I need Isla’s Blue Cardi

Isla Fisher Blue Cardi
This sweater is fairly generic sure, but I’m head over heels about the color! So vibrant and punchy it lends that hopefulness that comes in springtime. Judging by the looks of that pilling, it’s more than likely cashmere. Love it even more! Meanwhile, outside of the LA bubble it’s winter. Snowy, slushy winter. Which means heavier knits. There are a hundred versions of these bulky knit cardigans everywhere this season. This one on Megan Fox @ an airport.
Megan Fox Cardi Megan Fox Cardi
I don’t know who decided they were the must have, but I’ll put money on the same people who picked Sorels as the boot of the season.

I was hankering for a pair of these this Christmas… that is, until I counted 23 pairs within a 5 minute window, mostly on walking Aritzia clones. *shudder*

I confess, I am addicted to design blogs and check out many of my favourites on a daily basis. Design Sponge is defintiely one of my favourites- great range of ideas and price points, and I love their recipe Fridays and DIY Wednesdays. And then every now and then, a batch of knitted goodness is served up: I love it. I feel like you could knit a cozy for every single thing in your home, and as long as it was plain white, it would look fresh and modern.

It currently retails for $429.00 here. I can’t imagine how a clock cozy could cost that much, but hey, we’re all fairly used to the bizarre and extreme markups on knitted goods, aren’t we?? 😉

On the home front: I’m learning to crochet, still slaving away at a giant green sweater, and planning my wedding. Details on all of the above coming soon!


Until recently, the very act of publishing a post seemed daunting. You know I’d half write up a post and then in my most typical, insecure (and procrastinators) self I’d never finish it. Many times this would happen over the course of the last year. The longer and longer it went on, the more I felt I had to have something realllllllly substantial (not to mention a FO) for you guys. The guilt riddled me whenever I’d see one of Julie’s posts big or small, and it was never my intent to be absent for so long of stretches. It’s been unfair of me to expect her to hold up the tent alone. If I’m going to be 100% honest, I felt overshadowed by my brilliantly skilled sister. But such is the hazard of co-blogging with an English lit major who can also knit like a demon.

I think it’s safe to say that my hesitancy is gone. Whatever it was, the veil of 2008 has lifted. Judging by this past week alone I’ve seen that I have a lot to share and I want to share it with you. Peek into my brain, see what I see! Big or small, you better believe I’m going to post it!

Today though, lets start with the small.

Billabong Beanie

I saw this plain knit beanie across the street at Billabong, yesterday. (On sale for $12 btw.) Love the color on color motif. It just goes to show that even with a little more time than skill you can make a great impact. For those of you not familiar with embroidery stitches, this tutorial at purlbee.com helped me a lot.

neat photoshop brushes

I’ve been kicking around in the olde photo shoppe the past two days trying to make a temporary deader image for our blank little site. I had a draft going but I couldn’t find the right dingbat or stamp I was after. I stumbled naturally upon a few brush sites, namely- www.brusheezy.com‘s offering called Stitch.

Download the file here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/1083-Stitch

These are pretty kick ass too:

Download file here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/972-Lace

Download file here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/932-Embroidery

Download file here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/899-Hand-Drawn-Floral-Patterns

Download file here: http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/874-Old-Postage-Stamp-Brushes

EDIT: Wouldn’t ya know, that my version of photoshop supports none of the above. Boo!

Photo-tag, I’m it!

We’ve been tagged by Ern at Love Granny. She’s made the cutest koigu ballet slippers that Julie and I both adore. Check em out.

Here are the rules of this meme, should you choose to participate.

1. go to your documents

2. go to your 6th file.

3. go to your 6th picture.

4. blog about it.

#6 Photo-tag

This is my 6th photo. I took this with T’s D200 on August 21st. (side note: I love that flickr tells me these things!) I brought the big gun out so I could get more practice with action shooting. I like this photo and probably would not have given it a second thought if not for this meme. It was late in the day but Kevin had invited Becs, Jules and I to the Hershey skate park in Mississauga for a small competition. I can’t remember what it was called, but I know who it was run by; Ollie a tall hunky blonde German friend of Kev’s. Man, I must have taken 200-300 shots that night and only a handful came out decent.

Julie Delicious

Julie Delicious

Becca Beautiful

Bewitching Becca

Thinking Bart

Brilliant Bartholomew

These were my favorites… ironically not action shots.