Five on Friday

It's getting to be late in the day here but are five fun things from my week:

1. Hanging out with Julie from Knitted Bliss

I met up with Julie and her lovely baby Lila today who are winding up a trip to the UK. It was fun getting to chat about knitting and blogging (I *love* Julie's Modification Mondays - always so inspiring!) and seeing a familiar face from Toronto. And of course, any excuse to introduce someone new to the haberdashery departments at John Lewis and Liberty!

Julie and Lila right before I guided Julie to the splendour that is the 3rd floor of Liberty.
Julie and Lila right before I guided Julie to the splendour that is the 3rd floor of Liberty.

2. A sophisticated skull sweater

Not sure what it is with skulls right now but I've always thought that they were kind of fun, and not in a creepy way. More like a colourful Day of the Dead kind of way. Alexander McQueen's skull print scarf has been a big hit here in London (mine's a knockoff), but I thought this cute sweater modeled by Emily over at Cupcakes and Cashmere was pretty fantastic. I suppose £167 isn't a lot for 100% cashmere, but I'm wondering if I can bash out a version for myself in a more affordable fibre.

3. As if I don't have enough to do in Paris next week...

Speaking of cashmere, Catherine (a fellow P3-er) has been blogging about some awesome cashmere that she has stashed and how she'll be attempting to make a small, short-sleeved pullover. Catherine, do you like skulls? Always an option if you find yourself running out of yarn in the back... Catherine is also going to the L'Aiguille en Fete knitting and stitching show in Paris next week and found this handy blog post someone had done about fabulous yarn and haberdashery places to check out in Paris. Too bad I'm only going for the day!

4. I hope it's as good as Project Runway

Franklin Habit posted on Facebook that he's going to be a guest judge on a new project from Skacel called The Fiber Factor. Right now they're looking for contestants for their competition to find "the next great knitwear designing superstar". In the meantime, he's also started a hilarious Tumblr called Yarn Shaming

5. Oh, the things you can find on Pinterest

In yesterday's post I mentioned "ugly sweaters" and decided for knits and giggles to enter that as a search term on Pinterest. The results are, well, whoa. 

Funnily enough, my brother is the one who first introduced me to the concept of an "ugly sweater". Note: Do not let this man loose in Michaels and then give him a glue gun.
Funnily enough, my brother is the one who first introduced me to the concept of an "ugly sweater". Note: Do not let this man loose in Michaels and then give him a glue gun.

And now, TGIF. What are your knitting plans this weekend?