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!