E2K Slipper Giveaway

Typically, I don't get nervous signing on to Etsy. Since opening my shop last April, it has been a place of comfort, a place where I have met so many welcoming and talented people who offer encouragement at the drop of a hat. It has been a place of learning how to run a business, and also a place for learning more about myself.

However, a few weeks ago a thought occurred to me as I began to approach the two-thousand sale milestone. My mind flashed back to my senior year of high school. News stories about the world screeching to a halt on the first day of the year 2000 were everywhere. We all imagined the worst: Airplanes dropping out of the sky, computer screens blowing up in user's faces, medical equipment malfunctions.

Could a similar crash result in the world of Etsy? I shared my ideas with no one, afraid of being labeled a 'scaremonger'. As the event horizon approached I grew increasingly anxious, but this morning as I logged on my fears were assuaged. Two-thousand sales and counting.

The E (for Etsy) 2K Giveaway is born out of that relief. We dodged a bullet folks, and things are still sailing on. In celebration, I am doing something I have wanted to do since starting this blog- a giveaway (now I just have to figure out what to do with 400 pounds of freeze-dried food and 1500 gallons of gasoline we stocked in our bunker. Maybe it will come in handy if Mad Cow rears its head again).

This week, I will be giving away a custom pair of French Press Felted Slippers (MSRP $65). These snugly little flats have been a very hot selling item in my Etsy shop since their inception in April. You may have seen them gracing blogs like the Yarn Harlot, One Pearl Button, littlebrownpen, Dear Golden Vintage, and many others. If not, let me introduce you!

So what do you need to do to enter? Simple! Just leave a comment below with your favorite slipper color and button combo. Make sure you leave an email address where I can contact you.

You can receive additional entries by completing any/all of the options below (make sure you let me know in your initial comment about additional entries):

Follow me on twitter (frenchpressknit) and tweet about this giveaway (make sure you include a link): 1 entry daily

Follow my blog: 2 entries

Subscribe to French Press Knits blog: 2 entries

Become a fan on facebook (
French Press Knits Facebook Fan Page) : 1 entry

Blog about this giveaway: 5 entries

Update: You can let me know in one comment how many 'tasks' you completed for additional entries- thanks!

Update: to enter via facebook, become a fan and respond to the link I have posted about this giveaway by hitting the "like" button- this will get your vote counted(even if you were already a facebook fan)

This giveaway will end Friday, February 5th at 11:59 PM. Each entry will be assigned a number and winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. This contest is not limited to US residents- anyone can enter!