I won! I won!! I won a KAL! To be specific, I won Knitting Purls' Spring KAL.
Lookie what I got!
My very own and first skein of Malabrigo!
It's the Archangel colorway. I'm surprised that I am not showing you a finished pair of socks, such is my love for this yarn. Thanks to Ida and Knitting Purls for having these wonderful KALs! Such great fun, and look what you get! You should come and join, really! Lots of fun and encouragement.
That's not all! Nope. I received a dual prize. Stage two:
This I'll have to guess on. It didn't have a tag. I would say it is probably 2-3 ounces of merino or blue-faced leicester. Gorgeous and very soft! I give, Ida - What is it!!!???
In other news......
Today was the day I was going to show you the four skeins of sock yarn I dyed (you already saw one), but prizes got in the way. I am using two skeins of Bare Superwash Merino Nylon Sock and two skeins of Bare Superwash Merino Nylon Donegal Sock, both from Knit Picks. Great price! One skein makes a FULL pair of socks! Even if you didn't dye them, these are great for making a pair of socks under $7 in superwash wool. I have personally knitted the donegal without dyeing it. They came out lovely.
Where was I? Oh... right. I had the crock pot and dyes ready. Well.... what do you think happened next?
This is the way we soak our wool......... early in the morning.
I know - such a tease.....