Christmas time in Colorado

We’ve established this decorating theme a couple of years ago and truly love it. It’s a skinny, yet tall  vintage looking tree. The ornaments are a collection of various materials, from fabric stars, to metal bells. Small creatures hang from our tree. Our woodland forest of animal friends sit underneath.  

The mantel holds the little truck and a wooden sign that I made, and our jolly snowmen made of twigs. I think this is my absolute favorite mantle ever. It screams Christmas time. 

This train stands a really good chance of becoming one of all time favorite pieces. If it weren’t for the NOEL behind it, it would stay up all year. 

Our home is decorated simply; vintage touches amongst many of the pieces. 

Christmas is about home. It’s the little things that make it perfect. 

2018 Knitwear Trends

According to Vogue, “Cardigans, jumpers, turtlenecks and poncho styles: fashion embraces soft materials like wool, mohair or cashmere. Knits for everyone and for all tastes. For winter 2018, we are giving you a selection of innovative  knitwear brands whose soft and warms pieces will keep you warm and trendy.”

70srainbowsweater

skirttopknitted

vintage poncho

How spectacular is that?

“V” is for Vintage.

For us knitters or crocheters, playing with wool/fiber thickness, different hues, asymmetrical shapes, fringe detail, are what we’re going for as a designer or even as a consumer. The 70’s vibe is back, baby!

Knitwear has been with us for decades, drifting in and out of fashion. Knitting is one of the oldest forms of clothes -making. Hand-knitting has transformed from a necessity into a hobby, and some into a business.

I know for me, when I’m out shopping, even the everyday styles are looking more 70s/80s. It’s hard to wrap my head around it, though…I was a product of the 80s.

I’d love to hear your opinion on what you think of these styles.

Let’s get on board with these styles and see what we can create!