Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Favorites!

Hello friends,


How is everyone doing? I have been really busy at school with assignments and studying for tests and quizzes.
I decided to start doing a Friday Favorite's post on Fridays where I post my favorite knitting and crochet ideas and projects I have discovered during the week.  This week my posts are very fall centered since that is my interest right now because of the changing season :) I hope you all enjoy!



1.  This crochet hanging bag is so cute for children's toys! Find the pattern at Annie’se pattern central.

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2. Next one up are these amazing elf slippers by Crochet Ole!

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 3. This baby bunny knitted outfit from Darling Derriere Designs is adorable! (he doesn't look to impressed though!)

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 4. I am loving this Fox scarf by QuiltNCrochet on Etsy!

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 5. I love this little scarecrow, he makes me want to learn how to crochet and make amigurami!  you can find this adorable pattern at makezine.com!

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Thank you so much for visiting! I loved sharing my finds with you this week.  Hope to see you again next week :) 

Take care!

Lisa :)


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Knitting Projects To Keep Us Warm

Hello friends,

Now that fall is soon approaching I decided to do a post on some knitting ideas. I can feel that cold chill in the air and I am already wearing boots and jackets to keep warm. Do you have any ideas for Christmas gifts yet? I cannot believe it is almost Christmas in a few months.  For knitters this time comes up really fast! I had plans to knit up some socks for family and still have to come up with something special for my boyfriend.  I feel like I just knitted my boyfriend his hat last year and the infinity scarf for my cousin.  The year goes by so fast!  Some things that are inspiring me right now in the knitting world are... 


1. I love this cute little pumpkin found over at The Sitting Tree! check it out, free pattern download.

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2. These cute hats with triangle patterns by Very Shannon 

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3.  I really like this slouchy hat found on Craftsy.
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 4. These cozy scarves! I love the pattern of the orange one.

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5. I am loving this chunky hooded cowl in these beautiful fall colors.

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Thank you as always for visiting my blog! take care and have a nice day

Lisa :)


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Second sock underway!

Hello friends, 


Sorry I haven't written in awhile I have been working a lot and also getting ready to go to University! I am looking forward to this new adventure and I went to an orientation yesterday where I had the chance to meet some other people in the program and meet some of the faculty.  
I worked a bit on knitting the second sock this morning and made a lot of progress!  I am looking forward to being done the second sock and I can wear them around the house.  I want to also get started on knitting up some socks for my family for Christmas (with longer cuffs of course!).  Below is a photo of my progress on the second sock.  




I hope you all have a good day and thank you for visiting!

Take care,
Lisa :)

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

I joined Ravelry!

Hello Friends,


  Yesterday I joined Ravelry it looks like such a great site for Knitters and Crocheters! I can't wait to get more acquainted with the site.  It looks like a lot of people post their projects and it is interesting how it links your project to the correct pattern.  I also find it really interesting how you can add photos of your stash! I have my fair share of extra wool so I might take some photos.

  So if you are on Ravelry my username is: lneedlesandwool. Add me! I'd love to see what you are working on :)  I will also provide a link below this post and a sidebar photo that leads to my profile.

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  In other news I have been working on the second sock! I haven't knitted too much yet but I am halfway done the cuff.  I can't wait until they are both done and I can prance around the house wearing my comfy and hand knitted socks!  I am so excited to start knitting socks for my family and boyfriend for Christmas :) I love knitting for other people a lot more than just for myself.




Take care,
Lisa



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I was nominated for a Liebster award!

Hello Friends,

I was nominated by Kate from the I Live, I Love, I craft, I am me... blog! I love getting nominated for these awards and I think it is a great way for us bloggers to network and get to know one another better.  So here goes...

First 11 facts about me:  

1.  I am finnish, Scottish and German.
2.  I was born in Montreal, Quebec 
3.   My craft of choice is knitting as you can probably tell from my blog 
4. I love sushi and Japanese, thai foods 
5.  I love Netflix, I am always watching new shows and movies on there.  
6.  I am a chocoholic! I love chocolate, I think I have a bit of chocolate everyday.  
7.  I love to be cozy covered in blankets, under my knitting, it’s probably a big reason why I knit!  
8.  I love holidays and being surrounded by family during this time.  My favorite holiday is Christmas! I usually start celebrating at the beginning of November.  
9.  I am going back to school in the fall to earn my Bachelor of Arts degree! I am so excited!  
10.  I am so scared of spiders...will that fear ever go away? I get so squeamish when I have to kill one
11.  I love looking at quoted photos on Pinterest when I have time to browse through.  They are so inspirational and uplifting!


To answer Kate’s questions:

1.                  I love hearing the sound of the rain, coming from Africa it is seen as a gift, how do you feel about the rain?
I like listening to the sound of rain too.  I especially love those days when I can sit with a book by the window and read while hearing the pitter-patter of rain hitting the window.
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     2.                  Ever done something at school that at the time seemed really cool but now - you've realised 'how silly' it was?
I think that a lot of what we do in school is silly when we look back, arguments, drama,  it’s all because we are still young and trying to figure ourselves out.   I think we would do it differently if we went back as adults.  Nothing in particular stands out for me :P 

            3.                  Got any tattoos and/or piercings? Care to share/reveal??
I have some piercings.... on my ears! Not uncommon I know.

4.                  What is on your knitting needles or crochet hook at the moment?
I have the second orange sock on my needles now.  I just learned the basics of learning how to knit socks and I am really enjoying it so far!

5.                  When I need a little 'me time' I put on the fairy lights, light some incense and reach for my crafting - what do you do?
I usually like to knit and watch a movie or a show on Netflix to have the downtime to just relax.

6.                  What is the perfect film to take your best friend to see? (Can be current or vintage) and why that particular one?
I think the “Other Woman” because it speaks a lot to girls coming together to support one another.  There are a lot of good messages to friendship in that film.

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7.                  Do you have a favourite colour/s above all others? 
I really like purple it is such a pretty color.  I like the color purple in flowers and in nature.  I haven't knitted much with the color purple which is now surprising me! I will be knitting some purple socks soon :)

8.                  Does that colour dominate your wardrobe?
Not really, I have a few pieces I think black and red might dominate my wardrobe but that is for work related reasons.

9.                  What bit of technology could NOT do with out?
I don’t think I could go without my phone and my laptop for very long.  I bring my phone with me everywhere as I am sure most people do.  I love my laptop because I need it for blogging and I have stored all my photos on my laptop.  I think I could go with out TV for awhile though now with Netflix and you can view a lot online.
10.              Is there something that wish you could perfect or even attempt? For me it is knitting socks - something I will do......one day.
I would love to attempt to knit a sweater! I have wanted to for some time now but I am too chicken.  I know I have to just set some time aside and start.  Good luck with the sock knitting! I just knitted one sock and it wasn’t so bad J
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11.              If you could travel to anywhere in the world for a picnic with your most favourite person, where would it be and what would be in your picnic basket - go on the world is your oyster!
I have said before in one of these question and answer Liebster award questionnaires that I would love to go to Paris with my boyfriend.  We could have a picnic by the Eiffel tower! My boyfriend is like my best friend I think that going anywhere with him would be the most enjoyable experience.  We could have French bread and wine at our picnic!

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Nominations:

I follow a lot of these blogs through my instagram account and I love looking through the photos they post daily.  Thank you to all the blogs that are nominated for adding some colorful crafty works of art to my life everyday!


My questions to the nominated blogs are:

1.  What inspires you most to do your craft?
2.  What motivated you to begin blogging?
3.  Where would you most like to travel?
4.  What would you like to challenge yourself to do next in your craft?
5.  What would be your perfect day?
6.   What is your biggest dream/ goal?
7.   what is your favorite food?
8.   what is your favorite season?
9.  what is your favorite movie?
10.  what is the weirdest dream you have had?
11.  will you nominate 11 blogs and answer these questions? Please!

Can the new nominees include:

·  11 random facts about themselves, 
·  answer my 11 questions,
·  then choose 11 blogs they feel deserve the Liebster Award 
·  think of 11 questions you would like to ask them :)

Thank you for visiting! If you have been nominated please answer the questions and select 11 blogs with 250 or less followers so we can all link up and get to know one another J


Lisa :)


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