Here’s a random collection of things I’ve come across in the last week or so that I love:
1) This might be the single most precious knitted thing I’ve seen in a long time:
|Photo from needled.|
How flippin’ adorable is that? A sheepy carousel tea cozy! I don’t even brew my tea in a pot like that, yet I still want to make one! Those colorwork braids are really fun to knit, by the way.And apparently the kit for this project is on sale at Kate Davies’ new popup shop.
2) A little girl spindling:
If she can do it, so can you! (You being Katy, and Bridgit, and any other person I’ve been trying to convince to spin lately).
3) There’s an excellent post on swatching by Jane Richmond over at her blog. The way she swatches for knitting in the round is something I honestly never thought of before! Basically, you cast your swatch stitches on to a circular needle or single DPN, knit across, and then instead of joining in the round, you just loop the working yarn across the back of the swatch and begin knitting again from the beginning stitch! This emulates knitting in the round because you are always knitting on the right side, without wasting time swatching stitches on the other side of the fabric that won’t be in your gauge measurement. So simple, so brilliant!
|Yes, this is still funny.|
5) If you’re interested in The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet that I spoke about earlier, you can enter to win a copy of it by leaving a comment over at Knitspot, Anne Hanson’s blog. She also shows some more photos of the book itself.
That’s all I’ve got for now! Have a lovely Friday, everyone. 🙂