I can’t get over how the months are just blurring together, life is busily unbusy if that makes sense? ..let’s catch up.
Late day notions pouch, I’m a fool for grid fabric, translucent tools and caramel apple pops. The white needle is carved from bone, which is cool and gross, but I rarely use it because it’s so huge and when I think deep the gross wins out.
I sewed a zipper and it was a big deal! ⭐
It’s a pen AND marker ..but most importantly it has a really cute name. I gave one to Lex, she immediately unwrapped it, threw away the package and started using it! ..WHAT.. Clearly I have not passed down my “never for actual use” attitude I have towards cute stuff. I guess I can understand, it’s a pen ..but still, I absolutely can’t!
P.S These were a surprise from Lex so I felt obligated to share with her, but to make it easier on myself, I gave her the ugliest one.
Always masks, because I would never want you to think that I’m not still taking this pandemic absolutely fucking serious.
A bigger than average Mr.Bundles Cotton Washboard at 40ish stitches. If you’d like to make one, you can find my free pattern here! ♡
Curbside bubble tea is still one of my favorite things.
Just a palm sized sweater with a petite corsage on top.
I can get 3 little cardigans from a single 25g ball of fingering weight wool.
There’s a burrow at the base of the hops arbor, it’s where we leave the rubbery radishes.
It’s been extra warm and we have been under an air quality warning for the past few days due to the Canadian wildfires, so keeping indoors with the ac on ..not that I would have been out romping around anyways, we all know how much I love mellow days at home, tucked away in my studio or on my lazy end of the couch. The pandemic is still fucking terrible too, no matter how much we are pushed to think and behave like it isn’t. I could go on and on about the anger, embarrassment, sadness, and frustration I feel for all the misinformation and ignorance whirling around, I just wish people could see it in my still masked vaccinated face. Ugh. Trying to find little bits of happiness, clarity, peace (whatever you want to call that inner calm/relaxed feeling) wherever I can lately, and sometimes that looks like a tiny sweater for a tiny bunny and sometimes it looks like nothing special, just being.
Roaming the already caked yarn stash. I go here first, it’s like the least risky option, even though some of my most favorite are in here, they are somehow less prized once caked. Cake stash happens when I get super excited for a new project and I want to use my best yarns, so I pull out the bins, start digging, fall in love, spin it up and then I don’t/can’t start on my project right away, and then by the time I can, I don’t want to anymore. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Two stash cakes used and I’m so pleased ♡
Pattern : Pink Pirate by Elena Fedotova (link takes you to ravelry).
When the cakes just aren’t inspiring, I head to the full skeins, I especially enjoy coming across those beautiful odd balls from way back when I first started crocheting & knitting. I built most of my stash in those early years, buying one of things, freaking out over the price of yarn, having no clue what was what and just going for what made me scream inside (I still kind of do that!). Over the years I’ve trimmed down and donated skeins that weren’t right for me anymore, variety let’s you learn what you like and now I’m pickier & (mostly) happier than ever.
Never quite sure what to expect from variegated yarn. Could be good, could be bad!
Oh good, today I got watercolors ♡
Pattern: Baggy Hat by PetiteKnit (link takes you to ravelry).
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, colorway – Milky Spite.