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March 20, 2007

From Susan & Sally — And the Winners are . . .

Filed under: Back Story — surly @ 2:53 pm

The guys from Price Waterhouse just dropped off the envelopes. We are pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Anniversary Contest.

Prize Number 1

Denise is the lucky recipient of Wendy Keele’s wonderful history of and patterns for Bohus knitting.


Prize Number 2

Stephanie is the winner of a copy of Susan’s “Lace Tam and Scarf” pattern, along with 2 skeins of Rowan Silk Wool DK — enough to make the tam.



Grand Prize:

Finally, the Grand Prize goes to Lisa. She has won 12 skeins of Tahki Jolie in color #5016 (mint), enough yarn to knit the Berry Cluster Pullover as featured in Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge. 


(Winners have been notified by email; if you share the first name of one of the winners, but did not receive an email at the address you used to enter, then you did not win. Sorry!)

Congratulations to Denise, Stephanie, and Lisa!

We are grateful that so many of you entered and had such nice things to say about our blog. Some themes emerged: you like our signature photograph, our tips about knitting, our willingness to admit our mistakes, and the sisterly camaraderie that we share (most of the time). We were pleasantly surprised that you also like our photography (which we worry about).

Thank you SO much letting us know that you’re reading. We are already looking forward to next year’s contest.

Susan and Sally, The Rainey Sisters


  1. Congratulations to the winners!

    Comment by Marina — March 20, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

  2. Yeah. That photograph at the top is nice. Where was it taken?

    Comment by Gale — March 20, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

  3. FWIW, Price Waterhouse merged several years ago (10?) with Coopers & Lybrand, becoming PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 😉 My dad worked there at the time and said they had internal marketing about the new name involving dentistry: no gap. Personally, I’d like to know what Lybrand did to get bumped off….

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Comment by Kim — March 20, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  4. – Congratulations- I was seriously coveting that mint green yarn.

    I think that’s one of the ten knitting commandments: Thou shalt not covet other people’s yarn.

    Comment by Lorraine — March 20, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  5. Congratulations to the lucky winners! Me, I’m sulking, but I’ll get over it. I thought of about 10 other reasons for liking your blog after I sent my email.

    Comment by Melanie — March 20, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

  6. From Susan — the picture at the top of our blog was taken mumble-mumble years ago in Italy — I think Sally knows if it was in Florence or not. Many years later, we had just gone out to LA to see the taping of one of the last Jerry Seinfeld episodes and she said, “I’m sending you a picture from our first road trip.” I thought it was from the LA trip, but this was the picture she sent me. I was blown away by what young babes we were!

    RE: the selection of the winners, though random, was very difficult for us. We wanted everyone to win everything! And if I ever get down and depressed, I’ll go back and read all of your email entries — they made my year and more! 🙂

    Comment by lv2knit — March 20, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

  7. Congrats to the winners! What I want to know is which one of you just learned how to do that moving print?

    Comment by Lee — March 20, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

  8. From Susan — Sally’s used the moving type since almost day one!  Cool, huh?

    Comment by lv2knit — March 20, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

  9. Congrats to the winners and to you both on a great year of blogging! I’m looking forward to another!

    Comment by Denise (apparently there were two Denises! — March 20, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

  10. Yay to the lucky winners! Here’s to another wonderful year!

    Comment by Wendy O — March 20, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

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