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!
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.
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.
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.