on the needles

     - January 2015 -

Back of the Neck! Warmer

A pattern called “A Noble Cowl” must be a good fit for “A Noble Girl About Town.” (That's the title of Doctor Who companion Donna Noble’s musical theme, one of my favorite pieces by Who composer Murray Gold!)
Gorgeous merino/cashmere blend in a dusky "Velveteen" pink.

With temperatures well below freezing (and even below zero) for the first part of January, I needed some warm wool convertible mitts. And the bright sock yarn helps fight off those winter blues!

Brew Crew Stitch 'n Pitch Socks

(hibernating)  As a life-long Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan, I couldn't resist this skein of Zwerger Garn Opal when I saw it at a local fiber fair almost 3 years ago. My first Stitch 'n Pitch (the summer of 2014) seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally cast on socks in this crazy colorway. Go Brewers!

Watermelon Socks

(hibernating)  Also known as "Possibly The Ugliest Socks Ever," these are made from some awesomely squooshy and very pretty handpainted yarn from Dragonfly Fibers. I love working with the yarn, and it's absolutely lovely in the skein, but these just pooled in a very strange way. I've learned with these socks that I prefer tonal and self-striping yarns rather than handpaints. Life lesson.

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