Ray of sunshine

You can’t win if you don’t play, the saying goes, and I guess it’s right. I usually don’t enter blog contests, but when the multi-talented Grumperina ran a photo contest for a very long scarf scarcely a week after I took this photo, I couldn’t resist.

And what do you know? I won! *does the little happy dance* I’m going to receive this gorgeous rose alpaca scarf. Just in time, too. The fall weather here in coastal CA isn’t cold enough for me to drag out my coats, but neither is a sweater quite enough. I’ve been wearing my pooling colors scarf, but a little variety will be a very very good thing. Thanks so much, Grumperina!!

(The best thing about winning this contest is that I got the email in the midst of my last-minute elections research, just when I was good and tired of useless, uninformative official candidate pages. It definitely gave me mood boost I needed to sift through piles of campaign crap.)

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The fir cone cardigan is really coming along.

(Unblocked lace: There’s nothing quite like it. Thank God.)

I’m basically done with the left front now; I should be sipping some kind of froufy drink on sleeve island this week. I still love the fabric, and the lace repeat has a nice rhythm to it. Next up is a shawl, though, and I’m anxious to get to it. Go, go, gadget lace!!

3 thoughts on “Ray of sunshine

  1. Yay! That is an incredibly adorable photo. And he looks so pleased with the scarf! 🙂

    The cardigan is going to be beautiful!

    I just started my very first toe-up sock the other day. I’m pretty sure there’s no going back. I’m in love. I took a picture this morning.

  2. Congrats on your win! How could you not win with that cute picture? Your little boy is adorable!

  3. Congrats on winning the contest! What a sweet picture!

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