When deciding what to buy I changed my mind so many times but this is what I finally settled on:
Knit Picks Memories:
Lto R: Redwood Forest, Hawaii & Rocky Mountain Dusk
My friend CL sent me a skein of this for my birthday & I love it. It's on my list of new projects when I finally clear my outstanding WIP's & I'm planning on making felted boxes for family this Christmas. Plus I bought an extra two skeins of Redwood to make socks for myself but now wish I'd got the Hawaii instead as the colours are so pretty.
L to R: Black, Dusk & Woodland Sage
This choice was again influenced by Christmas presents from CL. She sent me Gloss in Concord Grape which is absolutely beautiful. I also liked the burgundy but already have some Regia Silk in burgundy from my Secret Pal 6 Yvonne which I love (and it keeps waving at me when I go up into the loft) so didn't want to get the same colour again.
Again influenced by previous presents from CL some Knit Picks Essential Tweed:
Knit Picks Essential Tweed in Plum
Then some Palette to felt with:
Knit Picks Palette in Black
Knit Picks Palette in Salsa Heather
and finally some 12mm needle tips to go with my Options set that CL sent me for my birthday:
12mm needle tips
DD & I used the set the day after they arrived at the Parent & Child weekend but of course DD needed 12mm needles which is one of the few that CL didn't send me as I thought I wouldn't need them
We were allowed to order up to $70 worth of yarn, needles & patterns which equated to about £35. I kept my order under £32 to avoid any customs charges & therefore also avoided the £8 handling fee charged by Royal Mail. Plus I didn't get charged any VAT which was a bit of a surprise. The actually shipping was very swift & the yarns are beautiful but I just wish they had more adventurous colours.
If any UK readers are able to buy on a set of Options via a friend in Canada or America go for it. They're absolutely wonderful needles & far outclass Addi Turbos any day. Hopefully everyone else who participated in the trial had a easy time re charges like I did & then postage might be extended to the UK as well
ETA: I've just noticed that they sent me Autumn Heather rather than Salsa Heather in Palette.