The Needle Bee


October 2016 favorites 

Crochet, KnittingBrenda Reynoso PenaComment

October is one of my favorite months of the year. If you live in Florida, I am sure you were enjoying the last few weeks. We've had many pleasant and breezy mornings and nights perfect for knitting or crochet. But today I want to share a few of my favorite things this month.  So let's begin:

1-An entire day at A Good Yarn Store in Sarasota, FL. I took a class with Ann Budd at a good yarn Sarasota a couple of weeks ago with Ann Budd- she is so knowledgeable! If you are hesitant about "set in" sleeves,  you might want to consider a class like. By the way,  The Knitter's Handy book of Top Down Sweaters is an excellent resource. It's like having Ann next to you holding your hand in every step of creating your own sweater ! What else is better than spending an entire knitting surrounded by great people and yarn?



















2-My new swift and ball winder by Knitpicks. They are affordable and are well made. I don't -know why I waited so long to buy a yarn swift really!




































3-Cables and more cables. Have you seen the new Woolens book by Jared Flood  at Brooklyn Tweed? It's a book of knitted accessories full of cables and rich designs. I saw this book when I went to A Good Yarn store. The book is one of those you want on your coffee table. It has gorgeous photography and design. There are so many patterns here I want to knit!

















4-Field Bag by Fringe Supply Co. It's a little pricey at $65 but I know I could use it a lot. The inside of this bag is perfect for anyone who likes to knit pr crochet a lot.


















5-Starbucks Pumpkin spice latte- grande. A great companion to any knitting or book! I am not counting calories when I go to Starbucks ok.

6-Homemade corn bread. The recipe is from the Joy of cooking book. I baked a pan of this bread twice this month. It's yummy!



















Ok that's it for now! I will be back this week with some Knitting progress and new podcasts that I found in the last few weeks. For now, enjoy the fall season and happy knitting!

Disclaimer: note I am not associated with the products or companies mentioned above. All opinions are my own.