Wouldn't it be nice to win something, and do something nice at the same time? I think so, too. So, with that in mind, I thought I'd pass along some links to fun, interesting and worthwhile contests out in blogland. Check them out and, while you're at it, share the links on your own blog so that others can join in the fun.
First, go visit Stacey at EarthChickKnits and read her story (which will take your breath away, particularly if you're a parent). And then, read about the wonderful opportunity she offers to give back and create a little more good in the world (remember our whole discussion of karma?).
DarcyKnottyKnitter also has a contest. I doesn't benefit anyone in particular, except YOU, since you'll have a chance to browse around the Great Yarn Company's web site, and maybe win some Flat Feet.
While you're at it, MonkeyMan'sMama could use a hand choosing her next project. For taking the trouble to offer your opinion, she's feeling generous enough to enter you in a contest for some gorgeous yarn.
Finally, since mentioning the contests of others increases my personal chances of winning, it seems only fair for me to offer a little contest of my own. I've had these two lovely skeins of alpaca/merino sock yarn from the Natural Dye Studio for quite a while now, and it's a shame not to see this yarn knit up into something yummy.
So, here's my contest. If you would like these two lovelies to come live with you, leave me a comment telling me what sock pattern you might make with them (don't worry, I won't come to your house to see if you follow through on that). You get one entry for your comment, and one more if you post about the contest on your blog and include the link in your comment.
The deadline for entries will be midnight, Sunday August 10th. I'll choose a winner at random and post it as soon as I can contact her/him and get confirmation on the snail mail.