Through my adventures with yarn, I’ve begun to realize just how much variety there is in yarn, and how it impacts fiber arts, like crochet and knitting. One of the yarns that was high on my list to try was Peruvian Highland wool since I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about its softness and warmth. When I saw that We Are Knitters, a company that creates knitting and crochet kits, carried Peruvian wool, I got so excited!
If you are looking for aesthetically pleasing Instagram accounts to follow, Top Knot Style is basically my number one recommendation. The blankets and scarves that Amanda makes are gorgeous, and the yarn she sells looks unbelievably squishy. I’ve been crushing on this yarn for so long, but it’s definitely in the “luxury” category. Since I made my best friend put up with my endless ramblings about this yarn, I decided that I would splurge on the yarn and make her a scarf for a Christmas present!
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!
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!
I’m not sure about you, but 90% of the contents of my wallet never get used. There are gift cards for stores I rarely frequent, membership cards for stores I’ve been to once, and stamp cards for a variety of bubble tea places. Unfortunately, I’m also a girl who doesn’t like to carry a purse very often. This means that when I’m leaving the house, I’m clutching not only my keys, but a very large wallet that doesn’t fit into my pockets. I’m always on the lookout for a more convenient alternative, and I think I’ve finally found it! I decided to crochet a mini wallet, big enough for an ID and a debit card, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
This summer, I’ve been working with some international students visiting from China, and it’s really helped to remind me of how blessed I am to live in Canada! I asked one of them what their favourite things about Canada was, and their reply was “the sky”. That made me pause for a second, as I’ve never even considered what it would be like to live in a city that is constantly dealing with smog or air pollution. In tribute to that, I wanted to try make a little amigurumi star, since that’s my favourite part of the sky!
Confession: I love ice cream. It’s actually one of my favourite desserts, and I’ve been seriously craving ice cream in this hot summer weather. When I found out that it was National Ice Cream Day on July 17th, I was so excited! I decided that I wanted to try making my own ice cream amigurumi to celebrate.
I’m an old-fashioned kind of girl. For example, I like using an actual planner instead of my phone, I try to send as much snail mail as possible and I LOVE the idea of postcards. When I saw this little DIY panda as part of a postcard, I knew I had to give it a try!
While on vacation in Iceland with my friends, we stopped at the Jólagarðurinn, which is the Christmas Garden just outside the city of Akureyri. There, I came across the cutest little craft corner of a shop where there was skeins and skeins of hand-dyed yarn, drop spindles hanging from the ceiling as well as baskets full of carded wool.
Confession: I’ve had horrible luck with teeth. I’ve never had a cavity, but between braces and wisdom teeth, I’ve had some pretty unfortunate occurrences. Still, my dentist is a great guy, and I wanted to make him a little something to say thank-you!