The Love Month

Everyone has a favorite month and mine happens to be February.  No, not because of Valentine’s Day but because February is my birthday month 🙂  Yeah, I get me some good spoiling every February.  Even though my birthday isn’t until later this month, I’ve already been treated to breakfast in bed, sparkly trinkets, cards tucked in my purse from the kids and maybe a love note or two from my guy ♥  I also think that there’s a secret getaway being planned that’s all hush-hush until we actually get there 🙂

I have to confess that Mother’s Day pales in comparison to February, I love my family ♥♥

This month began with a treat in the mail – new yarn!!  I signed up for the first ever Dubai Knits Yarn Club and my dear friend, Jocelyn, master-dyer and owner of Dubai Knits put together an amazing kit for all of us club members.

A skein of her hand-dyed sock yarn base “Squishy” in an exclusive colorway called Devotion.  The richest red with black undertones – GORRR-JUSSS and definitely very squishy!!

The club mailings are kits and so we also received a pattern designed exclusively with this yarn and color in mind by the very talented, Cristi H. Brockway.  The pattern is for a lovely pair of socks called “Tortuga Twist” and if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you would have noticed that I haven’t knit a pair of socks since this one!!!  Yup, 2009!!

I haven’t run into any problems yet because I’m still on the leg of the sock where you knit round and round in pattern.  There will be plenty of help if I run into any questions because there is a knit-along for this pattern over on the Dubai Knits Ravelry Group.

But if that wasn’t enough, there was another surprise included in the package – a handcrafted bookmark by another friend, Rain!  The silver handle reminds me so much of Dubai and it made me nostalgic for the souks with their endless treasures and fragrant spices and of course my Amiras!

I love February!

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8 Responses to The Love Month

  1. Kelly says:

    *GASPS* You’re knitting SOCKS!!!!!! Yay for you!!!
    I remember those marlene’s but I think that was when I was lurking more than commenting 😉
    The colour is scrumptious!
    Lucky you for getting spoiled, want to give Moose a nudge about that too???

  2. Denise says:

    Happy Birthday for later this month 🙂 that red yarn looks gorgeous and the socks are coming along nicely.

  3. Denise says:

    Oops, forgot to put my link.

  4. evelyn says:

    The yarn looks scrumptious and the pattern so far is lovely. What an amazing color! Happy (early) birthday wishes to you!

  5. mazhalai says:

    drooling over the yarn!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I am yearning over your yarn and I simply had to write that February is my favourite month too… because it’s my son’s birthday (;-) and also because it is the start of the whole grandiose spring flower symphony. The snowdrops herald the rest.

    Nice to meet you!

  7. Josie says:

    Love the red color you’ve chosen for the socks. love the bookmark..

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