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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!
new year new inspo!
soap saver crochet pattern -akamatra
knit herringbone colorwork hat -kiku corner
crochet fair isle cowl -whistle & ivy
stripes and eyelets baby blanket -mama in a stitch
lima knit slouch hat –all about ami
how to crochet joined rounds -picot pals
in case you missed it…
Lots of folks responding to the reader survey say they didn’t know my friends’ and my podcast, The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, existed! Give a whirl – catch the latest episode! At the link provided, simply scroll down to the box with a play button in it, and you can stream the episode right in your mobile or desktop web browser. I plan on doing a more extensive tutorial on how to listen to podcasts this spring, but for now, that’s a start!
This week on the blog, I share results of our 2018 reader survey. If you’re a blog, data, or yarn design nerd, this one’s for you!