WIP Wednesday – Fall/Winter 2018 Yarn Collection

September is just a few days away. I’m getting so excited about sweater weather! Bring on the cool air and the rain! Throughout the summer I’ve been working on a yarn collection which incorporates fashion colour trends of the upcoming season. I’m right at the end of this long road. It started with raw wool…

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Stitch Tuesday – Choosing Yarn and Hooks for Beginners

When you are new to crocheting it may be hard to choose the right yarn, project, hook and the rest. In this video, I go over the different types of yarn and notions available as well as my recommendations. In upcoming videos, I will go over stitches, reading instructions and charts, different techniques and finally…

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Inspiration Monday – Easy A

I’m still on a lookout for a sweater that would go with everything and would be a quick knit. “Easy A” by Kat Riddell is a great contender. Click on the pattern name or the picture below to go to the pattern page on ravelry. I like both versions of the sweater but I am…

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Fashion Friday – Fall/Winter 2018 Colours

Fall is fast approaching! It is very exciting indeed. It’s so fun to look at patterns and fantasize about what you’re going to make. It’s like shopping! The trouble for me comes when I try to decide on colours. Some people are great at it and some aren’t. Having worked at a yarn store I…

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Stitch Tuesday – Back To Basics

For some time I’ve been thinking what should I do for this weekly segment. So much so that I didn’t do anything at all and this simply won’t do. I’ve decided to go back to basics. For the next few weeks I’m gonna be going over the building blocks of crochet starting with how to…

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Inspiration Monday – Cordelia Jumper

It’s been a hot hot summer! Vancouver is full of smoke from all the wild fires. The whole of BC is in flames and I can’t wait for it to be over. Fall is my favorite season. I love layers and there is nothing better than sweater weather! Thus, I’m gonna kick off my new…

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Stitch Tuesday – I’m Looking for Test Knitters (Closed. Thank you all for your help)

Thank you everyone who helped me out! It’s been great! Shocking how many details I missed and people picked up on. It’s been a great experience. This really highlights how amazing crafting community is! I’ve been busy designing new yarn and patterns and my blog has been suffering as a result. Does anyone else look…

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Stitch Tuesday – Silly Toadstool Pattern

I’m getting back to my silly woodland themed patterns. I’ve been hoarding them for over a year! I came up with this toadstool toy for no good reason other than it’s super cute. Since that time I’ve been thinking of what it can be used as. I love when things are useful. If knit with…

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Fashion Friday – Luisa Beccaria fall/winter 2018-19

This is a lovely collection. It’s full of feminine sophistication, though it is a little too sweet. That being said, I would wear any of the pieces in a heartbeat. I love the colour palette, all the ruffles and lace as well as close tailored suits and vests. There is so much inspiration to be…

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Stitch Tuesday – Small Goldfinch Cowl Pattern

This cowl is the inspiration for the name. I bought this colourful braid of superwash Merino a few years ago. The moment I saw it I thought of birds. It sat in my closet for a long time until I finally spun it just after Christmas. I knew that it had to become something special.…

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