Monday, December 22, 2008
I will be giving away a $20 Gift Certificate to my website for Christmas! Anyone who has ordered the Mystery Shawl #11, by December 24, 2008, will be eligible for the drawing (all previous orders will be included).
You MUST place your order for MS11 and join the Yahoo group no later than Midnight CST on Wednesday, Deceember 24, 2008 in order to be included in the drawing.
Drawing for the Gift Certificate will be made on December 25, 2008 and will be sent to the winner via the email address on their order confirmation.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
To order HMS08 visit http://www.goddessknits.com/ and order the Halloween Mystery Shawl 2008. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER ON http://www.mysteryshawl.com/ BEFORE YOU ORDER. If you are already registered on MysteryShawl.com you will NOT need to register again.
Just a note: This shawl design will not be typically Halloween - there will be no witches, bats, jackolanterns, etc. The theme for this shawl will be related to Halloween or Samhain in a more “traditional” way, which is to remember and honor the dead. Elements of the pattern will not be “morbid” such as skulls, skeletons or the grim reaper but will be regular, everyday things that are associated with death.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
You will need to make sure you have registered on MysteryShawl.com before you place your order as you will need to include your user ID from this site.
This time it will be a triangular shawl and we are using yarn from Susan's Spinning Bunny - more info on the yarn will be provided once you've placed your order.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
For more info and to order, visit www.goddessknits.com. This new MS9 will be held on the new website I have setup instead of the Yahoo group. You will need to register on the new website in order to receive the pattern: www.mysteryshawl.com.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
This is their definition of "Raffle":
26. "Raffle" means a lottery in which each participant buys a ticket for a chance at a prize with the winner determined by a random method and the winner is not required to be present to win. "Raffle" does not include a slot machine.
Basically if someone gives you money for a chance to receive something in return, it is a raffle, even if you call the money receipt a "donation". According to their rules you must have a gaming license to have a raffle AND you must be a non-profit organization to obtain a license. Some of the wording in their "rulebook" is confusing and I would probably need an attorney to figure it all out.
So, this is what I have decided so far: I am going to design a commemorative shawl pattern which I will sell to anyone who wishes to purchase it. I will then be donating the proceeds, less expenses, to an organization offering assistance to those affected by the NE Iowa tornadoes - tentatively this will be the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
I will be posting updates here regarding the pattern progress, when it will be available, etc. So bookmark this page!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Here is a map of the tornado path, see how close we came?
You can also see many photos and stories of the damage here:
I've realized how lucky we were and how close we came to having a tornado come through our town - there hasn't been one here since 1968. Of course, it could still happen, tornado season lasts until October! After seeing all of this take place I wanted to do something to help and I came up with this idea: to raffle off some of my finished shawls.
All of the proceeds of the raffle - less PayPal fees and shipping costs - will go towards helping these communities. I will be selling "tickets" until July 3, 2008 and I will choose the winners by random drawing on July 4, 2008. All winners will be notified by email and their names will be posted here as well as the blog I have set up specifically for the raffle: Tornado Raffle
Sunday, April 27, 2008
If you wish to join, simply go the the Yahoo group and apply.
Membership will be open until May 30, the group will close to new members beginning May 31.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Yes, that does say SHAWLS, that is not a typo. There will be 2 Mystery Shawls beginning in April - the regular Mystery Shawl that will be held in the Mystery Shawl 2008 group and one in a new group Spring Mystery Shawl.
These will be managed simultaneously - clues will be posted every other Saturday instead of every Saturday. So one Saturday will be for one group, the next Saturday for the other group, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE MYSTERY SHAWL 2008 GROUP YOU DO NOT NEED TO ORDER THE REGULAR MYSTERY SHAWL, YOU JUST NEED TO STAY IN THE GROUP TO RECEIVE THE PATTERN.
If you are NOT in the Mystery Shawl 2008 group and wish to participate in the next regular Mystery Shawl you DO need to order it. If you wish to participate in the Spring Mystery Shawl you DO need to order regardless of whether or not you are currently in the Mystery Shawl 2008 group.
I will be setting up a Spring Mystery Shawl on Ravelry shortly.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
PLEASE NOTE: I SET UP A NEW GROUP FOR THE NEXT MYSTERY SHAWL SO YOU WILL NEED TO JOIN THAT GROUP. THE FILES FOR THE NEXT MYSTERY WILL NOT BE IN THE OLD GROUP. NEW GROUP SITE: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/mysteryshawl2008
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ORDER NUMBER WHEN YOU JOIN SO IT WILL BE EASIER FOR ME TO SORT THROUGH.
Also, anyone joining for this next Mystery will be able to get the following Mystery at no charge, so you will receive 2 for the price of 1!