Hello! Here we are at the end of July and before you know it Fall will be here...one can dream right?
After skipping June loves it was nice to get back into the swing of things this post. It gives me such joy to go visiting blogland and thereabouts in search of all the wonderful things. Speaking of wonderful things above is some of my very favorite tea from Australia that my dearest Aussie friend Julia sent me. Also, I know a couple of you noticed the tea bag holder in last weeks post. Isn't it brilliant? It is from Stash tea and a little heads up I am going to have a couple to give away in the coming weeks!
Linebreak shawl in MTL in Charcoal Gray
Before getting to the loves, I have a bit of knitting to show you. Most of my progress is due in large part to all of your lovely words of wisdom in last weeks post. I remembered the importance of taking advantage of the small windows of time and that every stitch counts. So thank you!
Plain Vanilla socks in yarn from LYNAI yarns in Ginny.
Despite feeling a tad behind in my sock knitting progress this year, they are still coming along. That is what really matters right? It is not a race, Andi! :)
A couple of swap packages have been received. The above one was a casual friend swap from dear Julia who I mentioned above. All things Aussie including these yarns!
Then I got the most sweetest of packages from kind Sheri in a love swap that was going on in the My Sister's Knitter Ravelry group. All matches have been made, but if you are interested we will be having a Fall swap coming soon.
I am spoiled, right? Have you ever participated in a swap before? If not you really should as it is a wonderful way to connect and share with others in the US or even around the world. I can say for certain that through swaps and this community in general the friends I have made are priceless.
Alright enough about me...let's get talking about June loves! Warning there are many. :)
- The addiction to sock knitting is continually fueled by Tahnee. Check out these Spring Fern Socks!
- Always one to give us a new way to look at knitting, the Pattern Duchess is having a feature on her blog called, Patterns from History. Brilliant!
- Wonderful video tutorial on Afterthought knitting from Pom Pom Magazine.
- Love everything about this post from Green Triangle Girl, Return to the Wild.
- I adore Raincloud & Sage. Her post about "everything I should have said" is beautiful.
- My dreams of traveling, camping and backpacking are never ending, so it's no wonder Wooly Venture's blog speaks to my soul.
- Hannah's Making Yarn Series have been an amazing read.
- You can feel the excitement Kristen has over her beautiful stole and once you see it you will understand why. I need to make one!
- Wei Siew's blog is like reading a really good book. I think if she wrote one, I would read it over and over again.
- This shawl by Kahrine is stunning. Most definitely going on my "to make" list this year.
- Casey's doll stole my heart. How about you?
- Some window shopping~ Beautiful Mess Yarns, yep I want everything. I am having a case of grabby hands over this yarn from Peach Queen Yarns. A bag with teacups courtesy of Molly Klein Designs=need.
- Kylie's lately posts always hook me. Her images, recommendations, reads, knits...I'm hooked.
Hope you had a good time visiting the link. I will leave you with a fun little animated short film and wish you the very best of days!