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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LIFE RIGHT NOW // SEPTEMBER 2014


loving the Ravelry and blogging community. so much kindness and generosity! 
thinking about way too many things.
eating no gluten and no dairy. It's been 2 months and a total game changer. 
wondering way too many things.  
listening to Imagine Dragons.
enjoying my growing stash of yarn. Winter is coming and it's the best!
making my own knitting project bags. which is taking forever because you know: hand sewing!
struggling with the shorter days.
feeling a bit lost. but working on "something real" to fix that.  
dreaming of cable-y sweaters for Winter. 
finding it hard to believe that September is over. Wasn't August just yesterday??
celebrating Pumpkin Spice Latte season at Starbucks!
watching Outlander. Also reading it. Completely obsessed. Also, Sam Heughan <3.
hoping to make the most of October.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

STASH ENHANCEMENT


You know how animals gather up as much food as they can before Winter and the cold days arrive? Well I sort of have been doing the same with wool lately ;) Planning for Christmas presents, Fall cardigans, comfy sweaters and socks of course!! I kind of feel like Molly Weasley right now, but she's awesome so it's quite OK! 

Speaking of Harry Potter, can you believe I finally got into Hogwarts?? Very, very excited about it!! More seriously, the very sweet and cool ladies behind the Oh! Loops yarn are doing a massive Harry Potter Knit Along on their Ravelry Group and of course I had to join in the fun and get some of their gorgeous yarn!! That skein on the top picture is the Gilderoy Lockhart colorway, and below you can see the light pink one (Expelliarmus) and the red/pink one Dudley!) Their Etsy shop is empty right now but I believe an update is planned for the 1st of October! I can see pink socks in the not so distant future! (my Hermione's everyday socks are almost done by the way!!)



Even though it is still quite hot here in Paris, I have a few sweaters ideas already in my mind and so got some
Knit By Numbers yarn by John Arbon at my LYS. That yarn you guys!! It is gorgeous, crazy soft, the colors are BEAUTIFUL and as if that wasn't enough, it is quite cheap!! (10£ per skein in the UK).  I got 4 skeins in the prettiest light blue to make a Coronis sweater! I haven't bought the contrasting yarn yet because I cannot make up my mind about it! What do you think? Dark blue and yellow? Grey? Pink? 
SO many possibilities!! Fall is the best!



PS: clearly I love to knit more than to read this week, but that doesn't stop my from joining Ginny for the Yarn Along! Click through if you're in the mood to see pretty things ;)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

YARN ALONG // GREENS & BLUES

Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn along. 
I love to read. I love to knit. Here's a little bit about both.


On my needles right now: It's a green and blue kind of Fall over here. First Molly released her first shawl pattern called Whispering Pines and I knew i wanted to knit it in a dark Forest green right away (yarn on the left in the basket). Then my sister asked a scarf and hat for Christmas and we chose a peacock and azulean mix of blue yarns. Then I found the prettiest emerald green in one of my LYS (that will make cute socks I think). And so here you have it: a blue basket full of yarn :)

Speaking of socks, I finished my first one!!! SO much to say about it but it will have to wait until the second one is knitted for a post of its own. But here's a picture of the first finished one :)
I love it!



On my Kindle: The Outlander series!! I am obsessed you guys, those books are so good! I heard about the TV show just before it started a few weeks ago, watched a couple of episodes and just knew I needed the books. There's adventure, romance, action, history, a strong main female character, a hot guy, a bad guy, scottish accents. Basically everything you need to make a great story. I raced through book 1 (who needs sleep right?) and just started book 2 last night. So, so good!

So, what are you working on?


PS: I made a Knitter's wishlist Monday, and I'm always looking for cute yarn made by awesome people, so feel free to share your suggestions!
Monday, September 15, 2014

A KNITTER'S WISHLIST



You guys, shopping for knitting supplies is the best. everything is so squishy and colorful! Here's a few of my current favorites (it's never to early for a Christmas list right?)

1// Knitting Project Bag. I need them all!

2//Uncommon Thread Tough Sock. Kind of too expensive for me at the moment, but those colors!!! and the quality is amazing!

3// Doctor Who Tardis Knitting Needle Gauge! Of course I need it!!

4// Oh Loops yarn - they even have a special Harry Potter collection!

5// The Brooklyn Tweet Fall 2014 collection. That yellow sweater is called Docklight and is most definitely going on my Ravelry queue!

So, what have you guys recently spotted on Etsy or Ravelry?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1 PHOTO & 20 WORDS // AN ADVENTURE

sock knitting an adventure

"I'm going on an adventure", said Bilbo, dreaming of mountains and dragons. 
My adventure is quite different, yet as scary. 
Let's try and knit socks! 

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Joining in with Abi over at Creating Paper Dreams for A photo & 20 words. Sort of a day late, but let's ignore that fact. Also, her blog is awesome.