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riv.creative // Sara

@riv.creative

dabbler in the creative & textile artist // knitting & crochet accessories available on etsy // Campbell River, 🇨🇦 #rivcreative

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The ever sweet @roseandpurl asked what I was up to this weekend... something pretty epic actually.
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I have just cast on (again) the single most challenging project I've ever attempted.  2 years ago I couldn't make it through the first 8 rows without multiple attempts and then it defeated me 10 inches in and I 🐸'ed it.
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I've switched out the yarn and now have two more years of knitting experience under my belt.  I will not be defeated.  I *REALLY* want this finished object. (Even if I had to do the first 8 rows 4 times last night, i did figure it out in the end).
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Pattern: Eiffel For You by @uandiknit #eiffelforyouvest
Yarn: @owool Sport
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Also shown is my new #finchbucket designed by @stitchmischief!  It's gigantic and fabulous. (And I only made a few mods Jade 😘). I'm thinking a few of these will end up in the shop soon!!!.

The ever sweet @roseandpurl asked what I was up to this weekend... something pretty epic actually. . I have just cast on (again) the single most challenging project I've ever attempted. 2 years ago I couldn't make it through the first 8 rows without multiple attempts and then it defeated me 10 inches in and I 🐸'ed it. . I've switched out the yarn and now have two more years of knitting experience under my belt. I will not be defeated. I *REALLY* want this finished object. (Even if I had to do the first 8 rows 4 times last night, i did figure it out in the end). . Pattern: Eiffel For You by @uandiknit #eiffelforyouvest Yarn: @owool Sport . Also shown is my new #finchbucket designed by @stitchmischief ! It's gigantic and fabulous. (And I only made a few mods Jade 😘). I'm thinking a few of these will end up in the shop soon!!! ...

These mitts flew off the needles and were SUCH an amazing project. Swipe to see the fantastic details on the top.
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They were in my queue for a good long time and when I came home from Rhinebeck with a single skein with mitts in mind these were cast on as soon as my Christmas knits were done.
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Pattern: Nalu Mitts by @leila_raven #nalumitts
Yarn: Greenwood Hill Farm 2-ply, Silver #greenwoodhillfarm
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Yes, I unplugged for a bit, spent some time reading and hanging out with the family.  The shop is back open and has most items restocked.  There's still a few empty spots waiting patiently. 😊.

These mitts flew off the needles and were SUCH an amazing project. Swipe to see the fantastic details on the top. . They were in my queue for a good long time and when I came home from Rhinebeck with a single skein with mitts in mind these were cast on as soon as my Christmas knits were done. . Pattern: Nalu Mitts by @leila_raven #nalumitts Yarn: Greenwood Hill Farm 2-ply, Silver #greenwoodhillfarm . Yes, I unplugged for a bit, spent some time reading and hanging out with the family. The shop is back open and has most items restocked. There's still a few empty spots waiting patiently. 😊 ...

Well that went fast.... (shh, don't remind me I have 5 skiens of blue to knit through....)
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Pattern: Mountain Mist by @tincanknits #mountainmistsweater 
Yarn: @owool O-wash Worsted
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I must admit, 2019 is going to be the year of knitting my Rhinebeck stash.  4 projects done or on the needles and 6 (or 7?) more to go.... Think I can do it?  #maybe
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#blamedunderknitalong.

Well that went fast.... (shh, don't remind me I have 5 skiens of blue to knit through....) . Pattern: Mountain Mist by @tincanknits #mountainmistsweater Yarn: @owool O-wash Worsted . I must admit, 2019 is going to be the year of knitting my Rhinebeck stash. 4 projects done or on the needles and 6 (or 7?) more to go.... Think I can do it? #maybe . #blamedunderknitalong ...

{Warning, semi-long post. Executive Summary: shop's going on vacation mode tonight} xoxo

Best plans laid, or with purposeful intention, I'm not sure which. One of my self #makenine for 2019 is 'rythme'. A fancy way for saying to go at my own pace, in my time, with what I feel/need. If I'm not enjoying what I'm doing, it's going to come through in what I create.
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My active, go-go-go 'self' received these supplies way back in the fall, and made them up in Dec thinking I would do a shop update - heck, I told you guys I was doing it!
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My tired of the hustle, just want to knit, bombarded with Christmas and birthdays, and jam packed weekends 'self', kept finding reasons why it wasn't a good time.
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And, despite having all the supplies arrive at the house and all the new charms made, the shop is going to go on vacation mode for a bit. (I'm packing up orders tonight and will keep packing until the last one is done and then will close shop).
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I mention all these things as I've been inspired by so many recently about 'doing you', and not glorifying the hustle, amoungst other self care and supportive items, and so that you get to hear it one more time, and also know that there's no need to worry about my absence, I'm just 'doing me'. xoxo.

{Warning, semi-long post. Executive Summary: shop's going on vacation mode tonight} xoxo Best plans laid, or with purposeful intention, I'm not sure which. One of my self #makenine for 2019 is 'rythme'. A fancy way for saying to go at my own pace, in my time, with what I feel/need. If I'm not enjoying what I'm doing, it's going to come through in what I create. . My active, go-go-go 'self' received these supplies way back in the fall, and made them up in Dec thinking I would do a shop update - heck, I told you guys I was doing it! . My tired of the hustle, just want to knit, bombarded with Christmas and birthdays, and jam packed weekends 'self', kept finding reasons why it wasn't a good time. . And, despite having all the supplies arrive at the house and all the new charms made, the shop is going to go on vacation mode for a bit. (I'm packing up orders tonight and will keep packing until the last one is done and then will close shop). . I mention all these things as I've been inspired by so many recently about 'doing you', and not glorifying the hustle, amoungst other self care and supportive items, and so that you get to hear it one more time, and also know that there's no need to worry about my absence, I'm just 'doing me'. xoxo ...

Tonight's cast on, paired with it's inspiration.
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No surprise it's called Mountain Mist.  I have spent more time preparing for this cast on than any other knit I've done to date.  Multiple 'big enough' swatches, much math, support from fellow knitters and now a highlighter, because #ALLthesizes and tonight's the night. 💜💗💙
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Pattern: Mountain Mist from #strangebrew, by @tincanknits 
Yarn: some 🙃 of my @owool acquisitions this past fall
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Excited to start and see how far I get in the next little while. 😍
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#mountainmistsweater #tincanknits #plussizeknitting #blamedunerknitalong.

Tonight's cast on, paired with it's inspiration. . No surprise it's called Mountain Mist. I have spent more time preparing for this cast on than any other knit I've done to date. Multiple 'big enough' swatches, much math, support from fellow knitters and now a highlighter, because #ALLthesizes and tonight's the night. 💜💗💙 . Pattern: Mountain Mist from #strangebrew , by @tincanknits Yarn: some 🙃 of my @owool acquisitions this past fall . Excited to start and see how far I get in the next little while. 😍 . #mountainmistsweater #tincanknits #plussizeknitting #blamedunerknitalong ...

The last few days I have been reading, following links, and obsessively watching stories. I have been listening as hard as I can. I have been thinking as much as I can. I want my voice to be as authentic and genuine and sensitive as I can be. I don't want it to be a flippant jesture that fades.
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My voice on IG has been and likely will be quiet, due to my active listening and attempt to understand, and quite honestly, fear of inadvertently offending someone, without taking more time to more fully understand.
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My intent in all things I do is to be supportive and kind to all. And to learn. Always. ❤️.

The last few days I have been reading, following links, and obsessively watching stories. I have been listening as hard as I can. I have been thinking as much as I can. I want my voice to be as authentic and genuine and sensitive as I can be. I don't want it to be a flippant jesture that fades. . My voice on IG has been and likely will be quiet, due to my active listening and attempt to understand, and quite honestly, fear of inadvertently offending someone, without taking more time to more fully understand. . My intent in all things I do is to be supportive and kind to all. And to learn. Always. ❤️ ...

It's me again!  With my fantastic new FO, which I'm never ever taking off.
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I could tell you about my side view mirror hit and run this morning, or how the day job was in *fine* form today or whinge about the lack of relationship between me and my sewing machine, but instead, I'll leave you with my smile at the snow, my #squintyeyeforever, and my fantabulous new knit, did I mention it?  I'm seriously never taking it off.
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Pattern: Fintry Shawl by @knoxmountainknitco 
Yarn: Cormo x, Fox Hill Farms
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#gottalovethewondersofsocialmedia
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#andwhoneedsbirthdaysanyways #theyjustmakeyouoneyearolder #butcapricornsdorule .
#fintry #snowday #cormo #foxhillfarms #blamedunderknitalong.

It's me again! With my fantastic new FO, which I'm never ever taking off. . I could tell you about my side view mirror hit and run this morning, or how the day job was in *fine* form today or whinge about the lack of relationship between me and my sewing machine, but instead, I'll leave you with my smile at the snow, my #squintyeyeforever , and my fantabulous new knit, did I mention it? I'm seriously never taking it off. . Pattern: Fintry Shawl by @knoxmountainknitco Yarn: Cormo x, Fox Hill Farms . #gottalovethewondersofsocialmedia . #andwhoneedsbirthdaysanyways #theyjustmakeyouoneyearolder #butcapricornsdorule . #fintry #snowday #cormo #foxhillfarms #blamedunderknitalong ...

Needles.  We all have our favourite.  Well, my favourite, hands down, all day long are HiyaHiya's 🐼. So I did something big and crazy and am now a HiyaHiya North American retailer!!!
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I'm currently taking pre-orders for my first order, so if you've been wanting a specific needle, another cable, or want to try them out for the first time (including the new Flyers!!!) send me a message.  Anything HiyaHiya is available!
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HiyaHiya interchangeable sets hit all my tick boxes for quality and seem to be one of the more reasonable sets out there.  I don't have to use the tools to tighten the cables, they have lifeline spaces and twist AND the Sharps tips, I almost can't knit without them now. 😍
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I'm not going to be able to carry the whole range of needles, so this will be one of the few times I'll be doing a call out for all HiyaHiya items.
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#whowantsahiyahiya #hiyahiya #hiyahiyaflyers #gobigorgohome.

Needles. We all have our favourite. Well, my favourite, hands down, all day long are HiyaHiya's 🐼. So I did something big and crazy and am now a HiyaHiya North American retailer!!! . I'm currently taking pre-orders for my first order, so if you've been wanting a specific needle, another cable, or want to try them out for the first time (including the new Flyers!!!) send me a message. Anything HiyaHiya is available! . HiyaHiya interchangeable sets hit all my tick boxes for quality and seem to be one of the more reasonable sets out there. I don't have to use the tools to tighten the cables, they have lifeline spaces and twist AND the Sharps tips, I almost can't knit without them now. 😍 . I'm not going to be able to carry the whole range of needles, so this will be one of the few times I'll be doing a call out for all HiyaHiya items. . #whowantsahiyahiya #hiyahiya #hiyahiyaflyers #gobigorgohome ...

Hi. It's me.
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I'm sure we've met, but in case we haven't, I'm Sara. I'm a nerd at heart, love straight lines and grids, am always creating things with my hands and thrive on learning new things. I'm a bit of a Jill of all trades and master of none.
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Last year I made one of my #makenine projects myself and this year I've been so inspired by many of you, I'm going to up the ante again. I'm going to do me. All year long. I've got 9 aspects of me that I'm going to work on.
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Don't worry, you'll be along for the ride (so hopefully its a fun one!) I have big things planned for @riv.creative this year, but between those big things there may be quiet times. Know that those quiet moments are for me, and that all is well. 😚
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Happy New Year my friends.... Let's go have some fun! 🎉 Who's with me? 😊
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#whatsnext #grandplans #bucketliststyle #comealongwithme.

Hi. It's me. . I'm sure we've met, but in case we haven't, I'm Sara. I'm a nerd at heart, love straight lines and grids, am always creating things with my hands and thrive on learning new things. I'm a bit of a Jill of all trades and master of none. . Last year I made one of my #makenine projects myself and this year I've been so inspired by many of you, I'm going to up the ante again. I'm going to do me. All year long. I've got 9 aspects of me that I'm going to work on. . Don't worry, you'll be along for the ride (so hopefully its a fun one!) I have big things planned for @riv.creative this year, but between those big things there may be quiet times. Know that those quiet moments are for me, and that all is well. 😚 . Happy New Year my friends.... Let's go have some fun! 🎉 Who's with me? 😊 . #whatsnext #grandplans #bucketliststyle #comealongwithme ...

And, that's a wrap folks.
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The last of the gift knits are dry, tails snipped and under the tree.  The storms have rolled in, the cousins arrive today and I'm done!!! #figurativelyandlitterally
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This year was a blast.  I upped my fibre fest game, had so much fun meeting so many new friends, locally and across the continent and learned so much this year.
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I have a few tricks up my sleeve for next year, so let's see what fun we can have. 😘  So grateful you're all along on this journey with me.  Each of you are the reason why I do this.😊
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Happy Holidays & Happy Knitting!
xoxo Sara.

And, that's a wrap folks. . The last of the gift knits are dry, tails snipped and under the tree. The storms have rolled in, the cousins arrive today and I'm done!!! #figurativelyandlitterally . This year was a blast. I upped my fibre fest game, had so much fun meeting so many new friends, locally and across the continent and learned so much this year. . I have a few tricks up my sleeve for next year, so let's see what fun we can have. 😘 So grateful you're all along on this journey with me. Each of you are the reason why I do this.😊 . Happy Holidays & Happy Knitting! xoxo Sara ...

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ - finally after months of patiently waiting, the Stash Bracelet pattern is live on Ravelry! .
It's perfect for that special project left over, or that mini from your advent that is so amazing you want to wear it every day.
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I hope you enjoy the pattern, and don't forget to share your creations!!! I can't wait to see them. 😍 #stashbracelet #enhanceyourstashbracelet
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Merry Christmas everyone!! ❤️🎄🎁🎄⛄❤️
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{Links to the pattern and the video tutorials in my profile!}
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#freeknittingpattern #quickknit #knittedbracelet #enhanceyourstash.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ - finally after months of patiently waiting, the Stash Bracelet pattern is live on Ravelry! . It's perfect for that special project left over, or that mini from your advent that is so amazing you want to wear it every day. . I hope you enjoy the pattern, and don't forget to share your creations!!! I can't wait to see them. 😍 #stashbracelet #enhanceyourstashbracelet . Merry Christmas everyone!! ❤️🎄🎁🎄⛄❤️ . {Links to the pattern and the video tutorials in my profile!} . #freeknittingpattern #quickknit #knittedbracelet #enhanceyourstash ...

play_circle_filled Late to the party as usual... While I had my camera all set up, I figured I would show you #howiknit 😘
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2.00mm needles, US 0, @ancientartsyarn Socknado.

Late to the party as usual... While I had my camera all set up, I figured I would show you #howiknit 😘 . 2.00mm needles, US 0, @ancientartsyarn Socknado ...