Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas tree decorating!

Hello Everyone!

Tonight I decorated the Christmas tree with my family. It was so fun to hang up all the ornaments that have become a tradition to hang in our family. My mom absolutely adores christmas ornaments, she has a huge collection. The tree is literally packed with ornaments, I don't think there is space for anymore. I bought her the new Starbucks ornament this year.

how it looks :)

I knitted more of the scarf for my friend, I'll post it after I give it to her so it's a surprise! can't wait!

I also started the mittens again because the first one turned out.... well not as I had envisioned :P

Have a great night!

Lisa :)

***28 Days until christmas!** what are you asking Santa for this year?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

huge mitten thumb and other events

Hey all,

How is everyone doing? It was a really cold day today here in the Toronto area. I was outside freezing with the kids and really needed mittens that close at the top! (I'm wearing open finger mittens at work- silly me)

I knitted my first mitten and the thumb turned out to be HUGE! It is my very first attempt. A word of advise for all you beginner knitters out there(like me), make sure when watching a video on how to knit something you count how many stitches the person did. My thumb was about 20 stitches longer than the woman in the videos. (lol)

In other news, my photo finally appeared on the Blacksheep and Ewe website!! I kept checking back and I had gone in October. I'm glad they posted it. This was from a craft fair I went to and they loved that I had used one of their scarf kits from the year before so they took my photo for their website :)

Me and my "Amelia" scarf :)

I'll post again soon!


Thursday, November 17, 2011


This is the start of the first mitten! I am so happy I finally got it started :)

Lisa xo

Monday, November 14, 2011

Great video for knitting mittens with the circular needle!

I've started knitting mittens with this video and wanted to share with you all. I will post photos when they are further along :) (It's not me knitting by the way :P)


Lisa xoxo

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Knitwear everywhere!

Today when I was shopping, I was admiring all the beautiful knitted items for the winter. I was dreaming of one day knitting these pieces. Here are some goodies to look at that are hot this winter at some of your local stores:


The Bay

Have a good night
Lisa xo

Sunday adventures


I just got home from a whole day of shopping with my mom and sister and I am so tired now. I realise I am not as interested in shopping as I once was. It may be because I only wear polos and jeans 5 days a week for work and there's no need for any fashion sense there. Also the dresses that I used to get excited by to get all dressed up and go clubbing in only make me feel nostaligc now. I don't really go out clubbing anymore, don't know if it's a me thing or an age thing.

photo cred

So this morning I knitted a lot of my friend's scarf for Christmas while I watched 500 days of Summer. This movie is so good for anyone who's broken up with someone just because the feeling wasn't there. It makes you feel less wierd for doing so.
I am tackling a mitten project now and it's not going so well but I must keep going because eventually I will knit them and forever have the skill of knitting mittens. I can't wait!

Okay that's it for now! hope you all had a great Sunday and I'll check in again tomorrow

Lisa xo

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas is coming.... :)


I did the counting down and it is 50 days away from CHRISTMAS! I love christmas time, it is one of my most cherished times of the year. I love the displays, the holiday drinks at Starbucks, the tree lights, the cheerfulness of the holiday, the happiness children feel when writing their lists. Best time of the year :)

I put together a collage with use of photos from to celebrate the coming of this wonderful holiday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Loops & Threads Pom-Pom wool

I got this cute wool from Michaels awhile back and decided to use it to make a cozy scarf :) It's called Loops & Threads Pom-Pom and I found it at Michaels. Here's a link to see the wool and the colors that it can come in.

This is what it looks like all bunched up in a ball...

Then once you knit with it for awhile it turns into just fuzziness

You can easily see the stitches on your needles, so it's not too difficult to knit with. I was thinking that binding off may be a little tricky though.

This is a close-up of what the wool looks like

It's fun to knit with so far and sooo soft! I recommend that this wool be on your knitting needles this winter.

Have a great day bloggers <3

Lisa xo

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