Category Archives: tools

What I’m loving lately

Not much to show on the what-I’m-knitting-lately front.  If you picture  1.5″ of 1×1 ribbing for the start of a hat, there you have it.  I did want to pop in and share a few things I’m loving lately:

Knitter Badges by True Brit Knits

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These appeal to my Harry Potter loving, wishing I had grown up going to a British boarding school wearing badass blazers self.  I imagine this would be a pin that most people wouldn’t bother looking close enough to even read the words on the pin… except for other knitters!  I love finding kindred spirits in this world, and having a cute little preppy pin to make that even easier is right up my alley.

 

This Top-Down Poncho by Pickles

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I love the relaxed look of ponchos, but end up feeling ridiculously impractical anytime I’ve ever attempted to wear one.  They either make it impossible to raise your arms, or make you look like you are wearing a blanket.  This one with its nicely fitted sleeves seems like a poncho I could handle.

 

These Rice Baskets from Fringe Supply Co.

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Admittedly, I love everything in the Fringe Supply Co. shop, but these baskets are on my “must get soon” list.  I love that they fold over on themselves to create nice little bowls and can quickly transition to a yarn tote.  I think they’d be perfect for bringing a project to the beach, or for carrying anything to the beach to that matter.

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Knitterly Goodies from Fringe Supply Co.

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I recently decided to treat myself to a couple of small goodies from Fringe Supply Co. for my birthday. I snagged one of the ebony repair hooks (a double-ended crochet hook, really) because it is so much prettier than the silly pink steel one that’s always lounging in the bottom of my knitting bag. Speaking of knitting bags, I snagged a super cute bento bag in tan ticking stripe. I carry my knitting with me to work every day and having a small knitting bag that can be thrown into my purse or any other bag at a moment’s notice is what I’m looking for.

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I also grabbed a set of the ebony cable needles. I’ve wanted some of these for quite a while because I love that they are short and straight and have little notches in them to help keep the stitches secure. I recently finished knitting a project with SO MANY CABLES and decided that my old bent steel cable needle that I bought when I first started knitting was just too annoying to use for something with lots of cabling going on. I got so tired of it that I switched to a random 4″ DPN which was much nicer to use, but HELLO? These ebony cable needles are beauts. Had to have ’em.

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If you haven’t checked out Karen’s shop or even her blog, you should definitely do both.

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