To challenge myself a little I started lace knitting in this scarf for a friend.
The pattern is super simple and easy to memorize.It is a free pattern and has a chart with it which turns out is far easier to follow for lace knitting. You can find free pattern for this scarf here. I just didn’t put in the nupp stitches.
It took me a little over 3 months to make this super long scarf. But I am so happy with the end product. It is completely worth the time. And the yarn is gorgeous.
I used Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace yarn for this and changed colors at the end of each skein.
Half way through 2016 I started setting up SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound). I set up my dream life, 5 year goals, annual, quarterly, monthly and daily goals. I have to say it has worked really well so far. It has given me the clarity I needed to see where my small teeny-tiny business is headed. So for this new year, I have some ambitious goals that I plan to work towards each day both in my professional and personal lives. Do you set goals each year and has it worked for you?
Some of the incredible habits I have installed in this last year is journaling, daily planning, and 5 mins of french learning each day. I do not start my day without it and it definitely has helped me accomplish a lot during busy times and keep up with all the errands and activities.
To start of this new year on a productive note, I have these beauties available on the store. I am absolutely in love with Trellis patterns and spotlight has them in these bright and vivid colors. Check them out in my madeit and etsy stores now!!
Yesterday the French capital, Paris, announced that they have had a spike in air pollution higher than any in the last 10 winters. This has led them to regulate traffic by banning half the number of cars on the roads. India’s capital city, Delhi, has a similar story to tell.
You can see the air quality index of the city you live in here. This just goes to say that pollution is on the rise and it will at some point have an effect on your health.
We have to be kinder towards our planet and take small teeny tiny steps towards a healthy and green environment. It is after all the only planet with chocolate, wine, beer, trees, dogs, cats, and a lot of other wonderful things. Try and bike/walk to work more often. Use public transport. Refrain from using plastic. Use reusable cloth bags to shop.
We can make it a movement. This doesn’t have to be boring. You can have awesome printed fabrics, convenience, durability, all wrapped up in one.
By using one reusable bag, you will not be using about 3 plastic bags, which is over 156 weekly bags in the year.
Painting print tote
Geometric floral tote
Have a beautiful weekend.
PS – To find more varieties in tote bags visit my online store on madeit and etsy.
There are so many things to be thankful for, including this opportunity for me to be able to make a difference, to create new beautiful things, to use my life to the fullest potential, and to be able to serve as many people as possible. (Yes, I have been reading too many entrepreneurial and self improvement books lately! ;)).
This Small Business Saturday, support handmade products and small businesses. Try giving some handmade items these holidays to your family.
I am in the process of stocking my store for loads and loads of tote bags. These handmade bags make great presents and can be used as grocery bags, knitting project bags, beach bags, and gym bags. Here are some of the latest creations. To view them all visit my online store at Etsy and Madeit!!
Check these out today!! Thank you for saying no to plastic!