I'm still in secret gift-crafting mode (it's nothing huge; I'm just slow as hell now for some reason) so I have some visual inspiration and swap bounty to share with you all. First up, the swap! I little while back I knit these mittens (that probably look familiar) for Phoe in exchange for a superbright inspira cowl that she had knit. My cowl is in my hot little hands now and I couldn't love it more! Fortunately it's still around 45-50 degrees in Chicago now (although we're supposed to jump up to 90 later this week?! Yuck. I need transition.) so it may even get a bit of wear before summer starts.
As far as visual inspiration goes, the other day when walking home from my run in the park I noticed a some neat little fences that, although I'd passed by the hundreds of times before, I had never really seen before. The designs got me thinking about colorwork mittens again (surprise, surprise) so I think I'll put some of my stash to use and get working on a new design soon. Finally!
Besides the usual crafting and reading and working, I seem to be spending a lot of this weekend eating. The menu above is from a superfancy meal that Peto made for some friends of ours last night. This afternoon we're headed up to a bbq featuring homemade sausage. Yum! What are you guys to up to this weekend?