There was a second knit that trended during the Sun Valley Fibers January Thaw Retreat this past weekend:
Quicksilver, and it is a stunning shawl. It was designed by Melanie Berg of Germany and calls for SunValley Fibers yarn, but it would look stunning in any fingering-weight yarn. I almost bought the teals and gold in the sample because they are so striking. At the last moment, I decided to try something of my own. Honestly, I was not thinking of February 14 when I chose these colors, but the timing is kind of sweet.
It's not a hard knit, but it's not mindless either. And it's forcing me to do something I generally resist: count. I've always been math-averse, so I am an expert at fudging in my knitting when something is off by a few stitches. But I don't see that working here. So, I've been counting every single row. It's amazing how great it feels to know when I've got the right number of stitches! It does slow the process, but I'm realizing that it is far better than frogging and reknitting down the road.
I am quite jealous of those of you were buried in snow yesterday. I could really use a snow day! I've never seen so little snow in a Wisconsin winter.
I'm linking up with Nicole today; come join in the fun!