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

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?

 

Spring Cleaning, Part II: (Some of) the Unfinished Objects

Spring Cleaning, Part II: (Some of) the Unfinished Objects

Over the weekend, one of the #yarnlovechallengeapril prompts was hibernating. ¬†For it, I took a deep breath and pulled out (most of) my hibernating sweaters. ¬†Nine in total. ¬†There are other unfinished objects lurking in my stash … even a few more sweaters … but these are the biggies. ¬†And since I’d already been planning a UFO installment in my spring cleaning posts, now seemed a good time to get on with it!

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Once Upon a Sock: April Edition

Once Upon a Sock: April Edition

Wow, it’s that time again …¬†first Thursday of the month,¬†the time that a little group of us — including Paula at Spin a Yarn, Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons, and Kat at Felinity Knits — blog about our sock knitting!

As I’ve mentioned a few times recently, my Viola socks are languishing a bit. I’ve been¬†trying to¬†figure out why that is. ¬†I¬†couldn’t wait to cast them on, I love the pattern, I love the yarn … but I’ve just completely stalled out on the gusset! ¬†I think part¬†of it I’ve been distracted by other things, like nearly finishing my Arrosa shawl and starting Southwell.

But I also think part of me needs to change things up. I’ve knit a fair few pair of plain jane socks (my Droving Socks excepted!) over the past six months,¬†and I think maybe it’s time for a little change of pace.

So instead of showing you yet another picture of my Viola socks in the same place (basically they’ve barely grown since this post), wanna help me with planning my next pair?

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Spring Cleaning, Part 1: The Stash

Spring Cleaning, Part 1: The Stash

Hi friends — happy second day of spring for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!

I’ve mentioned in passing here a few times that I’m¬†trying to get my knitting life a bit more organized. ¬†In the spirit of spring cleaning, here’s the first post in what I imagine will be a multi-part series¬†thining about how we handle stash, longstanding¬†unfinished objects, and finished¬†knits we don’t use.

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