Tuesday, 2 September 2014

drool-worthy #12 - "road trip" by tin can knits

old growth
tin can knits has been one of my favourite knitwear designers since i really got back into knitting during my undergrad. consisting of alexa and emily, who are based in vancouver and scotland respectively, they always come up with beautiful, practical, well-fitting designs for the entire family. and since we all know how much i adore knits for the wee ones, and how i'm a weirdo who has dreamed about creating matching spawn-and-me outfits, it's no surprise that my latest drool-worthy (after a ridiculously long absence) is their latest collection, road trip, which includes 14 designs inspired by the open road.

apple pie.
i think maybe part of why i love this collection as well is because all the designs make me think of camping in the autumn. which is my favourite time to camp, or do anything really. it's the most beautiful time to wander canadian woods. and then come home to comforting things like the scent of fresh apple pie loaded with cinnamon. i perfected an apple pie recipe before going gluten-free, using fresh valley apples from the apple lady at the old market in halifax. since leaving nova scotia, i haven't had much chance to try out a gluten-free version, but i'm thinking that maybe that needs to change this fall. i just need to hunt down a good source of baking apples…maybe our crabapple tree will be nice to me?

hello, family! seriously, all sizes of hands need cozy handshoes. it's just a bonus when everyone has matching ones. too freaking adorable.

there are four lovely sweaters in this collection (including a steeked one! eek!), but one of the pieces that caught my eye right away was this lovely shawl. maybe (probably) because i knit all of the shawls, or at least try to. it's just so pretty and perfect and wonderful. and gives lovely inspiration to me for fashion show looks. something about that fringe...

grayling. and all the best things about this gorgeous country. my travelling feet are itchy again…

the collection is available for pre-order now, with a couple of the patterns already available. you save a couple bucks with the pre-order, so i'd certainly be an advocate of jumping on that particular train...

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