Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yarn Along and a February Lady

This week's Yarn Along isn't overly exciting. I'm working on a hat from scrap yarn for an auction for our kids' camp. They just wanted something in tribe colors to auction, so I'm helping them out. I've also been reading the late winter-early spring months of Amanda's book since I sort of ignored them back in the summer when I first bought The Rhythm of Family.


More exciting, however, is that I finally finished my February Lady! I really am pleased with how it turned out, and I'm happy to say that I've worn it every day since it was completed. :)



The buttons didn't seem quite as purple in person as they did on etsy, but I think they are gorgeous and look quite nice on this sweater. They also exude the faintest aroma of cedar which is a happy bonus.


When I finished my February Lady, I had almost an entire skein of Malabrigo leftover, since I bought 5 skeins for the sweater and only used about 10 yards of the fifth skein for the sweater. I found a pattern on ravelry that I thought would complement the pattern of the February Lady sweater. And so now I have a Lotus hat to match my February Lady sweater. I'm quite the stylin' purple girl this month of amethysts and violets.

16 comments:

  1. I *love* that sweater! I have had it in my Ravelry queue forever but I always get so busy with little-person knitting that I never seem to get around to knitting for myself... The colour of yours is just gorgeous - purple is my favourite colour... xo

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  2. The sweater is absolutely gorgeous and I do love the deep shade of purple. I wore my FLS every day when I finished it as well. You did such a lovely job!

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  3. Holey moley-that sweater and the hat are absolutely gorgeous! Wow. Time to add one more thing to my queue! You are a fabulous knitter!

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  4. Joy, your February Lady sweater is divine and I love the colour! The hat is amazing too, inspiring.
    xo xo

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  5. My eyes popped when I saw the hat! Wow! It is so eye catching! Enjoy wearing your lovely knits. :-)

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  6. love it !!!!!
    ive had the sweater in mind for awhile... ive got those buttons on order! delightful in purple.x

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  7. You look wonderful in your sweater - such a bright and rich purply pink.

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  8. Your February Lady sweater is beautiful!

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  9. Great job on your Lady!

    The colors in your hat remind me so much of Superman or Spiderman for some odd reason. Or I could just be odd. It's been none to happen.

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  10. Seeing this sweater made me just want to go and start the pattern ASAP :). So beautiful.

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  11. How did I miss this? The sweater is gorgeous and I ADORE that hat! Fabulous color too!
    Nice work!

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  12. The sweater is beautiful, and the hat is fantastic! I so want one!

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  13. Love the hat! I'm working away diligently on my FLS, it's coming along slowly but surely...

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  14. Beautiful sweater and hat!

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