Thursday night, East River Ferry: Knitter casting on a loom.
During winter on the east coast, admittedly, there are many mornings when I wish we could all run around perfectly warm and cozy wearing this all day:
So today’s post and Goodreads Giveaway is an extension of our Freebie Friday post where we shared a FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD so you can knit an all-season matching set of very feminine, stylish, and pretty tulip-inspired beret and fingerless gloves from Floral Knits: 25 Contemporary Flower-Inspired Designs by Martin Storey.
Floral Knits is a brilliant collection of colorful nature-themed knit designs to dress your body AND decorate your home–from vests, pull-overs, scarves, shrugs, cardigans, purses, to coasters, blankets, pillows, as well as flower petal accessories. Enter now for a chance to win one of 20 copies. If you miss the deadline, which is this Thursday, January 22, Floral Knits is available at your favorite bookseller.
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This week’s SMP Craft guest blogger is prolific knitter, Kelsey Albertson, who works in Macmillan’s Premium and Corporate Sales department.
You know those weeks that just make you shout “Oy with the poodles already!”? We all have them, and they are not fun. My favorite way to deal with these weeks is both lazy and productive. Gilmore Girls marathon and knitting.
Lorelai Gilmore is my hero, and listening to her sage advice (she is who taught me not to throw my life away for a guy unless he has a motorcycle, after all) while mindlessly knitting a scarf or two, is the single most comforting way to spend a day.
I know that when most people marathon a tv show, they stick with the prescribed order of watching, but that is not the Gilmore way. I decided to skip season 1 entirely, since I’ve seen that the most, and jumped around between seasons 2, 4, and 5. This is so much easier to do now that I don’t have to fumble with the DVDs and can just jump around on Netflix. Once I had everything set up, I grabbed my yarn and my giant knitting needles (I like to use a size 15), and set to work. 6 cups of coffee, 4 episodes, and 2 skeins of yarn later, I had a couple of scarves ready to go.
New in December & January!