This is my last week of classes for my speech-language pathology program, and my class has decided to do Spirit Week! Our theme today is Toque Tuesday, and I figured I might make a toque in celebration!
A couple of months ago, I volunteered at the Etsy Edmonton market, and I absolutely fell in love with this colourway from Allison Barnes Yarn. I ended up spending most of my volunteer dollars on this skein, but it was definitely worth it. Since then, I’ve been waiting for the perfect project.
Is it finally acceptable to talk about Christmas? I’m not the light-up-Christmas-sweater-wearing type, but I do love the good energy that builds in this winter season as people get in the giving spirit. Related to that, I always seem to need gift labels. This was a fun way to repurpose old gift cards and make something functional all at once!
I know it’s been over a year, but I’m still not over Caron Cakes and the idea of ombré yarn cakes in general. When Michael’s had a huge yarn sale a few weeks ago, I took advantage and stocked up a bit, and started hunting for good patterns to try. The bold look of this cowl on Ravelry instantly caught my eye!
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.