Hi friends, This week I've got a real treat for knitters and yarn enthusiasts. When I returned to work last week after my long weekend, it was to find a big box on my desk – a big box filled with pattern booklets and yarn from Patons. The pattern booklets are the standout feature of this week's prize: you'll find all seven of Patons' "Next Steps" series of booklets, which take you from knitting basics, in Next Steps One, all the way to the intricacies of knitting mittens and gloves, in the brand-new book, Next Steps Seven. As much as we'd like to believe otherwise, there are still several weeks of mitten weather ahead of us. Wouldn't a fancy new pair of mitts make all the difference? And so that you can get started right away, this basket is also chock-full of wool: you'll find four balls of Patons Classic Wool and four balls of Patons Kroy, in colours that will take you from late winter to spring and beyond. [caption id="attachment_1447" align="aligncenter" width="106" caption="Colours not as shown."] [/caption] This is a great prize for a knitter of any level. For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling me what you look for as a sign of spring. Comments will be open until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 28; I'll announce a winner here on Monday, March 1. Good luck!