Calling all genders! FREE YARN!

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

This message is for both knitters and non-knitters! This post is for EVERYONE!

Perry Bible FellowshipRemember this post? The one that asks you if you want to take part in my fun li’l comic-readin’ study? Well, I’ve now got a web-based version that you can do right in the comfort of your own home. In your pyjamas! Fancy that! Here’s the blurb, carefully cut-and-pasted and slightly manipulated:

The survey I’m conducting is about how people read comic strips. As well as reading the strips, you’ll also be asked to rate them and comment about them. The survey will also involve answering some questions about your personal background (places you’ve lived, your age, nothing too scary), but none of this information will be connected to your name and all of your answers will be kept completely confidential. Please pass this message on to anyone you believe would be interested in participating.

So if you live somewhere with access to the internet (ie, a home, an apartment, Guam, an undersea kingdom (properly grounded)), then you should read some comics for me! I would be extra happy. I’m willing to shell out a few decabucks for this (that means dollars in multiples of ten), so I might even give out some yet-to-be-chosen yarn to a lucky participant. (The overwhelming request has been some sock yarn, so maybe some Socks That Rock or Koigu KPPPM? Or whatever you like, winner’s choice!) I’ll set the deadline at March 31st, and the winner will be announced in April. Here are some specifics:

  • I will give an extra point for every extra person you can recruit for this study. If you can, please include their email address so I can contact them directly (but in this case, use the contact form instead of leaving a comment so their email isn’t public).
  • Seeing as I’m trying to get an even gender distribution and I realize that more women than men read this blog, I will give double points to any man who volunteers or to any woman who can recruit a significant other / friend who is male.
  • So leave me a comment or send me an email, and I’ll show you where you can take part! Also mention what sort of yarn you’d like to receive and I’ll use that to decided what the prize will be.
  • Side Note: You don’t have to be a knitter to take part in this. This is a 100% non-knitting study! I’m just posting this here because I know a bunch of people read it, and I’m offering yarn as a prize because most of the people who read this blog would be enticed by the prospect of yarn. So no, you don’t have to be a knitter to take part! You do have to be human, though. Absolutely no dogs!
  • If you live in the Kingston area, you’ll get a guaranteed $10 for being a participant in the eyetracking version of this study. Email me if you’re close! It’s just 40 minutes of your time, give or take.

If you’d like to send me an email, you can use this contact form (use this if you’re including any extra emails in the body of your message):

[I have been getting lots of spam through my contact forms, so until I can find an alternate, spam-protected contact form please email me.]

I’d also be extremely grateful if all you wonderful, generous folks could post something on your own blog about this. I need lots of people real quick! I’ve only got a few weeks in order to collect data, so anywhere you can scrape up someone is good in my book. Even the gutter! Hobos read comics too, it’s just that they make houses out of them afterwards.

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63 Comments to “Calling all genders! FREE YARN!”

  1. Me and my DP would be quite happy to take part in your study no problem, just let me know how.

    Comment by
    March 2, 2007 @ 5:50 am
  2. Count me in – sounds like fun!

    Comment by Dave
    March 2, 2007 @ 7:02 am
  3. Ditto what he said.

    Comment by OldRound
    March 2, 2007 @ 7:21 am
  4. I LURVE comics – I’d love to be your monkey

    Comment by April
    March 2, 2007 @ 10:30 am
  5. OMG – that was SUPPOSED to say
    “I’d love to be your STAT monkey”
    WHA HAHAHAHA – **crying**

    Comment by April
    March 2, 2007 @ 10:31 am
  6. I’d be happy to help, and will ask my hubby to do it too.

    Comment by Cyndi
    March 2, 2007 @ 12:37 pm
  7. oooh I will do it!

    Comment by Denise
    March 2, 2007 @ 4:55 pm
  8. I’ll do the study and I’ll get my husband to do it as well.

    Comment by Teresa
    March 3, 2007 @ 2:39 pm
  9. Happy to help, just tell me where & when. :)

    Comment by Tammy
    March 3, 2007 @ 11:39 pm
  10. [...] is conducting a comic-reading study and is looking for participants. If you participate by March 31, you could win some yarn! You don’t have to be a knitter to [...]

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    March 5, 2007 @ 8:02 am
  11. I’d be happy to help – I might be able to get DH to do it too. No yarn necessary on this end – thanks!

    Comment by Cara
    March 5, 2007 @ 8:18 am
  12. Me and hubby are open – count us in!

    Comment by kristi and otis
    March 5, 2007 @ 8:27 am
  13. Chris at Stumbling Chaos alerted us to your call, so my sweetie and I would be happy to read comics for you. Hell, we’re happy to read comics regardless!

    Comment by sprite
    March 5, 2007 @ 8:46 am
  14. Hey, I’m interested – and my spouse reads comics everyday, too.

    Comment by trek
    March 5, 2007 @ 9:21 am
  15. My husband said he is game so count us both in. We love some comics! ;)

    Comment by Leah
    March 5, 2007 @ 9:47 am
  16. My husband and i will do it. Let me know the info. I might be able to get you another guy or two to help. :) Are you using Survey Monkey?

    Comment by Jenn
    March 5, 2007 @ 10:27 am
  17. Oh! January One sent me.. I’m interested and can probably recruit my husband and at least a couple male members of his gaming group.

    Comment by Teej
    March 5, 2007 @ 10:42 am
  18. I’m happy to help, and know I can get my fiance to help as well. I came over from January One. Just let me know what I need to do!

    Comment by Sarah
    March 5, 2007 @ 10:45 am
  19. Sure! My husband and I will join in the fun!

    Comment by LizD
    March 5, 2007 @ 10:55 am
  20. DH and I will be happy help out.

    Comment by Jenna
    March 5, 2007 @ 10:57 am
  21. I love comics. Count me in.

    Comment by Judy Foldi
    March 5, 2007 @ 11:04 am
  22. Do you care for guinea pigs having English as a second language? If that’s ok with you, I’ll be happy to help, and I’m pretty sure my boyfriend will be too. Some of his friends may be interested as well…

    Comment by Josiane
    March 5, 2007 @ 11:19 am
  23. Sure, I’ll help out, let me know what I need to do!

    Comment by olga
    March 5, 2007 @ 11:25 am
  24. I’ll help. Found my way here, thanks to Cara.

    Comment by pj
    March 5, 2007 @ 11:30 am
  25. I’d love to do that! Just let me know what to do. Just so you know, I got here through Cara.

    Comment by hanna
    March 5, 2007 @ 11:48 am
  26. I’d love to help and TheBoy is also a comics fiend so I can likely get him in on it too. I also arrived via Cara.

    Comment by TheBon
    March 5, 2007 @ 11:57 am
  27. Hi Eve,
    I can do this. And I’m sure Dale will do it, too.

    Comment by Carole
    March 5, 2007 @ 12:26 pm
  28. hey, count me in. if i can’t donate my body to science i guess this is the next best thing. LOL :lol:

    Comment by tonya
    March 5, 2007 @ 1:43 pm
  29. I arrived via January One, as well. I could do it! DH might be willing to help, too. I will ask.

    Comment by Melissa
    March 5, 2007 @ 2:20 pm
  30. I too arrived through January One. I would definitely be willing to do this, and I could get a male friend or two to do it as well.

    Comment by Vik
    March 5, 2007 @ 9:15 pm
  31. I’m in. And I don’t even live in a properly grounded underwater kingdom. (Some poor bastid just got electrocuted as I was typing this.) Sounds like fun!

    Comment by Julie
    March 5, 2007 @ 9:46 pm
  32. glad to help, and i can get the boyfriend to do it too. all yarn is good yarn, and free yarn is the best kind. :)

    Comment by bunnysquirrel
    March 6, 2007 @ 4:27 am
  33. Sounds interesting! I don’t read comics much anymore, but in the quest of scientific data I will. Just let me know what to do. I’ll take the the DH about it also, but he isn’t a computer savvy as we are and may decline.

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    March 6, 2007 @ 10:23 am
  34. I’d be happy to take part.

    Comment by Nicole
    March 6, 2007 @ 11:37 am
  35. Sounds like fun – count me in :cool:

    Comment by Dona Burson
    March 6, 2007 @ 1:44 pm
  36. Hey… happy to. Count me in.

    Comment by miss ewe
    March 6, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
  37. Sounds fun. Is there a link to the survey?

    Comment by ck
    March 6, 2007 @ 3:48 pm
  38. I would be happy to participate. I found out about this on, I also posted a link to your site on my blog….not that anyone has read it :-)

    Comment by letah75
    March 6, 2007 @ 4:33 pm
  39. Hey, I’d love to help.

    Comment by Paul
    March 6, 2007 @ 7:45 pm
  40. If you’re still looking for participants, count me in!

    Comment by Specs
    March 6, 2007 @ 8:46 pm
  41. :cool: Cool, sounds fun! I also found out about this on

    Comment by Madametj
    March 6, 2007 @ 9:37 pm
  42. Hey, forgive me if this already went through, but I’m totally interested. Yarn+Comics=

    Comment by Christine
    March 6, 2007 @ 9:46 pm
  43. I just came from kate’s, be glad to help you out. I’ll do the email thing now.

    Comment by marianne
    March 7, 2007 @ 6:36 am
  44. I’d be happy to participate (although will be at a conference the last week of March–don’t know the specifics of the study). Oh, and Stumbling Over Chaos gets an extra participation point, :smile:, as I came here from her blog.

    Comment by Deb BM
    March 7, 2007 @ 8:28 am
  45. oh, and if I win, you can give my yarn to Stumbling Over Chaos.

    Comment by Deb BM
    March 7, 2007 @ 8:57 am
  46. I just posted.

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    March 7, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    March 7, 2007 @ 9:22 am
  48. I’d be delighted to help – tell me how…

    Comment by Sara
    March 7, 2007 @ 9:53 am
  49. looks like fun. we have yarn and comics (many books!) at our house! thanks!
    ps:linked to you from Cara’s site.

    Comment by di
    March 7, 2007 @ 10:58 am
  50. I’d like to help (and I might get my husband to help too).
    FYI, I came here via Criminy Jickets — does that give him an extra point?

    Comment by Persnickety Knitter
    March 7, 2007 @ 5:46 pm
  51. I have no website or blog (yet) but I do read comics. (And everything else that passes in front of my eyes. It’s a compulsion.)
    I learned to read in comic books 56 years ago, when I was four. Ever since, the first thing I read in the newspaper is the comics page.

    I also knit.

    Comment by Sue
    March 7, 2007 @ 7:44 pm
  52. Thought you said name would not be published?

    Comment by Sue
    March 7, 2007 @ 7:45 pm
  53. Sorry about the confusion; if you leave a message using the contact form above (the one within the post), an email goes to me and only me. If you type any names into the comment form below, they will show up. But don’t worry, anything within the email address field of the comment form stays private :)

    Comment by Eve
    March 7, 2007 @ 9:56 pm
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  55. Hi, Paul of Blithering Knitiot told me about this. I’m in, sounds like a lot of fun!

    Comment by Susan
    March 8, 2007 @ 10:46 pm
  56. recieved this message from my daughter and I would like to participate :smile:

    Comment by Trish
    March 11, 2007 @ 9:47 am
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  59. I would love to participate in your survey. I also come by way of Blithering Knitiot.

    Comment by Cathy
    March 15, 2007 @ 5:59 pm
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  61. I’m in too if you still need help. Just send me an email..

    Comment by Camille
    April 11, 2007 @ 6:02 pm
  62. I love to read comics. I love crocheting and knitting much more. I also like filling out surveys. Thank you in advance if I win the free yarn.

    Comment by Shannon Dowden
    May 11, 2007 @ 4:37 am
  63. I’m in!!

    Comment by Teri
    February 12, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

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