February was definitely quite the exciting month for me. I released my very first pattern for sale, I got some fabulous invites, I got inspired, and things with the Munchkin have seem to take off (in the most wonderful of wonderful ways). Let's just hope this excitement continues on into the rest of the year!
In the meantime, here are five things that I obsessed about during this month of love:
1. Wollmeise Lace-Garn
I destashed some more yarn this month, but this time it was a few hanks of my Wollmeise laces. Destashing these hanks meant that I actually had to go through that part of the stash and suss out the situation. I guess it's not a bad thing since I discovered 2 hanks that I totally forgot that I had and weren't added to my stash page on Ravelry. Sweet! Could it be that my snob-a-rific yarns are multiplying on their own?? I can only dream of that possibility!
Going through my lovely Wollmeise laces made me remember why I started
I've been thinking about this pattern non-stop ever since the second I laid eyes on it. It's been toying with me, begging me to knit it. I've been unravelling hanks of Lace-Garn trying to decide which of my hanks want to become a Viajante. I've been trying to make up my mind as to whether or not if I want to make one in a pink/red colour like the sample shown in the pattern, or if I should make it in a neutral like black or grey so that I can guarantee myself that it'll go with everything in my wardrobe. I've been scouring Ravelry stash pages searching for possible colours. I'm a woman possessed.
You'd think after knitting Nuvem I'd be turned off of a project of this magnitude. After all, it's A LOT of mindless knitting. We're talking black hole knitting here. But for some reason, I'm not. Rather, I'm intrigued as to whether or not if I can undertake such a knit again. Do I have the mind set? The stamina? Am I crazy? Don't answer that.
I'm going to go look at the pattern again. Don't judge.
3. Leather & Cables
I'm kind of hoping and keeping my eye out for a nice pleather classic biker jacket that fits me well and is priced just right so that I could possibly doctor it up and make my own version. Complete with bobbles. And trust me, I'm not a bobble person. But on this design, I can be. So far though I'm coming up short. All the jackets I've been coming across have some variety of studs or weird patches of lycra on it. I guess the search continues. But one day, I WILL have a jacket similar to this. Mark my words. One day.
4. Crochet Hearts
5. Atlantic - Pacific Blog
But there is one blog that I just have to play catch up on, and that's Atlantic-Pacific. Luckily this blog doesn't involve any reading. Unless you count the garment list so that you can try to track down the same piece. Otherwise the lack of reading material makes this blog mega easy to catch up on. And of all the fashion blogs out there and that I follow, Atlantic-Pacific is a MUST for me. I seriously worship Blaire. I wish I knew Blaire. Heck, I wish I was Blaire! Or at least I wish I had her closet. This woman just reeks style and fashion. I love her ability to mix high-end with generic labels. I love her use of accessories. I love the fact that she's not afraid of colour, or to mix and match prints. She makes wearing head to toe black exciting (it's all in the accessories!). I wish I had the guts (and the bank account) to dress like her. Maybe one week I should try to take a page from her stylish book and give it a try? But for now, I'm content with my uniform of plain ol' jeans and t-shirts and I'll stick to admiring her fashion sense from afar.
Thank you February for being so fabulous! Here's to a Marvellous March! ♥