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friday favorites (one of those weeks edition)

any week that includes downed trees in your yard needs to end right away. so I’m just looking forward to staying in and knitting. maybe with an adult beverage or two. I have one more sleeve to knit on my put the kettle on cardigan and I have two different socks on the needles, so let’s see what else I can get into trouble with.

I thought this week’s theme was going to be simple and relaxing, but it jumped into cable world pretty quickly. I think that’s still relaxing though.

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friday favorites

sometimes I wish that the knitting community followed a release schedule like the music or movie industries. let’s pick one day of the week where all of that week’s patterns are released. but if I’m being honest, I’m totally full of it, because I love looking through new designs every day. there are just so many! can we slow down a bit?

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skeino miss grace shawl

I’ve found that lately I don’t want to make decisions.

ok, out of context that sounds a little crazy or like I’ve given up on life. I just mean that I rather have google play pick a playlist out for me when I want to listen to music, nevermind the giant music library I’ve amassed. Netflix annoys me because I just want to watch something, not go through every genre to pick something. that’s probably why I watch so much hgtv when I can, it’s just easy and who doesn’t love a good property brothers marathon? with knitting, I’ve found myself looking at kits. it’s kind of nice to have someone do all the heavy lifting for you: here’s a pattern, here are a few coordinating skeins, go knit! this is especially true when you’re like me and love casting on every other stripey shawl you see.

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nomadic yarns sharknado madelinetosh tosh merino light midnight pass tart

the alluna shawl

I was sick in bed most of last week and, me being me, I still wanted to get some knitting in when I could. the thought of seaming shoulders and setting in sleeves made me feel even sicker, sorry docklight, but cozying up with a new shawl sounded like just the thing. having just received a skein of madelinetosh tosh merino light in the most gorgeous shade of turquoise I have ever seen was kismet. I even knew what pattern had to get on my needles immediately, the alluna shawl by anthony casalena.

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