Last year, we used the my niece’s baby feet like a claw machine to pick the names out of a hat. Now that she’s a year old, we thought we’d let her use her little grabby hands, but Megan-Anne’s little angel is more of a screaming terror these days now that she’s cutting molars. So, we took the path of least resistance and let a random generator do the work. In our book, all of the Geek-A-Long participants are winners. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner in each of the four categories. But before we announce who the random generator picked this year, let’s check out what they’re taking home!
Bijou Basin Ranch
For the third year in a row, Bijou Basin Ranch donated some delightful goodies. Each of our four winners will receive a skein of Xanadu Yarn, the Miya Shawl pattern by Mari Chiba, and a sample pack of Allure Fiber Wash.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Blue Moon Fiber Arts has been a benefactor of the Geek-A-Long since the beginning. Every year they send us four awesome hanks of their Socks That Rock — they totally do rock, by the way — and this year they threw in a shawl pattern, The Sagrada Shawl by Carol Feller, for each of the winners as well.
Knitter’s Pride returned as a GAL benefactor for the third year in a row with beautiful sets of their Marblz DPNs. The zippered case is super hand and there is really nothing more satisfying than matching your needles to your project. They look like stone in person, but are quite light and ever so slightly transparent. They’re absolutely gorgeous when light comes through them.
Last year, Lion Brand sent over their new Scarfie Yarn. This year Lion Brand is expanding it’s horizons into the luxurious with their Angora Merino Yarn. Each winner will receives three skeins of the rub-on-you-face goodness.
O-Wool has also been with us from the beginning! They strive to make environmentally responsible yarn, and the Chunky Merino is no exception. Made in the USA, the 2-ply yarn contains 166 yards (100 grams) of humanely produced squishy goodness. Each winner will get to take one of these bad boys home.
Okay, now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for! It’s time to announce the winners. In 2016, we did things a bit different. We divided the prizes into treasure chests. If the blanket met the requirements for more than one Treasure Chest, it was entered into each of those drawings.
Platinum Treasure Chest
All the squares had to be from the 2016 Geek-A-Long patterns. Out of the eight blankets that were entered srahamin, was our lucky winner.
Gold Treasure Chest
All squares had to be video game themed squares from 2014 to 2016. Out of the fourteen blankets that were entered, lollypop0718 snagged the loot.
Silver Treasure Chest
The squares could come from the 2014 to 2016 patterns, and out of the sixteen blankets that were entered, Noman is taking home this treasure chest.
Bronze Treasure Chest
This drawing is for just being a member of Lattes & Llamas Geek-A-Long Ravlery group. Out of 2709 members in 2016, lexyclaire was our winner.
Congratulations! And a huge thank you to all of our 2016 Geek-A-Long benefactors, who donated all of this awesome stuff. Bummed you didn’t win? Don’t worry. The 2017 Geek-A-Long is already underway. If you want the chance to win the 2017 GAL lottery, head over to our Ravelry group and knit or crochet your way into winning.
Another fun facts about my niece: It turns out that she’s been refusing solid food lately, because the little sneak had a sleeve of crackers hidden in her princess tent. No one can figure out how she got them.