Never fear, though - the Friday Mishmash will still be full of all sorts of random things. And speaking of random, the random number generator has picked the five winners of Book Giveaway #1. Without further ado, the following people will be receiving a copy of Weight Loss For People Who Feel Too Much:
Roxie (#1 - you DID win!)
Congratulations! Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing info so I can give it to my contact. If I don't hear from you within a week, I'll have to choose another winner. The next book giveaway will be on January 1st.
Last week my knitting guild had a holiday party/secret Santa swap. We signed up for the swap, filled out a short questionnaire about our likes and dislikes, and were paired up with someone. I had a great time coming up with goodies for my person (my mom very nicely helped out by sewing a project bag AND making up some cute knitting notecards), and while I tried to keep my expectations low, deep down I was really excited to see who had me. I was not disappointed - the person who had me was Steph, who owns the knitting store in Navasota! I laughed because I knew she had a great idea of my likes, seeing as I'd go into the store and touch all my favorite yarns and we'd discussed our favorite colors...little did I know she had a secret agenda with that! Here's what she gave me:
Yarn! Malabrigo Twist, in my favorite color, Indiecita. Snowflake stitch markers, cute ornament, handmade soap, coffee mug with sea turtles on it (I'd listed Hawaii as something I liked), homemade toffee, Harry and David pears, and earbuds that she knitted a cover for - love how Steph combined my love of knitting with running like that!
Never thought I'd be someone who got so excited about yarn, but there you go. I've been perusing patterns for this yarn on Ravelry for nearly a week now...can't quite decide what to make, but I know I'll love knitting with it!
Speaking of knitting, here's a cowl I made for my friend Terry:
Malabrigo Rasta, in Sunset. Chunky and warm for her cold mornings/evenings on their boat!
Of course, hipster Paco had to model it.
Ooh, speaking of warm things, our master bedroom is not - in fact, it turns into an igloo when the weather gets cold, and our bed is freezing. After years of trying flannel sheets, and going to bed wearing sweats, socks and multiple layers, I finally broke down and bought a heated mattress pad last week. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG??? This thing is amazing. I crank it up to high a few minutes before we go to bed, and then? It's like having one of those hospital-warmed blankets put on you - the entire bed is toasty. It has dual controls, which works great for my cold/hot/cold spells throughout the night - I'm telling you, between this and the new ceiling fan with the remote control, I may just come up with the optimal room/bed temperature yet, and maybe, just maybe, sleep through the entire night!
We've been having a lot fun with the kids home - our annual Gingerbread House Throwdown is happening later on today and I'll post pictures of that on Monday - hopefully Max and I will be the winners this year. We have a plan, mwahahahaha!
Have a great weekend!