It truly is prize yarn. I literally gasped when I received the package! From left to right:
Perchance to Knit 80/20 Merino/Cashmere in colorway Raspberry Mouse (with coordinating jeweled stitch marker!);
Yarn Botanika Radiance (Superwash Merino and Tencel) from One Planet Yarn & Fiber;
Tausendschon Handgefärbte Sockenwolle (75% Superwash wool, 25% polyamid) in colorway Flecktarn;
and from Wool Girl,
Union Center Knits Whatnot Sock (75% Superwash wool, 25% nylon) in colorway Fishy (with a stitch marker, labels, and smooch stickers), and
Miss Babs Superwash Sock & Baby (100% wool) in colorway Purples II.
MY SnB can attest to how many longing sighs I expend over indie sock yarn! This yarn will be loveloveloved.
My humble thanks go to judges Jessica, Wendy, and Lisa, to the generous sponsors, to Risa, whose crazy computer skillz facilitated pattern publication, to gentle readers for their kind words about Meadowlands Socks, and to Cat Bordhi, whose New Pathways gave me the brainwave for the pattern. If I haven't emailed you to express individual thanks, it's only because I don't have your email addy.
Meanwhile, fruit has started falling off my neighbor's persimmon tree. They're charming little things, the native wild persimmon, not an exotic cultivated variety. Here's one of the windfalls with my LiveStrong wristband for scale.
I'm not sure they're fully ripe yet, but not to worry...
... there's plenty more.