Participating in the Sockdown Challenge has actually paid off for me. I know, I was whining about it two weeks ago, but honestly, I'm glad that I'm knitting socks. I enjoy knitting socks (can you tell?) and I'm WINNING! And not just in a Charlie Sheen crazy kind of way. See that picture down there?
I won that. It's a Knit Sack from Peg's Procrastination and it has a TON of goodies on it. First, there is a clip on the drawstring, so I could potentially clip it to my belt look so I didn't have to carry it. Second, it has a row counter on the drawstring. Very useful, that. The bag opens up plenty wide for storing your WIPs. There is a handy pocket inside. It has a key ring on the inside with, this is my favorite, stitch markers attached to it. And the best part, there is a handy little loop for threading your yarn through before you begin a project. Just helps to keep the ball inside the bag. All in all, a phenomenal prize for knitting a pair of socks back in October.
But to top the WINNING! off, I also won a prize for my January socks. I haven't received it yet, but it is a month of Enchanted Knoll's Happy Hooves Sock Yarn club. I think that's pretty spiffy and totally WINNING!
One of my coworkers is about to give birth to a baby boy, and I didn't want the little guy to go unhatted. (ok, so I'm blogging on my iPhone, and autocorrect just kicked in. For unhatted, it subbed the word untasted. This could have been a whole other, highly inappropriate blog post). I made two hats for her baby boy and couldn't be more in love with the outcome!