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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(Re)Starting Point

(Re)Starting Point

Well, I wasn’t expecting to be back so soon.

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned I was having some doubts about my Starting Point shawl. My friend Aimee, who I had purchased some of the yarn for the shawl with and is knitting along as well, kindly reassured me¬†she thought it would be fine. She even found some¬†other in progress shawls that¬†were a bit farther along than mine, had similar levels of contrast, and looked great. ¬†So I pressed on for a bit.

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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.

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