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’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!
I started school again this week, but I wanted to hold on to the last gasps of summer by finishing one last crop top! I started this quite a while ago, but I couldn’t quite get it the way I wanted until now! It’s for my friend, Uyen, so I hope that she likes it as much as I do.
It’s been lovely this last week, as I haven’t had any school, work, or volunteer obligations. Instead, I’ve had a lot of time to rest, recharge, and recover! Part of my relaxation process has been a lot of crafting, and it’s been so therapeutic. One of the things I made was this really simple scarf!
Sometimes, things don’t work out like they intended, but that isn’t always a bad thing! This top was a happy mistake, as I actually wanted to make a less scandalous crop top for Uyen, but I secretly fell in love with the way this bikini top.
Whenever I go camping, I always see chipmunks, so even though they’re not “Canadian” the same way a beaver or a loon is, there’s something about chipmunks that echoes nature and Canada to me.
In all my years of education, I’ve never done summer school or taken spring classes. Until now. As part of our program, we do Spring Clinic, which has actually been really fun! The only thing is that I can feel myself burning out. I figured that the cure for this would be a quick stress-reliever project!
It’s a bit of a reach this week, but the Canadian connection is the red and white colours! My friend, Renée, actually asked me if I could make a custom crop top for her friend, and I jumped at the opportunity!
Unofficially, I’m trying to do something Canada-related each week for the month of July, so this week, I figured I’d work with the colours of the Hudson Bay Company! If you’re not familiar with them, they were founded in 1670 (!!) and dominated the fur trade within Canada at that time.
Let’s be honest — no nation is perfect. Canada, which had its national beginnings steeped in colonialism, struggles even now with racial and gender equality. Still, I believe that Canada is a nation with potential, and I am thankful to have been born and raised in a country that strives to embrace multiculturalism and freedom. Because of that, I wanted to try crochet something special for the upcoming Canada Day!