I finally got round to knitting clue 2 and taking a photo of my progress.
I'm knitting this in Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 2 ply - Peony using 3.5 mm Knit Picks Options.
It's a very easy pattern to knit. Although after the SSS I think anything will feel easy for a while.
I am already trying to guess the theme. Tulips come to mind or even possibly fountains.