Thursday, July 10, 2008

Love thy name is February

FebruaryRocks


February Twilight

I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.

FebruaryRocks

There was no other creature
That saw what I could see--
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.


Sara Teasdale, poet

FebruaryRocks

February

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
Jane Austen, author


FebruaryRocks

February Rocks! (ravelry link)

Pattern: February Lady Sweater, XL size

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rocks Heavyweight colorway Ravenscroft, 4 skeins The color, the drape, oh my goodness.....

Other Materials: needles US 7, buttons from As Cute As A Button

Notes: Followed the pattern pretty much as written. Love love love. I mean, February is the month of love! Its my birth month. And sister's birth month. And dad's. And Valentine's Day. We love February. And now I have a February sweater.

And I think it Rocks!!!



FebruaryRocks

Special thank you to Snowboarder who stepped in as photographer today!

Thank you all for cheering me on along the way too! And congrats to Knitting Knirvana on winning the contest! Send me your address and I'll get you some STR when I get back from Portland! And go check out her cutie patootie!!

Happy February! Oops, I mean Happy July!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

51 comments:

Dawn said...

The sweater looks marvelous. I must go cast on for mine right now.

PurlsBeyondPrice said...

H-Oh-T-T .... Hott! You, the sweater, everything. Girl you are smokin'! What a fabulous sweater. Can't wait to get mine finished now!

Zonda said...

It sure does ROCK! hehe! Great pics too! (shh..don't tell him ;)

laura said...

that's one awesome looking sweater! you should be very proud of yourself :-)

The Curly Knitter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Virtuous said...

It looks great on you!!

I love how you thru Jane up in there too! ;o) The last stanza is my favorite!

Jo said...

It's beautiful - you did a fantastic job on it. I keep on seeing this sweater pop up on people's blogs and it looks good on so many people.

kasiaiscarly said...

LOVE.IT!

Bezzie said...

I love it!!!

So I'm scrolling down slowly and I scroll to the top of Snowboarder's head. For a split second I think: "Ok, I know he's a good model, but please tell me he didn't want to model this sweater!" Hahaha! Cute picture of you two!

turtlegirl76 said...

YAY!!! It looks FANTASTIC on you! Great pics Snowboarder. (Glad to see you kept the focus on her eyes and the sweater.)

(Wonders how much heavyweight it would take for my size...)

Trillian42 said...

Oh, wow! It looks awesome!!!

Now I really, really want to finish mine. :D

Stacey said...

Gorgeous! It looks wonderful! I love the colour!

Rani said...

Oooo oooo ooooo! WOW! It's really fantastic. I love the color, too! The pictures are very well done! I am going to check and make sure that pattern is in my queue!!

KnittingKnirvana said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! You have tempted me to use my BMFA coupon!!

And I can't believe I won the contest! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :)

Suzanne said...

Love your sweater, just wonderful in the Raven colorway.

krysten said...

it's perfect; i love it! the buttons rock.

Nell said...

It totally rocks!!!! I love it. Great job!!!!

Now take it off before you pass out from the heat!

Marie said...

The sweater looks lovey on you. The color is stunning.

Neuroknitter said...

Wow!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The photos, the sweater, the model(s), the quotes...Lovely, lovely post!!

You rock!!!

Looking forward to Sunday!!

Happy Friday!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

It is gorgeous! You're gorgeous! Love the rockin' sweater. Good thing it started to cool off yesterday so your photo shoot wasn't a sweaty one.

And nice photog job, Snowboarder!

Have an awesome weekend trip!

Sam said...

Perfect! It's all that and a ball of yarn. Love it!

I've got three inches done on mine and after seeing yours I want to drop everything else and go back to knitting it.

Have fun in Portland! You picked a great time to visit. The weather we are having now makes up for the crap we get the rest of the year.

Beverly said...

Look at you so stylin'! The sweater looks fabulous on you. And the buttons are perfect.

That's it! I have to make one of those sweaters.

sheepish one said...

really, really lovely!
and the buttons look fabulous on it.
honestly, it's inspirational.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Beautiful! Omygosh, I want one, NOW!

Ibunnysavetroy said...

oh, that's a gorgeous sweater, I should make one for my mom! I LOVE the color!

dianne said...

Beautiful sweater! Looks like it will get lots of good use, as it should.
Woohoogirl

Marisol said...

Oh my gost your February Lady Swtr came out lovely! It looks fabulous on you!

Now I want one too:)

Great Job!

cupcakefaerie said...

It turned out lovely and looks fabulous on you! This is such motivation to keep moving on mine. Nice photoshoot too, Snowboarder!

tricia (slobee knitter) said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous Sweater, gorgeous you, gorgeous couple!

Congrats! It's perfect!

Maybe in a few years I'll have my own

weezalana said...

It's fabulous, I love it! And it looks fantastic on you! And it's in STR! Rockin' February, indeed!

peaknits said...

Wow - fab-u-lous! I love how it looks, I am so inspired - I am working away on my yoke:)

Jolynn said...

Oh, it's just gorgeous! So beautiful on you! And I love the buttons you chose. They look wonderful! ^_^

sgeddes said...

INCREDIBLE! The sweater looks great on you. Every thing is perfect - the color, the style, the buttons! I can't say enough. I'm now determined to find the right colof for me.

Brena said...

You "rock" that sweater!!! It looks really fantastic on you and your photo shoot looks fun. BMFA should give you a percentage of the money that you make me want to spend with them.

Scrabblequeen said...

I'm loving it. Great knitting and poetry too! Good work.

Tui said...

This is awesome, it looks great on you!

Liz said...

That turned out so well! The colour is beautiful too.

AlisonH said...

Beautiful! And you, radiant in it like that.

no-blog-rachel said...

Wow - gorgeous! It and you in it!

Deb said...

Delicious berries and the sweater is beautiful too! Thanks for visiting in Portland! I have a feeling berries are in your future!

mapleweave said...

Your sweater is gorgeous! There, I thought you only knit beatiful socks!

cockeyed said...

....O....M....G.....!!!!!!

Spinning Ninny said...

The sweater looks great - and those pictures of you are wonderful! Props to the wonderful photographer!

Kate R said...

wow...really lovely sweater. It's on my list. I think the BMFA is a great choice...well, it's a great choice for everything, really. Right now I'm working on the sock club yarn from May, so everything is purple around here.

tapmouse said...

I know I already commented, but at the time I couldn't view EVERYTHING! Awesome pics-so cute you are and the sweater turned out beautifully! And that Snowboarder is looking awfully cute, himself! Hmmmm...wonder if those references to 'engaged woman' are supposed to be a big HINT?!

Wool Girl said...

That sweater is even more fantastic in person...you did such a gorgeous job Carrie! Had so much fun meeting you yesterday! Safe travels home!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous! mmm I might need one of those...in STR of course

Rebel said...

Wow!!! That looks great on you. Good job. =)

tiennie said...

It's beautiful on you! Fantastic time!

Snowboarder just wanted to be in the picture so we could again say how cute he is, huh?

Tonia said...

Love the sweater. I am getting ready to knit this sweater out of STR too-do you alternate skeins with the STR? Just curious

guiltypleasures said...

You GO Girl! That colorway is fantastic on you!

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