I won a contest!
A couple of weeks ago, I added a comment to 1600 others to congratulate Sheri at The Loopy Ewe on her second anniversary. And I was chosen as one of sixteen winners, much to my shock and amazement.
The package arrived today, and was just a fabulous way to celebrate a beautiful, cool summer day.
I knew the yarn would be yummy, so I left it as the last thing to be unwrapped. What a fun little package. There's a Loopy Ewe mini tote bag with a little tag that reads "Sock yarns don't count as stash!" and a cute little pin. The pattern is for Making Tracks socks, by Wendy. This is one I'll definitely be trying out. Sorry it's not really in the picture, but here's the Ravelry link.
And then there was the yarn. Oh, the yarn.
There is a skein of Wollmeise in a vibrant, yummy fall colourway called Campari Orange.
It feels lovely and soft, and seems to be a thinner yarn than most of the sock yarns I've used. I may actually need to swatch to make sure I use this to the best of its abilities. And since this is "the" yarn right now, I want to make sure I get the most out of it.
But as lovely as the Wollmeise is, I have to admit that I've fallen for the Yarn Love Juliet.
I doubt I would ever have picked out this colourway on my own. But as soon as I held it in my hands, I knew it was the colourway I never knew I always wanted.
It's all my favourite colours and combinations rolled into one. It has the warm, toasty fall colours, the rich brown, and the bright, sunny-skies-blue.
And if you happen to know what I do for a living, you'll know why the name of the colourway is particularly appropriate and cracks me up.
Thanks to Sheri and the Loopy Ewe!