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10 Cool Things I Loved in May

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Things I loved in May - Tidal Bore by Shireen Nadir published in Country House Knits by The Blue Brick

May was a horrible month for me productivity-wise. The wolflings were home a lot more than usual (a lot of holidays and such). I was sick for a while. And now we have the first real heatwave of the year with temperatures of 30°C (86°F) and up, no rain for weeks but high humidity anyway and very little cooling wind…. Read more »

10 Awesome Things I Loved in April

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Things I loved - Mix & Mingle by Andrea Mowry

Another month is over. And this one was quite a ride. So I’ll dive right in with my favorite things of April. For the top two things in April I have no links. The very best thing that happened this month was Little Wolf’s 5th birthday. His birthday party was a blast (mostly for him) and exhausting (mostly for Papa… Read more »

Books I Love: (More) Sensational Knitted Socks

A Review
Knitting book review - more sensational knitted socks teaser

If you are a sock knitter and you don’t like knitting the same patterns over and over again you will sooner or later come to a point where you need inspiration and instructions to create your own. But how do you do that? Where do you start? What would even be a good stitch pattern to use on a sock?… Read more »

8 Beautiful & Fun Things I Loved in March

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Things I loved in March - Escape Reality by Lisa K. Ross

Another month is over. And again it’s time for another round-up of things I loved last month. So let’s jump right into it. 1 – 10 Light and Airy Patterns to Knit this Spring by Susanne @ Wooly Ventures Susanne put together a beautiful collection of feminine spring knits here. It came out while it was still freezing and grey here,… Read more »

Books I Love: a Quick Look at The Yarn Whisperer

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yarn whisperer review - No, that's not the correct book. I don't have a physical copy of it but at least this one is also by Clara Parkes (Knitter's Book of Yarn)

Many of us knitters like to read. There are tons of knitting pattern and instruction books out there. Books teaching you a specific method or teaching you about tools of the trade. Stitch bibles with exciting stitch patterns to incorporate into your own design. But there are also books that are about knitting and knitters. The Yarn Whisperer – My… Read more »

What to Look out for in the New Knitty Deep Fall 2017 – a Review

Review Knitty Deep Fall 2017 - Screenshot taken from Knitty front page

I’m sure most of you have noticed it by now: The new Knitty is out! This is the Deep Fall issue, so we get a lot of patterns suitable for the cooler temperatures. And this is also the 15th-anniversary issue, so all patterns in here should be inspired by something published in the Knitty issues of the last 15 years…. Read more »

Why I Bought Interweave Knits Fall 2017 and Loved It

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Interweave Knits Fall 2017 - Astral Road Ruana cover (screenshot taken from Interweave Website)

I used to have an Interweave Knits subscription for a while. There were however so many other publications that interested me more. But then I saw the cover of this issue. And I checked out some of the images on the Interweave website. And I knew I had to pick this one up again. There were simply too many beautiful projects… Read more »