Monday, March 2, 2015

Stashdown - February

February was not as 'productive' yardage wise as January was. However, that is understandable given that I finished some large items that had been in the works for a while.

You'd think that, given I spent a week on a beach in Cuba knitting (and reading, while knitting) that I'd have more to show for it, but no.  I'd brought along this Seeds to Flowers shawl in camel-silk lace (for the luxury yarn challenge of February), which was perfect on short cable needles for knitting on the flight, but I found myself working on the stockinette and then the bottom of my leaf lace top instead [below].

What I did knit included this tea pot cozy for a friend's play. It was made to her request for something in "virgin mary blue with stripes of whore red".  I also went to see her perform with it at the end of the month in Mother A La Carte.

And I whipped up this filter for the large mason jar in which I brew the first stage of my kefir water.

For the luxury-yarn challenge, I was delighted to knit this alpaca-silk lace yarn from Waterloo Wools. I'd knit up most of the yoke at home before my vacation in Cuba and it turned out to be my favourite project while there because it was a) knit in the round, b) mostly stockinette and c) something I could work on while reading.
It won't be blocked for a while... it will be some time before the weather is warm enough to wear this beauty. This top I sort of made up, sort of reverse engineered and added my own bits...

Oh, and while it does not count towards the stashdown challenge, I did finish grafting together Lucy's orange squisha cowl that was knit in December.

Also, I was distracted from my stashdown by this cotton that was growing beside me on the beach.
I happened to have my mini spindle with me - just in case (along with a teeny bag of silk hankies to spin, but that didn't work so well on the beach with an ocean breeze)

March's challenge is WIPs. I have a few.

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