Yesterday, I went to visit one of my friends from college and her husband (We were roommates ages and ages ago), and I brought mostly swatching with me to keep my hands busy while we were gabbing. Because we are geeks, we were mostly rehashing games we had played and talking about the games we would like to play. I left that evening with a book to read (mostly for the hubby) and a character. It will be nice to be gaming again!
I was swatching for the Cobblestone Sweater. The Peace Fleece is world's softer than I was expecting, and certainly softer than the yarn I am using for my FLS (which is still waiting for me to finish the sleeves and any collar treatment I decide to do). The yarn is rich with lanolin, and my hands thanked me for it given how the cold air has been treating them. This yarn would make a great Wisteria or one of the other delicious cabled tops from the Twist Collective. I'm also in love with Bijou, though that is a completely different yarn animal than anything I'd want to use the Peace Fleece with.
On the way home, I worked on the baby hat for my MIL's baby shower (et cetera) gift. I'm using the Plymouth Dreambaby, which is nice and soft and affordable. However, the colors available didn't include one of the colors my MIL wanted. I'll probably contact her sometime this week just to make sure that she is OK with the changes I want to make. She says she trusts me, but she is particular enough that I don't really want to leave this to chance. Regardless, she can't actually have what she wants colorwise, because the color has been discontinued.
This weekend was profitable on the yarn front, because I finally bought the last two balls of yarn for Tubey. Or at least the last two balls of yarn I think I will need. Granted, I won't be able to start that project until I have finished the Cobblestone Pullover and at least one or two of the baby items, but that still means March. There will be plenty of time to wear it once it is done! I'm using Felted Tweed, because I liked the example I saw on Ravelry. I've wanted to use this yarn for a while, so it was nice seeing some proof that I wasn't shooting myself in the foot by using a yarn that different from the one called for in the pattern!