The MegaKAL knit for February was Kourtney Robinson's lovely His Golden Lair and I loved this pattern. It had several different sections so was never boring, but still intuitive enough that you weren't constantly looking at the pattern. It contained charts but also a written pattern if you, like me, prefer.
The result is small enough that it can be worn wrapped around the neck as a scarf or around the shoulders as a small shawl.
This was my first attempt at blocking, and I would say it was only partly successful, the points not turning out quite as pointy as I would prefer. Perhaps I will block it again in the future, although the result may have something to do with the yarn being part acrylic.
This year I have joined my first knit-along (KAL) and I have started with a biggie. It's a MegaKAL! We will be knitting a shawl or scarf each month of 2015. It will be nice to spend some time knitting for myself instead of crocheting for someone else. The KAL's developers are in the northern hemisphere so I shall spend the warm months knitting cozy things and the colder weather on lighter things.
Excuse the crappy photo, it was taken with my phone (although love the filters on Instagram!)
January's project was a warm cowl called the Armonika Cowl. I really didn't like the look of it at first but am quite fond of it now. The pattern however was not enjoyable. Extremely easy but too mindless for my liking. My mind tends to run away with me if a pattern is too easy and when it comes back down to earth it is usually with a thud. Mistakes everywhere! Some of them I fixed but some I didn't notice until several rows along and then I was too lazy to pull it apart. Hopefully the mistakes will not be able to be seen when it is worn!
I haven't bothered putting many details on Ravelry, mostly because I have no idea what the yarn was. I remember making something else with it a couple of years ago but frogging it when I didn't like the result. But here it is if you want to take a look.