Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday faves!

Time to enjoy your weekend! :D


(I got off early from work today so I am veryyy happy )

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Eye candy

Some festive photos from for your enjoyment :)

I just love these nails, and a good advertisement for OPI :P

Beautiful lights

Love the white tree

It's all so color coordinated!


welcome, please give us a white Christmas :)

Lisa :)

My new Mission!


I have been thinking lately to jazz up my blog a bit and post goals to become a better knitter. I think my knitting ability is still beginner and I need to challenge myself!

So I will be starting daily entries on my mission to become an AWESOME knitter! not good, not great.... awesome.

So I will set up goals to accomplish, once that one is accomplished, then I will move on to the next goal.

My ultimate goal is to knit a sweater so come follow my journey!

Follow me! (<----- click here to begin!)

Lisa :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This Christmas... I gave you my heart

Good Morning!
& happy December :) I cannot believe how fast November went and I felt like I had tons of time to go Christmas shopping. Now we only have 21 days until christmas morning gift opening :o

I have been knitting a gift for a friend lately and I will be knitting like crazy this month because my friends and I are having a Christmas get together and giving homemade gifts this year! I know, so cute right? I will post photos from that day because I have a feeling the presents will be so adorable. I have very creative friends I realized when we came up with this idea of homemade gifts.. one bakes and crochets, one sews and interested in fashion, and the third paints and is very artistic, and me of course I knit :) so there will be a variety in the gifts that's for sure. I'm really excited!

Today I am going to be a grown up and go car searching with my dad. I might finally choose the model and color that I want and then it will give me a better idea of what to buy soon. I need a car now because I still live at home and the schedules of my family and I are getting tangled up and I can never have the car during the day, which makes my placement for school difficult to get to in January.

Have good day!!

Lisa :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas tree decorating!

Hello Everyone!

Tonight I decorated the Christmas tree with my family. It was so fun to hang up all the ornaments that have become a tradition to hang in our family. My mom absolutely adores christmas ornaments, she has a huge collection. The tree is literally packed with ornaments, I don't think there is space for anymore. I bought her the new Starbucks ornament this year.

how it looks :)

I knitted more of the scarf for my friend, I'll post it after I give it to her so it's a surprise! can't wait!

I also started the mittens again because the first one turned out.... well not as I had envisioned :P

Have a great night!

Lisa :)

***28 Days until christmas!** what are you asking Santa for this year?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

huge mitten thumb and other events

Hey all,

How is everyone doing? It was a really cold day today here in the Toronto area. I was outside freezing with the kids and really needed mittens that close at the top! (I'm wearing open finger mittens at work- silly me)

I knitted my first mitten and the thumb turned out to be HUGE! It is my very first attempt. A word of advise for all you beginner knitters out there(like me), make sure when watching a video on how to knit something you count how many stitches the person did. My thumb was about 20 stitches longer than the woman in the videos. (lol)

In other news, my photo finally appeared on the Blacksheep and Ewe website!! I kept checking back and I had gone in October. I'm glad they posted it. This was from a craft fair I went to and they loved that I had used one of their scarf kits from the year before so they took my photo for their website :)

Me and my "Amelia" scarf :)

I'll post again soon!


Thursday, November 17, 2011


This is the start of the first mitten! I am so happy I finally got it started :)

Lisa xo

Monday, November 14, 2011

Great video for knitting mittens with the circular needle!

I've started knitting mittens with this video and wanted to share with you all. I will post photos when they are further along :) (It's not me knitting by the way :P)


Lisa xoxo

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Knitwear everywhere!

Today when I was shopping, I was admiring all the beautiful knitted items for the winter. I was dreaming of one day knitting these pieces. Here are some goodies to look at that are hot this winter at some of your local stores:


The Bay

Have a good night
Lisa xo

Sunday adventures


I just got home from a whole day of shopping with my mom and sister and I am so tired now. I realise I am not as interested in shopping as I once was. It may be because I only wear polos and jeans 5 days a week for work and there's no need for any fashion sense there. Also the dresses that I used to get excited by to get all dressed up and go clubbing in only make me feel nostaligc now. I don't really go out clubbing anymore, don't know if it's a me thing or an age thing.

photo cred

So this morning I knitted a lot of my friend's scarf for Christmas while I watched 500 days of Summer. This movie is so good for anyone who's broken up with someone just because the feeling wasn't there. It makes you feel less wierd for doing so.
I am tackling a mitten project now and it's not going so well but I must keep going because eventually I will knit them and forever have the skill of knitting mittens. I can't wait!

Okay that's it for now! hope you all had a great Sunday and I'll check in again tomorrow

Lisa xo

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas is coming.... :)


I did the counting down and it is 50 days away from CHRISTMAS! I love christmas time, it is one of my most cherished times of the year. I love the displays, the holiday drinks at Starbucks, the tree lights, the cheerfulness of the holiday, the happiness children feel when writing their lists. Best time of the year :)

I put together a collage with use of photos from to celebrate the coming of this wonderful holiday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Loops & Threads Pom-Pom wool

I got this cute wool from Michaels awhile back and decided to use it to make a cozy scarf :) It's called Loops & Threads Pom-Pom and I found it at Michaels. Here's a link to see the wool and the colors that it can come in.

This is what it looks like all bunched up in a ball...

Then once you knit with it for awhile it turns into just fuzziness

You can easily see the stitches on your needles, so it's not too difficult to knit with. I was thinking that binding off may be a little tricky though.

This is a close-up of what the wool looks like

It's fun to knit with so far and sooo soft! I recommend that this wool be on your knitting needles this winter.

Have a great day bloggers <3

Lisa xo

Monday, October 31, 2011


In the spirit of Halloween today, I've decided to post some really cute halloween photos I found on Enjoy!

Thanks for following my blog, Happy Halloween!

Lisa xo

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A trip to the pumpkin patch....

Hello everyone :)
so the boyfriend liked my scarf last night. He put the ends together and then pulled them through the middle. I am so happy to be done and that it was a success :)
I have started on another piece that is a christmas gift for a friend, another striped scarf which I do enjoy knitting.Today I went to the pumpkin patch with my family! here are some photos from the day. It was perfect weather and a great time. Our shoes got stuck in the mud as we were walking though... must remember next year to wear rain boots. :P

The pumpkin I ended up getting

The patch

The barn from the tractor

Pumpkins and gourds

Autumn Scenery

Me with a pumpkin

Have a good night! tomorrow is halloween! what is everyone dressing up as? I am dressing up for our 80's theme at work tomorrow with the kids, we're doing a Halloween parade so I get to see all the cute costumes my toddlers bring :)

Lisa xo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Boyfriend's scarf complete with a few more adjustments

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying this fall day. It's raining here and I am glad that I am home now.

I got my hair cut today. This always makes me feel really good and refreshed. I got it cut at a mall nearby and of course it began to rain as I was leaving so I had to shield my hair from the rain. Here's a picture of how it turned out!:

Did you know you can actually get feathers put in your hair now? my hair dresser told me its like hair extensions but with feathers instead. Here's a link to explain further.

I am so thankful for the weekend when it comes because it allows me to slow down and take some time to focus on myself and most of all, my knitting.

I finished the red and blue scarf I was working on for my boyfriend. I just need to weave in the ends that were left at the beginning of each row.

Have a good day! I'll let you know how he liked it :)

Lisa xo
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