I wanted to share some progress photos of the knit shawl I am working on at the moment. It is my very first knit shawl and I am loving it so far! I am using the Deco City pattern from the winter issue of Pom Pom Quarterly. I can’t get enough of the Art Deco-inspired lines.
Thankfully the pattern is easy enough for a shawl newbie like me. I am able to keep up with the stitch increases on each row and only have a few mistakes so far. I blame the mistakes on my latest Netflix obsession, Chef’s Table. Each episode shows the life, restaurant, and food behind a world famous chef. I can’t help but miss a stitch or two when also staring/drooling at the sight of a fresh wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Or maybe I love cheese a little too much…
No. Not possible.
Also, here is a random doodle I felt inspired to make (don’t ask me why!) when I received this perfect cat eye glasses pin from yourstrulypins.
I think brooch doodling (broodling) is going to be my new thing. Haha.
What are you up to this weekend? Working on anything new?
I’ve been a fan of Pom Pom Quarterly ever since they published their first issue. They are so thoughtful with their designs and each issue is a treat I can’t wait to enjoy! I even had the opportunity to share a funinterview and tour of their studio a few years ago.
The lovely ladies behind this publication recently sent me a copy of their latest book, Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journeyand is offering a copy of this beautiful pattern book to one of my readers!! The patterns in this book are truly timeless pieces that I can’t wait to cast on. The stories behind each pattern are equally as inspiring as the design!
I had a little fun with my brooch collection and decided to style them on a few of the pages. A brooch completes any outfit…even ones printed on paper!
Enter for your chance to win a copy of this stunning book below…
They also sent me a copy of the Pom Pom Quarterly Winter Issue! I absolutely love it and have already started my first ever lace shawl. I will share photos of this project soon!
Here’s how to enter to win a copy of Take Heart:
1. Visit their website and leave a comment below telling me which pattern you are excited to try!
2. Follow @pompommag and @one_sheepish_girl on Instagram. Leave a separate comment for this entry. If you already follow both accounts, let me know that too!
That’s it! The giveaway ends March 2nd and I will select the winner at random! Good luck!
UPDATE: Congratulations Paula! You are the winner! Thank you so much to everyone who entered and Pom Pom Quarterly for offering such lovely giveaway!
Do you like to follow the runway shows released during Fashion Week? I can’t get enough of the latest collections, street style shots, and just the general artistic beauty of it all. It is a dream to experience it in person. For now, Pinterest will have to do!
I wanted to share these stunning knit and crochet pieces from the Rosetta Getty Fall 2016 RTW line. I am blown away by the first and last images. How can I recreate this?? So. Beautiful. The bell sleeve sweaters? I’m in love.
I hope this brings some inspiration to your weekend projects!
Every year when we do the Sheepish Heart Bomb, my eyes fill with happy tears as I look through all of the photos under the hashtag. It is incredible to see little hearts hanging from park benches, fences, lamp posts, you name it, in countries around the world. In England, Brazil, the United States, Canada Finland, Germany…love and kindness exist thanks to you. It might seem like such a small action, practically meaningless when compared to the destruction and hate that is very real in our world. I assure you it holds great meaning to the people who find your hearts and notes.
It is in the small actions, quiet voices, and humble gestures that bring about change and positivity. I wish I had done more to promote this event this year! I know it could have stretched even further around the world. I let my own circumstances get in the way of really spreading the love. Even so, thank you to everyone who picked up their hooks, yarn, fabric, thread, paper, and took the time to put a #sheepishheartbomb out in your community.
I decided to type up my notes on my typewriter this year! A few of the notes I wrote were….
“You are loved.”
“Believe in yourself.”
“Have courage & be kind. ” (I stole that one from Cinderella. Hehe.)
“Your smile is lovely.”
I left my hearts at a coffee shop I visited with a friend, on the gas pump after filling up my car, on a few cars in the parking lot, and just random spots I visited during my day. In the past, I usually plan where each heart will go. This year it was a nice change to just open my eyes to what was around me and place the hearts wherever I went on Valentine’s Day.
Thank you again for participating this year! You are all so amazing.
What do you think about making the #sheepishheartbomb a year long event? I would love to encourage others to keep crochet hearts in their bag at all times and leave them in random places every day of the week. Do you think the name, Sheepish Heart Bomb, applies for a bigger event like this? I think it works but would love to hear your thoughts!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I hope you are feeling so loved today.
I love finding inspiration from fashion collections each season. I recently found the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Spring 2016 collection and fell in love with this lip sweater. This week I decided to try my hand at making my own crochet version! I just happened to have this sweater lying around just waiting for a makeover. Thank you, Old Navy clearance! The best $7 I’ve spent in a long time.
This sweater makeover is super easy and I will definitely be wearing this one far beyond Valentine’s Day. Here’s how you can make your own! Scroll down for the pattern…
– Chunky weight yarn, I used Rowan Big Wool in Lipstick (How perfect!)
Starting in second chain from hook, sc in the next two stitches, half double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet twice in the next stitch, *treble crochet twice in the next stitch, repeat from * two time total, single crochet in the next two stitches, *treble crochet twice in the next stitch, repeat from * two times total, double crochet twice in the next stitch, half double crochet in the next stitch, single crochet in the last two stitches.
Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Starting in the second chain from the hook, single crochet in the next two stitches, double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet twice in the next stitch, treble crochet, *treble crochet twice in the next stitch, repeat from * twice total, treble crochet in the next stitch, double crochet twice in the next stitch, double crochet in the next stitch, single crochet in the last two stitches.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
1. Take your tapestry needle and thread it with the long tail.
2. Sew the corners of the top lip to the bottom lip so it is all one pieces.
3. Use safety pins to attach the lip to the sweater where you wish to sew it in place.
3. Sew around the entire edge of the lip, securing it to the sweater.
4. Weave the ends in to the crochet and snip the excess with scissors.
Ta-da! There you have it!
Let me know if you give it a try! Tag your finished product photos with #onesheepishgirl on Instagram.
Also, did you participate in the #sheepishheartbomb today? Share your stories in the comments!
I am so excited to announce the fourth annual Sheepish Heart Bomb event! I love the idea of leaving notes of kindness around our communities during a season where a specific, romantic love, is emphasized and the true meaning of love is often forgotten. Don’t get me wrong, I love celebrating love. It is my desire to use these little crochet hearts and notes as a way to remind anyone who might be single, mourning, engaged, blissfully happy, or having a hard day, that no matter what one simple truth remains: You are loved.
Just as you are. For me, I believe that love ultimately comes from the Lord and I am so thankful for the love He shows me every day.
It is my hope that these little “heart bombs” set off bursts of joy in your communities around the world. My favorite part is seeing all of your little hearts and notes under the #sheepishheartbomb hashtag! If you haven’t participated in the #sheepishheartbomb in the past, here’s how it works…
Make a heart! Knit it, crochet it, sew it, cut it out of felt…whatever your heart desires! Haha. Just make it with love.
Attach a note. Say something like, “You are loved!” or “Smile!” or “Everything is going to be ok.” Make sure you include the #sheepishheartbombhashtag on your note as well. This will encourage the people who find your hearts to post photos on Instagram and Twitter!
Leave it out in the world on Valentine’s weekend, February 12-14th! Hang your heart creation somewhere out in your community on Valentine’s Day. Leave it in a place where someone will find it and smile!
Post your heart bombs on social media! Take a picture of your heart and tag it #sheepishheartbomb so we can see your creation!
That’s it! You can find a pattern for the crochet heart on my blog here. Let me know if you have any questions and if you plan on participating! Through a simple act of kindness, you have the power to bring joy to someone’s day and even change their life.
A few weeks ago I traveled to San Francisco to film my first video course with Brit + Co!! The crochet class is officially available for purchase on their website here! I had such a great time creating the beginner basket pattern and filming the crochet basics with the Brit + Co team. You can also purchase a kit for the class that includes everything you need to make the project.
The class covers:
– Single Crochet
– Double Crochet
– Magic Ring
– Crocheting in the round
– Flat crochet and more!
If you have been wanting to dive into crochet but aren’t sure where to start, this class is for you! I truly hope you enjoy the class and I can’t wait to see the baskets you make. Please let me know if you take it and if you have any questions. Tag your project photos with @britandco + @one_sheepish_girl + #iamcreative + #onesheepishgirl.
Talking on camera is something I never thought I would do but I am so thankful to have the opportunity to try new things! It made my day when the video director said, “You’re not so sheepish, are you?”
Art // Abbey Lossing’s wintery illustration is making me love this year’s Pantone colors even more.
Etsy // Speaking of Pantone, this rose pink paddle cutting board from For the Host recently caught my eye! So cute.
Wish List // Glass, opalescent, pastel teacups?? I’ll take one of each, please.
Food // Yet another recipe from the lovely Butter and Brioche…vanilla and earl grey tea cookies. Perfect for dipping in a pastel teacup!
Just a few finds from around the internet that are keeping me inspired…
All of the snow photos from the northeast are making me wish for my own snow day. Texas still has a chance to see a few flurries in February…I hope! Is it snowing where you are? I hope you are staying warm and enjoying lots of hot drinks and time to be creative.