Me Made May 2014

Hey everyone moving is totally eating up my life, but good news is that I will be free and clear for one of my favorite internet challenges of the year! Me Made May! So with out further ado my pledge 

I, Spencer of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavour to wear a handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2014. 

See you all soon! 

Rose City Yarn Crawl 2014: Re-cap

So this weekend's Rose City Yarn Crawl flew by. While I had planned on crawling all 4 days, life had other plans for me (we're moving) So while I only got to spend 2 days at this years crawl, boy were they awesome. 



This year's yarn crawl started out at Twisted.  On Thursday Imperial Stock Ranch was having a trunk show.  They brought this sweet little lamb with them. She was so gentle and cute! Seriously it makes me want to move to a farm and have sheep!  The main reason I needed to get myself to Thursday was jamPDX was having a trunk show. It was so hard to pick just one of her lovely pieces! I wanted both a pint glass and coffee mug. But in the end I couldn't stop thinking about the awesome coloring of the yarn ball on this mug. 


So while I was thinking about what piece of ceramics I wanted to take home, I was also debating what lovely color of Sock That Rock Lightweight I wanted for my Margaret Sullavan Shawlette.  I decided on this lovely colorway called Petticoat Junction. 


So Friday morning after a long morning walk and a yummy breakfast at Cup and Saucer. I went to close knits to check out the Bumblebirch Trunk Show.  She had so many beautiful bases and colors I want to knit with them all! But after trying to justify another skein of purple yarn  I went with this skein of Wellspring in a beautiful green color called Succulent 


I then saw a that I had an email from Twisted. It seems I had won a door prize for checking in on Thursday! Hip Hip Hooray! Seriously I never win anything, but it gets even better! I won a jamPDX Pint Glass! Seriously the universe must be pleased with me. 


How cute is that! I love it! So when I went to pick up my prize, I spyed a skein of Tosh Merino Light in Posy. I have been on the hunt for this colorway! So of course a skein of that had to go home with me. 


While yarn crawl was cut short for me this weekend it was still a fun time1 How was your weekend? did you do anything exciting. Make anything? Finish a UFO? let me know! 


30 Days Of Lists: How would I describe Myself to a Pen Pal

Hello, I hope you are all having a great end to an even better weekend. Tomorrow I'll be back with a re-cap of my Rose City Yarn Crawl (it was pretty great) and Day 3 of 30 days of Lists! 


1. Vintage Lover 

2. 4 - Eyes 

3. Knitter 

4. Amateur Seamstress 

5. Vegan Baker 

6. Dachshund Mama 

30 Lists: Ways to Add Magic To My Life

Hey everyone, 

At the last minute I decided to 30 days of Lists! My Friend Erika is also doing it, so I thought it could be a fun thing to do for the month of march! I love spring, and it feels like just the perfect thing to get me out of the stinky doldrums that February has brought. I decided to do my lists on 6x6 squares of double thick sketch paper.  I love this paper because,  I can add markers and ink and light washes of watercolors as I see fit. I also plan to hang my favorite ones up around my desk after I am done! 



Ways to add More Magic to My Life 

1. Drink More Loose Leaf Tea 

2. Fill my home and closet with handmade things 

3.Instax More 

4. Early Morning Walks 

So there is my list! I'll see you tomorrow! 

2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl : The Events!

Hello Again! 

Yesterday we talked about some of my favorite patterns from this years yarn crawl. Today we are gonna touch on my must see in store events and trunk shows. 


Close Knits 


Friday All Day Bumblebirch Trunk Show. 

Bumblebirch yarns has in the last year grown to be one of my favorite yarns. Her rich colors and amazing yarn bases make her yarn a pleasure to work with. This year she will be having Trunk Shows all over the city. I plan to catch her stop at Close Knits on Friday! I can't wait to see what colors she has created this year! 

Dublin Bay Knitting Co

All Weekend Three Irish Girls Trunkshow

Three Irish Girl has published some of my favorite fingering weight patterns and sock patterns. I can't wait to get to see their gorgeous yarn in person!  Don't forget to stop by and have a scone take and knit a few rounds in their lovely shop. 

Happy Knits


RCYC Technique Class - Thursday Friday and Saturday Nights 6-8pm 

This class is going to cover two of the most dreaded to learn techniques in knitting, Provisional cast-on and my nemesis the kitchner stitch. I am hoping to drop by one of the classes for kitchner practice alone!. 



JamPDX Ceramics trunk show - Thursday noon - 4pm 

One of the most asked about items on instagram or my blog is this yarn bowl. It is by JamPDX! Head over to twisted to meet them and get one of your own! . I cannot wait to pick up a coffee mug from these ladies!


So those are the must stop places for me this weekend! If you see me out and about crawling stay hi! I know it's gonna be like christmas tonight! Where i can barely sleep! See you out on the crawl!