Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Good bye February!

It's time for February's monthly blog post and round up.

It has been a month. That is certain. I felt like the blows just kept coming but, I stayed strong and made it through. Even if that sucked ha. How wild is the weather though? It's super warm here in Kentucky even though it's only February!

My favorite part of this month is Valentine's Day!

This valentine's day was super good, I gave out knit gifts to my family.

My sister got a with a Pussy Hat and little cabled pink cat

My mom got a blanket done in Lion Brand Scarfie, and some slipper socks

My dad got a scarf and coin purse.

The Husbando got Rye Socks , a Voodoo Who Loves You   , and a painting and new Kirby video game! And sour candy.

He totally spoiled me too.

The spoils

Lolodidit yarn in Julep and Zonkos!

Bernart Yarn Pop Cake!

And GnomeAcres in Ninja Cupcake, yellow minis, a flash your stash tote, mug, and assorted goodies!

I of course immediately had to cast on.

Hermione's Everyday Socks  in the Zonkos and Julep.

Grain Shawl in the Bernat Cake.

A project bag by my super talented friend Sarah . With stitch markers too!

I also decided not to do the one pair of socks a month thing at this point. There is just so much else I want to do this year!

We also had a great time on valentine's day because we got to watch Deadpool and make stir fry. It was a lot of fun.

I decided this month to also make a with worsted scraps and a in sock scraps. They're long term projects.

The memory blanket has 2 rows already!

And the hexipuffs are growing too, including my first attempt at colorwork!

Another exciting thing about this month is that my friend Logan sent me goodies! A beautiful handmade dream catcher in her own handspun yarn, beautiful bell stitch markers, and beautiful hand dyed yarn (and a Caron cake!) My friends are so talented.  Logan is truly an artist.

I also got goodies from Jess ! So much yarn it's impossible to picture, a hat she knit in a yarn I dyed that's just gorgeous, a new set of looms, and a ornament! Her heart is so huge and loving and I am so thankful to know her!

I also won a giveaway this month from my friend ! For a story book art journal! It's super cool and I am so in love with it.

I've actually been doing a bit more art lately, it's cool!

My sister also took up loom knitting, we craft together now!

She made this hat!

The last thing I have is that I did the #yarnlovechallenge on instagram, all the way from day 1 until the last day! Go me!

So February has been filled with love. For family and for my wonderful fiber friends group and for everything in between. I can't wait to see what next month brings. Until then, xoxoxo. You know where to find me. ( @shadowknitter on instagram!)

February round up:
2 hats (1 charity one)
1 softie
1 coin purse
1 pair of socks
1 scarf
1 blanket
20 mitered blanket squares
6 hexipuffs

Year to date round up :
3 pairs of socks
3 softies
2 charity hat
3 unrelated hats
4 dyed yarns
0 shawl
1 blanket
0 sweater
1 scarf
0 cowl
0 glove/fingerless gloves
0 dishcloths
1 coin purse
 20 mitered blanket squares
 6 hexipuffs

Total things knit = 8 (not counting blanket squares and puffs)
Total dyed yarns = 4
Total things loomed: 6
Total things crocheted: 0

Things out of 2017 goal list completed: 6 out of 14