Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

A great list of movies and tv shows to cheer you up. Because hey, we can all use some feel-good flicks.

The undeniable freedom of self-love.

These camouflage knits are utterly brilliant!

3 ways to refresh your mindset for fall– I loved these ideas, and I totally have that 5 minute journal. It really is the best, in my opinion.

My Favourite Pins This Week

You know those huge blooming onions? And how they are impossible to eat without feeling ill because they are so huge? Well, with mini pearl onions, you can have little bite-sized blooming onions! Yay portion control! Or not. I mean, who’s going to judge how many of these you eat? Certainly not me. And if you make them for a gathering, then you can share and not be left alone with all those golden delicious onion blooms! Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe post and video is here.

I love a good rolled cake… so easy to make, and it looks so impressive! This peanut butter and chocolate combo is amazing, and perfect for fall- decadent and special feeling, possibly even special enough to be a birthday cake for the Reese peanut butter cup lover in your life? I think so. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe is here.

Have some stray socks? Why not make little sock pumpkins? This DIY is such a cute idea for making small fabric pumpkins out of leftover fabric, and they look so adorable. Perfect for table decor, and your pumpkins could be any colour socks you’d like? Maybe even a good idea for hand knitted socks that have heels too damaged to mend? Consider it! Pinterest link is here, and the full DIY is here.

You really can choose to want less, and it’s not as hard as you think- it involves a mindset shift, but slowly and surely, you can learn to want less and it is so freeing. Because let’s face it – a house filled with stuff is stressful, not pleasurable. Pinterest link is here, and the full post is right over here.

Hahaha. I totally need this! Because who couldn’t use a little idea mist now and then? Pinterest link is here, and the product itself (the ingredients make it sound like a really wonderful room spray!) is over here.

I just to back from the UK, and it’s been REALLY busy -isn’t october everyone’s busiest month for work, or is that just me? – but I’m ready to keep my head down and get things done! Are you feeling motivated to push through the rest of the month? What are you tackling lately?

Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

Tricks for avoiding impulse Shopping– because Target has total control over me (and so does Costco).

Why is movie theatre popcorn so insanely expensive? A full explanation.

Into healing crystals? Might want to check your karma and ask where those crystals are coming from.

A great tip for feeling better when you are having a bad day. Totally works.

My Favourite Pins This Week

I’m always impressed with chicken meatballs in a dish- they seem so much more flavourful and delicious than I expect them to be! This chicken meatball and pesto past dish is a great weeknight meal- and the leftover chicken meatballs go with just about everything. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe can be found here.

Looking for a fall dessert that is easy and delicious? Cranberry cheesecake bars are here to save the day! That’s how super they are…. I know, I know, so cheesy. Cream-cheesy!! I’m chuckling to myself so hard right now. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe for these tasty bars are here.

I recently had hot apple cider for the first time this season and forgot how AMAZING it is! This is a great recipe for a slow cooker version, and the cranberry adds a nice touch to it if you normally find apple cider too sweet. Pinterest link is here, and the recipe is right over here.

These little crocheted pumpkins are perfect as a seasonal garland, table decorations, or really anything you can think of – and they take such small amounts of yarn, they are perfect for stash busting!Or at least, you won’t need to buy a lot of orange yarn. Pinterest link is here, and the full free pattern is here.

I’m loving this image so much, but it isn’t real- it’s a photo that has an overlay for the flowers. But wouldn’t it be beautiful to paint buildings this way? One day, when I get a house, if there is a boring wall on the outside, I would absolutely do something like this. More murals in the wild, please! Pinterest link is here, and the original Instagram post is here.

 

What are you lovelies up to this weekend? It is thanksgiving weekend in Canada, but I am currently in England, with a layover in Dublin! If you want to keep up with my short trip, head on over to my Instagram– the stories will be the most up to date. 🙂

Modification Monday: Endearment

Modification Monday: Guthrie | knittedbliss.com

Original Patterns: Criollo and Endearment

Knitter Extraordinaire: Sanna (Ravelry Profile)

Mods: Sanna combined elements of both the Criollo and Endearment patterns, using the contiguous method for creating the top down set in sleeve. Details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: I love how Sanna combined different elements of the cardigan patterns, and also went for the customized sleeve by working the contiguous method, which is a top down set in sleeve. The contiguous method is really quite adaptable to a variety of knitting patterns, so it’s worth looking at and seeing if it is something you might want to try – growing your skills as a knitter by modifying patterns is a great way to stretch your skills a bit.

Sanna hit a trouble spot that comes up for all us knitters from time to time- she ended up with a skein that was a different dye lot, and it was noticeable. In order to tackle that, she used the darker dye lot on the sleeves and faded it in by alternating skeins with the main dye lot. The result is a lovely tonal shift that really makes it work. It looks beautiful on her!

Modification Monday: Guthrie | knittedbliss.com

 

Modification Monday: Guthrie

Modification Monday: Guthrie | knittedbliss.com

Original Pattern: Guthrie

Knitter Extraordinaire: Allison (Ravelry Profile)

Mods:  Knit a smaller size, Allison was getting a larger gauge with her swatch. Adjusted the neck, and adjusted the stitches for front and back to have more room in the front to accommodate a larger bust. Also used a twisted rib for cuff and hem. Great details can be found on her project page right here.

What Makes This Awesome: Allison knit a Guthrie before, and decided to make another version, with the wonderful rainbow on grey colour scheme. She also customized it for a better fit, which is fantastic. And anyone out there looking to accommodate a larger bust, that is a great tip to have more stitches in the front than on the back to allow for more fabric where you need it most!

I also love twisted ribbing for cuffs and hems, it gives great stitch definition and is especially nice if you find your ribbing can look a little messy. You can see in the photos how crisp and even the twisted rib looks, which I love. This whole sweater is beautifully done and so fun- how happy is this rainbow colour scheme?!

Modification Monday: Guthrie | knittedbliss.com

Link Love: My Favourite Things This week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

The anatomy of annoying.

This rocking chair can knit you a hat.

Don’t let your career define who you are.

This was such fascinating quiz on what the best solutions are for climate change – and I thought I knew my stuff, but I only scored 34.4%. I had no idea what sort of activities have the biggest impact!

Not a surprise at all, but unpaid internships at companies feed into income inequality. So if you are in a position to pay an intern, please do so.

My Favourite Pins This Week

You what I love? Tacos. And you know what’s even better? Taco salad! All the tastiness of a taco, but in salad form, so you feel like you are totally being healthy. And you are, because there’s definitely lettuce in there. Also, taco salad is so delicious, and if you haven’t made it before I really recommend! Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe is here.

This spiced zucchini and carrot bread tasted like dessert that is perfect for fall, but is definitely using up those carrots and zucchinis you probably have in your fridge. And when cake has tiny grated veggies in it, it’s totally healthy and you should totally have a second slice. Pinterest link is here, and the recipe is right over here.

How adorable is this crochet hanging basket?! I mean, putting a super cute puppy in it doesn’t hurt either, but this would be so amazing for storage, plants, toy baskets, laundry bags, etc. Pinterest link is here, and the full crochet pattern is here.

I love the DIY for these simple felt roses, they are so beautiful and would look lovely as headbands, hair elastic decorations gift toppers, ornaments, or anything else you can think of! You’ll definitely be spending some time tracing out the template and cutting out the felt, but it’s really simple- an ideal craft for while watching a movie or binging a new show. Pinterest link is here, and the full DIY is here.

 

This is worth printing out an putting somewhere where you can see it every day. Because our lives are built by our actions and what we do, not what we say we are going to do. This is tagged as @hellooctober but I did a deep dive on both a twitter account of that name and an instagram account of that name, and didn’t find the original source- so it may have been deleted. But hey, this is still worth having. Pinterest link is here.