Here are the things I talk about in this episode, in no particular order
Magazines (you can find links to each of these in the Magazine tab at the top of the blog)
Filati Handknitting - Home
Simply Knitting - free gift - wooden purse handles
Knit Today - free gift - some really sheep shaped yarn bobbins
Hobby Lobby Visit
I recently went to Hobby Lobby for the first time. I loved their selection of knitting books, and while I typically do not knit with acrylic yarn, they did have some nice yarn also. There were a few I liked, but in the end only got a few skeins of Andes Alpaca by Yarn Bee, in the color Camino. I have decided to make my first top down shawl with this yarn. I also got two pairs of rosewood needles - one having an inlay of mother of pearl on the top. As you all know, I love my Addi Turbo neeldes, but am quickly becoming fond of the rosewood needles!
Autumn Acorn Cowl
This is my latest pattern, which is available for purchase on Craftsy. This is a quick knit, using Lighthouse Waves yarn featuring the Acorn Cable stitch. Even if you have never knit cables before, this is an easy stitch. There is also a video tutorial of the stitch incase you need help with it. I know the weather is beginning to warm up, and probably the last thing on your mind is making something to keep you warm. The mornings and evenings are still rather chilly, and a little warmth around your neck can help keep away the chill. Also, a lot of offices crank up the AC in the summer, and a cowl is nice to help keep the air off your neck. And of course, if you make it now, you can have it ready to go when autumn/winter returns.
I've told you before about using those nifty little plastic bags that bras and bed sheets come in to take along a small project when you go on a trip, etc. I recently purchased some sheets which came in a nice little cloth bag. The extra pillow cases also come in little bags, which are perfect for a small project, needles, a few notions, and a copy of your pattern. I love these! They are soft, pretty and just the right size for carrying along where ever you go! I got mine at Walmart, but I am sure you can find them in any store that sells sheets.
Longer Stitch Videos
You asked, and now you will receive! An overwhelming majority of you voted to have longer videos demonstrating cable and lace stitches. I will still be doing the shorter, less complicated stitch videos, but now will also be including longer videos too. You can find all of the stitch videos over on The Weekly Stitch.
That is going to wrap it up for now. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter. Mostly on Facebook, Twitter is just for when I put up a new video or pattern mostly. Feel free to send any questions, comments or suggestions to sapphiresnpurls at gmail dot com.
Until next time, Happy Knitting!