Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kerry Blue

I’ve started on the Kerry Blue shawl with the Knitpicks yarn. I think it will be really pretty.


Finished Pax mittens

I finished the knitting of the Pax mittens. Before I start my next pair for the Friday snow day, I’m planning on using the size 4 dps to start a lace shawl.

Yarn arrived

The yarn did show up last week. I’ve been working on the mittens for the Pax snow day, and haven’t even wound it yet. Soon, though.

Maybe Snow Day Mittens

striped mittens

Ravelry Link Maybe Snow Day Mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Winter Night with stripes of a dark gray

Needles: 4 dps

Size: Child Large

Amount of yarn used: 54 g/120 yards

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Thoughts: I’ve started another pair since we had a snow day on Thursday of this week and will probably do another since there was one on Friday as well. If the weather doesn’t break, I’m going to run out of mitten yarn.


Well, yesterday was a snow day. Today’s a snow day, but I wasn’t scheduled to work today. It’s a good thing we have it off; the street we drive on to get to the front of the house has about six inches of snow on it (update: at 8:17 AM a plow went down it).

The Knitpicks package has been waiting at the post office since some time yesterday. It’s unclear if it was being held for pickup or if they just didn’t deliver it yesterday. It’s as if the yarn is taunting me.

I finished up last week’s snow day mittens and have started on a new pair.

Museum of Fine Arts

Caleb and I went to the MFA for the Lunar New Year celebrations.

There weren’t any knitted objects I could see, real or painted, but there were embroidered ones.

I worked on the cuff of a mitten on the way and started a new sock.

For Passion Only

I love knitting mittens. I’m currently on my eighth pair since November of 2013. (Yes, today was a snow day, so these will be the mittens for it.)

Sometimes, though, as I go through them, I start thinking about beautiful lace shawls with complicated charts. I remember that the Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace used to talk about how knitting lace was that Helen’s only activity “for passion only” instead of practicality.

I may be getting a lot of lace yarn soon.

Finished Sherlockmas Mittens

more mittens
Ravelry Link 2014 Mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Shire Heather

Needles: 4 dps

Size: Women’s (second largest)

Amount of yarn used: 66 g/146 yards

Source of Yarn: Knitpicks

Thoughts: Another pair of mittens for the February shipment.