Yarn~ Neighborhood Fiber Company color Victorian Village My favorite knitting notebook~ is from Lisa The Knitting Artist.
Welcome to Sunday (or whenever you read this)!! It has been a crazy week filled with all sorts of things and all I can say it I was very grateful when this wonderful weekend arrived on my doorstep. One huge highlight of my week was reading through all the great comments about your stash. It was brilliant to read how each and everyone of you feels about your stash- so thank you!
As it was a crazy week, I pulled out the arsenal...tea and knitting. It worked! Speaking of tea, I have received questions about my favorite teas. While at times it can be overwhelming to choose because it is similar to picking a favorite yarn, I have displayed a small (very small) sample of my go-to- teas. One exception listed here is the NU TE, it was in a swap package that I received from a lovely friend in Switzerland and have been on the hunt for it ever since. Let me tell you, that tea is amazing!!!
I don't have a lot of knitting progress to share as my projects this week have been focused on some sample knitting. This huge bundle of yarny goodness is for a colorwork cardigan that I am knitting for the talented designer, Anne Podlesak and is for The Yarn Guys shop.
This is all I have to show for it right now. I may be able to share a tad bit more in the coming weeks.
Then we have the second sample knit I am working on. This pattern has not been released so this is a sneak peek of it. The test knit is for Knotions Magazine and the yarn is Wooly Wonka Fibers Rhiannon sock yarn in the color Forget Me Nots.
It may appear that I have no knitting happening for me this week and I don't, but I will be working on some side projects (probably socks), just to be able to have some knitting to share with you all. For now I will share my loves for June!
- I am really into Michelle's Zara Tee. It looks like the perfect knit for the warmer months. Also, in case you didn't know Michelle has a great podcast on Youtube. Win-win.
- One of my favorite things to read on blog is vacations. TinCanKnits is sharing Vol.1 of her trip to Iceland and it is pure joy to read.
- Amongst my mass chatter and ramblings about knitting, there are times even I forget that I used to crochet. Still enjoy it (although it has been a while), and it is nice to see posts about it on Kelbourne Woolens blog. Especially as my sister now crochets.
- I adore Steph and reading about her lost mojo and now found mojo woes, makes me chuckle. She is one of those bloggers that makes me laugh, relate and get inspired.
- After socks, shawls would have to be my second favorite thing to knit. Woolenberry's Passeggiata shawl is giving me all the feels.
- Knitting progress photos and stories are my jam. Love them. Katherine shares the progress and woes of her Incunabula Cardigan and I want more.
- I have a long time love for Tiff ( Dottie Angel) and reading about her on Fringe Association's True Confessions and Our Tools, Ourselves was fantastic.
- If you are looking for a fun and challenging KAL, you may want to join up with my friend Tina for the Olive Knits Bee Keeper Cardigan 4 day Sweater KAL. If I didn't have so many deadline projects on my plate, I would be very tempted to join in.
- Oh fantastic yellow tweedy socks from aquatique's blog, Eternal Spring Socks.
- Looking for a fun sock along, how about Little Skein's 3rd annual Sock School? It looks like serious fun.
- Brioche has really become something big in the last year (sort of like speckled sock yarn), and many who are interested may be afraid or confused on where to start. Knitosophy Designs has posted a great video tutorial on how to knit 2 color Brioche.
- Knotions Magazine has recently released a series of videos previewing the launch of their June 2018 issue. Love it!
My last love is a Ted Talks video featuring the inspiring and creative designer, Kate Davies.