So, I had forgotten how addictive it is to knit with handspun. I present to you: The Beachwater Bolero.
As you can see, there is a serious bias -- I used singles, and didn't block the finished piece. I could have washed and baked it again, but I currently have a Buttermilk Chess Pie in the oven, and...well, a girl's gotta have her priorities and all that.
I finished this last night -- it's kind of the easiest topper ever. Shorter than knitting a scarf, yet it's an Actual Garment. Love it! Next, I intend to knit one in cream. And then maybe in yellow... (I can't help it, when I get on a particular project jag there's just no way out).
I've picked back up the Sunshine Cardi; I've completed the body, and I'm working on the first arm. Let's see if I can finish it before Texas is all done with this cold weather!
Moving on to today's links!
Newly in love with this Etsy shop:
The headpieces at Giant Dwarf are exactly the sort of retro-inspired vintage look that I adore. If I could, I would purchase one of each of their Starlette crown, Rosette Fascinator, and Mini Heartlette Crown. Too sweet for words!
Black Garland Design has precious little cocktail hats that are totally inspiring me right now. I especially like the tiny pillbox hats.
If you are often finding yourself in search of the perfect shoe, bag, or other designer item at bargain prices, Beyond The Rack is the place for you!
I simply must stitch up a version of this Thinking Of You -- a brand new PDF embroidery pattern by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching.
Loving these chalkboard speech bubbles by Jordan Ferney
This personalized photo-card is we're doing for class Valentines this year.
Sometimes I feel like Goldilocks when it comes to finding a great hat...most are too this, or not enough that... the Hannah Newsboy Hat, however, looks just right.
I've been wanting to make silhouettes of my children for some time now, and this tutorial by The Anderson Family looks like a pretty simple way to get a great result.
As soon as I saw these little heart barrettes, I was immediately in love. Tutorial via The Purl Bee.
I've printed out the tutorial to make this Dragon Dress. If I can manage to work out the sizing and fit it to me, this might just be my new Favorite Dress.
Brown butter, pistachios, and dried figs make this pasta dish sound unusually delicious! Beggar's Linguine by Dorie Greenspan
Slow cooker Vietnamese Pho from Steamy Kitchen -- yes please!
This is totally going on the menu for the upcoming week -- Roast Chicken with Dijon Sauce by Smitten Kitchen.
Mini Pumpkin Pies -- so cute, and a sweet party alternative to cupcakes.