Thursday, November 1, 2007

Panda Silk Contest!! Comment to win! ends 11/1/07 12:01 am

On September 30th, this year at 12:01 am, we will begin a contest to win 2 sk of panda silk.

How it will work:

1. the contest starts 9-30-07 at 12:01 am, and will run until 11/1/07 at 12:01 am.

2. to enter, post a comment to this blog, on the Panda Silk Contest Page. I have dated this as 11/1/07 to keep it at the top of the blog.

3. prize determination will be with a random number generator using your comment number.

4. every comment will have a number (one entry per email/blog addy please)

5. several prizes will be given, with more prizes for more entries.

6. winners will receive 2 sk of the wonderful new Panda Silk yarn, great for shawls, scarves, socks and more!

7. Your color choice from Crystal Palace yarns will be honored if at all possible.

Get Ready! Get Set! Come Back and Comment to Win !!

blessings, :L, laura


DrLaura said...

come back 9-30 when the contest opens!

danielle said...

Oh my would anyone every decide which color to choose!!!!!!! They are all scrumptious!

Turtle said..., is this eastern or pacific time? (right now it's 10pm pacific so 1 am eastern on the 30th) *smile* Love socks! And exploring new patterns each week!

Molly, the BeanQueen said...

OK, can I enter now?
You know I make comments on your things all of the time, but wanted to enter the contest.

Maggie said...

Hi! I just stumbled on this site; I've been nervous about knitting socks, but I think the time has come to put fear aside! :) The contest sounds terribly cool - am I stupidly missing a link or somesuch?

Thanks very much!

Heidi said...

ooooh...Panda Silk!! Sounds so heavenly!! Would love to try it. :)

Kathy said...

Panda panda! I was in 8th grade when the Chinese sent us the first Panda for the washington dc zoo. Ling ling. I would LOVE some pandayarn.
Fun contest.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Wonderful! I have taken a look on the website and am amazed by the beautiful colours. And I love contests!

DrLaura said...

keeping track- comments entered so far [it is pdt here]
1. dr molly
2. maggie
3. heidi
4. kathy
5. breien

new details. we are going to run the contest for four (4) months - so a winner for oct&nov&dec&jan.
you can only enter once each month. and if you win one month you must not enter the following one. cross fingers - with enough entries we MAY give more than 1 prize in month!

Beth in Seattle said...

Who wouldn't love to win some gorgeous soock yarn. Thanks for the contest.

Jan said...

I haven't seen the colors, but so far the Panda yarns and crystal palace are just the best! So if I win, lol, I'll take any color(s)!

Magpie said...

I'm being horribly greedy, and would love to enhance my stash with some silk. I'm rather fond of silk :).

DrLaura said...

Counting entries so far
6. Beth
7. Jan
8. Magpie

go to and see the colors! Prizes here for 4 !! months!!

Melodie said...

Panda Silk sounds wondeful! I have used Panda wool and Panda cotton so far and love them, so winning Panda Silk would be awesome. Thanks! Melodie

Lisa said...

love the socks - love the yarns gotta work the stash down before I am allowed to spend $ - or maybe christmas gifts for me!!

laura.arndt said...

I'm glad the Panda Silk doesn't have the stretch in it. It's great for socks but limits the other uses of the yarn.

Malena said...

Yum! Panda silk - sounds delish! I want to find out!

marysaline said...

I would dearly love to try the panda silk yarn. Love those colors.

Debi B said...

Please enter me in your drawing for the Panda Silk.

Sumac said...

Such pretty yarn! Wouldn't I love to knit a pair of socks with it!

soapy said...

ohh would love to try the Panda Silk!
Sounds yummy!! Woohoo! YEAH for CP!!!
Even get to choose color what a deal!!!!!!!! ;o))))))

DrLaura said...

happy wed! this is great - all the folks here- new & old friends.
#9. Melodie
#10 Lisa
#11 Laura A
#12 Malena
#13 Marysaline
#14 debi b
#15 Sumac
#16 Soapy
happy knitting!

Edna said...

I love looking at all your socks. They are simply gorgeous. And you make the yarn sound so wonderful to use. Would love to be able to try some out!

Turtle said...

beautiful panda silk! love knitting socks!

CyberIstari said...

Love love love your Panda Wool. I can only imagine Panda Silk will be amazing.

danielle said...

I think there should be a booby prize for the person who correctly guesses how many comments will be posted!! LOL

Brianna said...

I LOVE knitting socks!!! I need this yarn!

jules said...

I've never used any CRYSTAL PALACE yarn and I am a new sock knitter. I would love to be the one to win! Yeah, wouldn't we all! Hello to everyone!!

geekweaver said...

I love panda cotton, and can only anticipate panda silk while trying to control the drooling...

Delia said...

Panda Cotton is terrific, and I can't wait to try Panda Silk!

:L, Laura said...

this is exciting! i love giving yarn away and this is wonderful yarn - courtesy of the terrific CPY folks!

17 edna
18 turtle
19 cyberistari
20 danielle
21 brianna
22 jules
23 geekweaver
24 delia

Lizardknits said...

I love Panda Woll Sock Yarn, so I can't wait to feel Panda Silk.

swapfairy11 said...

I'd love to try the Panda silk! It looks lovely.

DrLaura said...

wow! this is exciting. it's only 10-6 and we already are up to 26 entries
#25 lizardknits
#26 swapfairy11

good luck to all!
blessings, :L
ps don't forget to email me pics of your cpy socks!

Shanda said...

love your site, i'll be back to see all the great socks.

Mokihana said...

I just found your blog today and love all the photos. I hadn't even heard of the Panda yarn till today; it looks yummy enough to eat!

Melissa said...

ooohh, I'd LOVE to win some Panda Silk...Sign me up!

Sandi said...

Oooh, I just took a look at the Panda Silk and now I have a case of yarn lust! I love the colors; it's going to be difficult to choose which one to buy first.

I was checking out your blog after your post on the socknitters group regarding mini-cables (one of my favorite stitches, too!), and just happened upon this contest. What a wonderful surprise!

lemur said...

Gorgeous colors, can't wait to see who wins!


Candace said...

Hi Dr. L.

The Panda silk sounds and looks wonderful. Would love to win a skein as it is not in my local yarn store
(35 miles away!)
Candace said...

I love knitting socks, and have just started hearing a bout how great the Panda yarns are.

Shawna said...

i loved panda cotton, and i'll bet that the panda silk is even softer:o)

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win - this yarn looks so pretty!

Georgette said...

Panda Silk saounds great ! I don't know if this yarn is sold in Belgium but I'd like to try it ! I prefer the denim tones !! greetings Georgette

Yvonne said...

Knitty day to you all!

Elizabeth H. said...

Panda Silk Yarn sound wonderful. I love blog contests!

monica said...

I would love to try some Panda Silk

Felicia said...

Oh, joy! My LYS is about 50 miles away - yikes. So the chance to try new to me sock yarn is too much fun.

Karen said...

Hi! Nothing I like better than a fun contest and a chance to talk about knitting and yarn colors. The new Panda Silk sounds just lovely, and if there is a jewel tone colorway or two I will be trying it for sure. It sounds like one of those yarns that will cross over handily from socks to lace knitting. Can't wait!

Arctic Knitter said...

How fun! I popped over here from a blog from Monkey Swap. Crystal Palace silk - sounds yummy!

Helen said...

okay, so I'm commenting.
Also, lusting after Panda Silk, but that's to be expected I suppose.
of course, this is demanding that I be a blogger member, but that doesn't get you to my actual blog (which is at

Fleurdog said...

Yay! I love contests!

Julia said...

I am just about the start my first pair of socks. Having some nice new yarm would intice me to start even more!

Anonymous said...

Oh, sock yarn!!! I'd love to add some Panda Silk to my sock knitting!

Frieda said...

I would love to win some nice panda silk yarn. Sounds yummy

Sue C said...

I'd love to win! I've never tried Panda silk before. Thanks for the opportunity!

DrLaura said...

hey all
it's 10-12, friday. i am so stoked about the Goracle. i personally hope he remains out of politics - helping the whole world!
27 shanda
28 mokihana
29 melissa
30 sandi
31 lemur
32 candace
33 suzanne.ress
34 shawna
35 ikkinlala
36 georgette
37 yvonne
38 elizabeth
39 monica
40 felicia
41 karen
42 arctic knitter
43 helen
44 fleurd
45 julia
46 tami
47 frieda
48 sue c

Andey Layne said...

I looove Panda cotton. Gotta finish a few UFOs so I can rationalize buying more.

Amanda said...

Hi everyone,
I am currently knitting socks with Panda Bamboo and I love it! The drape is wonderful.

Amanda said...
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tarabeth said...

Wow, Panda Silk, huh? Sounds lovely! I have recently discovered silk and silk blends, and my daughter's favorite animals are pandas!

Melissa F. in CA said...

I can't wait to feel (and knit with) Panda Silk. It sounds heavenly!

Marie said...

Wow! Silk, huh? Talk about luxury - silk socks! Sounds like just the thing for NM's warm summers!
Marie in ABQ

Sara said...

I nevver win anything, but it's worth a try! Silk socks sound yummy!

Anonymous said...

Count me in. I would love to knit with Panda Silk. Thanks Debi (corirallen)

Cindy Yeager said...

I'd be thrilled to win a new yarn!! I am always looking for something new to knit with, especially if it involves sock/shawl knitting of any form. ;o)


susi said...

the yarn looks yummy and your socks fab!

DrLaura said...

this is fun to see so many names!
49 andey
50 amanda
51 tarabeth
52 melissa f
53 mrie
54 sara
55 debi
56 cindy
57 susi

don't forget : this is a 4 month contest!
we will have winners for Oct
and Nov and Dec and Jan,
so you can come back and comment again next month!
blessings, :L

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I'd love to win the yarn--I'm always up for trying new yarn, especially yarn that can be used for socks!!

Cherryl said...

Oooh, a contest. And for Panda Silk. I have been on a very serious yarn diet this year, so would love to receive this from you.

shortoldlady said...

Saw the M3 stole in Panda silk - would LOVE to win this!!! I'm random - pleeeese pick me!!

Arlene said...

I love all things Panda!! Started with Panda Cotton (just built the stash up again this weekend) And the wool is soooo comfy and beautiful to work. Makes great socks...

Hope I will have been waiting for the Panda silk!!

Deb Brown said...

I have knit with the Panda Cotton and the Panda Wool. Now I am dieing to get my hands on some of the Panda Silk! Can't wait!

jogswithdog1 said...

I just finished my first sock with Panda Cotton. I love the way it feels and that bamboo is an earth-friendly fiber. Let's convert the world to renewable-fiber, hand-knit socks!

Clee said...

I've just started a pair of socks with Bamboozle - it's a wonderful yarn to work with. I've finished one sock with Panda Cotton - once I started using the right needles for this yarn I was more than pleased - it splits some, so needle choice is crucial.

Anonymous said...

The yarn looks woderful!!! Would love to win some!!

Paige Darling said...

I'd love to have some! All the colors are absolutely gorgeous! Please send it my way....I'm on a college-budget with cashmere dreams!

Paige Darling said...

Silk....yummy. I'd love to get my hands on it, and I'd certainly send you pics of my FOs with it...

Plus I'm in college and can barely afford acrylic...give a girl some love here!

Donnell said...

I've just returned to knitting after a long absence, and I'm loving it! I'd also love to win some Panda Silk. Thanks!

DrLaura said...

woo hoo! we're getting closer to the end and the first prizes!!
#58 jersey shore deb
#59 cherryl
#60 shortoldlady
#61 arlene
#62 deb brown
#63 jogs withdog1
#64 clee
#65 anonymous
#66 paige darling
#67 donnell

blessings, :L

Robin said...

Awesome, I cruised through while responding to an entry to my contest!!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Awwww, heck. I'm always late to the party. Please count me in!!

Suzi Anvin said...

Cool contest. CPY has had such great sock yarns out lately and this is the one I haven't tried. :) maybe if I don't win I'll write them and see if they need one designed..... :-P Email if I am one of the lucky winners!

Dixie said...

Oh! Please enter me in the contest.
I love fondling my Panda Cotton and Panda Wool. I think that Panda Silk would be the ultimate in fondle-ability... and WONDERFUL socks!

Judi said...

LOVE CPY yarns and Panda Silk....Yummy!

patchworkhen said...

I have never knit with silk yarn. pick me please!

Anonymous said...

I have had very good luck with my panda cotton, bamboo etc. I can just imagine the feel of silk. I love t spin silk, ! Thanks for letting me comment.
Donnely the BlueRose

Sneakypony said...

I'm probably too late for the contest, but thought I'd comment anyway. :-)

What a great idea for a contest! I'd love to try the Panda Silk.

catmum said...

I've been wanting to try some of the Panda line!

Anonymous said...

The Panda Silk yarn looks fantastic! What beautiful colors! I can just see a pair (or 2) of socks.

Email me at if I win. Thanks!

DrLaura said...

first contest is officially over.
the last entries were
#68 robin
#69 monkeygurrl
#70 suzi anvin
#71 dixie

will post winners asap!
blessings, :L

DrLaura said...

i have to say sorry to folks above who entered after the contest end -
patchwork hen
& anonymous.
please go up to contest two and post a comment!
blessings, :L

Penny said...

WOW I want some of that lucious Panda Silk to knit a pair of socks with and to touch and pet. It isn't here in Canada and I no longer have money in the budget for yarn or other goodies even if it was here.

brianna said...

I've never knit with silk before. Be fun to try.