February. Is it Over Yet?

February is my least favourite month; a month of dark blueness. It is the time in which I recall the gaping hole that my best gal pal Rachel left behind. She was killed in the Christchurch earthquake a little over 3 years ago, and was the coolest and kindest lady I’ve ever met. I’ve never laughed so much with anyone in my life.

As a welcome distraction, I really threw myself into the Ravellenics, and am feeling a bit of a knitty burnout (GASP!). So yesterday I treated myself to a haircut (getting my hair washed is the BEST part). And I can highly recommend Dionne at Charlie Miller at Holy Corner in Edinburgh! What an amazing blow dry!

I’ve also done a bit of knitting that was not specifically for the shop. As in, I’m using up some random personal stash. This is Almandine by Anushka Tay, featured in Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 6: Autumn 2013.

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I do love a hood!

I’ve also just finished a pair of Wristwarmers With Contrast Rib by Anna Wilkinson. It wasn’t until after I picked out the colours from my stash and started knitting, that I realized I was subconsciously been inspired by TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Do you see it?

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