Saturday, 30 January 2010

blue, originally uploaded by erica_knits.


I hope your weekends are going well.
I have a confession, I have a slight case of the winter blues. Do you?
What do you do when you have a case of the winter blues?


P.s. I'm glad you enjoyed my cardigan hunt! It is certainly keeping me warm. :)

An almost unrequited love story.

Monday, 25 January 2010

I walked by this cardigan all fall at H&M so many times and I never gave it a second glance. It was loosely knit and covered in bobbles and one version was in pale pink, my least favourite color to wear. In short, I thought it was ugly.

Then one day, Kate posted a picture of Iman wearing it layered under a cute coat and over a t-shirt dress. It made me do a double take: wait a minute? That cardi is actually cute. But, I quickly dismissed the thought.
That is, until I was going through my flickr favorites on Friday and found this image. All of the sudden that was the final straw.
I needed that cardigan!
I stopped by H&M on my way to work that night, but oh no! It wasn't there.
all was lost.

The next day I tried one more H&M, and despite all the drama of the day before, there it was just sitting there on a shelf. About seven of them. Not hard to find at all.

Another gorgeous girl in the sweater here and here.

Mast Brothers Chocolate by The Selby

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

These pictures kind of make me want to stop what I'm doing and become a chocolate maker.
I'm in love with the process and the wrapping.

Molly's Cinnamon Rolls

Monday, 18 January 2010

Molly's Cinnamon Rolls, originally uploaded by erica_knits.

I'm in awe of this girl's recipes. These cinnamon rolls are just the kind I like, not too sticky, not too sweet, just right.

I bought her book A Homemade Life two weeks ago (finally, I'd borrowed it from the library during the summer) because I couldn't bear without a copy for my own.

Giveaway Winner!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and to for offering this giveaway!
The 21st comment is from Julie of Knitted Bliss!
Congratulations Julie!

Manitoba Snow...

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Manitoba Snow..., originally uploaded by erica_knits.

Winter is the strangest animal in Toronto, some days are cold, but there's only a light dusting of snow. When I was home I was finally able to put my boots to the test: Could they keep my feet warm in -20 degrees Celsius? Keep my feet dry in deep snow? They passed! Which is a good thing considering I went on many photo taking adventures in deep snow, and once, got the car stuck!

Also, I have one New Year's Resolution: I want to take more photos of people. I got my film back from the developer and realized I didn't take a single picture of a friend. I guess, I feel weird about sticking a camera in their face, but it would be really nice to have their pictures. I do have two little cuties to show you: Aemy and Tika.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Here's some winter beauties to inspire:
Cloud Cocoa (fascinating!)
Stylish Warmth
Bundled up.

All Modern Giveaway!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Happy New Year! How's that for a long break?! Oops, I was gone a little longer than expected. However, I have some exciting news that could end up in your mail boxes! I'm pleased to announce that I'm hosting a giveaway courtesy of! All Modern is such a great site filled with so many great brands like DwellStudio, Gus*Modern, and Twinkle Living to name a few. All Modern is a part of the CSN stores which sells everything from chandeliers to mailboxes.

There are so many great things, in fact, that it was quite difficult to narrow down three choice items, but I did! The winner of the giveaway will be able to select ONE of the following three items to have for their very own. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada or the United States only. To enter just leave a comment with your email address, and I will use a random number generator to select the winner on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00am EST.

I selected three fun accents that would help to brighten the cold winter months:

1. Twinkle Living Milan Pillow
I may not have a puppy of my own yet, but this cute pillow is certainly close!

2. Authentic Table Stories Small Vase. Designed by Tord Boontje.
This would look so gorgeous with a nice all white bouquet or perhaps with a tea-light inside.
3. Unison Larch Organic Blanket in Medium.
Nothing is more wonderful in the winter than cuddling up under a pretty blanket.

I hope you'll fall in love with some of my choices, too.
Good luck and thank you AllModern for letting me host this giveaway!

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