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Knit & Purl…



You guys, I used to knit a lot. Like watch countless back-to-back episodes of Six Feet Under so I could gain a few more inches on my project. Now I don’t have much more time (or focus) to work on more than a simple cowl or scarf, and I pulled this top out of my closet thinking “did I really make that?”.

Knitting was my first craft love and it changed my way of thinking. For some reason, it didn’t register until my 20s that people are rarely “naturally good” at something and that most things can be learned with some practice. I was determined to learn how to knit and after some practice, felt I could take on almost any project. My confidence grew and I realized that with some determination I could learn how to do a lot of the things I wished I knew how.

hand knit top

sweater: knit by me from this pattern (yearrrrs ago!)
dress: F21
boots: vintage
scarf: thrifted
earrings: Moorea Seal


I don’t know what I’m doing in that last picture- maybe celebrating that it’s Friday?

What are your plans this weekend? Besides working, I will be chained to my computer working on some final projects for school. Eek!

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the return of my Etsy shop…


Hello and happy Friday!
This week I restocked my Etsy shop with hand knit cowls and I want to celebrate by also hosting my first giveaway on le blog!
white hand knit cowl

The winner will receive a cowl in the color of their choice from the shop!

orange hand knit cowl

hand knit cowls

There’s 3 ways to enter (the first one is mandatory!), please leave a separate comment with your email for each one:

1. Just leave a comment!
2. Tweet about the giveaway and include @lalafauxbois!
3. Blog about the giveaway!

You have until next Thursday at midnight to enter, I’ll announce the winner next Friday- December 16th! This is open to anyone- I’ll ship worldwide (it just may take a little longer to get to you depending on customs and such :) )!

If you just want to shop, I’m offering a discount of 20% off to all readers of this blog– just enter LALAFAUXBOIS at checkout!

paper plane etsy

Have a good weekend!

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