I am loving the color and the stitch definition of this yarn. It is not the softest yarn but it is Studio Donegal Soft Tweed. The turquoise in the yarn just pops from the teals. I can't wait to see these mitts all knit up.
Pattern: Gone Fishing
Needles: US 5 Addi turbo
So that is just one of the drop dead must finish projects for my February plans.
Another project and KAL's I am participating in are the OH Loops Out of this World challenge. We are on mission two. The Un-manly Mitts from January was the first challenge. This month is a pair of LegWarmers. I am rocking these things. The challenge was for something for the legs or feet using a color theme you have never tried or used before. I chose leg warmers due to the fact that I have yet to knit a pair of socks in a month. As for the color theme or technique, instead of a worsted weight yarn the pattern calls for I got two fingering yarns that play nicely together and I am holding them double. Here are the yarns and how they are knitting up.....I am in LURVE
Here are the two skeins of yarn and a picture of how they are knitting up together. Is this not the most beautiful combination. I wasn't sure if they would play nicely or fight for attention seeing that I've never combined yarns like this before but they really are looking quite beautiful. The pattern is so quick and easy. I am actually almost finished with the first one and I just started them on Sunday. I will be so happy to have these on and off the needles in one weeks time.
Yarn: Dirty Water Dye Works
Colorways: Dessert Rose and Crushed Berry
My last February project actually was started in January but I am determined to keep the socks going and finish a pair in 6 weeks time. I just don't know how anyone does it, knitting socks up like they are nothing. I did finally finish the heel flap on the first sock and turned the heel. I am finishing up the gusset right now then I will be home free with sock #1. Then it is off to start the second sock. I have just been a knitting fool and loving it.
Where Have I Been
I have been hanging out with the cool girls! This past weekend was the SPA retreat sponsored by NETA (New England Textile Association) in Freeport ME. I only went for the day on Saturday to the Marketplace and then sat around in the Town Hall to knit with my friends. I met up with a wonderful group of online friends from Ravelry and it was a hoot. You would never know we weren't close friends watching us interact and laugh. My knitting friends are the best. Here are some pictures from the day:
|Me (Jamlknitter), Wendy (PennyWenny), Melanie (4KittieshaveI)|
|Heather (BoutrosBabe), Me, Katie (jetgirl1313), Melanie|
We all had a great lunch together at a little sandwich and pizza place in Freeport. I got a Goat Cheese Panini with tomato and basil...It was to die for!
So for those of you that recognize some of these faces - PennyWenny is Wendy from the Knit1HeartToo podcast. She and I drove up to Maine together.
BoutrosBabe is the brainchild behind Highland Handmades and the star of the Fiberista Files podcast
Jetgirl1313 is Katie from Knittin on the Fly. I could not have found a nicer group of ladies to spend an entire day with. You are all so fun to be with. They had me laughing most the time!
Melanie doesn't have a podcast but she and I met on Ravelry doing a swap together and this is the second time we have gotten to hang out since then. It was great seeing her again as well.
I am looking forward to future meet-ups with you all.
So until next week. Keep those needles flying and find a great group of people to knit with. It makes the hobby so much more fun to share it with friends.