New Pattern Alert: Socks for Summer eBook!

Hello friends! I hope this finds you well and, for those of you in the northern hemisphere, enjoying sun-soaked days filled with ripe stone fruit and juicy tomatoes and eves sat out watching the lightening bugs dance. In my neck of the woods, summer is a much cooler and damper proposition … but the silver lining is it’s almost never to warm for woolly socks!

Shorty socks for summer, and beyond!

Whether you live in a place where summer temps rarely break 70 F or a spot where it swelters all summer long, today I’m really excited to share a little eBook I’ve been working on with what I hope are the perfect socks for summer (and beyond). Say hello to the Ginnel Socks and the Shorty Shorty Shorties, my newest pair of sock patterns. (And do make sure you check out the end of this post for a small treat for blog readers!)

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#mostworn: Part 2

Hi friends!  As promised, I’m back with Part 2 of my #mostworn post.  As a quick refresher, or if you’re just joining us, Kate of Rosalind Craft Supplies suggested a few months ago that we should celebrate our most worn knits. She nominated me to share my highly loved knits in the categories of torso, neck, and feet (you can read her whole excellent post here).  Last Friday, I wrote about my #mostworn sweater.  Today, I’m sharing my most worn accessories.

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Friday Favorites

Hi friends, and happy Friday!  I’m excited to share some of my favorite things this week with you.


(1) Belyse Mitts, Image (c) Ysolda Teague (2) Leather wrist ruler, Image from Fringe Supply Co. (3) Asklov Hat, Image (c) AnonymousRhi (4) Droving Socks (c) Amelia Sobankski

  • The new Tup Knits e-book.  If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you’ll know I love sheep.  I want to knit every one of Anne Kingstone’s gorgeous, sheep-themed patterns!  The e-book’s on sale til the end of September, so I went ahead and treated myself.  Now I’ll have to decide what to knit first! I’m leaning toward the Shornies hat, though I’d love to do one of the pullovers as well, and those socks!
  • This measuring tape bracelet.  I mean, how wonderful is that?
  • This version of the Asklöv hat, from the most recent Pom Pom.  When I saw Rhiannon’s finished hat on Instagram, I wanted to cast on immediately.  The pattern sample is gorgeous, but I love the graphic contrast of her version. (Rhiannon’s GreatWoollyOwl on Instagram, and AnonymousRhi on Ravelry .)
  • Ysolda’s Belyse Mitts.  The first pattern in this year’s installment of Knitworthy, and I think they’re just gorgeous.  And the colors she chose — orange and grey, be still my heart.  I’m realizing that colorwork has been a theme over the last few weeks … whenever I get some things off the needles, I think it’s high time I cast on a stranded project!
  • And last but not least, the list of socks I want to knit is getting ever longer.  I spied these socks this week.  I love the combination of the architectural twisted stitches with the reverse stockinette base, combined with the delicate eyelet pattern.


(1): Lemon and Thyme Cake from Carrot and Cake (2) Mosser Chelsea Glass Bowls, Food52 (3) Nakiri Knife, Food 52

  • As I mentioned last week, my love of Great British Bake Off runs deep (more sad news on that front this week).  I was delighted when WordPress featured Carrot and Cake, the blog of baker Benjamina, who is on the current season of GBBO. I had no idea she had a blog.  I’m excited to try the Lemon and Thyme Drizzle Cake she shared this week!
  • And speaking of lemon cake — this week, I discovered while watching Saturday Kitchen that polenta cakes are a thing.  I looked up a few recipes and shared this one with my mom, who can’t eat gluten.  She baked it this week and said it was delicious — I can’t wait to give it a try!
  • This new Mosser glass collection. I have a thing about colored glass kitchenware.  I’ve been eyeing Mosser glass mixing bowls and cake stands for quite some time (the Jadeite and Grey are to die for), and I love the new blue collection as well!
  • And while we’re on the Food52 website, I might as well share the other item I’ve been lusting after.  I’ve been looking for one of these vegetable knifes, and this one looks just lovely!

I’d love to hear what patterns/recipes/etc. you’ve stumbled upon and are excited about this week!

Also, I wanted to share a little something I’ve been thinking about the past few weeks.  I love all of my end-of-week blog “commitments” (Yarnalong, Thursday Sockalong and Friday Favorites).  But with the way life as the moment, I’m finding it difficult to get those posts out each week and still have time for more spontaneous or project-specific posts. So, for the time being at least, Friday Favorites will move to an every other week format.  We’re ironing out the details, but the group of us who do Thursday sock posts are also going to move to less frequent, but more in-depth, posts about socks.  So they’ll be some little changes around here, along with (hopefully!) more varied posts.  Want to make sure you don’t miss anything?  You can sign up to get email updates on the sidebar, or follow me on Bloglovin’! And I’m regularly over on Instagram @fiberandsustenance.

Happy Friday!

Finished Islay!

Hi friends, just popping in because I’m so excited I had to share ….


I’ve finished my Islay! It needs a good bath over the weekend, but I’m pleased as punch that I finished it — even more so because it was just in time for the deadline of the KAL that Shetland Trader hosted on Ravelry.  I’ll do a fuller post with all my thoughts on this sweater soon, but suffice it to say that it’s a great sweater, and I highly recommend the pattern!

Some exciting knitting plans are afoot this weekend, which may or may not include some yarn shopping — looking forward to telling you all about it soon.

One last thing: fiber and sustenance now has it’s very own Instagram account!  If you’re on Instagram and like knitterly posts, follow along @fiberandsustenance.

Ok, that’s all for now! Hope you have a fabulous weekend — what do you have planned?