February is keeping us on our toes. We started the month with record setting snow and storms, and now, just over half way through, we're enjoying 60+ degree temperatures. It's odd walking by monstrous piles of snow while it's warm enough to be outside without a coat. I know it isn't going to last. It's too good to be true. Spring, so soon? Not in Chicago. The weather man is already threatening snow into next week.
Disappointed. Yes. A lot. Silver lining? I may actually have the opportunity to wear my February sweater before next winter! I've been diligently working on my February sweater since Feb1. The "great hand carving disaster of 2011" set me back a couple days worth of progress, but I think I'm on track for a photo finish.
I felt like it was time to knit a raglan pullover. I don't wear many, but the few I own, I love. To keep things interesting, I decided to toss some stranded color-work in the mix for this month. I'm really counting on some serious growth with blocking because right now, my sweater looks TEENY TINY even though I went up needle sizes. The colors are not very accurate in the above photo; in reality, lilac and royal purple best describe the hues. For the first time, ever, I am using precisely the yarn the pattern calls for.
I'm just going to have to play this one out. It, sadly, might be my first frog.