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    Happy Halloween

    Halloween, a definite love/ hate relationship I have with this holiday. I LOVE seeing all the new costumes that kids have now and how creative things have gotten. I always wonder if I will ever see 'Classic Ghost" make a come back... I HATE being scared. When people tell me that "there is nothing like a good scare!" I can't relate. I will say, living in Canada does limit you to the types of costumes that you can wear. Unless you are willing to freeze, you need to take into account that Princess Jasmine MIGHT not be the best idea. This year surprisingly, I have been WAITING to write this post because I had the perfect knits for a costume....

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    BoHo Braid

    TUTORIAL TIME!! I have never written a tutorial so bare with me... While I was on my latest adventure, I had a 2 hour train ride from Berlin to Prague SO of course I brought along a bit of yarn and a crochet hook. The weather was beginning to get hotter by the second, so I decided to make a thin headband to continue with my "Knit Travels'. It is a simple and quick project so I decided to share it with you! HERE GOES...  First you need a bit of yarn in two colours, a crochet hook and scissors. (If you don't follow me already I don't generally follow the rules of gauge v.s. needle size, I just pick...

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    FAT 2014

    April 25th Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) 2014 a date I will never forget. At the end of last year all I had on my mind was FASHION, I wanted to produce more pieces and I wanted to challenge myself with bigger knits and edgy designs. There was no better place to showcase such work other than at Arts Fashion Week here in Toronto. The Idea of knitting 10 looks was a challenge I was ready to face. I chose to work with Jen Menecola from Sainte Genovefa, her line of one-of-a-kind avant-garde pieces was a perfect fit for the established theme of InFashion/ UnFashion and our chosen sub theme of Cult and Culture. The team behind our titled Formal Rebellion...

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    SS Takes Fashion Week

    With out say World Mastercard Fashion Week is the place to be when it comes to Fashion. Who would have thought that ME, a lover of white tee-shirts and jeans would be here celebrating fashion with some of the BEST designers that Toronto has to offer. Last week I was fortunate enough to be accepted to show my FW14 True North collection at the TFI Press and Buyers Brunch. I can't even tell you how excited I was!!!   There was TONS of prep. work to do and I had the greatest team who helped cut, type, read, name, style...etc... and boy did it pay off. (Lauren, Kim and of course Momma Phan THANK YOU!!!) For two days Kim and...

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    Hair v.s. Knitwear

    Everyday I struggle with my hair. It's not straight, it's not wavy and most of the time, it's a mess that I often refer to as a 'birds nest'. My morning hair routine consists of brushing and then creating a loopy bun on top of my head... As a knitwear designer, I am constantly showing customers how to wear hats and style their scarves so that they look their best. I usually demonstrate on myself, though, I am always a bit embarrassed to show people my messy hair. Therefore, this year I decided to embark on a mission, to be a better 'girl' OR a 'Girl in Training' as I like to call it. My first mission, deal with my...

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