February FO Friday

Monster Cowl

I may have disappeared from blogger-ville, but do not fear!  I have been busy crafting.  Mostly small projects, but that means I have more to show!

Checkerboard Textures Throw squares

I finished some more squares for the Checkerboard Textures Throw hosted on Red Heart.  I have three of the first two patterns, but by the time I got to the third, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make three of each.  I won’t rip out the others unless I really need the yarn … at least until I decide for sure.  At this point though I think I’ll just make one of each.


  1. Cross Stitched-Square (released 1/22)
  2. Granny Square (2/5)
  3. Back Loops Square (2/19)

Designer: Red Heart
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver
Colorways: Aran Fleck, Coffee, and Cafe
My Rav project page (for all the patterns)

Underground Crafter's 2014 Sampler Mystery Knit-a-long

Spoiler alert (if you are working this KAL!)

UC Sampler MKAL 2014 - squares 4 and 1

I’m still working on the UC Mystery Sampler KAL. There were two squares released this month, but one was just this past Wednesday and I haven’t finished it yet.  It won’t be long though.  These squares are quick to make up!  The picture above is actually the fourth AND the first square, just to give you an idea of how some stitch patterns can really “pull in”. It will stretch fine to fit into the afghan.

Pattern: Mystery KAL
Designer: Underground Crafter
Yarn: I Love This Yarn!
Colorway: Linen
My Rav project page

I’m a few days behind in my Weather Afghan, but hopefully I can show you pictures of February’s square soon.

Creative Knitting is running a four-week dishcloth KAL. Today they posted the third (of four) patterns. I’ve only made one and it took a while.

Swish with a Twist

You see, the pattern called for 12 more stitches wide than my UC KAL squares and I was really hoping to incorporate any other squares I did into an existing afghan. So I charted the pattern and then modified it to make it work. It took a couple attempts to get it just the right size. I’m not sure if I can get the others to also work into this afghan, but knowing me, I’ll give it a try.

Pattern: Swish with a Twist – but heavily modified
Designer: Kathy Wesley / Me
Yarn: I Love This Yarn!
Colorway: Linen
My Rav project page

Monster Cowl

Last month I wanted to join a KAL for this pattern called Monster Cowl. The KAL was supposed to end on January 31, so when I went on vacation, I took along what I thought would be enough yarn to finish it. Sadly, it wasn’t. I finished this last week. I’m not completely sure I like it. Don’t get me wrong – I love the chevrons, I love the colors, but when I put it on it just seems too bulky. Funny enough, I think it looks fabulous on Little Chick.

Monster Cowl  on Little Chick

Maybe I just need to make it longer so it looks as good on me…

Pattern: Monster Cowl
Designer: Julia Allen
Yarn: I Love This Yarn! and Red Heart Super Saver
Colorway: Soft Blue and Aran
My Rav project page
Modeled by: Little Chick

And a couple of patterns I managed to finish just last night…

Almost Lost Washcloth

Can you guess why I threw in a washcloth in the midst of everything else I’m making? Yep, this was a giveaway entry for a dishcloth/washcloth KAL/CAL. Needed to have it done by the end of February.

Pattern: The Almost Lost Washcloth
Designer: Julie Tarsha
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream
Colorway: Faded Denim
My Rav project page

And last but certainly not the easiest, my new fingerless mitts!

Ribbed mitts - on hand

I’ve wanted to make a pair for a while, and you guess it – there was a contest this month for making mittens (or socks), so I just HAD to enter. Problem was, I started just last weekend, made one and it was WAY too tight. I think I knit far tighter with double-point needles than I do with straights or circs. So I had to start over. This time I decided to wing it. I really like how they turned out!

Ribbed mitts

They are a tad different sizes, but this picture really makes them look off. They don’t look any different once they’re covering up my cold, frigid hands at work! I wore them today 🙂

Pattern: Ribbed Mitts
Designer: Me!
Yarn: Berroco Vintage DK
Colorway: 2188
My Rav project page
Modeled by: me

And now that this post is officially LOOOONG … it’s time to end and get back to crafting!

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