My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
These gigantic crocheted urchins are so beautiful!! I wish I could see them in person.
Knitting as espionage during World War I and II.
If you are interested in Pinterest for small businesses, I was on the Business of Craft podcast recently, and shared all sorts of Pinterest tips.
My Favourite Pins This Week
One of my favourite summer desserts? Creamsicles! Maybe the popsicle version isn’t entirely considered a dessert, but these creamsicle cupcake sure fit the bill. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
I adore rice in just about anything, and this recipe is the sort of thing that has loads of variations and is perfect for using up leftover bits in the fridge. This is cheesy, full of veg (use whatever you have handy), and while the recipe calls for turkey sausage, you could use rotisserie chicken, ham, or skip it all together. Pinterest link is here, and the recipe post is here.
Friendship bracelets just seem like one of those summer activities and accessories that feels like they work, no matter what your age. Wouldn’t these be so pretty made in some leftover fingering or laceweight yarn from a beloved skein? Just so pretty! Pinterest link is here, and the original how-to post is here.
I’m not entirely unhandy with a hammer, and I think that this pretty, minimalist shelf is totally something I (so, anyone) could do. Especially if you get the wood pre-cut at a Home Depot or something. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.
I am in awe of this amazing afghan knitting pattern with the iconic Rosie the Riveter design! I feel like it would take a serious amount of commitment to knit it, and I hope some of that is duplicate stitch and not all intarsia, but …. wow. Such an incredible knit, and knitting pattern! Pinterest link is here, and the pattern source is here.
I’m at a poetry conference this weekend – The League of Canadian Poets (isn’t that a great name? I feel like we should fight crime or something) is hosting their conference in Toronto this year, and I’m participating in one of the panels today, taking a workshop tomorrow, and I’m nominated for an award … we’ll see what happens. I don’t think I’m going to win, I seem to have published my book at the same time as a lot of other brilliant poetry books, but it is a thrill to be nominated. And there’s actually supposed to be sunshine this weekend (We’ve had so much rain here in Toronto, it was practically time to start building an ark), so it’s looking good around here! Have a great weekend, everyone!