There is something about merino superwash wool that makes my heart flutter. That fluttering is probably the reason I start more projects than I can finish (witness Tiny Tea Leaves, which took eight months.) As soon as I walk into our local knitting shop, I’m done for.
But slow knitter or not, I love Cascade’s super wash heathers (purple and turquoise make me swoon). I began knitting the February Lady Sweater (modelled after Elizabeth Zimmerman’s February Sweater by Pamela Wynne) for myself. After getting more than half way and realizing the sweater was just too small, I lost some steam (half a year’s worth). How nice, then, that February is here again and my ten-year old is the just the right size for this sweater honouring the month of love. Both of us are pleased: she because she has something homemade that feels “leafy,” and me, because it will fit her for several years.
And of course, there is always her younger sister after that.
February, welcome back. We missed you.