The holidays are coming up and certainly with it the urge to make some hand-made gifts!
You’re certainly wondering why on earth would I cast on something new with my “unfinished-projects-sorting-month” ahead. Well some people just deserve a special treat, and besides some knits are relatively quick.
However if you’re in need of a reason for swatching, Myrtille, my new pattern for the Swiss Delights Yarn Kit is coming out in the beginning of next year.
If you don’t want to miss out on a fun KAL, with great yarn or simply need a perfect gift for a knitter, order your kit now!
Better hurry, the subscriptions end on December 15th.
Now enough said about future projects, this post is all about the fine art of swatching and how you can easily become a master at it!
Nerdy knitting post ahead, you’ve been warned! Continue Reading
I don’t know about you but with the start of the last month of the year, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by things that needs to be done before January.
So much has happen this year with Stitch-N-Smile and I’m so grateful about it. However, it also means that in the mean time, lots of projects piled up, were forgotten or simply discarded.
Not wanting to drown in a sea of unfinished things, something had to be done about it, and if possible before starting even more potentially abandoned projects next year.
Joey the cat agrees!
Have you heard about the Swiss Delights Yarn Kit?
I’ve teamed up with the lovely Ladies from Siidegarte and Kaya Lana to bring you all some Swiss awesomeness this Winter!
Get your Swiss Delights Yarn Kit
The idea was to create a large shawl that could also double as a scarf so you could wrap yourself in it during those cold and long Winter days. The asymmetrical triangular design was mean to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.
The Siide-Fideel yarn plays a huge part in making this shawl your go-to-accessory for Christmas. The Merino will protect you from the cold and the silk adds a shine that makes it look classy. Perfect combo!
Plus, as the big bonus point, it’s a joy to knit with. Continue Reading
Looking for a little Winter Craft inspiration? Don’t look any further!
Once Upon a Time, the popular fairytale inspired TV show is getting cooler! Pun intended.
This TV show has been a favourite of mine since its beginning.
I really enjoy watching this show. The stories are becoming a little far fetched with time but it’s still very entertaining, perfect for knitting in front of the TV. Continue Reading
It’s been in the works for some time now…
These last weeks, I’ve been working on a secret project… Maybe you even saw glimpse of it on Instagram along with Joey the Kitten. I’ll admit, it was hard keeping it a secret for that long but we are very proud to introduce the first ever Swiss Delights Yarn Kit in it’s Christmas edition!
Get your Swiss Delights Yarn Kit
This new kit is a 100% Swiss collaboration between the lovely Ladies from Siidegarte and Kaya Lana so be prepare for some Swiss awesomeness.
So why am I so excited about this kit? Continue Reading
Today is a special day!
I’m very proud to say that today we celebrate our 10 years together with my Honey!
I feel like the luckiest girl on earth to have found my amazing husband, my soulmate. To be able to share each day with him is a blessing, I love him very much.
Now, let’s celebrate!
And what would be better than finally posting the pictures of the wedding dress, THE Dress, to make this day even more special?
Prepare yourself, this is a picture heavy post. You have been warn! Continue Reading
Last Thursday, after months of efforts and work, I took a deep breath and officially opened my Etsy store.
And now I can truly say that the Lina Jewellery is a labour of love.
After the craziness of the wedding in August, the very anticipated next step was the honeymoon.
And so in the beginning of September, we embarked on a 4 weeks long journey to Australia. From the green pastoral lands filled with kangaroos in the South, the vivid red landscape in the Center to the humid and luxurious forests in the North, it really feels we visited an entire continent!
It was truly an exceptional and memorable trip.
But rest assured, even though we didn’t have a lot of time, I still managed to get my hands on some fibre goodies! Continue Reading
I may be in Australia for the time being but something tells me we will soon have to go to Scotland!
Have you heard about THE summer TV show Outlander? Originally a book by Diana Gabaldon , this bestselling series was just released to TV with just as much popularity.
You certainly wonder why I’m doing a post on this. Well the story is of a young woman from the 1940s who mysteriously finds herself in Scotland during the 1700s.
While I haven’t read the books yet, what really interested me is because it is set in Scotland, we got to see lots of knits. And what better inspiration for fall? Continue Reading
Digital patterns are great! Most of the time they are cheaper and the very cool thing is that you can pretty much buy them at anytime of day or night! Great for midnight pattern cravings!
After having been printed, assembled and used, a normal (and slightly obsessed with tidying) person will be looking for a way to store it.
That’s when it starts to get messy.
Contrary to store bought one which are neatly folded into a paper folder, printed-at-home ones are not.
So how can you store them efficiently? Continue Reading