The frais hat that I knit earlier this year won in August.
And as my reward I received an equivalent amount of yarn. So I emailed and mentioned a few colors I liked and asked her to choose between. Shortly thereafter, this lovely Hat Box in Peacock arrived.
I absolutely love it.
Along with being the HatBox sportweight base, which is a fantastic Merino/Silk/Cashmere that is ridiculously squishy, the colors gleam richly.
I've no idea what I'll make from it. I have several knitterly friends whose "oooh pretty" radar just went up, so finding a home for a finished project won't be a challenge. Probably not socks, with the silk and cashmere this should be up by the face. It's machine wash cold, so that expands my options of who might get it as well.
In the interim, it makes a lovely piece of art at Chez Hedgehog.
Thank you Mrs. Crosby.
*Please note, she's redoing the contest settings/rules/etc right now and has promised a new version soon but as of this date you can't enter.