Hello February

January was a tough month for many of my family and friends. It seemed to fly by but also felt too long. I am happy to welcome a new month with slightly less fatigue and knee pain and a renewed enthusiasm for all things creative.

I tried to talk myself out of it, but I am such a fan of Kate Davies, her designs and her writing, that I could not resist signing up for Knitting Season. I didn’t buy the yarn or the journal, plenty of notebooks and stash around here. I am using a large Field Notes notebook for the weekly creative prompts. And this morning, I am starting the Weel Riggit hat.

As I cast on my new hat, I indulged in this talk, which is very inspirational, and This book, filled with wonderful essays.

And best of all on this first day of February, a soak in warm water, some serious squeezing to get out the excess moisture, and scrunching up instead of blocking, has brought my Vintersol back to a reasonable size. Thanks for all the good ideas and encouraging vibes. We have a spell of colder weather in the forecast so I am looking forward to wearing my sweater this weekend.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Hello February

  1. Beautiful image! I too love Kate’s things! That book looks interesting and most appropriate for a February read!
    I am glad you fixed your Vintersol! Have a great weekend!

  2. That hat looks like it will be wonderfully warm, and I’m glad you fixed your Vintersol. February is off to a good start!

  3. So glad you were able to “fix” your sweater. Enjoy it this weekend! Kate Davies’ designs are simply amazing. Looking forward to seeing your hat.

  4. Here’s to a gentle February …and a new(ly blocked) sweater that makes these last weeks (?hopefully just weeks) of winter easier to bear!

  5. Whew! You fixed it; that is great news. Happy Groundhog’s Day! Have a nice weekend, too. Oh, and I love the hat.

  6. I am so glad to hear that your sweater has been saved! It’s so beautiful and it would have been such a shame if it was too big to wear.

  7. Wonderful that the sweater is fixed…and to read that the knee is better! Wins all around. Trust your weekend has been relatively, if not completely, pain free and filled with many lovely hours reading and knitting the new piece.

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