winners of the summer sweater knit along

today is the big day!  prizes galore ladies!!!  to all you sewers out there bear with and tomorrow will be knitting related and then we are back to normal :)  don't worry, i haven't forgotten about you all my lovelies!

so who are the big winners?  well before i started drawing names (via i decided to hand out one special "bonus" prize to the knitter who finished first.  her sweater is gorgeous and she did a fabulous job.  she not only made & finished the first sweater she also made another one in sock yarn..can we say hello small needles?!..all this while working on other knitting projects as well.  you go girl!  how can i not give her a prize?  so....who is she?

sandra from the blog "three pumpkins little" is our bonus winner!  yay sandra!  you have won the following:

prize: set of 6 hard copy knitting patterns from never not knitting  |  2- mug hugs from nook  |  1-knitting bag from passionate design

now onto the rest of the prizes.  this was tough.  i toyed with many different ways of handing these prizes out and decided to go with the simple and very fair method with no voting -  i think all of you who participated did a great job and i couldn't bear to hand out prizes based on personal taste or aesthetic i hope this seems fair for all involved in the kal.  i drew for 4 prize packs and the winner's are.....

winner #1: 
erika of the blog "defiKNITely"- commenter #16
prize: 3-jane richmond patterns hilary smith callis prize (copy of lilas cardigan pattern & the "brave new knits" book  |  french press knits entire pattern collection  | 1-fanciful belongings needle organizer 

winner #2:
monica of the blog "schatzi's knits" - commenter #8
prize: 3-jane richmond patterns  |  french press knits collection entire pattern collection  |  3-elisa mclaughlin designs patterns  |  3-aesthetic nest patterns  | 1-fanciful belongings bag 

winner #3:
aubrey ravelry id: auberella - commenter #21
prize: $25 gift card to magpie patterns  | 1-plum project studios yarn package  | 3-aestethic nest patterns  |  1-fanciful belongings bag

winner #4:
katie of the blog "knitting pretty" - commenter #17
prize: 1-pack of knitterella notecards  |  3-elisa mclaughlin patterns  |  5-handmade dishcloths marie madeline studio  |  1-fanciful belongings organizer

winner #5:
michelle ravelry id: mhousley -commenter #29
prize: 1-knitting bag from passionate design  |  2-mug hugs from nook  |  5-rebecca danger patterns  |  1-fanciful belongings organizer

i have all the images of the winners from my computer so if anyone wants proof just ask.  normally i would put them in the post but they are ugly and i didn't feel like cluttering up this post with boxes everywhere when we could look at pretty things like this...
1. elisa mclaughlin designs 2. never not knitting 3. the yarniad
1. jane richmond designs 2. french press knits
1. rebecca danger 2. fanciful belongings
congratulations to our winners and congrats to all of you for taking part in the KAL and sporting your awesome new sweaters (and soon to be sweaters)!  you guys are the best!  i hope you have lots of fun with all your new loot!  someone will be in touch with you about your prize in the next few days!  thanks again for joining along with was so fun!

and also a HUGE thank you to all of our lovely and oh so talented sponsors!  thank you sooooo much for all the wonderful prizes and your generous support!  you guys should check them all out and show them some luv!!!

the lovely elisa is offering luvinthemommyhood readers 20% off in her gorgeous shop!! use code LTMH2011 at the checkout of her etsy shop.

i hope you all had fun!  lots more knitting to come your way soon! stay tuned tomorrow for our newest KAL announcement!  and in the meantime come show off your handiwork or chat away in our luvinthemommyhood ravelry group!  i love hearing from you!