Hi friends, and happy Friday!
Have another set of fiber-y favorites for you today (I promise I’ll get back to including more sustenance soon). The format today is a little different because, guys, I have a confession to make.
This blog has been yarn purchase-free for
26 1 day.
I’d been doing really well since the start of the new year. Sure, I’d bought one or two Zauberball for helical mitts and a special skein of sock yarn when I was in LA.
Then, earlier this month, I slipped a bit and bought some gorgeous BFL from Sherwood Yarns for my Southwell Cardigan (which is officially cast on! more on that soon!) But that was a celerbatory purchase, because I had gotten some good news at work.
But this purchase — there was really no excuse. Olive Knits released this new short sleeve sweater this week:
And The Farmers Daughter opened up preorders for kits for the yarn. And I just could. not. resist. Despite the fact that, as previously discussed, I have plenty of spring/summer tops I want to knit. And despite the fact that I’m trying to reduce these sorts of impulse yarn buys. But the silhouette of this top … and that tan with that mint …. I was lost!
So, obviously, Apogean by Marie Greene is at the top of my Friday Favorites this week! But here’s some more woolly goodness to welcome the weekend with:
- This cute summer top that I also really want to make, but have no idea when it would happen!
- This sweet stripe and lace cowl by Joji Locatelli that I recently rediscovered.
- Barrett Wool Co.’s Branches and Buds pullover kit … I love this sweater (and so do lots of people, it seems – it’s in the Final Four over on Mason Dixon Knitting’s March Madness bracket!) And it looks lovely out of that American-made Barrett Wool.
- This spring poncho would be great for transitional weather.
- And, for the real wool enthusiast, how about sleeping on a mattress made of Herdwick sheep fleece? Yes, please!
What’s caught your eye this week? Hope your weekend is shaping up to be a good one! I better take some time to sit and think about what I’ve done … if I start feeling toooo guilty about my yarn purchases, I’ll just think about what Ryan would say:
On that note — happy Friday!