Do you dream in wool?

What do you daydream about?  (Keep it clean people!)   I am pretty simple when it comes to my fantasies: yarn, colored pencils, planners, self folding clothes and a magical self cleaning kitchen. Two of these things I’ll never see in my lifetime, but it doesn’t hurt to have high hopes, does it?

Lately I have been knitting up a storm of socks and a sprinkling of hats for the approaching months of frigid weather we are to expect. What is cozier than a pair of super wash woolen hand knit socks as you snuggle on the couch with you favorite furry friend and enjoying some hot tea or coffee? Nothing that I can think of, but that could be because I am currently in said situation. My two children have arguments over which one of them will get the newest pair of tube socks I make (those the pinks, purples and sparkly yarns can decide that pretty quickly!) I am currently knitting up a pretty pair of rainbow themed socks with some wool that was gifted by Steph. *thanks again Steph!*

Latest progress of daughter’s socks (between coloring and planning)

I guess you can tell I am also into this adult coloring craze from the above photo. I’ve always been a coloring fan, and these adult coloring books are so much more detailed than the ones we grew up with as kids. I am a huge fan of colored pencils instead of pens/markers because you can layer and shade without damaging the paper or bleeding through. I’m using my current love of a pencil brand: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils. They are oil based pencils that keep their point much longer than other brands I’ve used and don’t break either. They are worth the investment if you are serious about coloring.

Speaking of investments, we should discuss one of my favorite purchases this year: my planner. It may sound weird because it’s a coiled pile of paper, but I love my planner so much. In January I had been looking through the planner community on Instagram, wondering what planner to get when it hit me: Erin Condren Life Planner had what I wanted. I had read great reviews, seen many photos and videos of how others were using them, and got a coupon code to save some money on my purchase so I couldn’t go wrong. I use it all of the time and highly suggest buying one. The company just released a new layout this week as well, so you should check it out if you are interested in a planner for 2016. Click on that link and you’ll save $10 on your first order – and who doesn’t like to save money?! They even have notebooks and customizable covers that are so beautiful! See?

Look! We are back to my first fantasy: yarn! The most perfect self striping sock yarn from Knit Picks named Felici. The company keeps it at a limited availability so it is one of those survival of the quickest clicker type situations when it is released online as all the crazy Felici fans attempt to snag their favorite colors before someone else gets them – including this Felici fanatic!

Aside from the mythical self folding laundry and self cleaning kitchen, there isn’t much that I can say that I dream about. Happy colors in all sorts of crafty supplies is what it comes down to.

Keep an eye out for my next post:
I’ll try to gather the photos of all the socks I’ve been making this year. Prepare yourself for a colorful assortment wooly goodness. I am also working on a pattern and would love to get some testers to knit it up before I release it.

I look forward to feedback, so if you have questions just comment and I’ll get back to you.


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