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July!

I don’t know about you but having a day off in the middle of the week has kind of thrown me off!  It was a wonderful day of puttering and hanging with Buster and casting on… but now I keep forgetting what day it is!  Which is probably as low level a problem as one could have I suppose…

Anyway, it’s July!  And as I’ve mentioned July 1st was the start of the Lucinda knit along.  You just have to feel how stunningly soft the Acadia is and there’s something calm about the colours.  This sweater is going to be a real joy to make, and wear I’m sure.  It’s a DK weight and for sure I’ll be making some smaller pieces with it in the fall.   If you want a treat do come and give it a squeeze!

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And speaking of treats, the new Madelinetosh Twist Light is as gorgeous as expected.  I’d love to do a side by side comparison, but there doesn’t seem to be any reduction in softness by the addition of nylon, so it really is perfect for socks and sweaters and anything needing a bit of extra strength.  I find choosing colours of Madelinetosh a bit challenging… I mean, really they’re all beautiful aren’t they?!… but I do think I ended up getting a very lovely selection.

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On the random front, I started listening to the audiobook of  “Better than Before” by Gretchen Rubin  during my drives to Toronto the last few weeks.  If you’re interested in how to form positive habits she’s got some good ideas.  I may have to buy the book for a second read.

Here’s a terrific post about yarn substitutions  from Sweet Georgia Yarns.

Here’s a really yummy recipe for Strawberry Lemonade that is absolutely perfect for July.

Happy July everyone.  Have a great weekend!

S.

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