Thursday, June 3, 2010

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue, Contest for a Subway Gift Card

I was thinking that it would be really nice if I had some red white and blue lapghans to give to the veterans in my local nursing homes for the 4th of July. I started making some squares but it's slow going because of other projects I'm working on, work and other commitments. Alone I might, if I'm lucky, get two or three done. Since so many people have been so generous with their donations, I thought I would make this request into a contest.

So I have a $10 Subway Gift Card for one person who has sent me a RWB 6" granny square that I have received by June 30th. I do have some requirements, they MUST be a traditional granny have 5 rounds and be 6" square for ease and speed of joining. I can join a lapghan like this in one or two evenings. Please keep in mind the American flag when choosing your yarn colors.

I'm getting some questions, here are the answers:

1. You can find the pattern for the classic granny here.
2. Worsted weight acrylic only
3. Variegated is fine, so are solid color squares
4. I use a I hook but I crochet tightly
5. Please don't wait until the last minute if you can, I need to get as many as possible joined by the delivery date which is July 2nd. rd it, send them as you get them done.
Several disclaimers, Subway in no way has sponsored this giveaway, I just happen to have the gift card. On the other hand if they (or anyone else) would like to sponsor a similar giveaway I wouldn't mind.

Although the squares are being asked for a specific use, any leftover or received too late may be used for a different purpose. Be assured though that it will be a charitable donation to some cause (Project Linus being my other main cause but I do contribute to others).

Of course any other donations will still be gladly accepted, click here to read more about it and see what is needed, but it's just the RWB squares that will earn contest entries.

You will get one entry for the gift card for each square you send me. Please take the time to let your friends know about this contest, I will give an entry for posting about this giveaway on their blog, facebook or whatever, a link to check it is required.

Contact me at debsstuff55 (at) yahoo (dot) com for address to send to or any questions.


Anonymous said...

Can you post a simple pattern I can use?

Deb Upcycles said...

I just posted a link in the body of the main post.

Doris Sturm said...

What a great contest for such a good cause and a lovely offer to win a gift card.

I will share this on the EtsyHookers team if that's ok and see what I can do to help because I have to finish a few other obligations...good luck and I hope a lot of people participate!

Kathleen said...

I have Red/White/Blue variegated. Would that work for your project? I don't mind traditional granny squares, but I really dislike the color changing part! :)

Esa said...

If you don't mind, I will copy your request to my blog too. Maybe that will help get more squares? I am new to the blogging world and don't have many followers/friends on it....but I am a friend on the CP-Yahoo. I think it's awesome what you do for things like this (and Linus!), if this helps in any way, shape or form....

Deb Upcycles said...

Of course I don't mind, in fact that gets you another entry! Thank you very much!

Sarah said...

Great idea! I am going to post about this on my blog, and I'll get some squares made up in the nex few days!

Sarah said...

Great idea! I just posted on my blog about it, and I'll send you some squares soon!