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Scarf Contest - We Have a Winner!

Drum roll..........
And another...
and one more just because I'm being annoying.

There were an unprecedented THREE entries for the amazing Old Gold and Blue scarf. Your contestants are:
Ann A.Roberta M.Robin S. And the winner, as drawn by the random number generator at, is.....
Congratulations, Ann! You get a new scarf. I sure hope you're a WVU fan.

Now for a surprise -- I have an extra ball of yarn in gold and yellow, the same yarn I used to make the scarf. I'm never going to use it, so as a consolation prize, I'll send it to:
Roberta!! Roberta, email me and let me know where to send your two balls of Valley Yarns Berkshire. It's a fun yarn to knit with and I think you'll like it.

Old Gold and Blue Scarf: Contest Update

Time is running out! Hurry! Operators are standing by!

The contest to win the gold and blue scarf, knitted by me, ends 11:59 PM EST on November 28, 2013. So far, I have one entry. That kinda hurts my feelings. But, on the other hand, the one entry is someone I like so that makes it a lot easier.

If you also want Ann A. to sport a gold and blue scarf, don't do anything!

If you want to try to steal the win from Ann A., do something!

Tweet at me with the tweet below and include a snapshot of you displaying some kind of school/seasonal spirit!

I want a @RodeoKnits original! #RodeoBall

Gold and Blue - The School Spirit Scarf

I attended my first college football game one year ago - WVU Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears - and it was a heckuva lotta fun. Great weather, good friends, high scoring game. And the Mountaineers won. That's always a bonus, especially at a home game.

I'll be heading back up to a game this year, the last regular season game for the Mountaineers against Iowa State Cyclones. I'm totally excited.

Every year, someone asks me "Do you have a pattern for a [insert team name] scarf?" or "Can you knit me a hat for [insert team name]?" It's a difficult thing. Generally, most sports teams are defined by two colors. WVU is blue and gold. Or navy and yellow. Or, according to the alumni page: "Old Gold and Blue." But I'm off track.

In case you're not aware, scarves usually have two sides -- a front and a back -- and because of how most people just toss them on, a scarf with an obvious "wrong" side can look messy. Two-color scarves make t…