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Had a fun idea for a new pattern. After copious notes, sketches, and knitting, all I have to show for it is frogged yarn. Time to cast on again. 

Inspiring, fun, thought-provoking, and crafty links to round out the week and jumpstart your brain. 

Pejac’s Canvases and Street Art

Adorable felted mushrooms

Love peeking into an artist’s studio

How to Kick Monkey Butt - Focuses on drawing but is good advice no matter what your medium. 


Sound Blogging Advice

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A collection of fun and interesting links from the week.

I took the plunge and joined Instagram this week. Check out my profile. So far spinning and dinosaurs are the dominant theme. 

I’ll be keeping these tips for knitting a better button band when I knit my next sweater.

Roadsworth paints the town. 

Lemon Ginger Salmon Patties

How to knit the Picot Cast On

How to Draw Hearts with Circles: A Geometric Love Story by Justina Yang

Li Hongbo’s Flexible Sculptures. Cool and just a little creepy. 

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This weekend I’m spinning a 3-ply yarn just because I finally have enough bobbins to do so. Can’t wait to ply it all together and try out my brand new bulky flyer. The lucky fiber is Falkland from Gwen Erin Fibers with the completely appropriate name of Goldfinch. 

Also, I’m making cookies; Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, to be exact. Shaping up to be a nice few days. 

Knitter’s Graph Paper Journal 

Toon Bombing - Googly eyes can bring any inanimate object bring to life. Mustaches help too. 

Optimist by Hottea - Minimalist yarn bombing at it’s finest. 

How To Make Twisted Fringe 

Office Supplies as Knitting Supplies

Selçuk Yılmaz’s Hammered Metal Lion

August Break: Week 5

September has finally taken over and August Break is done until next year. I really enjoyed this project since it was a nice change from how I usually take random photographs. If I happen to see something I like, take a photo. Having to post a photo everyday made me keep an open eye to what was around and go find the good stuff. It felt like an adventure. I wanted to go places and do things so all my photos weren’t just of me piddling around at home. Even I would have gotten bored with that.

Being able to just whip out my phone to take a quick photo was a big help too. I never would have made it through the entire month if I had to carry around my actual camera, turn it on, and stress over editing before finally posting it to Twitter everyday. Gotta love smartphones for that. Plus, they let you keep the internet in your pocket and I’m support that.

I’m going to try and take more photos in the following months. Might not be everyday or depict some grand adventure but daily photos are worth the effort. 

Look back at the first 4 weeks of August Break: Week 1. Week 2. Week 3. Week 4.

Every city needs a dinosaur fountain.

Every city needs a dinosaur fountain.

These messages are all over the Venice sidewalks.

These messages are all over the Venice sidewalks.

Trying out the Bullet Journal System to keep track of my to-do’s and random thoughts.

Trying out the Bullet Journal System to keep track of my to-do’s and random thoughts.

2,000+ Miles Later

Turns out that planning a wedding and getting married while also prepping to move cross country takes up all of one’s time and energy. Then after driving 2,000+ miles to the Pacific Coast, finding an apartment in a weekend, finally moving in, and setting up said apartment there isn’t much energy leftover or internet for blogging. The good news is that I once again have internet and most of the heavy work is behind me. I’m back to having a daily routine that involves washing dishes and going for walks on the beach instead of checking out of hotels. I’ll take dishes over uncertainty any day.  I’m also getting to know my new home base of Los Angeles. Last Saturday was part of World Wide Knit in Public Day so I took the opportunity to explore before settling down on Venice Beach to knit.

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