Saturday, December 20, 2014

Daily Inspiration

Here's to hoping for a White Christmas!

Winter Knitting Preview

The Winter Solstice is upon us! Time to whip out the chunky sweaters, except I have not made a single sweater yet.  It took me a while to get inspired, after some searching I planned out a few projects I  hope to tackle this winter.  I'm still totally obsessed with Kim Hargreaves, Twinkle by Wenlan Chia, and Rowan as evidenced by my knitting picks.
Amber sweater pattern by Lisa Richardson (knitting, turtleneck, sleeveless, seamed, rowan) (free pattern) —— featured in New Favorites:  Evolution by Rowan


Rowan Easy Winter Knits | free PDF pattern download | featured in Prima Magazine

Stormy Weather Blanket 

  Amber-Lisa Richardson Egle-Rowan /  Twinkle Millbrook Sweater / Ranch- Rowan / Moss Tunic- Rowan / Stormy Weather Blanket / Beauty- Kim Hargreaves / High Slit Cable Dress /

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

East Meet West

I have been dreaming of knitting a Russian coat ever since I saw the Kenzo A/W 2009 collection by Antonio Marrass.
There is only one problem I don't know how to knit intarsia or fair isle.  It always seemed so intimidating, especially, since I'm partial to simple patterns. I'll admit, I don't like to think very much when I'm knitting.  Here recently I've become bored with my knitting projects so it's time to try something completely different. I came back to my longing for a Russian coat.  I decided it's going down this winter! I already have a pattern for a Russian coat from Rowan Magazine 48. Now it's time to decide on the yarn. 

While I love 100% percent wool yarn, using wool yarn will make this coat extremely heavy.  I'm planning on using Herrschners Worsted 8 acrylic yarn. Once I order the yarn, it's showtime! I'll post updates on the progress. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Boot Preview

It's that time of year again! Time to break out the boots and sweaters.  After a few years of stomping around in the same boots I decided it was time to revamp my boot wardrobe. Here are some of my top picks! 


Click the pics for links! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014