so fridays are a bad posting day for me. i have frisbee on thursdays so generally there is no crafting (though mosquito bites are plentiful). i've decided to make a semi-regular feature of random links that probably many of you have already seen, but what the hell.
I am not much of a toy person, but recently i've become entrapped by a couple of really cute and slightly weird examples that i might just have to try. Maybe it's the stripes, or the happy colors that get me, but Daphne and Delilah are just too cute for words.
also, grouchy couch. need i say more?
i love my pas de valse cardigan and i would like to have more in a similar style but it took me ages to knit the first one and i don't think i have the time or willpower. this t-shirt refashion would be quite quick and easy to complete. i have a couple yards of off-white bamboo jersey that i could probably finagle into a similar garment, using the base pattern from Sew U: Home Stretch.
i am sucker for craft books. I preview a lot of books from the library but there's just something about having your own collection that i really love. i can't get into the concept of digital reading devices because i love holding a hardcover book and leafing through the pages. i even like the smell. maybe i'm just weird? anyway, i really love New England Knits. i adore almost all of the patterns but my favorite is definitely the adorable whale beret. i don't have this one yet, but i'm sure i'll be adding to my overflowing bookshelf soon.
if you're a fan of Mad Men, this series is a must. not only do you get to look at gorgeous costumes, but the analysis is very revealing on how the clothes enhance the characters.
i really love this quilt--the simplicity, the colors, the quilting, everything.
have a good weekend!