Sunday, March 15, 2015

Knitting season and projects talk

We're finally getting to see some sidewalk (as well as leftover doggy poo from before-the-snow-storms) and snow-meltage here! We had a couple very warm deceptively hopeful days that caused this change, but Spring is not meant to be just yet... Even so, I take the recent rain and sidewalk reveal to mean that knitting season is almost over (ok, it's never over!! It's just harder to wear the things that I knit during the warmer months).

I finished a few more projects recently!

A pair of handwarmers for my roommate's birthday (one is slightly longer than the other... oops!)
Yet another cozy for my thermos to keep it super extra warm

I still have two more on my list, one already started and the other still in the sketchbooks, but I'm hoping to finish them before the Spring sets in so that maaaybe I can get one wear out of them before storing them away! One is a scarf, and the other is a Norwegian-star patterned earflap hat - probably one of the more ambitious projects for me right now since I haven't done much fair isle before. Ok, so that one might not be done before Spring begins...

In other making-things news since my last post:

blueberry mini cheesecakes (a little squished)
juggling pompoms
with 3d lettering
brioche scarf, a la Kei! 

The brioche scarf was directly copied from Kei's scarf :) It took me so long to finally finish! I think Kei's scarf is a lovelier shade of maroon, but I like this all the same! The brioche stitch makes it SO soft, plushy, stretchy, and warm.

All in all, it's been a pretty crazy month in general and I'm pretty shocked at how quickly it's already gone by! To be fair, February is a short month. Right now, if I were a student again, it would be Spring break! Too bad we don't get those anymore though... I guess that is what vacations are for?

For now, I'll keep jotting down some hopes and dreams for warmer weather, and madly try to finish the last of these on-hold projects in the meantime!


  1. did my comment get posted? or did it disappear?

  2. was I was saying...

    You finished it!! I like your brighter red version too :) we need to matchy matchy! Although it's spring now so I retired all of my boots already...time to put away my scarves too :( it's a high of 80 here today x_x whew! Apparently spring has arrived! or maybe even summer? gee I dunno o.o

    1. Thanks Keima! Yess matchy matchy!! :) Wow, I can't believe it's already 80 where you are?? It started off somewhere around the teens for us today! But YAY for dress season again for you! :)

  3. You so awesome Lulu!! Woohoo!!! :D :D My brioche scarf is... non-existent... >.>

    1. Haha thanks Catto! :) It's not too late, also! You can do it!! :D