Friday Favorites

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

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!!

Once Upon a Sock: June edition

Once Upon a Sock: June edition

Oof, the days go fast, don’t they?

It’s the first Thursday of the month again, so time to talk about socks.

So, I have a confession to make … for the first time in maybe a year, I don’t have a pair of socks on the needles!

Don’t get me wrong, I have plans … some plans I am really excited to share as they take shape.  But the combination of lots of WIPs and Stage 1 Moving has not been conducive to Starting New Things.  Especially if those things require a bit of thought.

So instead, I have some pictures of my finished Favorite Socks to share (as if you haven’t seen enough pictures of them in progress) (on Ravelry here)

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Mid-week hello …

Hi friends, and happy Wednesday!

How are things going in your corner of the world?  I didn’t mean to go quiet for quite so long, but I had dear friends visiting for a long weekend, which was lovely, but very busy.

One of the byproducts of our long weekend visit was not much knitting got done (for good, fun reasons).  Right now, everything seems to be in a state of approaching, but not quite being, almost done:

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I’m well into the last stockinette section of my Arroyo Arrosa, then just have the edging to go. I’m a little worried about the size — it looks small to me, but it’s also pretty scrunched up on the needles.  My Favorite Socks got the teeniest bit of attention on the weekend–a few rows–but are still languising at the gusset.  And my poor Constellate hat has been neglected for at least a month!  I brashly proposed that I would finish all of these projects for My Sister’s Knitter Stash Down KAL, which ends March 31.  I think I’ll be lucky to get one project done at this rate!

Luckily though, there’s lots of knitting and relaxing in my future.  I leave tomorrow for a week with my family in Virginia!  My mom and I are planning on casting on Southwell Cardigans while we’re together.

Linking up with Crafting On over at Frontier Dreams this week — and as always, I love to hear what you’re upto in the comments! I’m still figuring out what post-Yarnalong Wednesdays will look like here on the blog, but didn’t want Wednesday to go by without at least a quick hello!




Dispatches from the West

How’s your weekend been friends?

Things have been busy around here.

The mitts have gone to the bath:


Some super secret knitting has been declassified (more on this soon!) with very happy results:

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And we’re currently enjoying a  minibreak in Santa Barbara:

Hope all’s well in your corner of the world. I’m currently selfishly hoping that all this talk of snow on the East Coast adds up to my Tuesday night flight back to Philadelphia being cancelled, giving me an extra day or two out here … keep your fingers crossed for me, will you?

Happy Sunday!