Mr. Bonnet and I had so much trauma moving house, that this year for Christmas we didn't get each other any gifts. But we did get a new gadget for both of us, a Roku box for our TV. A Roku box is a fairly cheap device that allows you to watch Netflix instantly on the TV, using a really simple interface. You can also connect up with Google video, Facebook and other stuff as well. Mostly we just use the Netflix part. I've heard rumors that many bluray players also do this, and some people hook up computers too. However you do it, watching instant Netflix on your TV is all kinds of awesome!
At first we just had one or two movies in the queue, but then I got ahold of the Netflix account and the Roku box became girly central! Every British comedy of manners is there, silly chick flix are there, every scandinavian movie I could find is there. I lived in Denmark for a year so I have a nostalgia for all things Danish. When I can't find Danish I'll take Swedish or Norwegian. But the program I have been watching the most is a Scottish sitcom(?) called "Monarch of the Glen". That show has some fantastic sweaters! It's a fun romping series about some Scottish aristocrats with a giant house and lots of debt. They run around the highlands getting into all kinds of hijinks, with kilts a-flying and beautiful tweedy, cable-y sweaters on.
Here's the big castle/house from the show - you can actually stay at this estate!
It was really hard to find any pics of the sweaters, just this one sort of plain sweater on the main character. Anyhow, if you haven't seen this show, I recommend it for the sweater viewing alone!
In other news, remember the swirly beret? I lost it at TNNA, so I just got some more of that luscious aubergine colored Toki80 yarn and cast on for another. I'm test knitting my own pattern! I'm also trying to figure out a name for it, so I'm having a name contest. Leave your ideas in the comments and the winner will get yarn and pattern to make their own swirly beret!
If you're interested in test knitting the swirly beret too, drop me an email. I have a limited number of spots open for test knitting that pattern!