"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
“The Amen of nature is always a flower.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Just when we thought all the fun of the holidays was behind us, along comes February. We out here on the sunflower farm think it's time to celebrate! After all, it is the month of love...
This month's poster girls?
3 skeins (780 yd) ARTYARNS Silk Rhapsody
or other dk weight yarn
each heart in lace pattern blocks to 3 inches wide
Charted design; intermediate level
The silk rhapsody I used for these patterns blocks out well; it opens up nicely and really shows the pattern to its best advantage.The silk component lends a lovely sheen to the finished piece.The depth of color is extraordinary and the mohair component adds a lovely haze and warmth to the finished stole.
While the Silk Rhapsody is a worsted weight yarn, I knit it at a tighter gauge to achieve higher stitch definition. If you are going to use a different yarn, I recommend substituting a DK weight, rather than a worsted.
Both patterns have just enough pattern to keep things interesting, but not so much you get lost.
But that's not all...OH NO!!!
We're having a sale...
We're having a contest...
We're having a sale AND a contest (Gotta do something to break the tedium of winter!)
It's our ...
SWEETHEART OF A DEAL!
Each pattern retails for $6 separately. But, during the month of February, you can get BOTH patterns for $10.
I found these darling little stitch marker sets on line at Crazy4Dyeing.
At the end of February, I will draw three names at random from all the people who have purchased the dynamic duo. These three people will each get a set of heart stitch markers, free of charge.
Two patterns, one low price...
One contest, three winners...
What's not to love?