2015 – What A Year!

This has been another spectacular year at ESK! We started the Booster Club where you all earned badges for successes & failures in your knitting, we added exclusive Georgia colorways from Madelinetosh where you refreshed the heck out of the website at 8 AM to snag skeins of Little Magnolia, and we added so much yarn to the shelves that you all truly lived up to the Year of the Sheep! Let’s take a closer look at all the fun we had this year:

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Quarter 1: Colorwork, Headgear, Shawls

Q1 Colorwork JudyL

Q1 Colorwork Winner – JudyL

Q1 Headgear - kgartley

Q1 Headgear Winner – kgartley

Q1 Shawls celticmidget

Q1 Shawls Winner – celticmidget

Quarter 2: Hitofude, No Sleeves, Mitered Squares

Q2 Hitofude Winner - historychic

Q2 Hitofude Winner – historychic

Q2 No Sleeves Winner - ginni

Q2 No Sleeves Winner – ginni

Q2 Mitered Squares Winner - stellaah

Q2 Mitered Squares Winner – stellaah

Quarter 3: Socks, New-to-You, Sweater Free-for-All

Q3 Socks Winner - lucy325

Q3 Socks Winner – lucy325

Q3 New-to-you Winner - quixotism

Q3 New-to-you Winner – quixotism

Q3 Sweater Free-for-all Winner - luarn

Q3 Sweater Free-for-all Winner – luarn

Quarter 4: Selfless Knits, Felting, Chunky Knits, Triathlon

Q4 Selfless Knits – Popular Vote:  ElloKnits      Random Winner: LauraPNW

Q4 Selfless Winner - elloknits (she also knit multiple baby hats and a triceratops too!)

Q4 Selfless Winner – elloknits (she also knit multiple baby hats and a triceratops too!)

Q4 Felting – Popular Vote:  Naora   Random Winner: PastorErinKaye

Q4 Felting Winner - naora

Q4 Felting Winner – naora

Q4 Chunky Knits – Popular Vote: HonestBloom Random Winner: enw001

Q4 Chunky Knits Winner - honestbloom

Q4 Chunky Knits Winner – honestbloom

Congratulations, Winners! Your store credits will be added shortly! Thanks to all those who submitted in the voting threads. You will have more chances to win with our Carson Throw KAL. Each month, if you submit your completed portion of the throw, you will be entered into a random drawing for $20 store credit. It pays to keep up in the KAL!

New Additions

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Western Sky Knits

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Northbound Knitting

Kathmandu Bowl

Queensland Collection

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Freia Fine Handpaints

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Koigu Wool

The newest kitten, Molly McBride, joined the ESK team on April 17th & her big brother, Levi, is now a gentleman at age 2!

The newest kitten, Molly McBride, joined the ESK team on April 17th, 2015 & her big brother, Levi, is now a gentleman at age 2!

Race Results

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The race results have been changing all year long – the Yarnicorns and Fleecy Foxes have been trotting and slinking between 2nd and 3rd place for months. The Cowlettes were the most enthusiastic and friendliest with over 26,000 posts on the Ravelry forums. We all wanted to just hang around the nest with them. The Mighty Woolri remained on top and took 1st place! Congratulations Team Woolrus – team members with over 500 yards purchased in 2015 will receive $20 store credit. Those credits will be added to  your account by January 15th.

Woolrus – 95

Yarnicorns – 86

Fleecy Foxes – 84

Cowlettes – 77

The End…for now!

We can’t thank you enough for another awesome year! We fell in love with the newest ESK kitten (little Miss Molly), watched Levi grow taller than his Mom, conquered trivia, knitted-a-long each month, earned badges, solved puzzles, and discovered so much new yarn! 2015 is sadly over but 2016 Yarnathon and Beyond: A Space Race has just begun. Check out the new additions to the website to see what we have in store this year!

 

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