Ok, it wasn't the mega-million dollar lottery, but it is pretty cool. It was a contest on She Shoots Sheep Shots for a subscription to Knit Circus, an online magazine. KC has a unique scheme for revenue--the magazine is free to look at. In order to get the patterns they show, you can either purchase them singly or subscribe and get all of them as a download. I'm not sure how long my subscription will run, but I got the Winter Issue full pattern download.
The embarrassing thing is that I was notified of my win via a comment on my previous blog post. Unaccustomed as I am (ahem, I'm talking to you, dear reader/lurker) to receiving comments on my literary effusions, it was many days before I noticed and responded.
And maybe this is the place to also talk about what I found in the blog stats that Google keeps for me. I have had hits from Russia, Australia, Denmark, Italy, India, and Hong Kong. People were searching for the Jali cardigan, the Ptarmigan cowl, and vegan cookies mainly. No, it's not a major international audience, but it still is kind of a buzz that the power of Google can bring the world to my dusty little old blog.