Fabric Friday!

Hey everyone!

It’s Fabric Friday here at Em One, Em Two! his week’s print is brought to you by Robert Kaufman. It’s from his Vintage Couturier 2 line which will be available in October.


My favourite colour is purple and I’m a sewer and a maker so this fabric is right up my alley! I would love to make a skirt or dress out of it. It’d be like meta-making, right? Sewing with fabric about sewing…. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Love, Emily

PS, what would you make with it?

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Completed: Fall Into Winter Cowl

Hey everyone!

So last week I posted my Fall into Winter cowl that I was working on. Well, guess what? It’s done! I’m so happy with the way it turned out and to share it with everyone.

Here’s the full body shot.

The length turned out great! Three balls of Jo Sharp’s alpaca kid lustre was perfect for this project.

I loved this method of binding off because in the past I’ve found my bind offs a little tighter than I’d like.

The size needle I used was perfect for the drape of the fabric.

And the colour combination really makes it stand out.

If you’re interested in making one of these cowls for yourself make sure to pop over to the original post for the pattern and all the details!

Hope you enjoy and try it for yourself!

Love, Emily

‘Tis the Season for New Yarn!

I know, I know, it’s not Christmas yet! However, for all the crafters and makers out there, it’s time to get down to creating our gifts for the people we love…or at least tolerate.

I’m a huge fan of Etsy and have been for a few years now so I’ve decided to round up some beautiful yarn found on the site. I’ve included simple suggestions of how I would use the yarn. I hope this helps bring some inspiration for the busy knitting and crocheting season upon us all.

But enough of my chit chat, let’s get to the good stuff!

Bloodthirsty from DyeForYarn

This first yarn is from DyeForYarn in Germany. I’ve had my eye on it for quite a while. Their wide range of colours are so rich, and if you pardon the pun,  to “dye” for. This particular yarn is 100% silk, and 100% gorgeous! It would be beautiful as a simple shall to really show off the yarn itself.

Royalty Colour-way from WanderingWool

This beautiful yarn is from WanderingWool in the United States. The deep colours of this yarn are perfect going into the colder months and the yarn would be great for a pair of socks.

Oil Slick from SeeJayneKnitYarns

On to my next yarn pick, from SeeJayneKnitYarns in Canada. I’m a sucker for single ply yarn and this is no exception. Such great colours for fall and winter! This would make a great set of mittens and a hat or cowl!

Botanical Green to Clay Color Bridge Yarn Set from colorshiftyarn

Last but certainly not least we have colourshiftyarn in the United States. Ombre is such a huge trend right now and I think how they have incorporated it into their yarn is fantastic. Using their yarns for entrelac pieces or just a simple scarf would be lovely to get the full scope of colours they offer.

I hope all of you out there fall in love with these yarns as much as I have and give them a try!

Also, make sure to click on the pictures to take yourself directly to these great Etsy shops!

Have fun and get creative!

Love, Emily

Toddler Beret

Made this cute beret for my three year old niece (at her request).  She picked the yarn and wanted a bow too.  Here’s how it turned out!

Took me about a day to make it because I am a slow knitter. It’s also tricky to knit with a three year old standing over your shoulder asking, “Ummm, is it done yet?”.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry or on Crazy Aunt Purl! I used Red Heart yarn in Melonberry (100% acrylic) 

Hope you like it. Happy knitting!

Love, Emma

Fabric Friday!

What’s up!? Emily here and I’d like to introduce a weekly post: Fabric Fridays. Along with yarn I’m also obsessed with great fabrics. Being in school for fashion design completely opened my eyes to the world of textiles and I’d like to share it with everyone else. So, every Friday I’d like to bring to you a beautiful fabric that I just love!

To start this off I’ve chosen a print by one of my favourite textile designers, Amy Butler. I have chosen a piece from her Gypsy Caravan line (wine, gypsy mum PWAB082).

I love the contrast of colours in this print! It’s easy to see why that after the first time I laid eyes on Amy Butler fabric I was hooked. She has a masterful grip on colour and design and I’m looking forward to what else she has up her sleeves!

Love, Emily

Peach Crisp

I made a delicious vegan peach crisp while peaches were in season this year. It was easy, tasty, and vegan! With the cooler weather here, this recipe could easily be made with apples for a cozy autumn dessert.

Ingredients

Filling:

peaches, peeled and sliced, enough to fill your pie plate or casserole

Topping:

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup white flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 melted vegan margarine (Vegan Becel, Earth Balance, etc.)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

preheat oven to 375 degrees

1. peel and slice peaches (apples) and place them in a lightly greased pie plate or casserole (whatever size suits you)

2. in a bowl, combine the oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, and sugar and mix with a spoon until combined

3. in a separate bowl or saucepan melt margarine (could easily use butter if you are not vegan)

4. add the melted margarine to the oat mixture, and combine

5. spread crumble mixture over the peaches, spreading evenly

6. bake in a 375 degree over for 30 minutes, or until golden

7. let cool slightly and enjoy while still warm. I topped mine with a scoop of vanilla soy ice ‘cream’.

Enjoy!

Emma

WIP: Chunky Beret

Hello!

I recently started my first hat knitting in the round. It took me a while to get the hang of round needles, but now that I have I am hooked!

I chose Paton’s Shetland Chunky yarn because it was an affordable yarn for my first hat trial.  The dark green is a nice, rich, fall colour. I have always wanted a dark green slouchy hat, but have never seen one in stores.

I wanted to try an easy hat pattern and found a great simple beret pattern on Ravelry. This pattern is pretty basic and fast! I didn’t have the same size needles as the pattern uses, so my beret has a tighter knit than shown.

The Needles:

Size 8 US (5mm) 16″ circular needles. If you want a chunkier knit use the needles recommended in the patter!

The Yarn:

Patons Shetland Chunky (75% Acrylic/25% Wool) Sage Green (#78242)

Here is my progress so far.

Happy Knitting!

Emma

WIP: Fall into Winter Cowl

Hello!

Emily here with a project I’ve been working on for the past week. I’m going to call it my “Fall into Winter” cowl. It’s a very basic pattern that I created so I didn’t have to keep track of stitches and just relax with my knitting.

A couple of months ago I went to my local yarn shop and picked up three balls of Jo Sharp’s alpaca kid lustre. This yarn is a beautiful blend of alpaca, mohair, and merino wool.

Here’s the pattern:

The Needles:

Size 8 US (5mm) 16″ circular needles. If you want a bigger circumference, go ahead and use a longer pair of needles!

The Yarn:

Jo Sharp’s Alpaca Kid Lustre (30% Superfine Alpaca/40% Kid Mohair/30% Merino) 1 ball Pine (#856), 1 ball Elderberry (#857), and 1 ball Champagne (#858)

Or any other DK weight yarn of your choosing.

The Stitches:

K= Knit

P= Purl

YO= Yarn Over

K2tog= Knit Two Together

The Pattern:

With A cast on stitches in multiples of 2. If you want it closer fitting, c/o less, if you want it looser, c/o more!

Join in round and add stitch marker.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Purl

Round 3: Knit

Rounds 4 & 7: K2tog, yo, repeat to marker

Rounds 5-6: Knit

Rounds 8-12: Knit

Repeat rounds 4-12 until desired length.

To finish, knit one round, purl one round, knit one round, and then bind off.

This is what I have so far:

I hope you try it yourself and enjoy it! Completed photos will be up in a week or so.

Love, Emily

Hello world!

This is the blog of two long time friends and crafters, Emily Berney and Emma Sturgeon. Finally realizing that we needed a way to share crafting, baking, and cooking ideas, we started a blog to do just that.

This blog will be a space for sharing ongoing knitting and crochet projects as well as other adventures in crafting.  We will also share baking and cooking ideas.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Em & Em