When I learned that Edmonton was going to be getting Oomomo, a Japanese-style dollar store, I was overjoyed. I’ve only ever been to Daiso, a different franchise that sells everything from notebooks to seaweed stampers to everything in between, but I’m hoping that the two stores will be similar enough so that Oomomo will carry crochet supplies like Daiso does!
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!
About a month ago, my Instagram feed proved to be too much of a temptation for me – I saw the BrickBubble Hand Loom kit, and I knew I had to try it!
Confession: I actually graduated from university last year. At the time, I didn’t feel that nostalgic, since I knew I would be heading back to school, but seeing all of the posts that my friends were making this month has made me change my mind. As a result, I decided to make this little mortarboard!
Succulents are so trendy these days, and I thought I would love to join in on the fun! As always, I tend to be drawn towards things that are done in miniature, so when I sat down to tackle this project, I knew I wanted to make it small.
So ever since I started this blog, I’ve been trying to visit local yarn shops whenever I travel. Luckily, my travel companions have been pretty accommodating so far, even when I spend way too much time gushing over the selection once I get inside. On my latest trip to Los Angeles, the local yarn I picked up was by In the Deep Hue Sea!
If summer is for crop tops and winter is for scarves, what should spring’s go-to piece of crochet be? I’m thinking it might be shawls! I’ve never worn (or made) a shawl before, but this pattern was so pretty that I knew I had to give it a try.
I am not kind to cell phones – I tend to be clumsy, and as a result, my phone is more familiar with concrete floors than it should be. Most of the time, I have a case on my phone, but after my recent trip to LA where my phone case sacrificed itself to protect my screen, I’ve been left with no case while I wait for a new one to ship. In the meantime, I thought I’d use a crocheted case to protect my phone from the worst of it.
One of my favourite things about the crochet community is connecting with other people through social media! Ever since I saw Holly (@storyland_amis) and her 100 amigurumi countdown, I knew that she was an exceptional crochet designer. When she posted on Instagram asking for pattern testers for her cuddle-sized Zippy the Sloth, I jumped at the opportunity.
Having just come back from the beach, I am filled with a new fondness for the beach and sea creatures! While I didn’t actually see any (live) crabs, I still wanted to make one, mostly because I feel like they are cuter in crochet form than they are in real life.