I’m really terrible at taking pictures of my finished knits; usually I take a million in progress photos and none when the project is actually finished. These socks were too pretty not too! Hopefully the recipient loves them as much as I loved making them ❤️🎄
First, I drink the nutrients 🌱🍌☕️⠀
Then, I make the things happen! ⠀
There are things I have failed to stay committed throughout this year, but one thing that I will not falter on is my shake. Almost four years strong of filling the gaps of my food intake with the amazing ingredients jam-packed into a delish drink 😋 ⠀
It is so much more than what meets the eye and I can honestly say I can feel the difference when I miss a day on accident. But not today! Today, I succeeded in doing something I never would have even attempted four years ago 🤗 Check out my stories to hear more about my day 📽🎞⠀
I finished the majority of my Christmas knitting, so now I get to treat myself to knitting my first real pair of colorwork mittens! I can’t wait, I love this yarn combination so much. What selfish project are you casting on this month?
"My mother told me once that she had her talk with God whenever she started a new sweater: 'Please don't take me in the middle of the sweater.' And as soon as she finished knitting a sweater, and it was blocked and put together, she already had the wool to start the next sweater so that nothing bad would happen." - Judy Blume
This hat has gotten lots of wear so far this year. Have you ever used @sweetgeorgia Tough Love Sock? It's like wearing a cloud, y'all. ⠀
Pattern: Barley Light by @tincanknits⠀
Yarn: @sweetgeorgia Tough Love Sock ⠀
The strange things that become cable needles when you forget yours at home. Also not pictured is my stitch marker that was a teeny tiny keychain ring that I stole from a random undisclosed glovebox item. What are the weirdest things you’ve used?
The littlest one wanted a hamburger this afternoon!?! But I got to knit while Jin Jin enjoyed her fries and ketchup. Lol.
On another note I had a lot of errands today but I'm home tallying up giveaway entries, so bare with me, the winner will be announced soon!!
Nanna Haystack retired 12 months ago today to concentrate on her knitting! This is a repeat of an earlier post in honour of this and explains why I have named my knitting business ‘Nanna Haystack’. The photo is called ‘Waiting for Grandpa ‘. My husband has spent every Tuesday with my stepdaughter and young granddaughter in Melbourne for a couple of years now. As I was working I was not part of this special time they shared together. However on one occasion last year I had an appointment in Melbourne and so was to go with him. When my stepdaughter said to my granddaughter, ‘Guess who is coming with Grandpa tomorrow?’, her response was ‘a haystack?’ Go figure!! It was never determined what exactly was on her mind at the time but from then on I was referred to as Nanna Haystack, or just Haystack for short!
Um, should I admit to possibly being a bit teary eyed saying goodbye to this sweater today?
If you are ever gifted with something knit or crocheted or purchase from a maker, please know, so much love goes into it's making!
Sending this off, was no surprise to me... I was lucky enough to make it as a sample knit for @penandolliefibers but it was just so NICE to work up!
I have been using a lot of acrylic yarn lately and the chance to use their dyed superwash merino wool was just so luxurious I don't even have words other than wishing I could hold on to it longer.
If you haven't yet, I highly suggest checking them out!.
Pattern: Ingalls Sweater
Two more days until the #FavoriteCableScarf pattern drop (ft. @lionbrandyarn "Vanna's Choice" in Barley) and I couldn't be more excited!!! 🙃🎉 Dan and I had a lovely coffee shop date tonight and I spent most of that time working on the final edits 😂☕🍩 Don't forget, I have a really fun surprise planned to celebrate the pattern release (if you were around for my last pattern release, you might be able to guess what it is 🙊), so make sure to watch this space so you don't miss out!! 👀
Christmas is quickly approaching and I feel like there is still so much to do. I will be closing the shop on Monday 12/17 so that I can prepare for my own holiday celebration. There’s still plenty available including a few bags and right now all yarn is on sale. So if you had your eye on something now would be the time to grab it. I’ll be reopening the shop on 1/7/19 and the first update will be 1/11/19.
When this year started I had no idea where it would lead. But here we are and it’s been the best. Thank you so much for sticking with me and following along on this creative journey. I can’t wait to share all that I have planned for 2019 with you. It’s going to be even better.
I wish you the merriest of holidays filled with joy and love and I hope you get all that you dream of.
Take a look at all the wonderful yarn and goodies we're giving away as part of the Windsor-Essex Christmas Yarn Crawl this weekend! Stop by each of the shops to be entered for your chance to win this amazing prize pack. If you'd like to increase your odds, post a photo of yourself or an item you purchase at one of the three shops this weekend using #windsoressexchristmasyarncrawl to get an extra ballot. See you Saturday 10-4 @ @littlesheepyarn and @sue2knits and 12-6 @ @the.hook.pusher
Literally just arrived! (Like 2min ago) Latest offerings from Pom Pom Press: the amazing beginner resource Knit How, and more copies of the popular Knits About Winter! 📖
Check out the @pompommag feed for more info on these gorgeous books! (I'm off to have a quick flip thru myself 😉) #knithow#knitsaboutwinter