Sunday, July 08, 2007

Best Pal Contest Winners!

The winners for Best Pal are.... (selected completely randomly via a number generator)

drumroll please.....

Armed with Pointy Sticks for spoiling Yarn about Yarn

Corner Scribe for spoiling Ok! What Next?

Halfway Down the Stairs for spoiling Mega(K)nits

Always Knitting for spoiling Death by Yarn

Yes, I Knit for spoiling For the Love of Crafts

Knotty Knitter Kris Knits! for spoiling The Simple Pleasures of Life

The hostess who will be sending your prize will be contacting you shortly to let you know the details. If you don't hear from any of them, please contact for more info.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Just a reminder that you have until the end of tomorrow, Saturday, July 7th, to submit your nominations for best pal.

Nominees will be selected randomly to win prizes. There are 6 prizes to be won!

Good luck to all the nominees!

You can submit your nominations to:

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Secret Pal 11 sign up's are underway!

Hello all! I hope that everyone enjoyed Secret Pal 10! Sign up's have started for Secret Pal 11. Details will be on the Secret Pal 11 Blog shortly.

Head on over to the sign up page if you would like to play again!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Best Pal Contest

Hey everyone! Do you think your pal was the best pal ever???

I'm taking your nominations for Best Pal contest!

If you think your pal was the best, whether they've revealed themselves or not, please email me their:

a) secret email account if they havent revealed themselves yet


b) their name & blog if they have reveled themselves to you.

There are some great prizes, so get nominating!

Email here the nominations!

DEADLINE: One week after SP10 Ends, to make sure that all packages get to you, so you have an extra week! That makes it for July 7th, 2007.

We shall let you know shortly what the prizes shall be!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Raffle for Breast Cancer (Knitting Related Prizes!)

I got an email in my hostess email account that I thought I'd share with you.

There is a raffle for Breast Cancer with some knitting related prizes. Hostess Shelby has some stitch markers in the raffle as a prize!

Here is the link:

It's taking place overseas - but that shouldn't stop you from supporting the cause!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


This only applies if you are sending to a CANADIAN pal from the USA....

If you are - please read this!

If you are someone in the USA is planning to ship to your Canadian pal, they should ship USPS and not UPS. UPS ALWAYS charges a brokerage fee and duty taxes for any parcel valued at more than 20$ Canadian. I had this problem last year. The girl in my case put 20$ US on
the package as a value, which was 22.46$ Canadian at the time of conversion (over
the 20$ Canadian mark!) and I got charged 23.04$ to receive my package! REDICULOUS. It was from my one skein secret pal. All she sent me was 1 skein of yarn, which she valued at 20$US, and I had to pay more in brokerage fees and duty import taxes, than what the package was worth!

If you do want to use UPS - make sure to put a 15$ US value on the box, so that it doesnt hit the 20$ mark Canadian. It sucks to have to PAY to receive a gift from your pal. Or, put no value at all - and just mark that it's a gift. Or your other option, just mail it USPS, once it crosses the border, it'll be Canada Post - and for gifts, there are generally no problems of it being stopped at the border.

If you have ANY questions about this - feel free to contact me at - I can answer any questions about this - I'm a pro at shipping (LOL) if you want to call me that!


New Flickr Group for SP10 Packages!

Liz came up with a great idea and set up a new Flickr group for SP10 gifts! As Liz says, this can be a great way to get ideas for future gifts to send out! Thanks, Liz!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Please Note

Please note that the contest below is for Robin's group - NOT Robyn's group. There are two of us - Robyn and Robin. Robyn with a Y is hosting a contest about your fave knitting acessory ended March 31st, 2007 - not about your fave yarn - which Robin the other hostess is hosting.

Thanks for your understanding - cuz some of my group members have been posting their fave/hate yarn - and I didn't understand where they got this information from!

Just wanted to clear up this confusion!!!


First SP10 Contest for Robin's Group

Hi everyone -
For those of you in my group, here is our first contest!

Please post (on your blog) about your favorite yarn and your least favorite yarn (if you have one!) What have you made with it? Tell us about your experiences!

In order to be eligible for the prize drawing, please post by Sunday night (4/1). I will then randomly select one of you for the prize - which is... a $20 gift certificate!!!!

I've only heard from a few of you regarding issues contacting your pals - please let me know at rmartin_cpa at hotmail dot com if you haven't been in contact with both your spoiler and your spoilee. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Robin :)