February's Project is Full of Grace
It's a way to live.
The yarn of the month for February is a very special yarn to me. A yarn that needed a perfect project. It was a gift, as most of my "too special to knit" yarn is, but this gift in particular is irreplacable. Several years ago, my best friend's mom took up knitting. It was in the middle of the fun fur craze, and I remember her showing me her early scarves. She had clearly progressed in her knitting skills since, and around my birthday when I had first moved to San Diego, I got a surprise gift of three skeins of yarn. It's a beautiful silk-wool blend from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks, and it was lovely to just have around. A few months later, she was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she passed away a few months after that. I just couldn't decide what to make with such a special yarn. Until I realized that Clapotis called for that weight, and precisely that amount of yarn. It was perfect. Designed for hand-dyed yarn, simple enough to show off its beauty, and a warm comforting final project.
February's Full of Grace
Pattern: Claptois, from Knitty
Yarn: Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks, wool-silk blend, 3 skeins
Needles: US 8 dpns
Notes: No changes to the pattern. It was surprisingly entertaining to knit; I could barely put it down.
Best Thing About This Project: Using this gift.