Friday Favorites

Hi friends, and happy Friday!  I have a new batch of favorites to share with you today.

Fiber

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(1) Ronan, Image (C) Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood (2) Veronika, Image (C) K Good Photography (3) Fair Isle Club 3: Lerwick

This week, I’ve been thinking about fall/winter knitting. ¬†And apparently, I’ve got slightly oversized shrugs on the mind — I realized I keep favorite-ing sweaters with a similar shape. It started with Ronan¬†by Andrea Mowry from the most recent Wool People Collection. ¬†And, like the rest of the internet, I fell hard for Veronika¬†when it was released earlier this week (also: apparently it contains instructions for modifying for petite frames! I love these sorts of slouchy sweaters, but they can be a bit tricky for us shorties.) ¬†And, after hearing lots of discussions about Marie Wallin’s Fair Isle Club 3, I finally checked it out for myself … the combination of colorwork with the slightly cropped boxy shape has me swooning. ¬†I don’t think the club is in the cards for me right now, but I was happy to see that Wallin has a similarly shaped sweater in her soon-to-be-released Fair Isle book (you can spot it in the slideshow).

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Larimar and & Galaxie, Images (C) Whitney Hayward

Not ready to think about heavy winter knitting yet? ¬†Quince and Co. released two lovely pullovers this week out of Tern, their scrummy, lightweight wool silk blend. ¬†I love the side detail on Cecily Glowick Macdonald’s Galaxie and the beautiful simplicity of Larimar¬†by Isabell Kraemer.

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House Dressing, Image (C) Chantal Belisle

A new episode of my favorite podcast Fruity Knitting came out this week, and they featured the amazing House Dressing in new releases. How amazing is that?! ¬†Besides being in awe of all that knitting, it’s knit in my favorite shade of yellow. ¬†Maybe one day I’ll tackle my own version …

 

Sustenance 

I know I’ve been thin on the ground on food lately, but I came across some yummy summer recipes this week that I’m excited to try out:

Alright, that about does it — hope you have a great weekend!

xo K

Friday Favorites

Hi friends, and happy Friday!

Things have been crazy at fiber and sustenance central this week, but wanted quickly pop in with a few new favorites:

  • I love traditional patchwork quilts, but I’m no quilter. ¬†So this might be the perfect blanket for me!
  • How cute is this cropped, wrap sweater — perfect for summer to fall wear, I think!
  • I’ve mentioned my love of Fruity Knitting before, but the second to last episode was particularly great. ¬†Andrew and Andrea interviewed Carson Demers, who just published a book on the ergonomics of knitting, and his interview gives a lot to think about for taking care of your body while you knit!
  • Not strictly knitting, but related to aches and knitting — I am a big fan of the Yoga with Adrienne YouTube channel, and she recently released a fifteen minute video for neck and shoulder pain — perfect for when your neck and shoulders get tight from a long knitting sesh! (In fact, I need to try this routine again tonight, as I’ve been having some wicked neck pains!)
  • And while we’re on the topic of self-care, I really enjoyed this post, published on Mason Dixon Knitting, on the subject of self-care and routine … again, not strictly knitting related, but a very good read!
  • And lastly, for a laugh, this post!

Alright, that’s all from me for the moment, but more to come soon (and sorry there are no pictures with this week’s post — must finish work for the day)! What’s got you excited and/or thinking this week?

 

Friday Favorites

Hi friends, and happy Friday!

How are we halfway through June?!?

Well, there’s been lots that caught my eye in the knitting world this week, so here’s a little batch of Friday Favorites to finish off the week!

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Clockwise from top left: (1) Yarn ball stud earrings, from Hedgling Shop, Etsy (2) Nerdy Alpaca Skein Coat, Precious Knits (3) Vatlsand Jumper, Image (C) Ella Gordon (4) Sunbeam Sweater Set, Madelinetosh 
  • I’ll confess that I already have several pairs of knitting-related earrings (because I’m cool! But also, they’re pretty subtle) and I think this pair of silver yarn balls is adorable and needs to be added to the collection, ASAP.
  • Have you seen Ella Gordon’s latest sweater design? Even though the temperature is nudging over 90 F as I type, I still really want to cast on for this woolly, worsted-weight sweater right. this. minute. — that’s true love!
  • Looking for something lighter weight to knit? How about this adorable, new lace hat by Jane Lithgow or this simple pullover¬†from the Pom Pom anniversary reboot¬†(I love its vintage-y feel!)
  • I stumbled across these skein coats earlier this week. ¬†They keep your yarn ball all tidy while you knit, apparently. ¬†How cute is this alpaca print one?!
  • So, I’ve been having a yarn buying issue lately, in that I keep wanting to buy yarn. (Ok, this is always an issue, but it’s been more intense lately!) I spied this beautiful set of yellow yarn by Madelinetosh yesterday, and I’m in love. How cute would an all yellow So Faded sweater be?? ¬†Or a sock blanket yarn all in yellow? ¬†Must put it out of my mind … back away from the yarn …

Hope you’re all set for a lovely weekend! ¬†What’s caught your eye this week?

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites

Hi friends, and happy Friday! I have a small bunch of fibery Friday Favorites for you today.

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Clockwise from top left: (1) Lexi the Peerie Mouse, Image [C] KnittingJoy (2) Talmadge Cloche, Image [C] Jesse Wild (3) Scrumptiouspurl Wool & Honey, Image from Wool & Honey (4) Avion, Image [C] Katrin Schneider 
  • Joy’s delightful Lexi the Peerie Mouse. ¬†As some of you know, I’ve been (very slowly) working on Alex the Mouse,¬†May’s¬†A Year of Techniques¬†project. ¬†I’ve loved AYoT so far — not just for the amazing patterns, but for the camaraderie and inspiration of the monthly knitalongs. ¬†Joy’s skillful adaptation of the Alex the Mouse pattern is so cute and lovely — I¬†don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at it. ¬†You can see lots more adorable pictures and read the details of Joy’s adaptation on her Ravelry¬†project page, linked above. ¬†Joy is KnittingJoy on Ravelry and joyous360 on Instagram — she’s a beautiful knitter with a wonderful color sense — definitely check out some of her other projects as well!
  • And while we’re on the subject of AYoT, I’m absolutely in love with June’s project, the Talmadge Cloche by Romi Hill. ¬†I’m excited for a bit of lace knitting, and I love that the hat has a very vintage feel while being totally wearable. ¬†I’m casting on this weekend, despite having¬†too many WIPs on the needles already.
  • This¬†new sweater, designed by Katrin Schneider (I particularly like this test knit version). ¬†What a great wardrobe staple it would make!
  • I’m a big admirer of Scrumptiouspurl’s self striping yarn (I don’t have any myself, but I love her¬†Instagram feed), and I love this new color, exclusive to Wool and Honey. ¬†I’m very tempted …. except for the fact that I really have no business getting new sock yarn!

That’s it for today — thanks as always for stopping by. ¬†And I’d love to hear what’s caught your eye this week!!

Friday Favorites

My knitting and I are off for a ladies’ weekend in New¬†York (bridal shower and bachelorette party for one of my best friends — I don’t know how much knitting will be done, other than on the train!) ¬†But before I head off, I thought I’d pop in for a quick round up of Friday Favorites.

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Clockwise from top: [1] Tegna, Image (C) Boylandknitworks [2] Narwhal, Image (C)  Eskimimi [3] Bobbie, Image (C) Pam Allen [4] Stitch Marker Tins, Image from The Perfect Stitch Fibre Co 

Alright, I’m off to catch a train! Happy weekend, happy knitting, and see you next week!

xo K

Friday Favorites

Hi friends, and happy Friday!

When I was doing all my counting for my anniversary post, I realized that — quelle horreur! — there hasn’t been a single Friday Favorite to be had this month!

So let’s¬†sneak one in right under the¬†wire (just fiber today – I’ve been traveling too much to try new recipes!)

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Clockwise from top left: [1] Let’s Get Crackin’ (c) Helene Zechner [2] Knitting Circle¬†Zippered Pouch by Anna Wright, Image from Ysolda.com [3] Its a Gansey! (c) Amy Miller [4] Kim Dyes Yarn¬†Winter Walk Kit, Image from KimDyesYarn.com
  • I love this new cardigan by Laura Chau — the texture is so fun, and I really like the higher v-neck — not something you see every day!
  • Also,¬†have you see this new shawl? ¬†It has bobbles! There should be more bobbles in life, I think.
  • And because¬†texture is clearly on my mind, how about these sweet little gansey socks!
  • You’ve probably heard about Joji Locatelli’s Starting Point MKAL. ¬†I’m trying hard to resist — I have too many projects¬†and don’t think I¬†have enough solid sock yarn in the stash to join in with yarn I have — but man, indie dyers are making it hard! I’ve loved/been tortured by all the pictures of yarn sets popping up on Instagram. I’m a particular fan of¬†the two color sets¬†dreamed up by Kim Dyes Yarn.
  • And let’s round things out with a¬†couple of cute knitterly things: look at this adorable sheep pouch, with a design by Anna Wright, available from Ysolda, and I love, love, this sweater print from Tilly Flop Designs.

Past Friday Favorites can be found here!

What’s caught your eye this week?