Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Fun, Inaugural Edition

I know I haven't been blogging as much as I used to, but I don't want to get out of the habit since it's something I've always enjoyed doing. I've been working on a lot of long-term projects (some of which are secret) and haven't had an FO in quite some time, so that made it easy to skip Friday posts...and then I didn't want to keep posting the same projects with very little noticeable progress each Wednesday - basically, it was a slippery slope.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to start sharing what's new/interesting/noteworthy, especially when I don't have a finished project to share. For example, here's what's been tickling my fancy lately:

Enamel Pins
Has anyone else noticed the enamel pin craze? I've been following this trend for a while (mostly on Instgram) but only recently hopped on the bandwagon. I was super excited when one of my clients, Bijou Basin Ranch, came out with a cute Yak Knitting enamel pin earlier this month (it's the first in the series!). It's joined my small but growing pin collection:


3D Printing
Here's another trend I've been following, and quite honestly, I am surprised that this hasn't found more of an audience in the knitting world. Turtlemade's 3D printed Turkish spindles have been quite popular for a few years now, but I figured that someone would be selling 3D printed knitting needles or hooks by now (if you know of someone, let me know in the comments!). Anyway, my friend Julie sent me this link about a 3D printed sweater and I thought it was rather interesting. Perhaps this is the perfect answer to the constant question we're always asked as crafters (that is, if they reach their Kickstarter goal).
Image via Kniterate

Amazing Billboards
I can't imagine how much this cost, but one clever artist has been replacing ads on billboards with photos of the landscape they're blocking. It's genius! I would absolutely love to see one when driving down the highway.
Image via
Rally Cats
I am delighted whenever animals run on the field during a sporting event, and secretly hope it will happen at one I am watching. The closest I got was last year's Rally Mantis for the Royals, which was fun, but not as fun as this cat that ran on the field during a Marlins game earlier this week! He looks just like a tiny Robin, and the commentators' play-by-play makes it even funnier to me - and I love how the Marlins social media team handled it in the Twitterverse:

I'd love to hear about what's inspiring you this week, too!

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