The first contest was hosted by Ann over at Fidget. She asked people to describe what spring meant to them. I wrote that seeing the asparagus come up for the first time in early spring is what signals the change in season to me. And for my efforts, she sent this lovely spring (and sproingy) Koigu:
And the asparagus must have known I was going to mention it today because it finally stuck its head out of the ground! See, I told you that asparagus is purple when it comes out of the ground:
And for those of you into yarn pron, here is a close up for you:
Lucky approves, too. I don't know if Ann has cats or not, but Lucky was very interested in the smells of the Koigu.
The second contest was hosted by Disco over at Disco Knits - and this was the one I hadn't realized was a contest. She had asked people to comment on her Baby Surprise Jacket, and I left a comment because I was also working on a Baby Surprise Jacket. Imagine my surprise when she told me I had won something! She sent this luscious skein of La Luz in a beautiful watery green and these two adorable onesies:
She had intended one for Dharma and the other for Hunter, but I think Hunter has outgrown the 3-6 month size, so both of them will be going up to Dharma. Teri/Jaime - let me know if I am wrong!
And here is a close up of the silk - it is so soft. I need to find a good scarf pattern for it. In the meantime I think I will just hold it in my lap and pet it...