What I'm Loving Right Now

What I’m Loving Right Now: Marled

I am having a little crush on marled sweaters right now. 

During my wonderful Rheinbeck weekend I shared a house with the fabulous Amy Christoffers who wore her Moxie pullover during our knit downtime. I love how stylish and simple it is and the marl! I love the marl! Amy even helps a sister out and shares some of her fav color combinations.

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Then there's Ysolda's new book, The Rheinbeck Sweater. While there are MANY I love (Ahem, Thea's Beekman Tavern), my eye caught Melissa Wehrle's Mulberry Street.

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A beautiful and simple raglan with some spice in the back!

And to combine my love of all things Marled, Colorblock, and J.Crew, it was as if this sweater was made for me.

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Although where most people would think the opposite, I think: Why buy, when I can knit!

Is there a trend that has caught your eye this fall?

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What I’m loving right now: Rainbow Loom

While hanging out a few days in LBI this past July, I got to hang out with a pretty cool girl named Jane.

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Jane makes these pretty awesome bracelets. In my day (yes I think of my pre-teens as "my day"), I was a fiend for friendship bracelets. So when Jane whipped out her Rainbow Loom and asked if I wanted her to make me one you can imagine how thrilled I was. 

First, I was to pick a color combo from her stash of rubber bands.

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Then she assembled the bands on her loom and with a crochet hook began to wrap each band around another. 

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When she was done wrapping she pulled the bracelet off the loom and WHOLA! The bracelet was done! It maybe took no more than 5 minutes. She could even go back and make it bigger or smaller depending on how it fit. 

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Jane ended up making all of us (even my husband!) a bracelet that afternoon. We still proudly wear them and get compliments when we do!

While it's obvious that I am late to the Rainbow Loom party, I can see why it's become so popular! It's pure genius! Quick to make bracelets that both boys and girls enjoy.  If you haven't read the story of how it all started – do so now. It will warm your heart. (thanks for the link, Cara!) 

Part of me wonders if it is appropirate to purchase one for myself. I got kid-cred, even though he can't quite stand or talk or knit yet. Right? Right.

Thanks Jane for sharing the obsession!! 

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