February Lady

Finished in January, may I present my February Lady!


Out of the 976 bathroom pictures I attempted, this was the one I liked best. It also, thankfully, was taken after I realized that I should clean my mirror.

Pattern: February Lady Sweater (rav link), by Pamela Wynne. It’s free! And it’s been knit by thousands of other knitters!
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed. 9 balls for the 44″ size. Felt mildly like string while knitting, but blocked like a friggen dream. SO SOFT.
Needles: Size US 5 to get the correct gauge.

With Pam’s blessing (and adhering to her policies for using her free pattern) I am teaching a February Lady Sweater class at Common Threads Yarn Shop in February. When I delivered my finished sweater to be displayed in the store, no fewer than four shoppers tried it on. Although it was a tad big on some of them, the sweater flattered everyone! It’s a funny thing when people of varying heights and body types can all look good in the same style of sweater. Cool and weird.

**Aside: I’ve updated my class schedule! Check it out if you’re a local knitter!**

So yeah. This is only the second sweater I’ve ever knit for myself and I can’t even wear it yet! I’ll get it back once the class is over. Speaking of sweaters I’ve knit myself, I’m currently wearing the other one. I’ve had it on since last night and I didn’t take it off when I went to sleep. Don’t know what came over me except I’m sick and tired of the very, very cold weather we’ve had this winter in North Carolina.  It’ll feel practically balmy later today when we reach the expected high of 45 degrees F.


Like the buttons? Me, too. They’re wood. And they’re dimply. This pic is also my first in a series of 52 self-portraits that I plan to do this year. And in a shocking (to me) twist, I’ve already completed week 2. Thought for sure I would tire of it already.  Go me!

In other news, check out these End of May Mittens. The red and white combo definitely makes me slap my forehead – why didn’t I think of that!?!? And these! They make me so happy. Happy, happy, happy.

3 thoughts on “February Lady

  1. The FLS looks great on you! Great job and congratulations on all your End of May mitten/hat sets. The weather is perfect for them!

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