Lucky number 13, Hege!!!
You have won a delicious skein of Knit Picks Shimmer yarn in Turquoise Splendor. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, and I will get some yummy yarn to you asap!
I used this site to select a random winner from all the comments on my post Sock Knitting & a Contest. There were many helpful, funny, and interesting suggestions! Thank you all so much for your input.
Hege suggested knitting Jaywalker socks by Grumperina. I have tried that pattern once before, and loved the effect it created with the striping Knit Picks Felici yarn. Unfortunately, it was way too small or not stretchy enough to fit any human foot! Other sock suggestions were the Broadripple and Thuja socks from Knitty, and these cute pom pom socks. I am interested in making all 3!
More than one person suggested the Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) by the ineffable Elizabeth Zimmerman. This is a pattern that has caught my eye several times before, and I like the possibilities it holds. You can customize it to suit your needs in terms of yarn weight, size, and color combos. Personally, I really like the idea of making baby garments out of superwash merino sock yarn; functionality and stash busting at the same time!
I appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm for suggesting their favorite projects. We all have our own knitting style and taste, and it is refreshing and inspiring for me to see what other people choose to create with their yarn and sticks! My knitting queue just got a little bit longer, but these are tried and true patterns which I somehow trust a little bit more. So if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, take a spin through the comments and other lovely blogs to see what jumps out at you. Who knows–you might be motivated to try something you’ve never attempted before!