More Prize Winners: Crochet on Ravelry

We’re thrilled to sponsor prizes for Crochet on Ravelry (membership required).This month’s winner, Yarnlot, created this amazing piece. We’ll be sending her three hooks, one in each of three exotic woods. If you’re a crocheter, check it out. We’re sponsoring prizes in September and October, too!
Yarnlot's First Place Crocheted Finished Object

Ravelympians Knit & Crochet to Victory

The Olympics in Beijing were exciting, but we’re not sure they can hold a giant torch to the 2008 Ravelympics (need to be a member). Thousands of members of Ravelry, a social network for fiber artists, participated in the Ravelympics. Some stats from Ravelry:

The 2008 Ravelympics were a huge hit! Thousands of Ravelers from around the world participated and had a fantastic time. It was a great way to end the summer. Some stats:

  • Total FOs (not stash/yarn): 6764
  • Countries participating: 56
  • Total frogged projects (hey, it happens to all of us): 104
  • Yarn used: 1,996,255 meters (over 2 million yards)

Laurel HIll is thrilled to be a prize sponsor for the Ravelympics. Of all the finished objects, 41 people were drawn randomly to receive a Laurel Hill crochet hook. The prizes are in the mail and we’re excited about being part of the winning team.

A few of the winning finished objects:

Anthropolgie Inspired Shrug
From AnnInNC: Anthropolgie Inspired Shrug
Traveling Eyelet Sweater
From bekala: Traveling Eyelet Sweater
Dog Sweater for Bella
From Must-Stash: Dog Sweater for Bella
Baby Matinee Jacket
From RiaAnn: Baby Matinee Jacket