In February we were busy putting the final touches on The Rectangle Project - I am so excited about this project, you can read more about the process on my blog post. I especially love the photos, our entire team is featured and they are so joyful - they really make my heart sing.
February was a snowy month in Maine and unfortunately, our dear Jennie June slipped on the ice and broke her leg. We've been taking care of her with visits and meals and pick-ups of Moon and Pearl so they can still visit the warehouse. She is on the mend, but still has a few more weeks in a cast and then on to a boot - hopefully we'll be well into spring by then!
We're working on all sorts of exciting new launches coming up throughout the year. We have put together a lovely little Mother's Day assortment, A gorgeous new pattern collection for Spring, and in the works some new yarn lines and bags that I am sooo excited about!
I am really ready to leave winter behind, I am starting to think about cotton and linen and what my summer knitting plans might be. I can't wait for warm weather and sunshine!
On my needles:
I have been knitting up a storm - here's what has been on my needles these days:
Sophie Scarf - I am obsessed with this perfect scarf. I have knit 4 of them now. 1 in Crane, 2 in Phoebe, and 1 in Wren. I have found that 100 g skein will make the full scarf, if you have a 50g skein, you'll need 2 skeins. Not only do I love knitting this scarf, I also love wearing it and I am excited to wear the Wren scarf as the weather warms up.
Lily Slippers - The most adorable little slippers! I knitted these for a bundle we have coming up and our latest limited edition color Rose in Osprey. I love the way these colors look together and I added the pom poms just to make these extra cute. These were a super easy knit, they only took a day and used only one skein of each color. I have grand plans of knitting a dozen of these and keeping them in a basket at my front door for guests to wear when visting - wouldn't that be amazing!?
Frid Sweater (modified) - I got a little crazy with this sweater. I decided I needed to tackle a cable, but couldn't find a sweater that suited me - so I decided to modify the Frid by adding a giant cable down the front. It honestly came out ok, but I decided that I wanted a Frid sweater unmodified, so after knitting the entire body I unwound the whole thing. I also knit this with 2 strands of Puffin and one strand of Piper, which created a great super chunky and a beautiful soft color that I am in love with. I have been loving holding different yarns together
Brechin Vest - I love the way this is turning out. I am using my stash here and the only rule is I can't use any yarn that isn't already in a cake or ball - truly a scrap project and I am loving the results. I am holding 3 strands at a time and because I never swatch (tisk - tisk) it's quite oversized, but I think I love it that way and the simple rib pattern is really pretty.
Axel Vest - I am loving vests - no sleeves, which I hate! and they are so great for the weather in Chicago, hot one minute, cold the next. I have found this Axel vest to be the most worn knit I have ever made and I just really love the way it turned out. I made it with Osprey and Owlet held together and love the marled effect. I love all the patterns at Le Knit, check them out. Full disclosure, I skipped the short rows on this knit - they intimidate me!
No Name Chickadee Hat - I made up this pattern! It's my first, it's just a hat - but still it's very exciting! This baby is made in a new limited edition color not yet released that I am in love with! I have been wearing this hat non-stop! It is made with 2 strands of Chickadee held together and is really nice and squishy with a deep brim.