I’m declaring today National Wear a Handknit Day. Now that we are well into the glory season for handknits, please take a moment to dive into your archive for an on-trend pompom hat or an off-trend drop-shoulder intarsia tunic. Embrace the joy of a thing you made yet have not been wearing enough.
Here’s a quick peek at four things that really shiver me timbers. In no particular order:
Pixellation. Jennifer Beaumont’s Pixelated Pullover is the best kind of color-picking puzzle. What are the three perfect colors? Pictured here is Madelinetosh Tosh DK Twist. A ramble through the Pixelated Pullover projects on Ravelry reveals life’s rich pageant when it comes to selecting the three colors to use.
Temari balls. Have you ever heard of this Japanese craft? I sure hadn’t. With people on the verge of dragging pine trees into their houses and needing decorated balls to hang on them, seems to me that temari balls would be a good thing to get cracking on. Here’s a tutorial that makes something spectacular out of what is basically winding yarn in a superspecific way. Strangely appealing.
Watching the wind blow. Finally, we had blustery weather the other day, which always sends me to my favorite dreamy dream, a real-time wind map of the United States. You can zoom in to see the swirling in your neck of the woods.
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