Still Cold

Originally I planned to hold off on telling you about these FOs until Autumn,

but the weather here has taken a turn back to the OMGIMSOCOLD, so they are coming in handy once again (seriously, it's supposed to snow again this week. I live in North Carolina and we've already had 80 degree weather this month. It's getting insane).

Right before Vanya was born I finished up two more projects using yarn from SAFF 2017. I never made it an official goal to knit all of my SAFF yarn before the 2018 festival, but I think that's going to be a thing now.

  All Points South  by Casapinka in  A Hundred Ravens  IACHOS 

All Points South by Casapinka in A Hundred Ravens IACHOS 

I never thought I was a poncho girl. It just wasn't something I gravitated towards, but then this piece came across my radar back when I was doing pattern roundups (I promise those will be a thing again once we get a little more settled in our new family life). In her pattern description Casapinka writes about how it's really a pullover shawl, not a poncho, and I can totally relate. 

The motivation behind knitting this was to wear as a nursing cover while out and about with Vanya, but he's a very active nurser, so it hasn't gotten a lot of wear yet.

I love the way these colors came together. I did not notice until I started winding the yarn that I basically picked more saturated shades of the yarn used in the pattern. Oops! The A Hundred Ravens yarn was so much fun to work with and held color really well. I will definitely be hitting them up again next festival.

 Pebble Skipping Hat by Jessica Gore in Deep Dyed Yarn Good Juju Sock

Pebble Skipping Hat by Jessica Gore in Deep Dyed Yarn Good Juju Sock

The other FO is one of my impulse purchases. I had never heard of Deep Dyed Yarn, but her Good Juju line intrigued me and the colors in her booth were stunning. I only got this one skein (actually it was a birthday present from mom), but I immediately wound it and cast on the next day.

This has been my most worn hat during this weird bit of winter. The yarn is nice and warm, but because it is sock weight it is not too heavy on my head. The pompom is from FFFabuknits, who has become my go-to source for all things pompom.

 Ok, now that I've talked all about how much I love these winter FOs it's going to be more spring-like, right?