Do you ever have days that seem gray and ‘blah’ for want of a better word? Today was one of those days. I had thought of all sorts of errands I should run – was planning on tackling them early in the day – but I just couldn’t get motivated enough to do them. It was gray and cold and cloudy here. All day. I’d better get used to it, because there will be many more to come this winter.
Some of you might remember a post where I showed this:
It is a scarf I’m knitting out of Noro yarn. Alas, it hasn’t progressed much with all the other distractions going on here. I pulled it out yesterday and started working on it again. I love this colorway of self-striping yarn. The pattern is one my sister showed me over a year ago.
Try as I might, I can’t get the photograph true to color. The salmon color is more of a raspberry and the blue is deeper with more aqua in it. Perhaps I left it too late in the day to photograph properly. I’ll try again when I have completed more of it – and in the daylight.
My day brightened considerably when I found this in the mail:
I won a giveaway at Loveleigh Treasures. Sares is a wonderful person, with a beautiful blog. She had a giveaway and the winners got a Christmas movie. I picked my favorite. Shall we see what it is?
It’s a Wonderful Life! That sweet Sares added some hot chocolate and popcorn – perfect for a December evening. Thank you, Sares…we love having our own commercial-free copy of this great movie. I’m a big Frank Capra fan, by the way. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, It Happened One Night…they are some of my all-time favorites. They all make me cry – no matter how many times I’ve watched them.
Right after I posted this, husband and I discovered that It Happened One Night was on TCM that evening! We watched it, of course.