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Enter to Win One of Four $25 Gift Certificates

July 15th, 2010

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We have never failed to be amazed at the creativity of our readers.  We were so impressed with your entries for our Father’s Day Lola caption contest and you seemed to enjoy participating, so here’s another chance to win some free yarn from the Lion Brand web site.

This contest is for writing a yarn or craft-related Haiku.  For those of you who have an idea about what a Haiku is but haven’t had an opportunity to write one since middle school, here’s a reminder.  A Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry.  For the purpose of this contest, we will follow the most common rule of writing Haiku:  three lines with the first line having 5 syllables, the second line having 7 syllables, and the third line having 5 syllables. Here’s an example:

Create a Haiku
Send us your entry form now
Dreaming of fiber

Click here to fill out the entry form. Be sure to submit your Haiku by Thursday, July 29th for your chance to win.

PLEASE NOTE that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.

  • Penny

    Is there a limit on the number of different haiku one person can submit?

    Zontee says: Hi Penny, only one entry per person will be accepted.

  • http://thepinkiris.com Amanda Grosskopf

    soft as a lamb’s wool
    making many faces smile with warm gifts
    made with loving hands

    Zontee says: Hi Amanda, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Paula

    I entered!

  • http://www.illustratech.vpweb.com Karen Hartpence

    Soft, warm and cozy
    Yarn crafted into fashions
    Endless creations

    Zontee says: Hi Karen, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • http://www.illustratech.vpweb.com Karen Hartpence

    Lionbrand Homespun
    So many colors of fun
    Handcrafted with love

    Zontee says: Hi Karen, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Isa C.

    Amigurumi
    your soft and beautiful eyes
    makes me happy today

    Zontee says: Hi Isa, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Jan Taylor

    Hooked on crocheting
    My yarn stash growing smaller
    Making gifts for friends

    Zontee says: Hi Jan, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • http://JansArtAndTreasures.etsy.com Jan

    Skein of teal sings
    Waltzes with a needle
    A sweater they become

    Zontee says: Hi Jan, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Karla Sonnenberg

    Too much stuff to do
    Crochet helps me to relax
    Ahhh…cup of coffee

    Zontee says: Hi Karla, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hanneke-Amkreutz/1454025722 <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="1454025722">Hanneke Amkreutz</fb:name>

    is it open to non-us (european) residents?

    Zontee says: Hi Hanneke, as it says if you click through to the form: Open to residents of countries where LionBrand.com ships. Click here to see a list of countries.

  • Jeanette

    It is SO amazing that you can say something so BLUNTLY and OBVIOUS and STILL people don’t get it! hahaha

  • Hookrat

    Perhaps they wanted to contribute without actually entering?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1109498650#!/profile.php?id=1109498650&v=info Beth

    Will the winners be judged on the poetry or drawn at random?

    Zontee says: Hi Beth, we’ll be picking our 4 favorites.

  • http://www.crochetnmore.com Lisa Hamblin

    Crochet hook moving.
    Yarn is flying here and there.
    Gifts are my reward.

    Zontee says: Hi Lisa, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Michelle Overby

    Knitting like a fox
    That’s right, knittin’ sexy,
    Clever and quick

    Zontee says: Hi Michelle, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Johnna Davis

    Don’t come to an end
    Just one more quick row
    I’m not finished yet

    Zontee says: Hi Johnna, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • Patti

    Oh my to Crochet
    at the end of the day
    Nothing is finer.

    Zontee says: Hi Patti, as it says above, “Please note that comments left here on the blog will NOT be counted. Please click the link above to submit an entry.”

  • KatherineR

    Blog comments filled
    with random haiku today
    Click link to submit

  • Sarah

    Not only are people posting haikus in the wrong place, but most of them aren’t even following the 5-7-5 rule!! I hope syllables are counted to win! :)

  • Yael

    It’s not my entry:
    Words, like yarn, my medium
    Haiku knit maven

    Haiku and knitting
    Competition made for me
    Pen and needles poised

  • Yael

    KatherineR zings
    Zeitgeist of the comment threads
    Summed up in three lines

  • Mia

    I notice a lot of the Haikus posted on the blog aren’t keeping with the correct amount of syllables per-line. Will you disqualify entries that are not written in the 5, 7, 5 format? Just curious.
    Thank you.

    Zontee says: Hi Mia, first-off entries left as comments on the blog will NOT be counted as stated above, and yes, we will not count entries not in the correct format.

  • Julie Wilkinson

    I am not sure my submission went through. After I clicked DONE, it went to a monkey survey screen(???). Can you tell me if you received my submission? Thanks.

    Zontee says: Hi Julie, yes, if you got the SurveyMonkey screen (our survey form provider), then your entry went through.

  • Rachelle Ballotti

    When submitting an entry, does it have to be one paragraph of the 5-7-5 format or can you put multiples? meaning I have a haiku that is 5-7-5 and then another 5-7-5 that is a continuation.

    Zontee says: Hi Rachelle, a haiku is only 3 lines total.

  • Crystal

    I, too, am wondering if my post went through. Mine went to survey monkey, too.

    Crystal says: Hi Julie, yes, if you got the SurveyMonkey screen (our survey form provider), then your entry went through.

  • Mia

    Yeah, the Monkey survey is a bit confusing. It should say ‘Entry Complete’ or something a bit more acknowledging. However, since we are all getting the same thing, I imagine it’s going through.

  • Patty

    Survey Monkey was used to create the Contest Entry. Survey Monkey always advertises when a survey is completed. They have only one completed page and that is what you see when your entry is completed.

    Zontee says: Hi Patty, yes, it correct that the default page when you complete the survey is the SurveyMonkey page, but I’m going to switch it to LionBrand.com so that people don’t get confused by the advertisement. Thanks for clarifying for other people.

  • Sandy

    I LOVE the fact that LionBrand has SO many ways to participate and create (and not just with needles and yarn)!!! Another awesome contest LB!!!! (This is why I keep coming back for more!) … And OF COURSE, I submitted my entry. :) I’m curious to see all (or a majority) of the entries. (Best of luck choosing just four…)

  • Kathy

    I submitted my poem, clicked on “done” but did NOT get the Survey Monkey. Mine went to the home page. I tried it the second time and got the same result. Now I’m confused !!!! Should I get the Survey Monkey???

    Zontee says: Hi Kathy, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • http://lubylu.wordpress.com Lynda Logan

    The colors of yarn
    On two needles in my hand
    Knit one, purl two, turn

    Yes, I did fill out the entry form. Just wanted to share with your blog readers too.

  • Sondra

    My submission also went to the home page. So I’m wondering the same thing

    Zontee says: Hi Sondra, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • Susan Upton

    My submission also went to the Lionbrand homepage; I didn’t get a Survey Monkey screen. I am using Mozilla. Is that a problem? I would like to know if my submission was accepted or not.

    Zontee says: Hi Susan, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • Mia

    Zontee,

    thank you for clarifying. I knew that the blog Haikus didn’t count, but I was still curious if the 5, 7, 5 form would be counted for the actual entries. Thanks again for clearing that up, I appreciate it. I guess you guys have a lot of clapping out syllables ahead of you. Good luck! This contest is a really fun idea. I can’t wait for the next one, I’m looking forward to it already.

  • Marjorie B.

    When I entered my Haiku, it did not go to any Monkey whatever. Does this mean it did not go through? It’s getting confusing with all these non-Haiku Haikus!

    Zontee says: Hi Marjorie, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • Marjorie B.

    Please do not publish my full name. Thank you. I hope I’m not too late. I should have read the rules more carefully. Sorry.

    Zontee says: Hi Marjorie, I changed your name on your last comment. Please note for next time that however you type your name into the box when you’re commenting is how it’s going to show up.

  • http://prayersncrafts.blogspot.com Evelyn Mayfield

    Oooooh, I can’t wait to work on this one. I even blogged about it (link below) and added it to my sidebar about contests and giveaways…

    What fun.
    Hugs
    Evie
    http://prayersncrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/lion-brand-haiku-contest-4-25.html

  • Judith

    What a great idea – always something fun to learn and gift ideas to share in order to help others. Love the many patterns for future gifts.

  • Meg Kubiak

    Touching, feeling threads
    Counting, clicking, row by row
    Warmth, beauty, fiber.

  • Genie

    I’m assuming that the survey is not done with each submission and that participants are selected at random. Is this correct, because when I clicked “done” it went to the LBY homepage as well.

    Zontee says: Hi Genie, sorry, I don’t follow your question, so let me know if I don’t answer it. If you finished the survey, it WILL take you to the LionBrand.com home page, signifying that you’re finished with it. As we said in earlier comments, we will be picking our favorite 4 entries for the winners.

  • Linda Wills

    Knit all day

    Love all the choices I have

    Knit all night

  • Kjhhall

    God forbid Lion Brand has a sonnet writing contest!

    But seriously, next year a Limerick might be fun.

  • Rindition

    For a great pick-me-up: Crochet a shell top with one or more buffet style Lion Brand Yarns. Creating your own pattern to reflect your “old” mood thereby proudly peacocking your “new” mood outfit. A good way to restore the Mind-Space.

  • Donna W.

    I did not get the survey monkey either, so just wondering if my submission was accepted.
    Thanks.

    Zontee says: Hi Donna, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • Martha G.

    Click of needles on

  • Lil Conner

    Did not see the MONKEY either. Just the homepage. Unable to make a 2nd attempt to reenter. Let me know if my entry went through at my email.
    Loved the Haiku, Lil

    Zontee says: Hi Lil, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • DJ

    Just wondering…

    I entered my haiku, only once submitted, no sort of confirmation is posted. Rather, the server returns you to the main page. How can we ensure that our entries were received?

    Zontee says: Hi DJ, we changed the completion page to LionBrand.com — if you got our Home Page then you completed your entry and it went through.

  • MArilyn Hjort

    Filled out a haiku entry form and hit “Done”. Was sent to (disabled) survey monkey 3 times.
    Is this normal? Was my entry received?

    Zontee says: Hi Marilyn, yes, as we’ve said in response to earlier questions, if you got the SurveyMonkey page, then you completed your entry and it was received.

  • http://www.entrepreneurialwoman.ca Cathy

    I entered the right way, and now I want to share another one here, just for fun. (It’s not an entry).

    So much yarn! What joy!
    Knitting frenzy begins….NOW.
    Uh oh…where’s the cat?

  • Vicki Middlebrook

    Beautiful colors//worked in different patterns//Brings me lots of joy

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