Friday Favorites

Phew, it’s been ages since I’ve gotten a Friday Favorites post up — though I’ve certainly not been wanting for material!  It seems that not a day goes by without the release of some glorious new yarn or pattern — what’s a knitter to do?!  Without further ado, a quick list of things that have caught my eye recently!

Fiber

  • Have you seen these beautiful, colorful sheep pins?  They are gorgeous and a fundraiser for a very good cause: shepherds in Portugal who lost their flocks during wildfires this summer.  One might be winging its way to me to join my “flock” of sheep-y enamel pins!
  • My love for pretty much everything Kate Davies done is well-documented on this blog, and her new yarn, currently available as part of her West Highland Way club, is no exception.  It’s currently taking all my willpower to not sign up for the club and yarn — I keep reminding myself that I have plenty of yarn and projects planned, and that it would be better to wait and buy the yarn when I know I’ll be able to cast on with it right away. I particularly loved Kate’s post about how the yarn was finished, something that, as she points out, doesn’t get talked about much in the yarn world.
  • And speaking of new yarn, did you see that Shetland designer extraordinaire Donna Smith released her own, new yarn? The wonderful, undyed Shetland wool is too die (dye?) for — some of the colors and all the kits have already sold out, but I think she’ll have more from this year’s clip soon.  All of the wool is from sheep on hers and neighbors crofts — amazing!
  • I’ve really been digging the idea of sweaters with big, graphic colorwork on the torso. Like this new release from Quince and Co and this beauty from the book Knitting from the North.
  • And how cute are these little fingerless mitts, which use self-striping yarn to excellent effect?  The Christmas version is so festive and cheery!

Sustenance

  • I love a good curry, and this chicken curry, which I saw on Saturday Kitchen, looks like the perfect thing to try out this weekend.
  • American Thanksgiving is next week, and since it’s my favorite holiday, we’re planning a mini-Thanksgiving dinner: I’m going to try out this pumpkin pudding, which my mom has already made and says is super easy and SUPER delicious.  I can’t wait to try it!
  • With the cold weather, I’ve been craving comforting stews and soups. How yummy does this vegetarian chickpea and chard stew look? Adding it to the “to make” list!

What’s caught your eye this week?  Do you have a favorite fall recipe that you’re craving?  A yarn or pattern that’s caught your eye this week?

Have a great weekend! xo K

 

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9 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. Good thing I didn’t know about Kate’s yarn club…or I may not be eating for a little while. 🙂 You found some wonderful favs.
    I am going to be adding that stew to my make list, as it sounds like just the ticket for some comfort food.

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    1. Yes, I loved them both (though I will say I haven’t actually gotten around to knitting much from them — purely a time issue though. Loved them! I will probably sign up for the patterns only after Christmas and buy some yarn for a specific project once it goes on general sale. I really wanted to take the plunge, but I’m trying to be good with the holidays coming up and EYF to look forward to of course! I’ll be eager to hear what you think of the yarn when it arrives!!

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    1. Yes!! Thanksgiving is just wonderful — I wish it had taken hold over here, rather than Black Friday, ha! Those dinner rolls look awesome — definitely adding them to my stack of recipes! I imagine you’ll have a pretty quiet Thanksgiving this year? Was so happy to hear on Instagram you and the little one made it home after that longer stay in the hospital. Hope you’re all settling in nicely and getting a bit of sleep!!

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