Inspired by Rainbows

It’s one of my favorite times of year, September issue season! Magazines thick with fashion inspiration to help me plan updates to my wardrobe and inspire my knitting. Honestly, September issues are probably the only time of year I really read magazines anymore but I love this burst of inspiration they give me. And I’m already excited because color is everywhere and I keep seeing rainbows!

Sweater inspiration
Glamour Magazine Cover September 2018

Tiffany Haddish is on the cover of Glamour magazine wearing an awesome rainbow sweater from ASOS that I totally plan to use as inspiration.  I also learned from her quick interview in O Magazine that her secret talent is that she knits! I was so excited by that! I also go inspiration from a completely unexpected source…a dog leash and harness.
Dog leash
I always get Zee dog leashes and harnesses for the girls because I love their fun prints and colors. And the moment I saw their new Primsa print I knew I had to order it. And I already planned on making two rainbow sweaters this year. I want to make my wool Tecumseh sweater I plan on starting in September with a rainbow color palette! And then use the leftover rainbow yarn from that project to make myself a cardigan. But now I want to add some black and white stripes in there like Jellybean’s leash! I didn’t expect to see all these rainbows and get excited but now I’m itching to start my next knitting project. What’s inspiring your knitting and knitting color palettes? 

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Yarn Dreams

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I’ve got lots of things going on and not enough time to really write here but wanted to send you positive vibes as you roll into your weekend. May you have sweet dreams filled with yummy yarn and doggy cuddles (if that’s your thing). Have a great weekend!

Test Knits and Dog Birthdays

First, let me say thank you for all the kind comments and emails I’ve gotten lately. I’ve been super busy between wrapping up my current job and prepping for the new job that I haven’t been able to respond to them all but I read them and appreciate them so much! And in my down time I’m always knitting.
Test knit wrap up
The other day on my lunch break I finished knitting a cuff faster than I ever have before because I’m ready to put this secret test knit to bed and get started on my next one. Here’s a tiny glimpse of what I’ve been working on but honestly this picture doesn’t give you any idea of what I’m creating but the pattern will be released soon and I’ll share all the details. In the meantime I’m swatching for another test knit and going to try to wrap up my sister’s sweater too. In other news, guess who had a birthday yesterday?
Birthday girl!
Jellybean! My wiggly girl turned 6 yesterday and her second anniversary Gotcha Day is coming up soon! I like to celebrate my dogs birthdays because why not? Over the weekend when we were at a gelato place Kendell spotted a sign for dog gelato. It was made with bananas, sweet potatoes, peanut butter and agave – the perfect birthday treat for the girls to celebrate Bean’s birthday.
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To say they enjoyed it was an understatement. LOL And Jellybean ate it so fast and furiously without lifting her head up until it was all gone. She of course got a bit of brain freeze and was shaking all over afterwards. I had to sit down with her on a heated mat to get her back to normal temps but it was totally worth it.
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I like celebrating these little things, they make life a lot more fun. Have a great Wednesday!