I used a Random number generator to generate two numbers and I used those to correspond to the posts (the first poster was number 1, etc). I'm happy to announce that the prizes go to one person who I've known in the blogosphere for a while, and one brand new blogging friend.
The STR goes to Minh in Boston who is a KR person and a donor to my on-the-back-burner-sock-yarn afghan.
The Mountain Colors Bearfoot goes to Beverly in South Carolina whom I don't know but I assume will be a frequent visitor to my blog now :-).
And can I tell you, I love knitting socks in worsted weight yarn. Yes, it is heavy but what a quick sense of accomplishment! This is one sock made out of merino/soy from Rabbit Ridge in Alaska that I purchased at skeins in Juneau. The colorway is called "Jacob's Coat" and it is bright, cheerful and springy. I did the sock toe up using Judy's Magic Cast on and the directions in Sensational KNitted Socks and I like how it looks more than any of the other toe ups I've tried.
Anyway, thanks again for visiting and for your best wishes. I'll have another contest around my blogiversary in August. Mark those calendars!