her third, because that’s fair.
- Teach Yourself Visually: Knitted Design
- Knitted Jackets
- Casual, Elegant Knits
- Strip and Knit with Style
- Knitting Art
So, ladies, I just need an email from you telling me which books you’d like, and then I will try to get them shipped out in as timely a manner as possible. (Thankfully, this won’t require math or massive Excel charts.) And, of course, I’ll need your mailing addresses, too…
Thanks, everyone, for playing!