Updated prize list: Win MORE amazing stuff!

I am very pleased to present an updated version of the Summer Search raffle prize list, reflecting one or two recently-added items.

As it stands now, EVERYONE WHO ENTERS will win at least one prize. That’s how generous my friends and colleagues in this industry are. So enter now (instructions below) to get in on the fun and help the amazing Summer Search organization help motivated at-risk kids to finish high school and go on to succeed in college.

Thank you a thousand times over to my generous sponsors, who are offering the following:

1. A $100 gift certificate to Black Bunny Fibers.

2. A copy of my new book, Lace Yarn Studio, as soon as I have a copy in my hot little hands to give you. (The expected publication date is April 2015, so this particular prize won’t ship until sometime in late April.)

cover LYS

3. A box of knitting and crochet books, including a copy of Sock Yarn Studio signed by me, that will give you plenty of wonderful patterns, information and inspiration.

4. A free subscription to the next round of the Black Bunny Fibers/Brooke Nico yarn club. (We expect the next round of the club to begin in February 2015, and you will be treated exactly as one of the paying members.) This is a $160 value!

Chianti: month 3 of the first round

Chianti: month 3 of the first round

5. A free Craftsy class taught by most excellent teacher and designer Patty Lyons — and Patty was generous enough to offer TWO of these, so two different people will win!

6. From fabulous designer and yarn maven Kristin Omdahl, a skein of her new Bamboo So Fine yarn!

bamboo so fine

7. Author and designer Stephannie Tallent will send you your choice of one of her Wild West e-books, full of terrific patterns inspired by the west.

8. Designer extraordinaire Barb Brown has offered up PDF downloads from her Ravelry store: five (YES — FIVE!!!!) winners will get their choice of three of her patterns.

9. The bodacious Andi Smith is giving one lucky winner a PDF copy via Ravelry download of her fantastic ebook Synchronicity (which contains a terrific pattern using BBF yarn):


10. I am touched that Sharon F, a blog-reader and one of the winners in last year’s raffle, is so supportive of Summer Search that she is offering a skein of Bad Amy yarn from her personal stash!

11. Designer and author Mary Beth Temple has offered free copies of her Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting books!

arm knitting

12. Designer, teacher and author Donna Druchunas will give one lucky winner a boxed set of her new journal, Stories in Stitches. This is a brand-new journal that goes beyond patterns (although it includes plenty of them) to give you the untold stories behind the stitches. Great for those interested in historical knitting, ethnic traditions and knitting from around the world.

13. I am also touched that blog-reader & dyer extraordinaire Betty Murphy will provide a winner with a skein of Moose Manor Handpaints yarn — lovely stuff!

14. Ditto for being touched and so appreciative that Heather H S is offering Tsarina Tsock yarn as a prize!


15. The wonderful Ancient Arts Fibre Craft will provide a prize of a skein of yarn and pattern to go with! Caroline’s a great dyer so you’ll really love this one!

ancient arts logo

16. Hunter Hammersen, author of so many wonderful books, including the new volume of her Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, which I will review on my blog soon, is offering winner’s choice of any of her e-books, to THREE different winners. I just reviewed Hunter’s latest book, and it’s gorgeous.

hunter cover 3

17. And just added to the list, the generous Jo Ann, owner of Stash, a great yarn store in Havertown, PA, has offered the winner’s choice of a free knitting or crochet class at her shop. What a great prize!!

Here’s how the fundraiser works. You donate directly to Summer Search Philadelphia by going to this link AND (this is important!) selecting the Philadelphia office (it says “Designation” and you tick the Philadelphia oval). Then email a copy of your online receipt to me at c.sulcoskiATattDOTnet. To be eligible for the raffle, you must make your donation by October 3rd, at midnight. Please note that the end of Summer Search’s fiscal year is September 30th, so if you can squeak out your donation before the first of October, that’s a big help for them. (But as long as you donate by October 3rd, you’ll be in the raffle!) For each five dollars you donate, you’ll get one chance to win a prize. Your odds are excellent of winning something….

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