I am part of the Loopy Ewe Dream in Color club. Or preorder. Sheri orders a whack of Dream in Color Yarn of the Month, and those of us on the preorder list get to decide whether or not we wanted the yarn or not. If we don't, it goes back into the inventory and someone not on the preorder list can buy it.
I didn't buy January's yarn (and I don't remember why), but February's yarn was awesome.
Starry - which is sock yarn with silver in it. In a glorious red and pink combo called Honeymoon. These yarns of the month come with the pattern, and as soon as I saw the pattern I loved it. I knew it had to be mine.
My yarn arrived Friday night. I unwrapped it and petted it for the evening.
Sunday, I finished the lace portion and picked up the stitches for the next section. I hosted a superb owl party and started the short rows.
Monday, I finished the short rows and started the ribbing.
Tuesday, I realized that I had fewer stitches than called for. I decreased away the 2 stitches to put me back in pattern (it is ribbing there and very flexible). I then knit, knit, knit. Late last night, I washed and blocked my shawl.
Wednesday. I am wearing it. It dried over night even when blocked double. It is awesome and sparkly and I love it. I almost want another skein, just so I can knit it again. Maybe a blue sparkly yarn.
I will be wearing it at the chocolate shop when I work there over Valentine's weekend (tomorrow, Friday and Monday). It will be awesome and festive and I will be happy and back to knitting on my rotation.
I'm wearing it today in pretty much the same way as the picture, but I have a shawl pin with me to wear it more as a shawl. It is great that way too, but when I'm sitting down (or working with chocolates) I don't need anything dangling down to get in the way.
I am always cold, so this is excellent. Of course, my only black shirts that are left (I guess I'm doing more laundry tonight) are either a turtleneck or a sleeveless black top. Thankfully I have a black shrug that I can wear.
It's a very knitterly day here.
Also, I found the macro function on our camera. I don't know if I have the skill to use it well, but I have made an attempt. I got 3 blurry pictures and 2 less blurry pictures. Of course, they looked almost the same, so I dumped one of them onto Flickr and am ignoring the other one. Even with a gorilla pod and a self timer I can shoot super blurry photos!
Now it is back to the rotation. This month it is mostly being divided between the Paper Dolls sweater and the February socks. Both are pretty far from being finished, so I have plenty to do.
and Iron Craft? Well, I couldn't find my yarn for my project idea for that until after I got this yarn in. I can only do one super project a week, and this week it was definitely shawl love.
Love. Not to be confused with Loi'e.
Also, love a project simple enough to work during an exciting hockey game!