Mar 06 2010

February Wrap-Up

Published by at 1:30 pm under FOs,monthly wrap-up

February is always a short month, and yet I got so many things done. Behold:

Pretty Thing
Pattern: Pretty Thing by Stephenie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn: Windy Valley Muskox Qiviuk, a magnificent surprise that I won as a door prize at the Ravelry Rhinebeck Party last fall.
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm
Notes: Wow. Magnificent combination of yarn and pattern. Despite all the lace, this is insanely warm, so warm that when I tried it on in the house once it was blocked I started feeling overheated immediately. This will be magnificent for days when I need to dress up a little. The yarn… oh, the yarn. I can only say thank you, and wow. I will be making the pattern again, but that yarn was a once-in-a-lifetime thing and I enjoyed every moment of working with it. This is a FO I will treasure.

Green Clapotis

Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Estelle Cadenza, in the oh-so-descriptive colorway of 960, which came to me as a destash from the excellent Glenna.
Needles: US 5/3.75 mm
Notes: This is a project that I had on my to-do list for nearly a year, when Glenna came to New York on a visit and like a yarn fairy, left destashed skeins in her wake, including this green goodness that magically went wonderfully with my Anemoi mittens. Since I like to make a Clapotis every year (it’s just one of my many delightful quirks) this seemed like an excellent choice for this year’s. The yarn works delightfully, with just enough silk content (20%) to make it soft and inviting without weighing down the wool after it’s gone through a bath.

This is a marvelous FO that works just as I’d hoped with the mittens, and sometime I might even photograph them together for you.

Olympic Hat
I wrote this little beauty up yesterday.

Olympics Sweater
This is an in-progress shot. You will hear a lot more about this one.

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One Response to “February Wrap-Up”

  1. Kate says:

    Pretty thing is so…pretty! I bet it feels like buttered angel kitten tears.


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