A Few Of My Favourite Things: July Edition

Disclaimer: I haven’t purchased the sweater pattern or embroidery-hoop jewelry mentioned in this post, so I can’t give an opinion on whether I feel the pattern is well-written or attest to the quality of the jewelry. If you have this pattern, or this jewelry, let us know what you think in the comments. The straws were purchased by me with my own money. None of these products were given to me for the purposes of review. All opinions in this article are mine and I have not received any form of payment or compensation. The links in this article are not affiliate links, I don’t benefit in any way if you click them.

Sometimes on my travels throughout the world wide web I come across something so cool that I stop scrolling and stare for a few minutes.  The most recent thing that stopped me in my online tracks is this sweater, Ocean Waves by Hilde Sørum:


Ocean Waves photo credit: Hilde Sørum

Ocean Waves photo credit: Hilde Sørum

Is this gorgeous, or what? It’s in my queue. It’s available in English and Norwegian, so if Norwegian patterns are easier for you to read, you’re in luck!

A couple of weeks ago I came across a new-to-me-maker who makes awesome knitting jewelry with mini embroidery hoops! 


photo credit: MikiElliottDesigns

photo credit: MikiElliottDesigns

How cute are these?  MikiElliottDesigns makes them and I think they would be an amazing gift for knitters. It’s taking all my willpower not to order all the mini embroidery hoops on Amazon and spend my days using leftover sock yarn to make these. They can be brooches, earrings, necklaces, bookmarks, keychains...the possibilities are endless.  

Lastly, my family jumped on the no-more-plastic-straws bandwagon last year and earlier this year we finally found our new favourite metal straws

photo credit: amazon.ca

photo credit: amazon.ca

They’re inexpensive, they come both straight and bent, and they include washing brushes. We’ve been using them for about 6 months. I’ve only lost 1 so far (that’s really good for me). So, if you’re still looking for straw-alternatives, highly recommend them.

Have you tried any of these products? I’d love to know what you think!