Monday, February 2, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway

Update: This contest is now closed. Winners will be posted shortly!


Yes folks, it's time for my first ever blog giveaway! Many thanks to my awesome friend over at Youvegotmaille for alerting me to this great international event (and be sure to visit her giveaway too!)

The event is called One World One Heart and it is composed of bloggers around the world all giving things away for free. What could be better than free stuff?
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I shall be choosing THREE winners for my giveaway! The first two chosen from my random draw will each receive one doubleknit reversible potholder, like these:


You can opt for the Black Mage or Red Mage as shown above, or if you have another video game character/logo you'd like me to chart out, I might be able to work something out. In fact, the design is pretty flexible, as long as it's chartable and fits within the area of the potholder, and is geeky in some way (because let's face it, geeky knitting defines my blog).

**NEW**
Due to the quite unexpected volume of signups (I never knew there were so many people out there who love geeky knitting) I am offering a THIRD prize! It is this very stylish Mario 1up Wristband, as shown below. It's pretty stretchy, and it should fit both male and female wrists. I tried to pick gender-neutral colours as well. It's doubleknit as well and is made with superwash sock yarn, so no worries if you get it dirty, you can just toss it in the washing machine.




So, I'm sure you're all wondering now how you enter. Here are your directions, in convenient numbered format.

1. Leave a comment on THIS blog post
2. Give me some way to contact you (either leave your comment with your blogger ID if you have a blog of your own, leave your Ravelry name, leave me your email address, or make sure your name is recognizable as someone I know in person/on facebook)

That's all! This giveaway is open to everyone in the world, and a winner will be chosen by rolling of my happy yellow d20, narrowing down the list until a winner emerges. The last day for entries is 11:59pm PST on February 11th, and the winners will be announced on February 12th, so be sure to get your entry in before that.

Once you've entered mine, you should browse some of the other 800+ blogs entered in the OWOH initiative and sign up to win some other cool free stuff :)

P.S. If we get all the way to 150 comments, I might even throw in a 4th prize! Wheee!

135 comments:

Bugula Von Barkley said...

Wow!Nice work! :D

Joshua Wong said...

OMG! That's so awesome! Love the Black Mage! :)

Rice said...

Please include me in your giveaway. The black mage is perfect. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering mine.

Ranch said...

So cool...

Smokeylady60 said...

Could you please enter me in
your giveaway!!!!

Youvegotmaille said...

Oo can you do Link!? Put my name in the hat, please! Or sock, or whatever you're using.

I'm coming over for cookies!

Iridani said...

DUDE, we have to play more Guild Wars!

Papermasks said...

Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!

Geeks unite!

Thanks for entering me in your giveaway and thank you much for dropping by my blog and entering mine! Come visit anytime!

cdziuba said...

Lovely prize!

Glassgrrl Studios said...

My kitchen could certainly use some handmade cleverness just like yours.

If you'd like to try my giveaway, I"m #310.

Amy said...

How fun, please add me to your giveaway!

Mine is #652

Kathy said...

I love it!!!! I want to win it!!!!!!


I would love to enter (and hopefully win) your drawing!
Please drop by my blogs if you get the chance:

http://manickathy.blogspot.com/
http://comegrowwithme.blogspot.com/

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful and practical gift. Since my kitchen is in dark blue with copper accents, either of these potholders would be welcome.

Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway also.

hfsolutions at juno dot com

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway_21.html

Dawn Supina said...

I love your prize!! And I know that my sons would flip if they knew someone was making video game pot holders ~ too cool. Thank you for adding my name to your draw.

Oh! and please stop by my blog
(Gypsy Caravan #539)
ART of Humungous Proportion

jasmoon-butterfly said...

blessings...please count me in xxx
Traceyanne owoh #794

"Stampgram" said...

These are too cute. I would love to win! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am an OWOH participatnt too - #563. So if you have a moment, hop over to stampgram.blogspot.com and enter my giveaway.

RedPanties said...

WOW! Awesome giveaway...I'd love to win! and please feel free to visit my giveaway at
http://redpantycrafts.blogspot.com

tamm

carylsrealm said...

Very cool! Plesae include my name! And stop by my OWOH!

GraceBeading said...

Love it!

Thanks for the chance,
Grace
Participant #19

samsakara said...

I wish I could teach myself to knit. You did an amazing job and love it. My husband and daughter would love Link if he could be knitted. Thanks for the neat giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Sam said...

we can never have too many potholders can we!!!? ;-)

marie-neige said...

Cool! add my name please and do enter my draw as well (#391).

Linda said...

Lovely, please add me, too. What a nice giveaway.
Linda

willa said...

Have not done much knitting but would be curious to know more about double knitting.


willa
willa.mcneill@gmail.com

Dschrader said...

Wow! I can only knit small dishclothes....this is truly awesome! Please add me in your drawing!
Thanks,
Donna K Schrader
sodapop@ptialaska.net
http://dschrader.blogspot.com/

lusaro said...

I was just hopping from one blog to another. And so I discovered OWOH!! Great, sharing creativity all over the world!! And so… I created my own blog last week…for all of you…feel free to take a look at my cards and atc’s!

You have a nice giveaway!! I love this potholders!! Also like the figure!

Someone, somewhere.. will be very happy with it… I can only dream it’s me :)!!

Greetings from Belgium,

Saskia

http://lusaro-snippers.blogspot.com

Candy said...

Great offerings!!!! Please put my name in the hat!!

Nestabilities??
http://candy-momentsintime.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candy-nestabilities.html
#757

Candy
moments_in_time_or@live

Digital Misfit said...

geeky knitting rocks! I love it!

hugs from a fellow Canadian,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com
Pop by my blog for a visit and enter my OWOH giveaway at http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com
Thanks for hopping aboard the caravan!

Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun blog-hopping and making friends this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

twinsmom1 said...

nother hooman dat luffs da kittehs!!! Saw your comment and thought I would stop by!! Gotta love the lolcats!!! Please enter me in your drawing!
melanie
http://88designs.blogspot.com
twinsmom1@sbcglobal.net

Donna said...

I love it! Thanks for the chance to win! southerner@aol.com

Erin said...

OMG, those are so cute! You are a great knitter. Hope I win one for kitchen. :)
erinharper@yahoo.com

nfmgirl said...

Cute! I'm not familiar with the Black Mage. I was a 1942 and centipede addict as a teen, and later became hooked on Lolo, but am not familiar with the Black Mage. But he would be welcome, too! Please count me in. Thank you!

s hyler said...

What a wonderful giveaway. It is so nice to meet you during this event.
have a wonderful day,
sandra

Jan said...

Thanks for participating. Wonderful knitting! I am just starting to knit again. I am participating too, #799 if you get a chance please stop over.

Ginaagain said...

Geeky knitting?! I love it! My kids say that I'm really a thirteen year old Japanese girl. They would think that a black mage potholder is perfectly appropriate for my kitchen.

Drop by my blog if you get a chance and enter my giveaway!

Lavender Dreamer said...

Sounds great! You are so talented!

Please enter my name and visit my blog to enter my giveaway!

http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Too much fun! I love your giveaway and would be thrilled to bits to win it. Count me in!
*SMILES*
Carol
caoconnell2@shaw.ca

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

I’d love to be entered into your “One World – One Heart” giveaway…

I’m also participating in OWOH, so feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win some goodies from me as well.

Jill
http://jewelryelegancebyjill.blogspot.com/

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

fantastic giveaway !! please count me in !!
(I love your ban, it's a fantastic manga !!)

Joy said...

I'd love to be added to your drawing. :o)

autumnsensation@yahoo.com

Patti G. said...

A video game pot holder.......you rock!!!!!!! I would love to win your drawing! HOW fun, please count me in and come play at my blog too! Hugs,Patti
http://pattis-creations.blogspot.com

Vicki Priebe said...

A doubleknitted potholder - way cool. That would be awesome. Please enter me in your giveaway. Be sure to enter my giveaway (#357) as well. Thank you from Alaska.
~Vicki Priebe
Wish Grantor
www.ewishingwell.com/blog/2009/01/21/one-world-one-heart/

Shelley said...

I'm not into video games and I'm not too geeky so you might have to help me come up with something appropriate for my potholders...I'll take a look around your blog and get some ideas! Thanks for participating. madmecyr at verizon dot net

Mimi said...

So cute!

Please enter me in your drawing & if you haven't already stop by & enter mine.

Mimi
OWOH #640
hoerauf(at)comcast(dot)net

Rusted Wings said...

Please count me in and come by and check out my new blog #479, Rusted Wings!!!
Blessings,
Abigail

Jenna Z said...

oooh, wow! That is really impressive!

bethbbk said...

Arzu - My two teenage sons are about to pee on themselves after I showed them your site. If I don't win this, please contact me so I can buy one of your items off you. Thanks.
Beth at pleasemomdontsing.blogspot.com

Christy A. said...

Knitted stuff are the best! Thank you for your giveaway!

Latharia said...

What a fun project! Please do enter my name into your drawing & come visit my blog to enter mine! :D If I'm lucky enough to win, can you knit a d20 (or d12/d10/d8/d4) pattern? :D

sewfunky said...

awesome - I love to knit too (check out my blog)

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:
http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

how cool- that is very nice

uniquecommodities said...

Count me in and feel free to enter my OWOH give away! I am #319

http://uniquecommodities.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-owoh-giveaway.html

terronda@hotmail.com

Aesderina said...

this is awesome! I'm glad you are only taking 2 courses this semster..

It took me a good 30 secs to scroll all the way down to post this comment! that is awesome!! maybe i should do this.. maybe then.. people will read my blog *cry*

please include me! and you know where i live:p

jamaise said...

Very cool & practical! Stop by my spot too! :))

jamaisew@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Love the potholder. Count me in, please, and check out mine at #810.
http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com

Mistress Girly said...

I would pick a kokopelli because I live in the desert and my kitchen is full of them. thanks please enter me. launchvipers@yahoo.com

*Birgit* said...

Now that's what I call a cool prize -- thanks for that great chance! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de
# 756 on the caravan :)

Whimsical Creations said...

How fun! Thank you for the chance to win.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

eyeslikesugar said...

Black Mage! Black Mage!!! I want to win this sooooooooooooooooooo badly! Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

trisha too said...

excellent!
1. I need new potholders
2. I can't knit
3. You can!!

thank you for the opportunity, and thank you for participating in OWOH.
:)
owoh #177
easily amused, hard to offend . . .

sandtneal at mfire dot com

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!k
imspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

r maria said...

How creative! Please count me in. rmariadesigns@gmail.com Maria in Charleston, South Carolina

thismuseofmine said...

Awesome giveaway! I think your knitting is fabulous, and I love the patterns.
Please include me in your drawing.
Thanks~Letha
thismuseofmine[at]yahoo[dot]com
I am #553 on the OWOH project, or you can catch my on my blog at http://thismuseofmine.blogspot.com

Renee said...

lovely, please count me in. Renee

Aleda said...

Geeky knitting is AWESOME. I wish I were better at crochet and could do patterns, those are very nifty.

inventivesoul said...

~*Arzu*~
Hajimemashite
GINZU
SAKE

Konnichiwa
Dōmo arigatō
Hello Kitty
Dareka eigo o hanasemasuka?
~*LOL*~
Oh I could NOT resist!
Watashi no namae wa Amber Dawn desu.

I love anime!
Your blog banner got me into a playful mood!

I am here to sign up in hopes that I actually win!

~*Thank you for joining!*~
Your blog is quite cool!
Dōzo
Please stop by my blog, #26 on the list.
I am giving away several tiny goody bags filled with trims, Swarovski rhinestones, beads and more! You may not want to use it all, but someone you know might!
:oD
Amber Dawn
www.inventivesoul.blogspot.com
Kamikaze
Kareoke
Rumaki

:oD

Connie said...

great geeky idea! please come enter my giveaway too!
connie williams
crinwil2@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

ha! these should help me to stop burning my hands and doing a dance around my kitchen
great idea, another 1st for OWOH!

OWOH #401

Angel Tousignant said...

Magnifique, j'aimerais ajouter mon nom à votre tirage, merci!

cherio1 said...

These potholders are adorable! Please sign me up for your giveaway. Thank you

hippiedog said...

Sweet giveaway, please count me in. Come for a visit if you get a chance :) #716.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

So nice! Please add my name to your drawing! Then come on over and enter my OWOH Giveaways! I’d love to see you there!

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becca in MD said...

Who doesn't need potholders full of WIN!

Thank you for entering me in your drawing!

rfrankhogren (at) yahoo (dot) com

demmi said...

please sign me up con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Violette Laporte said...

Useful and cool. Thanks. Come and visit my blog #792
violette

daffy said...

please add me to your drawing
your black mega design it perfect
if you get the chance drop by mine
www.mindlesswonders.blogspot.com
thanks
carolyn h
carolyn003@centurytel.net

Vicki Page said...

Very nice giveaway such talent in all of you! Vicki Page the pages at charter dot net

Heidi Jo said...

Awesome! Please count me in!

Art of Jana said...

My son would be soooo tickled to have this in his possession. Please enter me in your drawing!

Also if you have the chance, stop by my place and enter mine if you'd like!

http://hillaceaous.blogspot.com/2009/02/one-world-one-heart-give-away.html

Jana (#905 OWOH)

Chris in Oz said...

Hi,

Isn't this a wonderful event??? I'm in for my second year and I'm sure I'll be back for more. Oh, I'd love to be entered for your give-away and if you haven't dropped by my blog yet, then please do, I'm #838 in the Gypsy Caravan.

Hugz......

Lisa said...

Wonderful! Please enter my name. I am also participating and would love for you to stop by if you have a chance. #223 :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful!
Come by and enter my giveaway too!
Sandra Evertson

Jill Berry said...

How fun is that, knitted potholders? very nice mage...

Kim said...

Please enter me in your great giveaway - Thank you!

kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Rayna said...

Woot, a fellow geek! :D Please enter me! :) innocently.forgotten1 (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks!

Bella Modiste said...

Because I'm gonna win....Mario or Yoshi...ooh or a power up mushroom...rofl...

Please count me in! And don't forget to sign up for mine!
http://thebellamodiste.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-blog-giveaway-event.html
cheers,
~The Bella Modiste

Becky said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. I LOVE the katana scarf you made. Too cool!

Thanks so much!

http://thediversewoman.blogspot.com/

My Child's Diary said...

Thank you so much for your generosity. Please count me in! Thanks, Miri
samjerus[at]yahoo.com You are welcome to enter in mine of you haven’t already done - http://mychilddiary.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-giveway.html

Jen Anderson said...

Cute!

SpiritMama said...

Sounds cool!
Thanks for including me!

Waxela (wa-shay-la)
SpiritMama
http://www.spiritmama-art.blogspot.com/

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

One a lovely gift! If you have not already visited my blog make sure to check out my different giveaways!

Anna Banana said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I think that Ms Packman would make an adorable pot holder!!
Please enter me! and if you have time, stop by my blog and check my giveaway out!!
I'm number 859 on the One World, One Heart site :)

Thanks!
Anna Banana
Wisconsin - USA

Anna Banana Creations

Anji Gallanos said...

Wow..what a wonderful giveaway. I would love to enter. I am also hosting a giveaway #519

http://anjigallanos.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart.html

Anji
anji.gallanos@gmail.com

Sarahlé said...

How creative!! Oh please count me in :) It would be such a treat for me to win...! Your work is amazing :)
Thank you so much... Have a bright day!

Sarah

Prpldy said...

What great potholders....thanks for the chance to win them.


BrendaLea OWOH #754

http://prpldy15.blogspot.com}

prpldy@comcast.net

Made by Melissa said...

Awesome! I love handmade potholders and I love all things geeky! (Can you do the mushroom dude from Mario?)

And please visit my blog if you haven't already: http://madebymelissa.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

pam said...

I love it, please include me in your giveaway.

Angela said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks!

http://angela.quarantinemb.com/?p=486

daydreamstudios said...

Your blog is wonderful and so is your giveaway! Please count me in.
Karla

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

I would love to win your potholders! Your site is so beautiful. I would love to win your prize. After this is all over I’m going to spend more time viewing every ones. Please stop at my site too. I’m giving away my new book “16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood.” I will personally sign it for you.

blog.http://blog.barbaracagle.com/2009/02/01/one-world-one-heart.aspx#AddComment

Barbara #830
barbara@barbaracagle.com

Carapace said...

Oh, my gosh- I knew I was going to be following a blog invoking both cookies and lasers, but Black Mage too? I feel a bwahahah coming on. So very win. Sign me up!

ThisGirlRemembers said...

Oh, so wonderful! I would love one of your potholders. :) Please count me in!

And please do feel free, too, to stop by my blog to enter my own OWOH giveaway!

KariButterfly said...

Waaah Black Mage! <3
Praesila would like to enter ^_^

otaku_karina@msn.com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your potholders are great and I love that unique wristband. Thank you for participating in the wonderful giveaway. Please enter my name into your drawing. It would be such a delight to win. Jody
visionquest2020@msn.com

Beth H said...

ME ME!! My daughter would love that wrist band! You can message me in facebook for delivery instructions. I still request you make a pair of knitted antlers to go with our ranger costumes. Raina (Beth)

Danielle said...

What a great prize! Please enter me in your drawing.

Danielle
http://blog.collectiveelements.com

David/Melkor said...

Very Cool Arzu! I'd gladly accept any of those neat knits, so throw my name in the running for them as well. Thanks for the opportunity! :D

ozlynda said...

Lovely work.
I love it.
Please enter me into the draw and thanks for your generosity.
Lynda - Australia
lyndat65 at tpg.com.au

Micah said...

Very nice!
I might just hang those up on the wall!

Arcness said...

GIMME! I want a pot holder to go with my scarf >_>

IFHTT said...

:O Awesome, count me in!

@Arcness: You may beat me at a beard off but that pot holder is mine!

Nairo said...

Wow, that all looks really great. Hope you didn't have to monk while you were making those... :P And what the heck, I wanna try entering this too, if it's not too much trouble.

jonaks said...

lovely knitwork. please enter me in your drawing. thanks.

DS said...

Those Mario wristbands are just teh awesome, same with the black mages ;o

Bejeweled said...

Oh, those are soo cool! Love those mages! Yes, please enter me too for a chance to win such geeky goodness!

enquiry[at]jeweledonline[dot]com

MissKoolAid said...

Geeky's good. Would love a chance to win.
Cheers,
Sophie in Montreal, Canada
http://misskoolaid.blogspot.com

tropicalmalibu said...

Lovely, please add me, too. What a nice giveaway.
Shanell.xxx

GiddyGreetings said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I am the lucky one! Don't forget to enter at my blog too!

http://giddygreetings.blogspot.com/

AngieHallHaviland said...

What a FUN event this is….making friends through ART is always WONDERFUL!! Please enter me in your drawing!!

Hope you'll stop by my blog if you get the chance :O)
http://angiehallhaviland.typepad.com/angiesartfulllife/

Melissa said...

Thank you for the great giveaway & the chance to win!

:) Melissa

Kitty G said...

What a neat giveaway - thanks for the chance to win

solartempest said...

OOoOOoooooooo!! Sign me up!! ^_^

*flails wildly, knocking everything over!*

KKJD1 said...

How cool! Please count me in too! Thanks Karen

Paisley Girl said...

Hi, nice to "meet" you. I'd love to be entered into the drawing for your amazing giveaway. I'm off to pop around your blog a little more. Once again, lovely to "meet" you. :-)

Michelle
paisleygirl.contact@gmail.com
http://paisleygirl-paisleygirl.blogspot.com/

Haloquin said...

Brill! I'm not sure why you thought geeky knitting wouldn't be that popular :)
Please enter me into your draw :)
~Haloquin (at gmail.com)
If you've time, I'd love you to join mine too!

www.haloquin.wordpress.com

Donna M. Clark said...

Hi! I would love to win one of these prizes. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Christina Farnell said...

What a fun thing! Your knitting is awesome!!

Yiyah said...

What a lovely give-away!! Please count me in! If you haven't entered my give-away, please stop by my blog (lucky #1/www.shariyahgarner.blogspot.com)
and enter to win one of my two prizes! Thank you for participating in this fabulous event, and very nice to meet you :)
------------
Peace & Love

Shariyah (from Waiheke Island, NZ)
(email: info@shariyahgarner.com)

Jonathan Stolle said...

I'm impressed! I'm sorry that this message is long. I was wondering if you could think up something physics-related for this (e.g., Schroedinger equation, wave equation, something about a lemma, or simple diagram that relates to physics -- nothing strikes me at the moment while I do my stat mech assignment)? (What I'd really like to see is a silhouette or outline of an anime or manga character, but that's probably too difficult.) If you think that anything beyond 8-bit characters is too difficult (and that physics accessories are rather lame), then white mage would be awesome to see.

proscientia@msn.com

A Beaded Affair said...

Wonderful give away. Please enter me in your drawing and visit my blog if you haven't already at 795.
Thanks
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com
Lois@abeadedaffair.com

Contessa Kris said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Crossing my fingers that I might win! I have a OWOH prize to give away as well! Come visit my blogs soon.

http://www.collagecontessa.blogspot.com
http://www.lookoutstomach.blogspot.com

Arzu said...

Signups are now closed. Stay tuned for winners to be announced tomorrow!

Karen Klomparens, Glass Addict & Artisan said...

Such beautiful entries everywhere!
My first year participating in the OWOH event.
Thank you from the chilly Midwest!
Visit my blog too, Karen