Please take a minute and pay a visit to the divine Miz Happy, who is having a birthday today. Steph, I hope Henry and Mr. H. are good to you today. And I sincerely hope there's cake. Lots of cake. Happy birthday!
I've been sticking to my rules, only raiding the stash room to continue my ongoing projects. First is the Bayerische socks, which are delicious and fabulous and a ton of fun to work. I just wish that I'd bought enough yarn to make these ones as knee socks. Oh well, next time!
I've also allowed myself to raid the room to grab additional balls of CotLin for the Cables and Os sweater I started last week. I've just joined on the third ball of this birthday yarn, and I'm really loving it. I have to watch it carefully due to twisted stitches and very slight splitty tendencies, but it's very much worth the effort.
I'll be working some lazy knitter tricks for this one, so stay tuned.
Blue Moon's January club socks are done, and I love them. Once again, they've broadened my horizons with a colourway I wouldn't have chosen on my own, which I appreciate. Pattern is Serendipity by Adrienne Fong, colourway is Dragon Dance, to honour Chinese New Year.
Gung hay fat choy!
Also sitting in my project buckets was a 3/4 skein of Handmaiden Sea Silk. I purchased this for an undetermined project last summer, then used a bit to do some slippers. In the spirit of February's rules, I banged off a sweet scarf from what was left. The pattern is Strangling Vines from Nicole Hindes, and I can't wait to work another one.
West Coast Sarah will have a new sweater, just as soon as I get it mailed out to her. These raglans are a major addiction for me right now!
And what to do with a half skein of Socks that Rock?
[a new hat, natch!]
Amy and I continued to work on the felted bag, and got it done over the weekend. She's a bit proud of it.
Looking heartbreakingly mature, no? Perhaps fitting for a little girl who REGISTERED FOR SCHOOL THIS WEEK!
And the nutty thick-n-thin yarn from the beside-the-computer basket became Urchin hats for the girls. Love this pattern, and love that Ravelry suggested it for the yarn. (Send money to Ravelry, please.)
And since, in my world, another day brings another pregnancy announcement (I call my circle of friends the Breedy McHumpalots; please don't tell them), stash is most useful for little sweaters. Here are two more:
[Koigu KPPPM and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock]
[Bernat Naturals Soy]
Lots of pictures and few words today, so I'll leave it at that. I'll be fighting the urge to enter the stash room, but haven't changed my mind yet.
Happy VD, one day early!