And since turnabout is fair play, here's my list of nominations in no particular order:
Tapmouse - Aside from getting me hooked on STR by cleverly giving me a few yards of her leftover Rolling Stone and Cedar Creek (?) to play with, she introduced me to knitting by loaning me her SnB book. So hats off to my STR & knitting enabler.
Batty - I had to check her blog first to see if she's been nominated already, but nope. So I'll nominate our favorite bat-loving goth knitting blogger. (Only she can wear a bat print dress with elan!) Unless I didn't go back far enough. Anyway, I can't remember meeting her online through my first KAL (the Lotus Blossom Tank - LBT) or through the knitty board, but then that is where I first found out about the KAL.
Knitting Betty - the founder of the LBT KAL, great photographer, budding knitting designer, and mother of the totally cute Young Man.
And last but not least, Kel - I met her through the LBT KAL too. I get my Big Isle fix from reading her blog(s) and she's a STR club member too.
And in the rockin' theme, the first Summer of Love Lace sock is done. I used size 1 (2.50 mm) KP circs to get a tighter gauge though not as tight as the pattern (8.25 vs 8.5 spi), but it works for me. Otherwise, the medium size would've been too snug.
And before I forget, my last Scout's Indie Swag from my 3-month subscription came in last weekend. The color is Chuck T's by guest dyer, Yarn Nerd. I love how the Go Knit pouch coordinates so well with the colorway. And from looking at Nell's skein, I think mine doesn't have as much charcoal in it:
It's a good thing I only signed up for 3 months, 'cause I am woefully behind on knitting any of the swag I got. I love them all, but I think I've overloaded myself.