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Further Reading 10/24/13

Written by Sarah on October 25th, 2013 Posted in further reading

Vienne

photo via Quince and Co

I think I might start doing this weekend-ready post of further reading. There’s a lot of fun knitting stuff going on out there and not enough time to write about it all.

Here are a few links and things that I’m thinking about.

>> Pictured above is my pattern obsession of the week. Bristol Ivy’s Vienne in Quince and Co Chickadee. I’m not a shawl person but I absolutely love the colors and the interesting construction on this!

>> According to Science! this is the fluffiest angora rabbit in the world.

>> I’ve recently fallen for BFL yarn. I’m not terribly familiar with it as opposed to other breeds but this is a great primer on BFL versus Merino!

>> Well, it looks like Fred Perry has made some changes to their beautiful/disappointing “patterns.” And by changes I mean taken the pattern page off of their site (you can still access them if you have a direct link). I feel it’s my duty as a blogger to cover the topic but I think everyone’s said what needs to be said. All I can add is that it’s amazing how intimidating pissed off knitters can be. There are plenty of other vintage-style patterns out there already so fret not, dear knitter!

>> I love drawing out colorwork charts and writing notes in my sketchbook. I’ve been debating about whether or not to switch to a grid sketchbook (I’ve been using blank ones for years now). Seeing these gorgeous Doane Paper grid notebooks at Fringe Supply Co. has me ready to make the change!

Anyway, lots of knitting to get to this weekend! And possibly even some sewing! What will you be making this weekend?

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Comments (6)

  • October 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm |

    Thanks for the link Sarah! We are a feral bunch, aren’t we? Must be those pointy sticks…!!

    ;-D

    Liked the article on the Merino vs BFL as well! Very useful. I am a little addicted to BFL these days and sell it primarily in the shop as it is just such a lovely, soft but hardwearing/low pilling yarn. It would look amazing in Vienne as well! Off to pin!

    • October 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm |

      Knowing that you sell BFL is a good thing! I have sweater plans coming up with my eye on some BFL!

  • October 28, 2013 at 11:26 am |

    OMG that rabbit!!! He’s the most rediculous thing ever! I’m not a big shawl person either, but I sometimes use the smaller ones as scarfs (that can double as a shawl in chilly winter restaurants). That one is pretty fabulous–you could totally rock it!

    • October 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm |

      I definitely wear shawls as scarves more than shawls. I think this one is so fun!

  • October 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm |

    That bunny is SO FLUFFY. So fluffy. Whoa. I want to give it a hug.

  • Mom
    October 29, 2013 at 6:06 am |

    I want the bunny!

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