Monday, May 17, 2010

We have a winner!

TECHknitting's "Poll with a Chance at a Prize" ended on May 15 at midnight. The winner of the Addi Clicks needle set (courtesy of Paradise Fibers) is Audrie who writes the "Purple Butterfly" blog.Link

Audrie also wins the $20.00 gift certificate to a yarn shop of her choice. Congratulations, Audrie!

However, even though Audrie won the physical prizes, the true winner is really TECHknitting blog, and the true prize is all of your thoughtful comments on what subjects interest you. Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment. I look forward to writing many posts based on your many excellent ideas.

Best, TK

PS: For those interested in methodology, the winner was selected randomly as follows: This blog is in a very old format, and it is not possible to add numbers to the comments. Therefore, the entire comments were cut-and-pasted into a Word document. Next, all comments were removed which were duplicates, and all comments were removed in which the commenter failed to leave a method of contact. This left a 138 page document. Word generates an automatic word count--for all the comments which were eligible for the drawing, there was a total of 34,010 words. Next, I went to and obtained a random number between 1 and 34,010. That number was 28532. The word corresponding to that number was found in Audrie's post, and that's how she was randomly selected as the winner. Congrats to Audrie, and thanks again to all who commented.


Turtle said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats Audrie. Sooo jealous!

Mag said...

Best blog prize ever. :)

Lexie said...

I should have left a wordier comment! J/K! What a great prize, and contest. I can't wait to read all the topics to come. I absolutely love this sort of learning, and you present the information so well! Please keep it up!

Purple Butterfly said...

Thanks, TECHknitter,

I can't believe how lucky I am. Your blog already is an inspiration, and a prize in itself. To win this prize as well is fantastic.

And thanks to all the well-wishers.


Anonymous said...

Thanks TK, as Audrie says, your passing along your knowledge is a prize in itself. I've benefitted greatly!

Thanks Pasadise Fibers for so generously upping the ante.

Lucky, lucky Audrie! Enjoy. And if you get tired of them, I'm "allred" in Ravelry.

Touch Typing said...

Congrats Audrie. Such polls are a welcome in future.

Stef said...

I love random number generators. I used one to select color combinations for the African Quilt I knitted from Ravelry. Of course, some of those combos were....not good but I just re-chose. I love your blog.