Tuesday, October 9

Find Your Fade Shawl

The Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry has got to be the largest knit project that I have completed yet. Using six beautiful colours by Plank & Stella, I was able to create an incredible fade for my auntie, and I have to admit, she was pretty darn close to not receiving the shawl as a gift. I fell more in love with it each time I added in a new colour. The shawl took me a very casual six months to make. I worked on it very slowly, enjoying the whole process and picking it up whenever I felt like it. I have two little girls, so there were definitely weeks that I did not even touch it. However, with that being said, both the pattern and the yarn were awesome to work with and I definitely will be making this shawl again. I hope you enjoy looking at all of the progress photos! xo 
The beautiful yarn by Plank & Stella
Winding them into balls by hand / chair! 
First colour - After All This Time.
Adding in the second - Waterlilies. 
The Third Colour - Beach Bum Remix. 
The Fourth Colour - Polly Wanna Cracker. 
I love the photo above!
The Fifth Colour - Festivus Miracle V. 1. The Sixth Colour - 38 Exclusive. 
Adding in After All This Time as the "seventh colour." 
Taking a bath! 
Playing dress up in my grandparents backyard. 
Thank you so much for reading. xo

Monday, September 10

Bits & Pieces - August

Hello! It has been a very busy week of settling our oldest into kindergarten, dealing with colds, sleep schedules, and teething, and, ultimately, getting into our new swing of things. I became a bit behind sharing these photos from August, but rather than hold onto them for another month, they are here. 

It was a lot of fun going over all of the memories of last month. Time flies by so quickly and we did so much. We traveled to a few places for our summer holidays, we experienced some new things, and ate some yummy food. I worked and finished a big knitting project (I will post more on that soon - do I keep saying that?). We went to the farm, we camped, and we went to Japan for the day (ha! if only). It was a very good, busy month, and I am super glad for all the memories. I hope you enjoy these photos.  
Bug, my four year old, got to go out for frozen yogurt because she finished her second book chart! She was pretty happy and her yogurt showcased her love of all things rainbow. 
Sister wanting in on the piano lessons and I finally started Bug's socks - yarn from Bunny & Toot
Breezing through her third reading chart like its no big deal. She has also been getting into drawing and its so fun seeing what she comes up with. This picture is of us girls going out for a walk in the rain!! 
Farm sitting! If you want to see more photos from our farm adventures, feel free to click here.
Pretty doorknobs and reunited with my pup friend from years past. Look how cute he is! Such a good dog. 
Camping! First time taking Birdie camping, and man oh man, it was fun, but we were all pretty tired afterwards. Feel free to click here for more photos. 
Pizza, because a) why not and b) she finished her reading chart. mmm Two Guys and a Pizza Place in Lethbridge is the best. 
Visiting the Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge. So much fun on such a hot day. 
Pokemon snuggles in the hotel room and girls holding hands on the long car ride home.
Board game fun and the baby is getting more confident in standing and walking every single day.
Birdie is having fun exploring different things and cardboard boxes are her favourite at the moment. Bug is working on her second egg, she needs to dig out whats inside. 
Bug is working on her fourth book chart. Her love for reading is growing and it makes me so happy.
Birdie has been showing interest in music from a very young age and she is super happy whenever she can play the piano. 
Working on Bug's socks whenever we drive somewhere. Also getting out to the park on beautiful days. Summer is almost over and we are trying to make the absolute most of every single day.  
I finished the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowey. More photos to come soon - I almost didn't give it to the person I made it for! Birdie loves putting on other peoples shoes. Mimi's are spectacular. 
Painting on the new easel Auntie Gracie bought her! She is loving it and wants to paint all the time.  
Teaching Birdie how to colour. Patience is required on both of their parts. One want to teach the colours, the other loves eating the wax. 
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