I'm telling you, it totally pays to take chances. I won SweetGeorgia's birthday contest. The prize, beautiful sock yarn in a new colorway, Stillwater. Here's the pic she sent me (you can see this photo and the other new colorways she just whipped up on her site):
The winning comment:
The best thing about turning 30 is knowing better but doing it anyway. You have the experience and the youth to still get crazy every so often.
Happy birthday! As far as I can tell, it only seems to get better...I'll let you know if anything changes when I hit 40. :-)
I will have to find a sock pattern that is worthy of this yarn. I'll have to wait and see how it knits up, but it may be best to just go with a plain stockinette pattern...We'll see.
Since you guys approved of the Dream Swatch headwrap in the solid color, it has been coming along quite nicely. Its actually an easy pattern to memorize and the yarn feels absolutely wonderful. My only complaint is that there are knots in the yarn every so often. Of course, they seem to coincide with the drop stitches so I've had to go back and undo a few rows so I don't wind up with weird weaving in issues later.
Its definitely growing on me.
And more yarn, I got my one skein pal's package yesterday, KnitPicks Gossamer yarn in Leprechaun. (Sorry I didn't take a photo but you can look it up on the KnitPicks site.)