Fall is finally here, and it has begun to feel a bit like winter in Oregon. There is a random monsoon every once in awhile but that is to be expected after 20 years of living in this beautiful state.
Every once in awhile you get reminded to be thankful for the things you didn’t know you were thankful for until you’d forgotten. So before I forget. Here are Grishley’s 10.
1. A good night’s sleep
2. The feeling of having a first true laugh with an acquaintance
3. Fresh Vegetables
4. The spray bottle trick to removing wrinkles as not to have to iron
5. Mechanical Pencils
6. A great cup of coffee
7. When my dad calls and says “Hi Manda”
8. When my mom calls and says “It’s half off day at the Salvation Army”
9. Finding Money/Chapstick in my pockets
10. Getting letters in the mail.
ahhh… yup more fashion soon I promise, but for now just a little peace of mind
- xoxo Grishley
As the cold weather approaches, it takes only a few minutes for the knitting needles to come out at Grishley’s house.Not only do I love creating unique knitwear for the cold weather months, but these babies are especially great for outdoor weekend adventures.
With the first wave of midterms on their way, boyfriend and I decided to make an early morning date of hiking one of our favorite local routes. Not only was it a bit earlier than Grishley had remembered wanting to wake up on a Saturday, but it was also a bit chilly out, so I whipped out this knit hat! I had made this baby during winter break of last school year, and it was super easy to make.
Being cold and outdoorsy comes natural to us Oregonians, and knowing how to whip up an easy and cute hat has got to be a Pacific Northwest tradition! This knit hat is a bit different in that it has ear flaps also, a super great choice when packing for a surprise birthday getaway with boyfriend last January!
These hats were super easy to make I just use a thick yarn (or two colors at once like in my hat with ear flaps) and stitch a rectangle as long as the circumference of my noggin and as wide and the point from the crown of my head (the top point) to just above my eyebrows. I cast off my rectangle and connect the ends using yarn and a yarn needle. Then gather one of the long sides to create the top of the hat bringing it all in together to create the hat shape we all know and love. Then I add details like crochet flowers!
Adding ear flaps is super easy as well, just knit them separately and then sew them in using your yarn and yarn needle!
Lacking a little knit know how? check this out!
And just for your enjoyment some pics from my weekend hike!
I will have more backstage photos for you in the coming days! But to keep you loyal readers loyal here are a few pics I snapped backstage at Portland Fashion week! These are models from Seth Aaron’s Solarworld collection!
The show was amazing and these models followed suit! More tomorrow!
Here are a few outfit shots from Thursday night at Fashion Week. More backstage pics to come in the next few days with my brand new camera!