Certainly you all read Grumperina?
Then you know that I won her contest for submitting the 200th Jaywalker to her gallery. Here is the 200th Jaywalker, which I knitted in December 2005, before the inception of our humble blog. They are knitted in Trekking XXL, in some blue colorway. I would have photographed them better, but I gave these babies away as a gift to my sister-in-law.
This is the first prize I have ever won in my life. My name was never picked for May Queen, I came in second for student body president. I have never won a raffle or won any of the big stuffed animals at the fair. I was eliminated in the first round of the spelling bee. I did once get a plaque with an apple on it, for being the Best First Year Teacher in my county. A dubious distinction if you ask me, and a lame prize for sure.
But on Sunday night, my luck finally turned around and I actually won Grumperina's contest! And the prize?
Of course, this presented a bit of a dilemma, as I explained to Her Grumpiness. As the founder of the SoSKAL, should I accept more yarn? Especially sock yarn, as this is the section of my stash most in need of busting. Especially since Sundara Petals Sock Club Yarn will be coming my way any day now, to further enhance the sock stash. I briefly considered the non-yarn options, but quickly rejected them (I already owned the books, my rosewood DPNs snapped on me).
But then I snapped back to reality and realized that Grumperina was GIVING ME LORNA'S LACES YARN.
So I humbly accepted my prize and am breathlessly awaiting the newest addition to the sock stash.