weekend reading

Hi pals!

How was your week? What fun things did you do (or not do)? I've had a pretty chill week. I'm going to a baseball game tonight which feels very on-brand for mid-to-late August. 

Here are some things I liked this week.

Bootie season is upon us. I'm loving these blush ones

How gorgeous are ALL of these photos?! Jamie's blog and instagram always inspires me to practice my French and to wear long flowing dresses. 

I want this moon print

This stitch study is incredible. 

Sashiko has always really appealed to me but I've yet to try it. These coasters might be a good introduction. 

A quilted zipper pillow. I'm thinking about making one of these for a big body pillow I have! It would make it look super extra and cozy and one-of-a-kind for sure. 

There are so many gorgeously color worked yoke sweaters out there these days, and here is yet another one I love

Socks! On teeny tiny 9" circular needles. I exclusively use magic loop for any small circumference knitting but these 9" needles intrigue me. Has anybody used them? 

I wasn't joking around when I said I wanted to become a sock knitter. I have been searching for all the easiest and best-looking ways to do things and that quest has continued. I have really enjoyed doing the fish lips kiss heel on my latest socks, but I can't deny that I love the look of a traditional heel flap and gusset. My biggest pet peeve in knitting is picking up stitches, though, so I've yet to do the heel flap and gusset. I have a feeling that's about to change now that I've seen this video. It's perfect for toe-up socks, there are no stitches to pick up, it's easy to memorize and you don't need stitch markers, and it looks so good! And I could do the gorgeous eye of the partridge heel with it! 

Grow your own tea. Pondering. 

Matcha green tea smoothie. Sounds soooo refreshing! 

Chilled coconut corn soup. Because summer isn't over yet. 

Have a great weekend!