Inspiration Monday – Large Needles

There is something extremely satisfying about large guage. You can start and finish a project the same day or weekend and feel that sense of accomplishment. Want a new scarf or hat or even a sweater? Grab the largest needles in the house and start knitting! Here are a few patterns I really like. Click…

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Stitch Tuesday – Reading Charts and Written Instructions

I ran into some difficulties posting yesterday. I shot the video and then ran out of storage. Thus I couldn’t edit it before heading out to work. So I am a day late but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for this slight delay. In this video, I show you how to read charts and understand…

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Inspiration Monday – Hats, Tuques and Beanies

It’s never too early to start Christmas knitting. One of the easiest things to make for a number of people is hats. They’re great because there are so many patterns that you won’t get bored knitting the same thing over and over. They are also pretty quick and portable. Hats are great from stash busting…

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Stitch Tuesday – Single, Half Double and Double Crochet Stitches

Most of crochet patterns are combinations of chains, single, half double and double crochet. Working these basic stitches in different orders creates most of the elaborate lace and garment patterns you see. Once you get the hang of these stitches you are well on your way to your first project. It is important to remember…

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Inspiration Monday – Woodland Pillows

It’s been cool and rainy in Vancouver. Best kind of weather if you ask me. All I want to do is cozy up with some warm blankets and soft pillows (preferably at the cabin) and craft away. Below are some woodland inspired pillow patterns I really like as well as one of my own design.…

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Fashion Friday – Alena Akhmadullina spring 2019 ready-to-wear

This is a wonderful collection, which reminds me of Dior of a few seasons ago with all the imaginative imagery. The embroidery is amazing! I also like all the colours and feminine silhouettes. The way the designer incorporates renaissance imagery and pairs it with modern sneakers feels fresh and approachable. The fabrics look luxurious and…

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WIP Wednesday – Dress Pattern

I wrote a dress pattern a little while ago and now I am finalizing the write out. I’m excited to get it done and out there! It’s so pretty and can be dressed up or down. The stripy dress is made with one of my hand dyed yarns, which can be found in my store.…

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Stitch Tuesday – The Very Beginnings Of Crochet

In this week’s tutorial, I go over the very beginnings of crochet- how to make a slip knot, how I hold my yarn and my hook as well as how to chain. It’s important to remember that everyone is different and what may be comfortable for me might not be comfortable for you. It’s easy…

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Inspiration Monday – Baby Sand Dollar Sweater

“Baby Sand Dollar Sweater” by Handknits & Hygge is so cute. It is a knitting pattern but it tricked me into thinking it was crocheted. The sizes range from 12m-24m. It seems to be only a second pattern the designer has put out on Ravelry. If this is any indication of things to come, I’m…

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Fashion Friday – The Great resort 2019

This resort collection started with a vintage floppy hat and ended with timeless everyday wear staples. I can see myself wearing any of the pieces around town or chilling at our cabin. Everything looks so cozy and stylish and I’m completely in love the the knits and embroidery.

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