Weekly Fave! Brighten Your Winter Days

With the winter Alberta is having (-30 celsius for the daytime high), who wouldn’t want to toss on some colourful accessories to brighten up the day and keep warm. The bold colour palette, and simple textured stitch patterns of these beautiful designs from Vogue Knitting Winter 2029/2020, will knit up quickly in chunky yarn. Embrace…

Weekly Fave! Luxury Knit Dress

Alberta is home to the infamous resort town, Banff. It’s a popular place during all seasons, skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. Tucked away in the historic Banff Springs Hotel is a knitwear retailer called Qiviuk Boutique. On my last visit, I saw this beautiful dress in their window. If you’re into…

Weekly Fave! A Lace Wrap

I know, it’s the middle of winter, and I’m thinking about a spring scarf. At least I could knit it up, and be able to wear it when the snow melts. I can’t resist this beautiful crescent moon lace wrap, available as a free pattern from Purl Soho. It’s knit in an eco-friendly bamboo sourced rayon…

Weekly Fave! The Cashmere Crossover Bag

Some design inspiration for you! I thought this was the most original idea for a handbag. The designer is Gabriella Hearst, who walks the talk when it comes to the sustainability of high fashion products. This is really a cover, knit in cashmere for Hearst’s Nina handbag design. It’s a thoughtful design that protects the…

Weekly Fave! Cozy Mittens

You may have an opportunity to whip up one last Xmas gift this year. These mitts knit in Blue Sky’s baby alpaca are available in a kit at Churchmouse Yarns. I’m more of a glove person, but I love the uneven stripe placement of these mitts. The colours are thoughtfully chosen to coordinate beautifully. Even…

Weekly Fave! Crochet Textile Art

I’m fascinated by textile art. Where I live you don’t find many textile artists besides quilters and weavers. However, my city is filled with many art galleries for painters and the other classic styles that are considered “art”. Somehow textile art has not been able to elevate itself to this level. This original crocheted covered…

Weekly Fave! The Xmas Pompom

Pompoms are one of the easiest decorative additions to make for your projects. New York’s fabulous Purl Soho store has dressed up a Xmas tree with pompoms for their window display. Wreaths made with pompoms is another great craft project. Maybe you can come up with a unique way to use pompoms this season. Check…

Weekly Fave! Original Knitwear Line

I hardly ever purchase fashion magazines anymore, but look at them online through the library app. Anyways, I’m looking through In Style’s December issue and came across a voluminous, textured sweater, that looks exceedingly glamorous. This piece is offered by the business, uniquely titled I Love Mr. Mittens. Their collection is definitely original; garments made…

Weekly Fave! A Winter Project

Winter is here. One of the best knitting projects for winter evenings is a blanket. I kind of like having the weight of a blanket coming off the needles in my lap to keep me warm – a little crazy I know. The Tonal Blanket, a free pattern offered at Purl Soho, has an interesting…

Weekly Fave! A Holiday Sweater

Need an evening Christmas sweater, but not the kind you wear to an ugly Xmas sweater party? This beautiful design featured in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2019 is perfect for any occasion. This issue of Vogue focuses on statement sleeves, and this cable and bobble sweater has a slight, puffed sleeve with exaggerated cuffs. It’s not…