The response to my previous post about the needle giveaway has been overwhelming! I think it has attracted the most traffic to my journal in its 3-year history, and certainly the amount of comments was unpreceded. Over a hundred people have expressed interest in one or more of the sets of needles available. To keep track of who wants what, I created an Excel spreadsheet, listing all the names of the interested people for each set. The most popular set turned out to be the KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Set with over 50 "applicants". To determine the winner, for each set of needles separately, I used an online random number generator. The winner of each set is listed below. Some people asked to be considered in an order of preference for different sets, but that was not possible. Each person who was interested in a set of needles had equal chances of winning it. Now, I ask all the winners to contact me via email at email@example.com, letting me know which address the needles should be sent to. I ask you to do this no later than Friday January 13th. I will reply with a confirmation to the email within 24 hours, so that you know I received your information for sure. If I don't hear from a winner by Friday next week, the set(s) in question will be randomly assigned to one of the other people who expressed interest.
Set #1 (KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set): Ivy package mailed
Set #2 (Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Set): megan package mailed
Set #3 (KnitPro Nova Metal Interchangeable Set): ANDIGAL package mailed
Set #4 (Prym KnitPro Natural Interchangeable Needles): melanie package mailed
Set #5 (Addi Fixed Circular Needles): melanie package mailed
Set #6 (Addi Lace Fixed Circular Needles): Jessica package mailed
Set #7 (HiyaHiya Stainless Steel Fixed Circular Needles): fowlervilles deb package mailed
Set #8 (KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set): Isabel package mailed
For the record, I am not quitting knitting! I'm only giving away the needles I would not be using in the future. Since many of you asked, the needles I'm keeping include KnitPro Nova, Signature Needle Arts and DyakCraft DPNs and fixed circulars. I'm also expecting to receive some DyakCraft interchangeable needles in the coming months, but the wait on them is pretty long at the moment.
I hope all the winners enjoy their needles, and I hope the non-winners aren't too disappointed! There were so many of you that most were bound to not win anything, which is a bit sad. But this has been so much fun for me that I'd consider using the same kind of method for destashing yarn, for example, some time in the future.