Thursday, April 30, 2009

Enter Our Egg-citing Knitch Knit-a-Chicken for Charity Contest!

If you think contests are for the birds, this one's for you!

Pick up Blue Sky Alpacas' Knit Chickens Pattern and some fabulous Knitch yarn* and let your imagination go free range. Submit as many wacky chickens as you like by the June 15, 2009 deadline.

We'll have the whole flock of entries on display at Knitch until we announce the Grand Prize winner, who will receive $25 Knitch credit every month for 1 full year, during our Lucky Duck Sale in June. And, yes, we will post photos of all the entries.

The first 5 entries will each be rewarded with a half dozen eggs from Kim's chickens . . . as soon as they start producing . . . which should be any minute now.

Once the contest ends, and the judges have done their crowing, we'll donate all of them (chickens, not judges) to the children's hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, otherwise known as EGGleston (ok, really it's Egleston, but we can't help ourselves!) We know they will all bring comfort and delight to children undergoing treatment.

Create a theme or put together a flock of friends to do a group theme. The cockamamier the better! Entries will be judged on originality of theme, creativity and execution. There are no restrictions on size or numbers of contributors, contributions or additional materials. *We only require that you use yarn from Knitch (new or stash) to make your basic chickens.

So get those ideas hatching . . . and good cluck to you!!


Diana T. said...

Hey, I forgot to ask last night...What is the deadline to enter and can we use additional materials (sewn fabric, baubles and buttons, etc)? Ideas are pecking around in my head, waiting to hatch...

Knitch said...

Hi Diana - The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009. And you can use any additional materials you'd like to hatch your plans. I'll add that info to the posting for others. Thanks for being such a good flock mate.

Jennifer said...

what a wonderful and fun idea. The kids will love them. My younger sister was a nurse at Egleston many years ago and is now back at home in Greensboro, NC working. I can't wait to see photos of all the chickens--hope you post photos of entries!

Knit on! Hope to get down one day to visit your shop in person.

Knitch said...

Thanks for chirping in, Jennifer! We will definitely post photos of the entries here on the blog. Hope to see you here at Knitch soon.