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I’ve been knitting like crazy this week but it’s all gifts for people who read this blog so I can’t show anything here yet! I figured I could at least show you the yarn since you won’t have any idea what it’s becoming or who it’s for.

I can show you my cross stitching, though, since it’s not a gift for anyone. I seem to only cross-stitch around Christmas… at least I always have loads of ornaments. Any guesses as to what I’m stitching? I think it’s pretty obvious at this point, but that could be because I’ve seen the chart!

Speaking of Christmas, I went into a store the other day and the Christmas aisle just attacked me, so of course I had to hang a few decorations! I’m not going to do much decorating at my apartment (I won’t even put up my tiny tree!) because I’m going to be gone for most of December anyway. I figured the ornaments in the window are small and out of the way, so they work nicely. If you celebrate, have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Or are you like my mum who refuses to start decorating until after December 1st?

I’ll be linking this post up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual!

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Signs of Spring (plus an LPOAS pattern sale!)

March was sort of a miserable month here. I think it snowed more days this month than it was sunny, and it felt like, well, still winter. Fortunately it looks like we are going to have a gorgeous weekend. I was about 10 degrees today and sunny… so lovely! A couple of friends and I took advantage of the nice weather and wandered around town for a bit this afternoon. Lots of shops were closed since it’s Good Friday, but many little fruit stands and the like were open in Koreatown.

In fact, to celebrate the arrival of spring, Easter weekend, and the last week of classes, I’ve decided to have a little LPOAS pattern sale! You can use the code welcomespring2013 for 15% all LPOAS patterns and ebooks for the next week. The sale ends on Friday, April 5th at midnight. If you enjoy the sale, please feel free to share the image below with your friends! Click here to go to my Ravelry store to see the patterns.

Spring pattern sale!

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting lately, but I can’t show you any of it because it’s all design work. Soon though! In the meantime, here are some photos from our stroll today and from Craft Club on Thursday, where we made paper flowers- perfect for spring!

Spring, finally!

Spring, finally!

Spring, finally!

Spring, finally!

Spring, finally!

Get crafty 28/03/2013

Get crafty 28/03/2013

I hope you all have a lovely (and warm) weekend! Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.


Those weeks

It has been one of those weeks. After missing pretty much everything last week thanks to the flu, this week was a flurry of trying to catch up without falling further behind. With finals approaching in 3 weeks (wait, what?), it is crunch time. So, after writing this, I will drag myself to the library rather than staying in bed all day in my PJs eating shreddies straight from the box. The conclusion you can draw from this is that I am a responsible adult. Sort of.

The result of having such a crazy week is that I have done almost no knitting. I’ve knit a few squares for the colourful blanket of craziness, and I’m working on some charts for some designs based on a film I saw last night (Stoker- very creepy but incredibly well done). I did go to craft club this week, where we made studded bracelets, so I can share some photos from that.

Get Crafty 14/03/2013

Get Crafty 14/03/2013

Get Crafty 14/03/2013

Get Crafty 14/03/2013

Get Crafty 14/03/2013

On a completely unrelated note, with the impending demise of Google Reader, I’ve transferred all of my stuff over to Bloglovin’. In the process I also did something which makes it possible for you to subscribe to LPOAS over there. Here is a giant button you can click (come on, you know you want to!) to do just that:

Follow on Bloglovin

Have a great weekend!


Craft Club

A cold afternoon spent indoors with good friends and tea, making beautiful things and playing with colour. Superb day.








(We were paper dyeing using rice paper and tissue paper… I can put together a tutorial sometime is there is any interest. It was so much fun to experiment with all of the different colours!)

Happy Thursday!

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