Happy February.

I can’t believe that it’s February already… one month of 2013 done. I’ve only got 8 weeks of class until my exams begin, and then I’ll be done first year, done 25% of my degree. It’s strange to think about, especially since I haven’t a clue what I want to do after!

But there is time. Time to figure it out. And time to knit.

Which is how I finished my second Honey Cowl yesterday. I’ve been wearing it all day and it’s nice and soft after going through the wash. I love the colour and how it fits! (Rav link).

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I had a bunch of yarn left after finishing the cowl (which only took 152 yards. What?) so I cast on a hat to match. What else was I supposed to do, finish one of my WIPs? Nope, that would make too much sense! I’m making Wurm with the leftover Craft Smart Yarn. I’m loving this pattern so far, especially the double-knit brim- so cosy! (Rav link)

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I hope you are all enjoying your first day of February and that you also have time. Time to figure it out, but most importantly, time to knit.

Linking up today with Pinworthy Projects and FO Fridays.

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WIP: Grey Honey Cowl

You might remember the last Honey Cowl I made back in the fall. I loved the pattern and the finished cowl, so when I saw Heather’s Grey version, I knew I had to make a smaller grey one as well!

The yarn is an acrylic that I’ve never used before, it’s called Craft Smart (I’m pretty sure it’s the Michael’s store brand). I had a gift card and it was on sale for less than 3$, so I figured it was worth trying out. So far, it’s actually been softer than I expected. Not as plasticky as Red Heart.

(See it on Ravelry here!)

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I’ll be linking up with KCCO, Yarn-Along, and WIP Wednesdays. Have a great day!

The Best of LPOAS 2012 (Part 3: September- December)

I’m totally stealing this idea from the lovely Karen over at Chookoolonks! I’m going to post four months worth of favourites from this year each day over the next 3 days. Each photo is linked below it to the post in which it first appeared. It’s been so much fun to sort through all of the great moments from this year- I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This is part 3- September to December.

See parts 1 and 2 here!

September

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Moving and starting university!

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Garden carrot harvest

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New Pattern- Modulation! (Buy It Now)

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Ribbed socks

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Beautiful fall at my university

October

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Honey cowl

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A trip to the 2012 Creativ Festival

November

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A scarf for JA

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A trip home

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Studding

December

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New pattern- Vivacity (Buy It Now)

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Button making at craft club

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Cross-stitch for Christmas

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Christmas baking (Heart shortbreads)

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Turn a Square Hat

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A box of yarn from Rocky Mountain Dyeworks

There’s no place like home

Apologies for the little hiatus… I went home for a few days this week. It was fantastic. There is nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed and having a home-cooked meal… and having a conservation area right across the street with beautiful fall leaves isn’t too bad either! I love living in the city but I do so miss my forest.

Being at home also means having models for a few recent FOs… something I took full advantage of! I’ll be a sharing a few more over the course of this week, but here’s the first. This is my current favourite FO… so warm and the colours are just perfect for fall! The pattern is the free Honey Cowl from Madelinetosh and the yarn is Berocco Vintage Colors in Terra Cotta, which I bought a few weeks ago from Lettuce Knit. I did the “intermediate” size, casting on 160 sts. I just knit until I ran out of yarn, and the cowl is just long enough to wrap around my neck twice. I’d love to knit this again with two skeins before winter to make a super warm, long cowl. (Rav link)

I hope all my fellow Canadians had a great long weekend! Linking up with Ginny at Yarn-Along and Nicole at KCCO today.