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First up, since I know Picks of the Week is a favorite among Hands Occupied readers, let’s get this out of our system, “YAY, FIRST PICKS OF 2019!” As part of my larger effort to be kinder to myself in terms of work/life balance this year, I am sticking to my plan of blogging a bit less, so for Picks of the Week, that means it will be more like Picks of Every Other Week. Since that name doesn’t quite roll of the tongue, I’m gonna keep it simple and keep calling this Picks of the Week. Easy peasy.
Housekeeping aside, it was easy to find this week’s set of favorite knit & crochet patterns. As we always discuss, the deep winter months are such a fun time to follow blogs. Nearly every week at this time of year, my yarn blogger colleagues share so many fun new tutorials and patterns that are worth a look!