Off to the Opera

Thursday, 19 July 2007


My friend Monica and I had recently gotten out of the habit of our weekly knitting sessions due to the summer heat, but this week we came back full force. We worked so hard to make our knitting date that we biked in a freak thunderstorm, and with one very very flat tire. Of course, the rain ended as soon as we walked into the cafe.
I've fallen in love with the Opera Gloves on the fall runways, so I had to knit a pair of my own. Well almost a pair, just one for now. I'm already planning that my next pair will be grey with a cable running down the center.

It's made out of my favorite fiber, alpaca!
Underneath the glove is my new wool to enventually be constructed into a Built by Wendy Jacket, and a wrap jacket.

Inspiration:
I'm slowly working on the jumper dress (top right) in grey wool.



Eight Random Things.....

Saturday, 14 July 2007

I was tagged to write eight random things about myself by Jenny, so here goes:

1. I am a trained lifeguard and swimming instructor. I only worked as a lifeguard for about a year due to long hours, indoors, and turns out, chlorine reacts badly with my skin.(The pay however, was nothing to complain about) Despite all that I still love to teach swimming lessons part-time for my local swim team. Oh yeah, I also swam competitively for three years but all the ribbons I have say 4th or 5th place, haha, I was too small.

2. I have one sister, Kara, who is six years younger than I am. She is a gifted musician who plays the french horn, piano, and a bass guitar. Oh and she is beautiful.

3. My dad is allergic to dogs and cats, so the only pets I've had were fish and hamsters. Once, I had a bottom feeder fish who sucked all the algae off the tank, and when there wasn't enough algae, he sucked the life out of all my fish. I remember they all had hickies as they floated at the top of the tank one morning. It was quite tragic.

4. I'm soon to be a third year university student, majoring in history and minoring in French. Sometimes I wish I could hurry this degree up so I can apply for a master's in curatorial studies. Besides all my dreams of owning a shop, and designing clothing, I really want to curate a museum.

5. My love for museums may have come from family vacations. My family and I have never been to any amusement parks, but I have seen many upon many art galleries and museums. My favorites have been the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal, and the Field Museum in Chicago. But I have yet to see the MET or MOMA in New York.

6. I have an obsession with the show So You Think You Can Dance. I cried when Jesus was cut. I think Sabra and Dominic are so adorable, and Pasha and Sara's swing dance was amazing this week!

7. I have never been to Ottawa, Canada's capitol city. However, my flights are now booked for the end of summer!

8. My boyfriend has a blog, too!

Thanks Jenny for the tag, but you were right, these were really hard to think of.

Happy Birthday Mersiha!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007


Outside, originally uploaded by erica_knits.

This is a birthday gift for my dear friend Mersiha.
It is silkscreened with "Tout va bien" in white and pink, which means "all is well," and line with green gingham! I just had to use some gingham after I saw Carolyn's dress. I hope she likes it!

If I Owned A Boutique.....


One of my greatest dreams is to own a small shop with its own little clothing line.
In God We Trust is my inspiration for this page.

Journal Update


Yummy Fall Fashion

Wednesday, 4 July 2007


My wonderful boyfriend bought me the Paris Vogue Collections Issue.
These are just some of my favorite picks for fall.
DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Blumarine, Twinkle by Wenlan, and a Sart girl.
All from Style.com.. not cut out of the collections issue!!

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