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Friday 29/05/2015

Happy Friday!

I’m happily taking a little break before I decide on Sweater #4… I don’t feel like I’ve been pushing myself, but somehow I’m a bit ahead of schedule on my sweater challenge.  This focused knitting seems to be working for me which is interesting.  I think there’s also so much variety possible in sweaters that it’s kept me going from one to the next… although I do have a particular love for very simple, open cardigans in plain stocking stitch, which can be beautiful in their understated simplicity, right?

I’ve cast on a Wicker Cowl in Savannah which was sent to me from the distributors of The Fibre Company yarns.  It’s a blend of wool, cotton, linen and soya and to be honest I’m a bit on the fence about it… on the one hand I really love the rustic quality of the blend and that it’s organic and made in North America, but it also has a bit of irregularity to it and I’m not sure it’s quite soft enough.  So we’ll see what blocking does when I’m finished the cowl.  I made a really lovely wrap with Fibre Company’s Road to China Light years ago for a friend’s birthday and it was sheer bliss to work with.  I really like their subtle, calm colours.

 

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The company that distributes the Fibre Company yarns is Kelbourne Woolens, and as it happens I was looking at this tutorial on mattress stitch the other day… and I just noticed that it features a sweater knit in the Savannah…

Here’s a great list of projects for babies.  I love the magazine Mollie Makes from the UK which always has great ideas and inspiration.  Isn’t the Miffy doll adorable?

Not sure why, but I’ve been obsessed with broccoli lately, and have made these Broccoli Parmesan Fritters  twice in the last week… and they might even be on the menu tonight again!

How great is this knit rag rug from Crazy Mom Quilts?  I am definitely going to start organizing my scraps to turn into a new mat.    If you’re the least bit interested in quilting have a look through her blog and I guarantee you’ll have your sewing machine out of the closet in very quick time!

I really like the little lending libraries on various front yards in my neighbourhood (including one on my friend Katie’s which was my featured picture a few weeks ago) and I thought this looked like a great project to make with kids.  I love the idea of scavenging the material.

Have a great weekend everyone,

S.

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