Now, onto the knitting news. December, January, and February saw some started and finished items. I knit Crosswords at the Coffee Shop from Cascade Eco Duo. The drape and feel of the yarn is lovely but it sheds like crazy. To make the shawl/wrap a bit bigger, I did the math and increased it by 50%. Here's a picture pre-block.
Another project was Dark & Stormy by Thea Coleman. The only other project I've done with cables was the peachy pink scarf, and that was a simple cable. This sweater is top down, has an assortment of cables, button holes, and a shawl collar - all new to me techniques. It did come out a bit big since I lost more weight after starting it. I should have made it a size or two smaller, but it will be a great layer piece. Here's a couple pics, front and back, of the sweater. The buttons are not sewn on yet in the pic. This is part of the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Podcast group KAL, and, Knitabulls group sweater KAL. It also was part of the YOSS Thea -along but I didn't finish it in time.