Best of LPOAS 2014: Part 1 (January, February, March, April)

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Every year, I share a few of my favourite moments, projects, and events from the past year. This year I’m sharing them in three parts, one today, one tomorrow, and one on Wednesday. Happy New Year!

Highlights:

Finished Minecraft Creeper Hat and Mittens, Vanilla Latte Socks, Plain Vanilla Socks, H’s Birthday Socks, and my Exam Socks.
Worked on my Boneyard Shawl (for a few months), a pair of socks during exams, and an Itaka Cardigan for my sister.
Shared recipes for hummus and vanilla simple syrup (for coffee and tea).
Participated in the Ravellenic Games, finishing my Cabled Canuck.
Spent reading week visiting my parents (and took lots of pictures!).
Sewed a new project bag.
Met C for tea on a rainy day.
Made an egg-dyeing tutorial for Easter.
Moved back home to my parents’ for the summer.
Participated in Heather’s new cooking link-up.
Got back into the garden to tidy up for spring.

Be sure to check back tomorrow and Wednesday for parts 2 and 3!

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November in snow.

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When I was visiting my parents last weekend, we got our first proper snowstorm of the year! It’s actually stayed pretty cold since, and there’s been some more snow, so it looks quite lovely outside. We’ve started decorating for Christmas a bit early this year, so the weather seems suitable! I’ll share some pictures of our Christmas decorations and our little tree in a few days.

Go here to see the rest of the photos I’ve taken at this conservation area. There wasn’t snow yet last November!

Do you have snow yet? I’d love to see a photo if you do!

Weekending, extended edition.

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I had a few days off from school at the beginning of this week, and I’ve spent the longer weekend visiting my parents. Winter seems to have made its first true appearance, so I spent most of my time indoors with a cup of tea, frantically knitting Christmas gifts… More to come later this week.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the snow if you got some!

Yellow.

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G and Henry

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Cottage country

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Henry!

A few weeks ago I went to G’s new apartment for a couple of days to help paint her room (a bright yellow!). We also squeezed in a quick visit to G’s cottage with her adorable dog Henry. It was such a beautiful day and Henry is so much fun to play with! It’s been such a strange summer here in terms of weather that I really loved when it was sunny and warm… hopefully a chillier summer isn’t a sign of things to come for this winter. Was this summer colder than usual for all of you as well?

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!

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Spring, finally!

Spring, finally!

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

The Best of LPOAS 2012 (Part 2: May- August)

I’m totally stealing this idea from the lovely Karen over at Chookoolonks! I’m going to post four months worth of favourites from this year each day over the next 3 days. Each photo is linked below it to the post in which it first appeared. It’s been so much fun to sort through all of the great moments from this year- I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This is part 2- May to August.

May

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Cinnamon Rolls with friends

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Trip to St-Louis

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Supermoon

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Mother’s Day cupcakes

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Vintage Sweet for Miss E

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Very Versatile Top-Down Cardi for C

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New pattern- Coppe! (Free)

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Another new pattern- Fresh Bonnet (Free)

June

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Sewn shopping bag

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Baby hats for Charity

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First vegetable from the garden!

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Graduated from High School!

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Fresh picked strawberries

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Canada Day

July

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Food colouring dye tutorial

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Baby blanket for baby E

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First beach trip of the year

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Vintage Sweet set for baby E

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Abalone

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New pattern- Aestas (Buy It Now)

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New pattern- Solis (Buy It Now)

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Lotus Hat (Ravellenics 2012)

August

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Trip to NYC…

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And to The Purl Bee!

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Camping trip to Sandbanks

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Mukluks

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Little Miss X for P

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Dishcloths for Granny

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Another family camping trip to Sandbanks

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Boneyard Shawl