Flashback - Scottish Princess

This post was originally published on my old blog, From Honolulu to Eternity, on June 17, 2014. What a lovely day for another lovely!  This week I finished a new princess you may recognize as the fiery redhead from a recent animated picture.  This one was a special request from a friend of mine and think it turned out darling.  I hope her little girl has a lot of fun with this Scottish princess.

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February Theme: Comfort

SONY DSC Last month I introduced you to the idea of monthly themes here at Wool Pickle.  I went with the theme "Bonjour" for January and we spent the month French Knitting, sharing a Bonjour Baby Cowl free pattern (and showed you one in Debbie Bliss), and going to Paris with a new beret!  Lots of other miscellanious projects took place as well, such as my Didymos inspired babywearing blanket (part 1 and part 2), a rainbow babywearing blanket, a baby dalek and a throwback to big dalek, a sugar cookie scarf and a throwback to a snowflake scarf, and fingerless gloves that matched my mama & baby earwarmers.  I re-published a tutorial for a yarn tassel garland and wrote a new tutorial for a star blanket.  I showed you my Street Shawl and some beading upcycles.  Whew, what a month! By the way, if you want to see all those projects side by side, please check out my Portfolio Page!

Now that we're in February things will be slowing down just a hair.  It's time for us to savor the last real winter month of the year and the last days that will be spent primarily indoors.  That's why I decided on the word "Comfort" this month.  I'm going to be focusing my energy on knitting up useful, warm, woolly goodness that will keep my family warm, cozy, and comfortable this month.  When spring comes melting into presence there will be much bustling about, cleaning, planting, and walking, but for now we are cuddled up close against the cold and snow.  I don't want to give away all my plotting and planning for the month, but I can say that there will be a touch more knitting and therefore perhaps more progress posts than ta-das.  It takes me a good while longer to knit than it does to crochet.

Well that's all for today, folks.  I hope I see you around these parts this month and I can't wait to show you what I'm working on!  What do you like to make in February?  Post a comment or drop a link in the comment section.  I love to read them.SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

Rainbow Babywearing Blanket

EDIT: For a photo tutorial on the star blanket pattern, click here.

To see my other, DIdymos inspired babywearing blanket, click here and here. SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSCHot off the hook this week is a babywearing blanket inspired by Right to Cuddle.  I don't usually make to sell, but I was offered a fantastic trade for my skills and couldn't resist.  I loosely used this star afghan pattern with an assortment of Red Heart yarn from my stash and a US size I crochet hook.  The buttons are vintage and make the size very adjustable for little babies to toddlers and all the mamas with curves.  I am almost sad to see this one go!  If my wrist wasn't in so much pain from crocheting this beast in three days I'd almost consider starting another one for myself...hmmm choices, choices.

There's much yarn to be seen and made with in these days to come.  I'm looking forward to the next year in my saga with hope, patience, and a healthy dose of whimsy.  See you all in the new year!

This post was linked up on Annemarie's Haakblog.