washi & such

Can't believe that another school year is coming to an end! Where does the time go? After next Tuesday, there will be lots of swimming, beachcombing and ice cream eating going on. Hopefully a couple of camping trips too. And summer knitting, of course. I've already gone through my stash and planned out some warm weather projects. However, right now my whole attention is centered around the first ever Shetland Trader MKAL:

clue one

clue two

So far so good and I am loving the combination of garter stitches and twisted stitches. The yarn is pretty dreamy to knit with. It's Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in the leafy colorway. Also, did you notice my new creative catch-all/art journal?

I've had a ton of fun the last few weeks filling it with doodles, washi, photos, recipes and lists. It will also be a handy place to stick some of those yarn ball bands that have a way of piling up. It's quite exciting to come across a whole new-to-me crafty world outside of knitting. And one that is filled to the brim with cute stationary products! I am quickly amassing quite a stockpile of washi tape, stickers, markers and pens. Might have to move the hubby's clothes to the garage in order to make room for it all :)

So...are there any fun summer plans in store for you? I love having a blank slate for the next couple of months just waiting to be filled...or not. A lazy summer sounds pretty good right now, too.


  1. i got semi-hooked on this journaling-thing, too.....mine is primarily travel journaling (never go on a trip without one), but I have one little notebook that is a catch-all for crafty things. Not nearly as cute as yours....hmmmmm. Might have to remedy that. All I can say is, it's a darn good thing we aren't next door neighbors (as much as I'd love that to be the case!!!).....
    off to find out more about that shetland trader kal-----thanks, enabler, you!

  2. I love your journal - it looks so happy! I just have a knitting "journal" for notes, doodles, stitch counts, and some swatches. Definitely not as adorable as your journal. Happy summer!

  3. That green is gorgeous! Looks like an interesting pattern and I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Your journal is pretty cute.

  4. I love how you're chronicling your days. Washi tape is so fun. I have these cute, papery ones from Daiso. I need more of the plastic tape ones for mailing envelopes.

  5. Our summer is already filling up with trips and events! And even next summer looks to be filled with vacations! Both extended families want to do a full family trip. Oy! We will be families out by the end of 2016!

  6. We are already at the end of our first 2 weeks of summer vacation. It's going by faster every year. I like to think we've got a decent balance of fun activities, lounging and well ... some brain sustain work ...

    Ice cream. I can't stop thinking about ice cream. soft serve, floats, shakes, cups with sprinkles, cones that are dipped. ugh.

    Your shawl is shaping up so nicely. I love that oolorway and it's showing off the texture really, really well.


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