My weekend started out with a bang because I found out Friday evening that I'd won contest on a blog I'd entered! The blog is written by Olympic swimmer Mark Gangloff's wife Ashley about what it's like to be married to an Olympic swimmer.
Last week Mark was resting up (ie spending a lot of time on the couch watching movies) for Short Course World Championships in Dubai this week so the contest asked for a movie that was inspiring. I chose Miss Potter even though it's not your typical inspirational movie. I loved how Beatrix went against Victorian society and chose her own path.
I won an autographed copy of Mark's new book:
And on Saturday I finished my niece's February Lady sweater! Well except for sewing on the buttons which I couldn't do because I haven't bought them yet. . . I'd talked to her earlier in the day and told her I was nearly done with the 2nd sleeve and she said " Yipeee" so cute!
Also on Saturday yarn for my next couple of projects arrived from WEBS.
When we were in Scotland we stayed at a super B&B so I'm planning to make semi-matching snowflake hats for the couple out of Cascade 220. His will be blue with a white snowflake and hers the reverse.
Dark and Stormy requires a fair amount of concentration so I wanted another sweater project to have going that was easy peasy but didn't want to make another Peasy, so after much searching on Ravelry I finally found Transitions Yoke Cardigan pattern (rav link):
I had been searching for a color with a "winter" feel to it and finally I found one: Rowan Felted Tweed - grey mist.
I'm not ready to start it yet so left it sealed in the bag. It's a beautiful pale grey with bits of black, darker blues and purple. The pattern is a little vague and the gauge is a quite a bit different so some knitting math will be involved. I'm planning to use Peasy as a guide since it was also made with Rowan Felted Tweed.