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!
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.
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!
Lately, I’ve been really drawn to chunky yarns, and I have a feeling it’s because they look more “cozy” to me. In fact, my entire Christmas wishlist is pretty much luxury super chunky yarns! Since those are a bit out of my budget for everyday crocheting, I picked up some yarn on sale from DeSerres the other day and came up with this pattern!
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!
In Edmonton, it’s always safe to assume that it’ll snow before Halloween – I just didn’t expect snow over Thanksgiving long weekend! However, it was lucky that I had already whipped up this beautiful chevron scarf to keep me warm in the cold weather. I think it’ll become my go-to accessory for the winter, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!
If you’ve ever met me in real life, you’ll know that I love to “borrow” oversized sweaters and t-shirts from my brothers. I’m 90% sure that they’re made of softer fabrics than female tops and that alone fills me with happiness when I wear them. The only problem is that since I’m on the short side, oversized sweaters can sometimes make me look like I’m drowning in fabric. As an alternative method to get that comfy, tomboy look, I wanted to look into unisex style scarves this week!
Ever since I saw the basketweave stitch, I knew I was going to have to make something with it. The texture and woven look of the stitch instantly caught my attention, and it’s an amazing stitch because it’s so simple to do, but so intricate to look at!