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Thursday, June 5, 2014

What's on My Needles?

I'm really having a metallic  moment right now. It's fitting since summer is the perfect season to break out bronze and gold everything. Im currently working on this open weave sweater with metallic yarn. It almost finished, and when I say almost, I mean 15 more rows left on the sleeve. For a knitter you know how exciting it is when you can see the finish line.  Now the next task is  to find the perfect occasion to premier my new sweater. 



Finished pics are coming soon! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

How to Style: Frye Lindsay Plate

So, in my quest to minimize my stuff I sold my entire Frye Boots Collection (except for one pair) on E bay last year.  Mostly because I just had too many pairs and it felt excessive.  Although I had five pairs I mostly wore one pair every day, my harness boots.  Despite the sale, my love of Frye boots is still unending.  Last week I spotted a gorgeous pair of Fryes, which had been on my wish, list on killer sale.  I had to break down and purchase them.  This decision was not made in haste; I even consulted with my Mom prior to making the purchase. All and all I am pretty satisfied with my purchase.
 

How to Style: Frye Lindsay Plate

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Destination: MD Sheep and Wool Festival

On Sat May 3, 2014 I set out on a small road trip to Howard County Maryland (I live in Baltimore, MD) for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  I was so excited considering that I have not been to any type of knitting event in two years, plus it was my first time at MD Sheep and Wool.  As I told you guys in an earlier post, I have been going through a knitting rut, hence the lack of knitting/yarn related posts.  Attending a knitting event, seeing all the beautiful yarns and notions, and being around my fellow knitters, was the perfect thing to yank me out of my rut.  I am back with a vengeance, stocked on yarn and have oodles of ideas for projects! I was beyond overwhelmed by the amount of vendors and people at the festival, so I didn’t snap many pics as I was busy taking it all in.  Here are the few shots I did manage to get. 
















Sunday, March 2, 2014

Current Obsession: Wool and the Gang

Hero meet the gang

I have known about Wool and the Gang for some time now, but here lately I have been totally obsessing over them.  Wool and the Gang is a fashion brand that specializes in knits,  especially whimsical chunky knits. In addition to selling ready to wear knits they also sell yarn and knitting kits which include a knitting pattern, yarn, and needles.  Judging by their blog, I think they also hold classes where they teach people to knit. Which is an awesome way to keep the craft alive.  All the things I love!  And how about the adorable name? Wool and the Gang definitely has it going on in my book.  Although I write my own knitting patterns, I have been eyeing some amazing cotton yarn on their website.

Mixtape Yarn by WATG

I'm planning to place an order this week.  It's time to get started on spring knits despite the fact that the weather here on the east coast will not cooperate. Well either way, I'll be ready with a few fresh, airy spring knits whenever the weather does finally break.


Head on over to the site and check them out!
http://www.woolandthegang.com/

Thursday, February 6, 2014

In Search of Knitspiration

So, you guys know that I am currently going through a knitting rut.  I absolutely hate it!  I have started and taken out numerous projects over the past few months.  Simultaneously, I have been working on a vest from a rowan pattern forever.  Well, I haven’t really been working on it; I just pick it up every few days, knit a couple of rows, and then throw it in the floor somewhere. 


It was the basket weave design of the pattern that I was originally drawn too.  Now that I am basically finished this extremely tedious project I have come to the realization that basket weave is awful and frumpy- looking (no offense to anyone who’s into it).  So what’s a girl to do?  Take out the project? Give it away? Try to turn it into something else? I don’t know.  This may seem like a minor problem but my life feels off balance without a beautiful knitting project to run home too.  While I have recently taken to leather working, knitting will always be my first love.  Since I haven’t been knitting much I have been combing various knitting sites (Ravelry, Knitty, Kim Heargreaves, and Rowan) for knitting patterns and inspiration.  Here’s what I came across:



Alloy_01_small2


Jdh-9233_small2


Vkh13_weekend_31_small2


It’s not usually this difficult for me to find inspiration.  I mostly write my own knitting patterns, unless it’s a Twinkle pattern. So this is unchartered territory.  I’ll keep you updated on the status of the knitting rut. 


Sunday, February 2, 2014

How to Style: Steve Madden Penelope Boots

How to Style: Steve Madden Penelope Boots

How to Style: Steve Madden Penelope Boots by taddietadpole featuring loose fit jeans

Just purchased these awesome boots yesterday from Steve Madden on Clearance.   I am always on the hunt for sexy yet rugged boots with a sensible heel.  These babies definitely fit that criteria.  Such a simple boots that can be style multiple ways! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Style File

Today I wore...

This warmer winter weather has me taking my jacket back out, but I'm not complaining. 

Scarf: Nordstrom
Jacket: Forever 21
Top: Banana Republic
Jeans: Lucky Brand 
Boots: TJ Maxx
Bag: Kate Spade