Tuesday, 18 June 2013

what I've been making lately

I've been knitting so much lately! I took a break for a few months and tried some different things, crochet, but mostly cross stitch/embroidery. The other week I got a request for a knitted tea cosy! So I looked into patterns and changed one around a little bit and ended up with this

ah I love it so much! I will be making one for myself and then for other tea lovers in my life! Friday morning I realized that I still didn't have a father's day gift for my dad! So I decided to make him a tie inspired by Knit York City's boyfriend tie which was based on this free pattern. I used yarn that I had lying around my house which was probably a mistake because it was definitely too thick for a tie! But I had very little time so I'm proud of the result. I want to figure out a better tie though. Here is the one I made 

so there you have it! what I've been knitting lately. I'm off to Israel tomorrow for two weeks ahh!! Hope to finish my second sock on the plane :)


Friday, 7 June 2013

Gladstone Flea - TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is the first Gladstone Flea of the summer!! I am so excited we have SO MANY really really awesome vendors eeee!!! A lot of vintage clothing, and houseware, some new clothing, jewelry, and art! And of course Limberlina will be around if you are feeling crafty! Here are a few of the vendors that will be there: 

clockwise from top: Worn fashion journal, Green Bean Things, Coco & Bear, limberlina, Skinny Sweats, and Curious & Cute

weeee! It's going to be fun! It's taking place at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen street, and we'll be open from 10-4! We'll have coffee AND beer! Also food if you get a little hungry. And then in the evening Worn is having their issue launch event! I'm not sure what to wear though, it's prom themed... but maybe I'll find something good at the flea! I've already bought a pair of vintage suitcases from Coco & Bear that I'll be picking up at the flea tomorrow. 

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, 3 June 2013

sock KAL

My new years resolution this year was to make things that I hadn't tried before. I started with learning  how to crochet and then I did a lot of cross stitching. I really enjoy the process of learning and making things. I mean I LOVE chunky knitting but I do that so much for other people that it's nice to try something new for myself. I was determined to try to knit a pair of socks this year! The "A Yarn Loving Mama" group on ravelry is having a June sock KAL so I thought this would be the perfect time for me to learn!! Plus I got 15% off A Yarn Loving Mama's etsy shop! Ravelry and the group is free to join so it's really amazing to get discounts! I found A Yarn Loving Mama through instagram and then just found all of these other little things online :) The socks that they chose to make are called "Hermione's Everyday Socks" and it's a free pattern that you can find here

Ok SO I decided on my yarn, it's called "Afternoon Tea", I mean I love yarn and tea so I couldn't resist! But I think next time I would choose something brighter, maybe the "Watermelon" one. 

I woke up June 1 and realized it was time to cast on!! But I didn't have the proper needles so had to bike off to the local knitting store and bought a supposedly really good pair (according to the sales woman). I cast on later that day and knit any spare moment that I have! It's the smallest knitting I've ever done so it's interesting!!!

 I'm really slow at it right now and can't believe how fast other people are!! I'm following their progress on instagram with the #summerysockKAL13 tag. Anyway yes I saw someone had already finished their socks! I'm hardly even past the cuff! Oh well such is life and I'm sure it will get faster. I just hope that I can manage with the heel... people on instagram tell me that it will be fine so we'll see!!

yay! Can't wait to finish one sock!