Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

I’ll be starting a new feature on the blog soon- Knit Stories. This is going to be a guest post section, so if you think you might be interested, click on over and read all about how to submit! I’m excited to see how this new feature will unfold, and what sort of stories are out there.

Have you entered the giveaway for Alice Starmore’s Glamourie yet? Tomorrow is the last day, and you don’t want to miss out- the book is a work of knittable art.

“I thought my bully deserved an awful life, but then he had one.” A thought-provoking read on how we think about bullies, retribution, and the ripples of damage.

Monica Lewinsky in the age of #MeToo.

If literature’s ‘complicated men’ were on Tinder.

My Favourite Pins This Week

I don’t know about you, but I need to really get more salad into my life. This southwest style chicken quesadilla salad is family friendly and covers all the bases. Pinterest link is here, original recipe post can be found here.

Peanut butter cookie dough bars. I don’t think I need to say anything else, because you just know these taste like heaven, but they are actually really easy and don’t have loads of ingredients. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe can be found here.

Doesn’t this collection of mirrors look so gorgeous? I was surprised at how easy the DIY is, because it’s just some wire placemats (easy to get from Amazon or Ikea), plain mirrors from a craft store, and embroidery hoops as frames. Such pretty results! Pinterest link is here, and the full DIY can be found here.

Easter is coming, so what about knitting a little something for it? This post has all sorts of links to patterns for bunnies, lambs, chicks, egg decorations, and flowers! And it just so happens to be my blog post ;). Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

Trying to turn a tough day around? Here are ten simple ideas that can make your day go from meh to amazing. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is right here.

I’m hoping to get some serious knitting and work done this weekend, but I’m told weekends are for relaxing…. we’ll see! Anyone else like me, probably working whenever they can get away with it this weekend?


  1. Kim   •  

    Yes can def identify…I wish I could say weekends are all about relaxing, but between having just opened a prenatal yoga class & my 1-yr-old & a 4-yr-old, weekends are more about getting stuff done with hopefully a couple hours of calm or family time (usu not both, & family time while fun is definitely not relaxing at this stage of life!) on the side. I’m happy to be back to teaching yoga, but getting a business off the ground is a ton of work!! Plus want to work on a blanket I’m making for a friend who’s due with her second on Monday–fingers crossed the baby is a little late! Hope you have a good albeit busy weekend, Julie!

    Also, really enjoyed the article by Monica Lewinsky, thanks for sharing it! Quite thought-provoking.

  2. miss agnes   •  

    Yep, it seems my week-end is going to be a busy one too, but I can’t complain. Part of it will be reading through all these different links you posted, your Friday post is usually one I slowly enjoy over the week-end. Have a great one, Julie!

  3. Loulou   •  

    Have I told you lately, how much I appreciate this excellent weekly post? You always find such interesting stuff to read/look at.

    The Monica Lewinski essay moved me, beyond words. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  4. Melanie   •  

    Thank you for the Lewinsky essay. I had noted it in other places, but took your link as an excuse to finally read it. So well written and thoughtful. In a lot of ways, her life story is one of “Girl, Interrupted”.

  5. Amanda   •  

    Oh I am so very guilty of working on the weekend. I try hard to make the work house work related…but truth is I will sneak in clay work and knitting is always happening.

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