Ahh, it’s summer holiday weekend time! I have a few days off and some big knitting goals I hope to hit. Luckily, barbecues and fireworks displays tend to be knitter-friendly. Happy Independence Day, friends! :)
After assembling this month’s Things to Knit, it’s very clear that shawls were big among indie designers in June. Shawls, shawl-shaped sweaters, and wraps were published in full force. It’s no surprise – with their adaptability to different kinds of weather and suitability to lightweight yarns, shawls and wraps are kind of the perfect summer knit.
After Monday’s beginner weaving tutorial, I’ve been on the lookout for some fun weaving tips and ideas, and the dream catcher CDs and uber-tassels featured are by far my favorite picks.
I had a busy week launching the Hands Occupied pattern shop, so while I’m off relaxing, you should try one of these great project ideas this weekend!
Even if you can’t make my knit in public meetup this weekend, or another one closer to you, you can still try one of my favorite yarn ideas of the week to fill the void created by missing knit in public day festivities.
Man, tassels were totally trending this week in the blog world. I found a range of tassel DIY ideas to share with you guys, including home décor items and accessories. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this is such an inspiring time of year to rethink your approach to yarn crafting! And isn’t it fun to try something new?
By the time this post is published, I’ll be on the road to Columbus to attend my first National Needlearts Association Conference! While I’m conferencing, you should check out my top yarn & pom pom picks of the week. :)