Just to get the technicalities out of the way, here was my scientific method. I assigned names to numbers from 1 to 21, scrawled said numbers randomly on a piece of interlined paper torn from Charlotte's notebook, folded the paper, shut my eyes, and jabbed with a hatpin.
"Okay, let's see. Which number is closest to that hole? Ah ha!!"
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"Oh this is gonna be so great. She's going to love this yarn. Yay!
"Wait a second. What is this I feel? Badness? Guilt? Sympathy for the disappointment of my commenters? Oh crap."
So, I jabbed again.
Ames! Girl!! The hatpin loved you!
"Crap. She's my sister-in-law. People are gonna think it was a setup. Should I have a do-over? But that wouldn't be right: I jabbed her number, fair and square.
"Now I feel cheap for not giving away all of it. Should I give away all of it? It's only $90 worth of yarn...and the G00gle deposit is only a month away...but I've already spent it.....WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH ME?!? They are all grownups!!"
But I'm still so very sorry.
Hopefully it won't be long before I can do another one of these...think positive!