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Winter knits

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I've been in an accessories mood lately, so here's the latest stuff I knitted. I'm currently working again on my Master Hand Knitter  so making small items are perfect as I work on my own designs (a hat and a sweater) for the course.

I'm on the last level and have been working on it sporadically since 2016. Fingers crossed...I really want to submit before the summer of 2019. Wish me luck, guys!

Below are both knitted from Sandnes patterns (a Norwegian co.) I bought from SKD Yarns. I've been really obsessing over Scandinavian knitting designs lately.

1) Setesdal Hat
This is the hat I was wearing on this post.


2) Marius headband


I don't know if posted this here, but I made the Marius hat version in May of this year:D


Mellow yellow

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This Toronto weather is all kinds of crazy. Good thing is that it's warmed up a bit, but nay for all the rain. Oh well.


My daughter just celebrated her birthday this weekend, so we had a small gathering with friends and family:)




First of the season

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We just had out first extreme cold weather alert here in Toronto, which is not good since it's only November. Man...I can only  imagine what February will be like!

I really like taking outfit pics outside and before can actually withstand going outside for a few minutes without having to wear a jacket. Alas...I don't think that's possible in the next few weeks.


Out and about

There's nothing like spicy Hakka food during winter:D

As of late- phone pics

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Some random (unedited) shots on my phone:)


New in...when sales happen

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I usually don't like buying clothes too much anymore, partly because I sew, and also partly because I don't really need a lot of clothes considering I wear almost the same things all the time. When I see stuff for sale, though, all bets are off! Bwahaha!

Dress from Urban Outfitters


Flair skirt from Simons


And last but not the least... I'm a huge Murakami fan. It's actually the main reason I'm learning Japanese. I want to be able to read his works in their original language someday. Needless to say, I was really excited for the release of this book:)
How about you guys? Any new purchases lately?

Wear all the things

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When I was young, I used to hate dressing in layers. Like...if I can get away with just wearing a shirt and jeans even in winter, I would totally do it.

My oh my...your thinking definitely changes when you're older. Now, I wear so many layers somedays that I feel like Joey from that Friends episode where he was wearing all of Chandler's clothes. Also am now the one nagging the kids to always dress properly. Adulthood sucks sometimes:P




Inspiration:D image from Today
Has your dressing changed drastically over the years?

Inspiration: Shinya Arimoto

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I first discovered photographer Shinya Arimoto's works in Tokyo Camera Style and was really taken by his photos. I wanted to order his Ariphoto series but they're always sold out, so when I saw his Vol 9 and 10 were available, I jumped on the chance and finally was able to get my hands on them.







Who has been inspiring you lately?

The Carbeth Cardi

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Awhile back, I knitted the Carbeth sweater. It's one of my fave knitted items, so I decided to make the cardigan version, and I love it just as much!:)





 Worn with a different outfit



In progress:


Speaking of knitting, I also finished making this hat for my daughter:)



Halloween 2018

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I hope you all had a spooky and fun Halloween:) If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know how we really love Halloween in our household...well...me more than anyone:D

Here are the pics from this year's celebration:
 Inspiration for their costumes:

I mentioned before that I sewed my daughter's costume. For my middle son's costume, we bought the hat from Amazon Japan, then bought a coat at a thrift store. I tailored it to his size, then added some gold buttons and the chain.

I went as a character from the movie Priest:D





Sorting the loot


My eldest decided to go out last minute when he saw all the teenagers trick or treating in our area.
Did you guys dress up?