Knitting Plans for 2019

Hello lovelies, and happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with lots of relaxed knitting time. I know I dropped the ball on blogging at the end of last year when everything got insanely busy, but for 2019, I aim to write at least one post a week in this space, if not more. I love sharing big and little thoughts about knitting with you, and I hope that you will enjoy reading them.

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Glorious Pattern Photography! - Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 27

Remember when I gushed about Thea Colman’s glorious pattern photography for her Fernet Branca sweater? Well, something on Ravelry stopped me dead in my tracks the other day again, and I just had to share it with you:

Pom Pom Quarterly’s pattern photography for Issue 27 (their current Winter issue) is SO stunning that I kind of want to print a few of them and hang them on my wall.

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The perfect gift for the knitter in your life.

Okay, truth be told, that headline is probably as click-bait-y as it will ever get here on HLH Designs. But I couldn’t resist! Because it is true - knitters are wonderful people to gift to, but more often than not, when you don’t know what exactly they want, they’re also incredibly hard to gift to.

There are a thousand shades of yarn, there’s superwash vs. non-superwash, there’s tons of different project bag styles, and well, sometimes I get overwhelmed by choosing amongst all of that.

One thing that can never go wrong though? A gift card for a yarn shop or maker they love. So for this year’s Christmas season, I was determined to figure out a way to make gift cards work, and we did it!

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