Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Get ye back January!

January is over and I rejoice! Although I have to say this was the warmest January I can remember. I am thankful every day for the warmer than normal winter. After last winter's 8 months of snow I thought I would go out of my flipping mind. So to have a very mild winter after that year? Yes please!

Emma and I are both looking forward to the spring and getting out and hiking trails and camping with my Hubby. Although I have to say we had some pretty awesome snow trails in the back yard last year with the feet and feet of snow we got. It was a blast watching Emma run the trails! She would actually build up speed and bank around the corners! Awesome to watch. 

I haven't posted much about my knitting lately, so I thought I would show my WIP's I am feverishly working on. Above is the Yelcho Feather and Fan scarf I am working on everyday at lunch. It's a great portable project. I am using Araucania Yelcho yarn to knit this. It's a pretty new yarn and there are only 6 projects using it on Ravelry at this point. I really like it! It's a thick and thin yarn with 60% Wool, 20% Mohair, 10% Nylon, and 10% Silk for it's make up. It's texturally interesting to work with and I love the colorway I chose.

My other big WIP is my Cedar and Spice and Everything Nice wrap. This is a free pattern on Ravelry (as is the Yelcho Feather & Fan scarf Pattern) and I am using a different yarn than the pattern calls for, so mine is coming out fairly dense and is eating more yarn than the pattern calls for. I am doing mine in Lion Brand Hometown USA in the color Spice and I really love how it's looking. I just hope when I am done it looks like a wrap and not a baby blanket!

I think it will be really warm to wear in the winters around the house. Maybe even when I go camping to wrap around me at nights by the fire. I have one more skein of yarn to add to this and I will call it good and bind off and think about buttons.

And I had to show my Izzi stalking my yarn while I took a picture. She is a wily one. I didn't even know she was there until I saw a little hand with claws extended reach out for my yarn. To be fair, I can't imagine many cats would be able to resist such temptation.


Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely lovely knits, adore the colourway of the yarn in the scarf, how gorgeous!
Lots of things to snuggle up in if it does get colder then!
Oh my kittens are murder for grabbing stuff and running away, I found two skeins of embroidery thread hidden in a boot today, lol! That's Poppy's 'super secret nobody will ever find it here' hiding place, it's amazing what turns up there :-)
love Lori xx

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@ Lori I am really enjoying knitting the scarf. The shawl is slightly less yay - just because I have to count more and it's hard to do that when I don't get much alone time. I am terrible at loosing my place when I am working a pattern and someone starts talking to me. Much frogging happens!

Love that your kitten Poppy will hide stuff in your boot. My cat is prone toward shoe hiding and also chewing off the shoelaces. I wonder what is so interesting to cats about shoes and boots? :) Poppy is a great name for a kitten by the way!

Happy day my friend! XO Jen

Suebanna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lol what a cute cat. Love the feather and fan scarf. So pretty!

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Suebanna She's a little stinker but we love her. :) I like the scarf too! It's my first Feather and Fan and I see now why this pattern has been used so much over the years. It's really simple but it looks really cool! I see more feather and fan in my future! ;)

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