I did something crazy this morning and braved the shopping on Black Friday. Normally I am very anti-any thing that gets me out of pajamas on Black Friday, but as part of an on-going mission to make my wardrobe a bit more mature and grown up (read: fewer graphic tees and less reliance on slouchy jeans), I went out at a reasonable time (9ish) and braved the crowds (which weren’t that bad) and spent a good deal of money on a lot of new tops and some new pants and skirts and I feel pretty good about this. Especially since I pretty much only shop every few years or so. Not a shopper, in terms of actually spending money. I love to look! Generally hate to try things on and deal with that. But I did it, it went well, I’m wearing my new holiday PJs (I have my own tradition of buying a set of PJs sometime around the holidays, because I do love PJs) and now that I’m done talking about that and making parenthetical remarks, here’s this week’s Friday Finds.
- Lee Meredith’s Flying V’s collection ($6) features three patterns with colorful chevrons inset. Plus, who can resist a Mighty Ducks reference?
- Amy Christoffers’ also published a collection recently—the Homard Cowls Collection ($9) features three infinity cowls with different stitch patterns. Great for gift knitting!
- The Hyde Park Cardigan ($5.50) by Terri Kruse features a garter yoke and easy cables along the fronts and back.
- Teasdale ($6) by Corrina Ferguson is a lovely crescent shawl pattern, featuring a wide lace border and simple textured body pattern.
- You saw these earlier this week, but Teresa Gregorio’s Walk in the Leaves Legwarmers (CAD$1.50) are so sweet, they bear repeating. Knit the simple yet interesting stitch pattern in a fingering weight yarn. All proceeds from this pattern go to Teresa’s local SPCA chapter!
- I love garter stitch and stripes and cowls, and the School Ties Cowls ($2.99) by Rosee Woodland are all of those things! Three patterns for three different directions of stripes work up the ultimate stash busters.
- I’m on a cowl kick this week. Sara Dudek’s Triple Triangle Cowl ($5) feature three lines of triangles in a long crocheted infinity scarf. Even better—since this pattern is crocheted, it’s also reversible! Another great use of stash yarn to boot.
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