weekend reading

I had planned on recapping Stitches this week, but I didn't get around to that, so you can expect that post on Monday! It was a blast! 

Links for this week!

I've written before about my tennis elbow and other arm/hand/finger pain and I know that it's exacerbated by spending too much time on my phone (I'm looking at you, Instagram). Turns out I'm not the only one

I'm in love with this Carolyn Friedlander quilt! I first learned how to do needle turn appliqué from her book, Savor Each Stitch, and her post about her quilt definitely makes me want to do more appliqué! 

This and this could be really cute for my fall closet! 

How do you feel about cilantro? I used to have no opinion because I liked it but my taste buds have been changing lately and I'm starting to understand the soap people. I'm not quite at the extreme of this article yet, but I thought it was hilarious. 

Who knew that cute little pet goldfish turn into giant mutants when released into the wild?! 

Thanks to Stitches, my obsession with knitting is back full force. I used to only knit and back in those days that's pretty much all I did in my free time, but now I do lots of crafts and have to choose between more things when I have free time. This week, though, it's all been about the knitting! I started this shawl, and while it's totally out of my comfort zone in the zaniness department, I bought some yarn at Stitches that just had to be used for it, so I'm going to do the yarn and pattern justice and bring it to life! I'm also breaking my personal rule and creating something using...size....FOUR...needles. It's going faster than I thought though! Expect to see updates on it soon! 

2 yarns that I didn't buy at Stitches even though I really wanted to: Loopy Mango Merino No. 5 and Stunning String Glitz. There were a lot of glittery yarns at Stitches which made me so happy, but a lot of them were fingering weight which makes me sad. That Loopy Mango yarn was luscious though and I would love to make a cozy blanket out of it eventually.