The winner of the Wool Me Tender giveaway from Wool and the Gang is….. Ane Marie! Her comment:
Ooh. I love the bulky. Way more my speed than a fingering shawl, and I love the look. Dragonfly would be my choice of color. I might just be a total copy cat and knit the same pattern you did!
Congratulations, Anne! We’ll be in touch soon to coordinate the details.
My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
Loved this post of killer career advice from smart women.
I wrote a guest post recently on Eucalan about how to pack light when travelling with kids. It was very awesome to try out their travel products, they were a godsend while we were in England and Spain.
I secretly believed that audiobooks didn’t have the same sort of benefits as ‘real’ books, but science says I’m wrong! As far as your brain is concerned, audiobooks are not ‘cheating’.
I hear stories almost every day of Syrians doing good, kind things all over the world (confirmation bias at it’s finest!), so the crazy cat lady in me wants to weep over the incredible kindness of the cat man of Aleppo. Don’t worry dog lovers- people are helping them too!
A close friend of mine recently published a poem in The New Yorker, and I’m so freaking proud of her!
My Favourite Pins This Week
It’s that time of year! Pumpkins are everywhere, and everything has pumpkin in it! These pumpkin cheesecake cookies us a little bit of pumpkin and cream cheese to make these super soft and totally seasonal. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
I hate doing dishes and I love easy dinners, so this one-pan pesto chicken and veggies is right up my alley. Only 6 ingredients! Asparagus wasn’t handy, so green beans went in instead. Totally worked! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
I adore little cacti, but I oddly can’t keep the real ones alive- it seems I really overestimate how much water they need, every time. But you can’t kill this super cute crocheted cactus (free pattern, too!) Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.
The idea of yarnbombing has always appealed to me (one day, I’m totally going to turn the local stop sign into this), but I was blown away but how delicate and beautiful this yarn bomb is. Pinterest link is here. The original source is difficult to find (this is apparently the original source, but the site isn’t easy to use and I couldn’t find it), but it apparently is somewhere in Paris.
Finding balance is always really tough, but this little bit of wisdom really nails it, don’t you think? 😉 Pinterest link is here, but I sadly couldn’t find the original source. If anyone knows, please share!
I’m in Fredericton at the University of New Brunswick this weekend for a poetry festival, and really looking forward to it. If you are in Fredericton and would like to come out, I’m reading on Sunday at 8 (a terrible time slot, I know) and I would love to meet you! Knitting is totally allowed, of course.