This season, I’ve been noticing pom-poms popping up over the place! Initially, I was a bit hesitant about this trend since pom-poms feel very “little kid” to me, but I was won over in the end, mostly by how much fun pom-poms are to squish. It turns out that they’re incredibly easy to make as well!
Confession: my love for soft, neutral toned yarns will probably never go away. For that reason, if nothing else, my love for the Buttercream colourway of the Caron Cakes will likely continue for some time. Having made the Chevron Scarf last time, I wanted to try making a toque! (See, I’m a good Canadian — I say toque!) Confession: I also have a thing for stitches with texture, so when I saw this pattern used the waffle stitch, I knew I had to try it.
The most inconvenient length of bangs for me has always been the in-between stage, where it’s too short to tuck behind your ears, but too long to leave natural. At this point, bobby pins are a necessity, but if you’re anything like me, you find these utilitarian items a bit boring. Here’s a fun and easy way to dress them up!
Lately, I’ve been really drawn to chunky yarns, and I have a feeling it’s because they look more “cozy” to me. In fact, my entire Christmas wishlist is pretty much luxury super chunky yarns! Since those are a bit out of my budget for everyday crocheting, I picked up some yarn on sale from DeSerres the other day and came up with this pattern!
Whenever winter hits, I always find that the hoods on my coat never stay on my head. On top of that, I’m much too absent-minded to carry a toque around with me, so my poor ears always end up suffering the brunt of the cold. I decided that headbands are my best shot to saving my ears this winter, so I went ahead and used up some scraps of yarn and tinkered with stitches until I came up with a pattern that I was happy with.
When I was little, my mother made four Halloween costumes (one each for my three brothers and I) and as the years passed, getting bigger meant moving to the next costume in the line-up! I started off as a turtle, became a pumpkin, then a Native American, before finally becoming a dinosaur. However, my favourite costume was the turtle, hands down. I loved this handmade aspect to Halloween, and I was very excited to keep it going this year.
Apparently the snow last weekend wasn’t an anomaly, because it snowed again! While I do love winter, I have a bit of regret that autumn only lasted about a week in Edmonton. Still, the bright side of the snow is that it gave me another excuse to whip up a new scarf, and this time it’s my own design!
For me, October is a time when I am intensely grateful for family. My parents were married in October, and my family has two birthdays to celebrate as well. This give-away is inspired by them — without their constant support and very realistic advice, I probably couldn’t function as a human being.
In Edmonton, it’s always safe to assume that it’ll snow before Halloween – I just didn’t expect snow over Thanksgiving long weekend! However, it was lucky that I had already whipped up this beautiful chevron scarf to keep me warm in the cold weather. I think it’ll become my go-to accessory for the winter, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!
Life has been really busy lately, but I always enjoy the little pockets of time that I can squirrel away to crochet and craft. While less time can mean smaller projects, that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute too! This week, I can’t wait to show you an adorable miniature sheep!