Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post of a new section in my blog.
Blogging mostly about knitting, crochet, and crafts can be challenging, because finishing a project or pattern is very time consuming. And although I am working every day, some times even weekends, to have things done, I can’t do it that fast, since the process includes the design, test the sample, edit the video, craft a blog post, oh and don’t forget the photoographs.
Which leaves me feeling that I am not posting with the frequency I would like to, and even when I know my limits, and I know I am busy every day, the feeling still lingers.
I want to be able to share something every week, or at least every other week, which is still better than about a post every month or so.
So I am borrowing an idea from many beauty/fashion youtubers that I follow, and is to share a favorites of the week!
These youtubers focus on beauty, fashion and makeup (whic I am obseesed with), and I love to find out about new products with their favorite of the week or favorites of the month, so I though why not borrow the idea, and share MY favorites.
Of course you will see a lot of yarn, needles and hooks, DIY and recipes. But I might add some other stuff too. I know that what unites us all is our love for knitting and crochet, but I think everyone can appreciate a good recipe recomendation, and even when I know that not everyone is interested in knowing what book I am reaing and would recommend, some of you will, and if only one benefits from a recomendation, then is worth to mention it.
Any way, let’s start this new series, and I hope you enjoy reading this post!
Favorite Articles, Blog Posts, and Poscasts
- The Minds of Plants – Amazing study showing that plants might indeed have memory, a must read!
- Getting Creative – Erin from stitchjunky.com writes about being creative even when following instructions for a knitting pattern.
- Dreaming of 2018 – Amanda talks about looking ahead for 2018 and planning too (with mention to a great FREE planning challenge)
- Colourful Creativity – Episode 57 – That time of the year again – Kralalien talks about yarn, patterns and different projects (My favorite where her mittens)
- 90 One Hour Gifts – FREE crochet patterns – The name says it all
I recently created a new colorway for Pixie Dust Yarns. Is called Snow Queen and presents speckles of teal and purple. I love where the colors overlap, producing a deeper purple that only appears in very limited sections, making it extra special! If you want to see more, you can find it here: Snow Queen Yarn
DIY & Crafts
Just look at this adorable unicorn pencil can! And recicled none the less!! The blog post is written in German (I think), but with the photos and video tutorial, is ery easy to follow and figure it out. Also, don’t forget our good frien google translate. You can peek ath the Pin here, or go directly to the post here: Unicorn Pencil Storage
I found this box in November and I subscribed right away! I received my December box this morning, and I LOVE it! so much inside and for a great value!
Besides that I love that is not a monthly box, but intead is a seasonal box, with only 4 boxes a year. That’s right, only 4 boxes, one for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. For me is just the right ammount, as I don’t need new stuff every month, but I like to have a surprise each season, and I love the idea of having items specially cureated for the season ahead. For my winter box I receved a big and cozy poncho, a ceramig mug, eye masks, hand cream (amazing for the drying winter), a neutral tone eyeshadow palete, cozy socks, a necklace, and even an exercice ball (amazing to lose all those pounds gained during the holidays, and with your subscribtion you get access of free workout videos, that use the exercise ball sent with your box!)
And that is it for this week… Please let me know what you think of this kind of post so I can keep working on them!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.