Out of the correct answers I received the winner has been chosen by the DH-anater Random Number Generator, and it is ROSEMARY aka mogiebear on the Crafty Threads n Yarns forum. Congratulations!!
Maybe you guessed the right answer but then thought, no it couldn't possibly be that - but I am afraid it is. It really is Fossilised Dinosaur Poop or 'Copralite', to give it its more respectable name.
I have a bit of catching up to do! The Tuesday before last was the 4th anniversary of the SLC SnB group. Alarming Female is our founding member and she has pictures of the occasion. She also very kindly made us all special handknitters' balm which was delicious and makes me wish we had scratch and sniff monitors so I could share the scent with you. One of the highlights of the evening was the swap where those participating contributed an item knitted from a single skein. The items were passed out randomly (though ensuring no one got their own back!) and as coincidence had it my swappee was also my swapper, Ayla.
She made this beautiful dodecahedron bowl. It is lined and stiffened with interfacing. Here is a close up of an individual pentagonal face. I love it and have it on display, but am a little worried that the cats may take a fancy to it!
My offering was a scarf made from hand dyed silk chenille that I got from Pancake and Lulu but that I forgot once again to take a picture of. It had a knitted in fringe on each side ie you knit several extra stitches on the end and/or beginning of the row with the express intention of unravelling them you have finished. It's the perfect way to make a fringe as all the loops are automatically the same length and they are already attached with no further effort required.
On the right is a little bag I made from some Koigu kpppm. It is for our Round Robin Gift Exchange where each month those participating fill the bag with goodies not to exceed £2.00 (I am going with $4,00) and send it to their designated partner. Partners change each month and each month you send on the bag you last received. It will be a lot of fun and quite a challenge to find lots of interesting things that will fit within the budget.