Knitting Things I Love

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I haven’t taken many pictures of the things I’ve finished lately, so there’s not much to share on that front, but I want to keep up the blog more consistently so I thought I’d share some of my favorite knitting things!

Favorite Pattern Sources (these are the designers/ sites whose patterns I love and use over and over):

  • Pom Pom Quarterly-there is a podcast (which they call a POMcast, haha) to go along with this and the hosts are delightfully British.
  • Brooklyn Tweed-I love all their patterns but I am officially obsessed with their baby blanket ones.
  • Purl Bee-I was able to visit Purl Soho when I went to New York in March and I adored it! I could’ve stayed for a whole day

Favorite Places to Shop for Yarn Online (my #1 favorite place to shop for yarn is Loopville in Knoxville, but alas, you can’t buy from them online):

  • Love Knitting-I had some trouble with a shipment from them recently and their customer service was outstanding).
  • Purl Soho-They have their own yarn lines (I’ve tried Flax Down and Line Weight and adore them both) and sell others as well.
  • Quince and Co. – Affordable American-made yarn. AMAZING colors.

Favorite Yarn (this is obviously going to change about once a month, but these are the most current):

  • Purl Soho Line Weight – it’s like butter.
  • John Arbon Textiles Viola – I got this for the sweater I’m designing and It’s better than I could’ve imagined.
  • Madelinetosh – I haven’t found a yarn of theirs I DON’T like.  Holi Festival is by far my favorite color. Someday I’ll be able to afford enough to make a sweater.
  • Woolfolk Far – I want to knit a cocoon of this and live in it forever.

Favorite Needles:

Favorite Blogs:

Favorite Podcasts:

I promise lots of pictures soon!  Many socks and hats have been finished, as well as a swatch for my sweater!

-r

Reset

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Hello, friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve done any blogging.  I’ve decided to reset the blog instead of just continuing the way it was.  In the previous incarnation I was blogging some about knitting but mostly personal stuff; now I want to change direction and make this a mostly knitting blog.  Hopefully it will still be interesting enough to keep my non-knitting friends around!

Here’s what I want The Blog 2.0 to look like:

  • Weekly updates on what I’ve been working on
  • Knitting finds – patterns, yarns, and designers I love
  • Design notebook – I’ve been thinking about designing my own patterns for a while and inspiration struck this week in the form of a mustard cardigan (it HAS to be mustard).  I’d like to document the process of coming up with the pattern for that.

Maybe this more focused approach will keep me blogging consistently this time around!

I hope you’ll stick around!

-r