I’m an absolute sucker for braided things. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood, but there’s something timeless about them. When I stumbled across this pattern on Ravelry, I fell in love.
I actually did this Give-Away back at the beginning of July for my birthday, but I realized that I never wrote it up! I wanted to mix it up and do something a little different, so I was offering the chance to win a custom string art that the winner got to design!
A couple of weeks ago, my friend sent me a picture and the following message: “Can you make something like this?”. My mind started going a million miles a minute, as I imagined the possibilities and options to put my own spin on the object.
Something about earflaps and tassels just makes me smile, and when I saw this pattern, I knew I wanted to give it a try, if only for the joy it would bring me. I was not disappointed by the end product, even if I did end up making a lot of modifications before getting there.
Pattern testing is one of my favourite parts of the crochet community! It allows me to make new friends and try patterns that I might not otherwise get to try. Recently, I was chosen by Barkley to test her Carter Cable Beanie, and it was a great experience!
This weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, and in the spirit of it, I thought I would try some new autumn baking recipes! I’ve never worked with pumpkin before, but my friends assure me that it is a very yummy ingredient.
One of the things I love most about the online crochet community is the atmosphere of collaboration and support. I have so much respect for the creativity of other makers, and I love it whenever I can be a part of that! When Holly, from Storyland Amis, asked me if I would be willing to pattern test for her again, I was overjoyed.
When best friends give you their leftover yarn, the only thing left to do is get creative! Since autumn is here now, I thought I would continue to work on designing more accessories to suit the weather. Continue reading
I tried to clean my room this summer, and in the process I found a lot of t-shirts that were too sentimental for me to donate, but too old to be worn. As a result, I decided to look into ways to repurpose them!
I’ve always liked the word “autumn” better than “fall”, but what I didn’t know is that the former is used more in British English, while the latter is used more in American English! In Canada, people use both interchangeably, and as a side plug for linguistics, I think that’s a super neat example of sociolinguistics. Anyways, in response to the changing seasons, I whipped up a couple of quick headbands!