A few of my favorite things: June
There are always these little bits and pieces I want to share – patterns I want to knit, music and movies and books I love, recipes I tried that are awesome – you get the picture. But inevitably they’re always left out of the blog because I never quite know where to put them.
In the spirit of Friday Finds and Modification Monday I thought it might be fun to start my own regular (monthly?) feature showing you all the things I’m currently loving. Over the past month or so I’ve been collecting my favorite things, and I hope you love them too.
Artichaut is a sweet, simple wrap. The Scientist and I have no plans to expand our family, except maybe to get another cat some day. So maybe I’ll make this for our baby kitten if we get a girl. Or for a human baby if I can stop being such a selfish knitter for two seconds.
Charlie and I made these Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares together a few weekends ago, and they were heavenly. Sweet and cool with the perfect amount of lemon.
I love Lotta Jansdotter. Her designs are so clean and modern and always classically stylish, and her new line of totes are perfect summer beach bags. It doesn’t hurt that the color is one of my favorites.
If I had a spare $70 I would buy the Tiles scarf in a HEARTBEAT. Love, love, love. And love some more. I need this in my life.
I will never knit a blanket (now that I’ve said this I will probably cast on for one tomorrow), which is a shame because there are so many cute patterns out there. The white edging on the Pop Blanket makes it for me because pops of color are always better than all over eye scorching.
DIY neon French tips, using nothing more than paper hole reinforcers. I tried this yesterday afternoon and it was really easy. The Scientist was all sorts of WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOURSELF when he saw it. Sorry love, this is a look you’re going to see on me a lot.
Veera Valimaki is on fire. Her Color Affection shawl will probably end up being the most popular pattern of the year, and her new collection, Modern Times, is full of gorgeous knits. Shift of Focus is my favorite of the bunch. I have a sweater quantity of Sundara Sock in Black over Violet that would be perfect for this.
Only Clark Gable can spank a woman and be totally paternalistic and still make me swoon. It Happened One Night is the best movie I’ve seen recently. It might be almost 80 years old, but it’s still funny and completely charming.
Fiona Apple’s first album was the soundtrack to my summer between 10th and 11th grade. The Idler Wheel is coming out later this month, and I am so excited. If the rest of the album is as good as the first single off the album, Every Single Night, then it’s going to be amazing.