Time seems to be flying by! I feel like fall just ended, and now we’re smack into Christmas season. With the holidays comes one of my favourite shows….the One of a Kind Christmas Show! This year, the show features over 800 artisans, free DIY workshops and more. You can catch the show at the Enercare Centre from November 23 to Dec 3. (more…)
I’ve been a little silent recently, but I have a good reason. I got married! It was a perfect day, and as an added bonus, I didn’t trip down the aisle. I added lots of fun touches to my wedding, and I’ll be sharing some of the crafty things that I did in a series of DIYs. I’ll also be sharing photos and more details about the day soon! (more…)
I’m a beginner knitter, and I love to knit up warm things to wear (and gift!) in the winter months. My favourite knits are big, cozy chunky knits. I’ve tried to wean myself off them by buying thinner, fancier yarns. Those yarns stay untouched and I always gravitate to my thicker yarns. Oh well! I’ve decided to embrace it with two new books filled with chunky, warm patterns.
In Big Knits, Big Needles, there are 20 different knitting projects. Are you a beginner like me? No problem! There’s a step by step tutorial section that teaches you all of the techniques you need to follow. This book is packed with sweaters, cardigans, hats, scarves and more. The photos are also awesome, and everything looks beautiful.
I’ve also decided that I want to learn how to arm knit! My friends have created some pretty cool looking blankets and comfy shawls with this technique. In Arm Knitting, you’ll become a pro in no time. These patterns knit of fast, and best of all require no needles! Choose from 30 different patterns and make scarves, bags and even wreaths! I’m excited to make some new projects this year! Which book would you pick?