Sunday, November 5, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Taylor Swift, "Look What You Made Me Do"

Love her or hate her, it's hard to escape the epic pop empire that is T. Swift. I tend to like most of what T. Swift puts out and enjoy watching her 'grow up' a little more with each new album. The video for "Look What You Made Me Do" is chock full of Easter Eggs (references) from T.Swift's past. Check out the video below and lets see how many references you can catch. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Haim "Little of Your Love"

The 70's are officially back in style with the sister's, Haim, and their video for "Little of Your Love" complete with line dancing and I'm digging it. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What I'm Listening To: "Strangers" by Halsey ft. Lauren Jauregui

Any Halsey fans out there? This week I've had Halsey's song, "Strangers", stuck in my head all week, but there's no official video for the song, so I'm posting this live version from NBC's Today Show because I am loving Halsey's hair and the stage set-up

Monday, October 9, 2017

2017 Make Nine October Update

Original 2017 Make Nine list

At the start of 2017, several makers pledged to make 9 garments throughout the year and I jumped on the bandwagon and made my own knitting and sewing list. Now it's October and I've only made 3 of the 9 items I'd planned. I haven't been as much into sewing as I had hoped and I'm currently in the middle of a knitting binge, so I thought it was about time to make some adjustments to my list to reflect my current interests.

New 2017 Make Nine List

  1. Triangle Rib Scarf My husband requested this scarf for Christmas in 2016 and picked out the yarn  and I finished it at the start of the new year.
  2. Moneta I actually started the Moneta several years ago using yarn I'd purchased in the UK, but I'd been too scared to finish it. In April I participated in a Moneta SAL on Instagram and finally had to courage to finish it...but it's a little snug on top.
  3. Featherweight cardigan I had my eye on this pattern ever since it came out, and I finally knit it up in May-July in a mint color. I still need to block it and post pictures.
  4. Camero I stumbled across this pattern by Tanis Fiber Arts and fell it love. It's my current work in progress.
  5. I knit 10 "cat hats" at the beginning of the year for the Women's March on Washington and gave some away to D.C. marchers and others away to family and friends and forgot to keep one for myself. So this fall I knit up my 11th hat- inspired by the hats from the Missoni Runway Show.
  6. Marion is still a work in progress. I started this cardigan back in 2014 for the Marion KAL and knit most of the front before discovering that I'd goofed up the cable and haven't picked it up since. I'm determined to pick this up before the year is through.
  7. I decided that one problem I had with my early 2017 Make Nine set was that my sewing pattern choices were too advanced and intimidating, so I thought I'd keep it simple. I can't decide if I'll sew up another Lou Box Top in a more drapey fabric or sew my husband some Mr. Darcy boxer shorts  this year.
  8. I'm jumping into another Untangling Knots KAL with the Salal pattern. I've got my yarn and pattern ready and can't wait to cast this on in mid-October.
  9. I saw the new Wonder Woman film and loved it, and found some fabulous Yak yarn at Oregon's Flock & Fiber Fair, so it's only natural that I need to make the Wonder Woman Wrap.
Are any of you participating in the #2017MakeNine ? Are you keeping up, or does your list need some revisions? Let me know in the comments below. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

What I'm Listening To: "Los Ageless" by St. Vincent

This week I heard St. Vincent's latest single "Los Ageless" from her new album, MASSEDUCTION and was reminded of just how brilliant Annie Clarke (aka St. Vincent) is. An NPR article described the song as "nightmare fuel in pepto pink". If that sounds like your cup of tea, check out the music video below.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Childish Gambino- Sober

Donald Glover aka. Childish Gambino has come a long way from his day's on NBC's show Community. If you caught it part in the film, Magic Mike 2, you already know that he can sing. I love the video for his song, Sober, and find it super relatable how he's super awkward when his crush looks his way and how he's all smooth and cool when she looks away. Check out the music video below.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Sia- To Be Human feat. Labrinth

I did it! I finally saw DC's Wonder Woman movie. I think I was putting it off because I was afraid it would disappoint like the previous DC superhero films (Batfleck- I'm referring to you), but IT WAS AWESOME! So this week, I'm listening to Sia's song To Be Human from the Wonder Woman soundtrack to re-live Wonder Woman's badassery. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

What I'm Listening To: Skatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)

Are any of you watching Master of None on Netflix starring Aziz Ansari like I am? Well, I was just watching an episode during season 2 (episode 4 'First Date', if you must know) which features the 90's classic Skatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) and I CANNOT get it out of my head. So...your welcome :-)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall Fashion Wishlist 2017

Something Red

Something Red- Grenadine is the hot new red shade for fall, and while I find the color red to be seriously flattering and empowering, my closet is in dire need of some pops of red. I'm envisioning red pants with neutral shirts, red tanks under my neutral sweaters and blazers and maybe a red button down to wear to work.

Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground- What goes around comes around, and velvet fabric is back on trend this fall. I just love the softness of this fabric, and envision wearing velvet blouses, blazers and accessories in late fall through the holiday session.

To the Max

To the Max- Maxi dresses can be worn now while the temperatures are still warm, and paired with blazers, jackets and cardigans to be worn in the chillier months. I'm on the hunt for a subtle floral print dress that's not too girly.


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