I won some free yarn last week – what fun!
I’ve been listening to the Knit Picks podcast ever since it began back in April 2007. I love the interviews with designers, I love hearing about how yarn is created, I love hearing what people do with various techniques, I love the book reviews. It’s a good podcast, and that’s why I keep listening. After the 100th episode, Kelley Petkun (host and owner of Knit Picks) introduced some new segments to involve her listeners more. One of them is a trivia contest. I enter this occasionally, and this time I won!
The question was: “Who created the SSK decrease and made the technique popular?” (or something to that effect). The answer is Barbara Walker, which I learned at the Luminary Panel at Sock Summit (the crowd gave Barbara a standing ovation when this fun detail came out). I sent in the answer and was chosen in the random drawing. The winner was announced in episode 122. I got to select 2 free skeins of Stroll Handpaint. I picked colorways Lullaby (the blue one) and Make Believe:
I haven’t knit with any of the Knit Picks handpaints yet. Will they sent up to my Felici standard? Hmmmm. Felici sets a pretty high bar. The yarn feels very soft, though. The hand reminds me of one of my new favorites, Cascade Heritage, so my hopes are high.
We’ll find out. Expect a full report in a future post.
Thanks, Kelley and Knit Picks! It’s sooooo much fun to win something, and winning yarn is the BEST!