Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yarn Bombing, in my city really?

 On my way to work the other day I noticed this tree, I drive this way every day and this was definitely new. It has been Yarn Bombed! The question is by whom.

I made it my mission today to take a picture of it on my way home from work. This is quite unusual, I've never seen any evidence of yarn bombing before this and it's in an area that I wouldn't consider artsy.

It looks like it is crocheted - whoever you are yarn bomber, you rock!

I had fun editing the pictures, the second one is in honor of the Canucks who are playing in game 7 today for the Stanley Cup, here's hoping they bring the cup home to Canada, eh!

I've never yarn bombed. Have you? If so what did you bomb?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Worldwide Knit in Public Day - Knitting at Tim Horton's

I know many of you already knit a lot in public so you were probably doing this today to celebrate. I don't knit too often in public, I guess it is my own issues that keep me from doing so. I don't normally like to stand out in public so doing anything that attracts attention to me makes me feel nervous.

This morning after I went for a nail refill I decided to be brave and go for it. I bought my Xlarge coffee and a muffin and found a nice table in the sunlight and went for it. It was liberating! You know what, I don't even think people noticed or paid any attention to me, yay!  For an introvert it helped me feel less uncomfortable to be alone in the coffee shop. I normally don't do that.

I think knitting in public is a great way for me to get out and have this alone time when it's needed or if I'm going to be out by myself for shopping etc.

This is the Boneyard shawl I'm knitting for myself in Berocco Ultra Alpaca. I've named it Hazy Shade of Winter as it reminds me of a cloudy winter day. I love the pattern, very simple so it's great for t.v. knitting and it also just has a classic look to it.



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Friday, June 10, 2011

Relaxation Aroma Therapy

 A girl at work was having a Scentsy catalogue party so I decided to give the scents a try. I love the house to smell nice and I had recently taken to using the Glad Sensor air fresheners in the bathrooms, it just seemed to keep them smelling fresh. They aren't cheap a little replacement is between $6 and $10.

My wonderful DH bought me two full size burners for Mother's Day and six packages of scented wax. The Green Celtic Knot one is for my bedroom. I'm currently using the Cucumber Lime and it's very relaxing.

The burgundy one is the Roma and I'm using it upstairs, I like it for it's Victorian styling. I'm using the Simply Irresistible scent.

I got two full size burners and six packs of the scented wax. It's quite neat, I don't have to worry about candles and the scent stays the entire time. I've never found a scented candle that ever really had much scent to it. So there is no candle just a bulb to keep the wax melted. One square of the wax usually does a weeks worth of average use, which is mainly 5 hours an evening. The wax hardens until you turn it on the next day, lovely! This is just perfect. I'm looking forward to the different scents for the different seasons. There are pretty much scents to appeal to everyone, it's a pretty cool system. There are also nightlights, similar to glade plugins that work the same way and light up the room too.

Want to win your own plug in Scentsy click here for more info.