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Friday, November 30, 2018

Winter knits

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mellow yellow

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.
top and dress from Urban Outfitters, Talula leggings, Doc Martens 

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

Friday, November 23, 2018

First of the season

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.
North Face jacket, old sweater from Saks 5th, Uniqlo pants, Timberland booties, hat I knitted

Out and about

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

As of late- phone pics

Some random (unedited) shots on my phone:)
My mum giving my daughter a hair cut

Saw this sweater from American Eagle that I want to knit
Eating at the Filipino fast food chain Jollibee 

In a mall somewhere with my boys...I mean teenagers...sigh.
This Harry Potter pop-up book is all kinds of awesome...but it's $109!!!
Taken on the first official snowfall of the season
It's always knit night in our house:D
I taught my daughter to knit a long time ago, and now, she's actually getting into it! Yay!

Friday, November 16, 2018

New in...when sales happen

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

I like that back is lower, but not too low. Know what I mean?
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?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wear all the things

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

UNIQLO turtleneck shirt, dress from Urban Outfitters, no-name leggings, Timberland booties, hat I knitted

image from Today

Has your dressing changed drastically over the years?

Friday, November 9, 2018

Inspiration: Shinya Arimoto

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?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Carbeth Cardi

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!:)
Carbeth cardi I made (pattern by Kate Davies) worn with no-name shirt from my mum, UNIQLO pants and Hunter boots

 Worn with a different outfit

with a skirt I sewed using the Sew Over It Pencil Skirt pattern

In progress:

Speaking of knitting, I also finished making this hat for my daughter:)
I used this Drops Design hat pattern. Might make a matching one for me...bwahaha!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Halloween 2018

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 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?

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