Remember last year’s snow melt contest? Well, it’s that time again! I figure it’s a great way to celebrate the first day of spring, don’t you think so?
Here’s the details…
Guess when all the snow will be gone from the bigger of the two giant snow piles at work (pictures below). Leave the comment in this post. The contest will stay open for two weeks and will close 5 pm eastern time on Friday, April 3. I’ll draw a random winner when the contest closes, and we’ll have to wait and wait to see who guesses most closely to the actual snow melt date. If two people guess the same date, I’ll draw one of them randomly.
The random winner will get their choice of a black or a pink and lime bag, and the actual melted and gone date winner will get the other bag with some fibery offering in it. I don’t know what yet, and I’ll likely base it on what I know about the person who wins (if they have a blog or I know them anyhow).
Charlie and Jo from Nantucket Bagg were incredibly generous and have offered these bags for this contest! Thank you so much!! They are GIVING AWAY these two bags! They really know the power of the knit blog!
More pics of the bags in this post from a couple of days ago (or scroll back!).
And here’s a bonus…
Announce the contest on your blog, with a link back to this contest post and to the Nantucket Bagg site (http://www.nantucketbagg.com), and telling your readers that if they announce the contest they’ll get two entries into the contest, and I’ll give you two entries into the random part of the drawing.
And earlier this week on Monday, March 16 (getting uglier and dirtier… it was actually sort of pretty during the snowy winter),
ok, ok, I know it doesn’t look like much, but see how the leaves are at my feet, and how small those posts look at the bottom? Think how glaciers distort perspective…
The date of the snow pile melt last year was July 10 or so. This pile is bigger, though I don’t think we’ve gotten as much snow as last year. The even bigger pile (if you can imagine) that is a municipal snow mound melted last year early/mid August. But this pile is bigger than it was last year, and they drove lots more snow out onto it… so it was packed and icy early. But the weather has been warmer earlier. So who knows when it will be all gone?
I count “all gone” as when I walk down there (in my rubber boots most likely) there will be no visible ice on the ground. Last year it looked gone, but when you actually went to where the pile was, there was ice for a long, long time.