Rin Knits and Stuff is live!

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What’s up guys!?

I’m excited to announce my Etsy store is live. I’m slowly adding inventory and right now its mostly just stitch markers. I did receive my first order this morning which was incredibly exciting and I am so thankful.

You can visit my shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rinknitsandstuff

And please comment what items you’d love to see in my shop! I can’t wait to add some of my knit items and jewelry.

Short and sweet. Have a great day, week, and rest of the year.

Corrine

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Knitters Gonna Knit

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Hello there!!

I’m back for some more writing. I’m a little obsessed with my new keyboard for my iPad, as it makes blogging so much easier and mobile so that I don’t have to be sitting up at my computer.

This weekend has been fantastic. Yesterday I woke up at 1pm and as I got on Facebook I saw that Yarn Cravin’ was having a Small Business Saturday deal of 50% off certain yarns! My favorite Manos Del Uruguay yarn Maxima happened to be one of those yarns on sale so I convinced Zach to go with me. We drove the 40 minutes to Yarn Cravin and I bought 6 skeins of yarn – 4 Maxima and 2 Cascade Cloud. Gush. I have so much squishy yarn to work with in the future.

Later on we drove home and relaxed the night away by binge watching season 6 of Longmire, which continues to get more and more unrealistic. As we watched Longmire I finished knitting a commissioned hat and started a lovely cowl with some super bulky yarn by Premier Yarns. Today I finished it and its so soft, so bulky, so warm, and now I’m working on a matching headband. Once I complete the headband I think I’m going to take a break from knitting and work on some jewelry pieces for my upcoming Etsy shop.

Guys I am so excited to get my shop going. I’ve created some simple pieces to start out with and have some lovely color options waiting to be made. Not only do I have knit pieces, I have stitch markers for all my yarn junkies, and jewelry for my essential oil and accessory loving pals.

I am feeling motivated and creative and hope this all leads to a solid 2018. ❤ Check out some photos from the past couple days.

Hope you enjoyed reading me ramble on or at least the ADORABLE photo of my rabbit. 🙂

I’ll post again soon. Happy reading.

Rin

Thanksgiving & Shop update

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Hey friends, its 2:30am and I decided it would be a good time to blog because I get to sleep in tomorrow so why not stay up late. 

Today I celebrated Thanksgiving with my husbands family and then mine in the evening. We did some shopping between parties and went back after my parents because I needed to go to Ulta; their deals are just too good to pass up! I have enough Bed Head shampoo and conditioner to last all of 2018 and added some more lipstick options to my stash. We never really do Christmas shopping for others on Black Friday just go out and have fun finding good deals. I am currently typing this post on my new Bluetooth keyboard from Best Buy and a sweet Bamboo Fineline Go is charging which I am pumped for. These tools are going to allow me more conveniecne and ease in creating and using my iPad to the fullest. 

With all the hustle and bustle I haven’t really had a chance to really think about all that I am thankful for. Now that I am home and chilling I finally have the time to reflect on my life. God has given me such a wonderful life full of love and creativity. I love and adore my animals and  I am incredibly thankful that I have the honor of caring for three cats and a rabbit. It brings me so much joy caring for God’s creation. My husband is my best friend and I am thankful for his hard work, love, kindness, and so much more. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in the creative field and being around artists, they help me stay motivated to create more. I am thankful for my family who supports and loves me. I am thankful to live in Ohio, though it may bore me at times it really has so much to offer and so many wonderful people. 

I have so much to be thankful for and I could go on. I do want to say thank you to those who actually read my blog posts or follow me on instagram. I love my yarn/knitting/crocheting/creative community; you inspire me to be more creative and keep working to be better. Thank you thank you thank you!

Now for an update: 

I am currently connecting with a couple artist friends to create a logo and illustrations for my online shop. My shop name will for sure be Rin Knits and Stuff and will carry things I knit/crochet as well as stitch markers, jewelry, and more. I want to have a space where I can sell the things I create and I don’t want to make it one specific item. I’m working on perfecting patterns and building stock so get excited; I’m creating goals and feeling motivated to get this up and running.
I’ll talk to you guys soon! One of my goals for 2018 is to blog more consisntaly 😉
❤ 
Corrine
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Fall, Hats, and Yarn!

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Hey guys!

It has been so long since I have blogged, its been such a busy time. Since July I’ve been working at the hat shop, knitting up a whole lot of things and making patterns, my sister in law got married, and Zach and I celebrated 4 years of marriage. It’s been busy but so many blessings and good memories have been made.

I’m pumped to share that I’m planning to open up an online shop for my knits and more. I have many plans it’s just finding time. After my day job I’ve been working hard on creating patterns and hats for my shop! I am also hoping to get my hands on a spinning wheel by the end of the year so I can start creating my own yarns and even yarn made from my rabbit…

Whaaat a rabbit?! Oh yeah I adopted a rabbit from Judge’s Park in PA. Her name is Frankie and she is a french angora rabbit; angora rabbits have wool rather than fur so that means I can use her wool and create yarn!! Woohoo!

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So that’s my quick update. I’ll be posting again soon when I have a more definite date of opening shop. Also I am going to the Autumn Fiber Fest tomorrow in Ashland and I’ll definitely document my time there. ❤ You can keep up with my on instagram.com/rinknits

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❤ ❤ ❤

Rin

Life Post: Weddings and Cherry Picking

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Hey guys!

I just got back from a mini vacation tonight. My husband and I went up to Traverse City, Michigan for a destination wedding that I photographed and made a vacation out of it. We stayed at a Travelodge that was surprisingly very nice; Fremont had a Travelodge that was super sketchy so thats all I knew about Travelodge.

Our first night there Zach had food poisoning from one of two places we ate at that day, so that was a huge bummer but luckily he recovered fairly quick so we were still able to enjoy our time.

Sunday while Zach rested at the hotel I went to the mall and found an amazing grilled cheese place in the mall and they have fresh squeezed lemonade…that they literally make after you order it. ❤ Then once Zach started feeling better we went on a beautiful drive to Mission Point Lighthouse. We passed so many beautiful Cherry farms and wineries.

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Sunday evening there was a chance to see the aurora borealis so we went on a hunt to find a dark place to view them. We discovered a beach in Glen Harbor that was pitch black. When we got out of our car we looked up and saw more stars than we have ever seen in our lives; it was definitely one of my most memorable experiences. Unfortunately  we didn’t see the northern lights but I did read that they were very faint and most likely only visible through a long exposure photograph. We did get to see the milky way clearer than ever. It was an amazing experience.

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Monday was the day of the wedding and it was short and sweet. The ceremony took place in Beulah on a beautiful lake and then we went to Frankfort to take photographs on the beach. It was AMAZING, and they were adventurous and we managed to get some amazing photographs like the one above that required them to climb down a ladder to these rocks, GASP. I was so nervous that it would end in disaster but it didn’t so YAY! 🙂

Tuesday was our adventure day. We started the day off with breakfast at Flap Jack Shack and I ate some delicious pancakes topped with cherries. Then we went to downtown Traverse City to visit Knit North. I bought some local yarn that came in a cowl kit for the Simple Cowl pattern on Ravelry. After that I found another yarn shop called Lost Art Yarn and Needle Point where I bought some yummy feeling baby alpaca yarn.

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Later on we went cherry picking! We adventured through a forest of cherry trees and picked the best ones, the minimum was 5lbs and we managed to get exactly 5. I might be biased because I picked them but they are the most yummy cherries ever.

That evening I took Zach to the grilled cheese restaurant at the mall called Cheese and Company then we decided to go putt putt. Vacation wouldn’t be vacation if we didn’t find a place to putt putt. I scored 3 hole in ones and beat Zach by 6, if it weren’t for my hole in ones it would have been a much closer game.

Over all vacation was wonderful and I enjoyed every second spent with my husband getting to do so many things I love.

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Now I am home and feeling recharged and ready to create. On our getaway I had a lot of down time to think about the future. I feel like I’m finally discovering the things I’m passionate about and I’m ready to really dig in. ❤

Thanks for tagging along on my life’s journey.

 

❤ Corrine

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Hello! 

It’s Sunday night which means tomorrow is Monday; the weekend always goes by so quickly. This weekend my husband only had Saturday off which is bummer but we made the most of the time we had and it was a lot of fun. 

Saturday started off by getting pampered while Zach slept, he’s on night shift. I went to my favorite aesthetician for my monthly eyebrow wax and facial, which is essential to my life. Facials are so good for your skin and I have problem skin thanks to PCOS so my facials really help me manage my face. Also I’m going to have this face forever so I need to take care of it. After my facial I picked up some new skincare product and I’m already obsessed.
 
I’ve been using the vitamin b cream moisturizer for awhile and it definitely helps keep my skin soft and I haven’t had any crazy breakouts. I just started using the Active Cleanser and Eucalyptus Toner, and I’m in LOVE. There’s some tingling with both products but I love that because I feel it working, also these products are made right here in Ohio and are made with amazing and natural ingredients.  http://www.mukhaspa.com/

After my facial I went to Vibe Salon and Hot Yoga to get a full set of eyelash extensions! This is definitely not necessary but is an amazing luxury and makes me feel great. The process start with taping my bottom lashes down and then I kept my eyes closed the entire processs. My stylist had to apply individual extensions to my individual lashes and the entire application took about 2.5 hours. My eyes were very tired and pretty red from being touched but over all it wasn’t painful, the worst part was getting my bottom lashes taped and that only lasted like a minute. Seeing them for the first time I thought they were kind long but still look surprisingly natural and blend right in with my other lashes. The longer I wear them the more and more I love them. 


These lashes are definitely high maintenance, you have to go back every 4-5 weeks for fills because these lashes grow out with your natural lashes. There are some rules to taking care of them: no make up remover with oil, waterproof eyeliner isn’t a great idea because you can’t scrub your eyes, no sleeping on them because they could come off. So far I find them worth all the maintenance because I wake up feeling beautiful with out makeup. That might seem silly but it’s great feeling like I don’t need make up….I’m still going to use it though because makeup is super fun and I don’t want live with out it. 😂💁🏼

Okay moving on to Zach waking up and enjoying the rest of the day.


First we went to ChickFila and had dinner  which was deliscous as always. Then we went to Startbucks for iced coffee and drove Oak Openings Metropark in  Swanton. We went for a lovely walk around a pond and it was beautiful, I really enjoyed all the weird green stuff on the pond. 😂 After he went adventuring around the pond and seeing a sweet playground we ended up going into town and met up with some friends. Once we met with our friends we went to the park in Swan and there was a movie in the park where we watched sing on a big white screen on the back of a baseball fence. It was just like being at a drive-in movie theater, it was a great time. At about midnight we headed home. 

Now it’s Sunday and Zach’s at work so I’m just sitting here writing this blog on my new iPad which makes it pretty easy to blog. My next blog will probably be all about sewing and knitting. I just did a giveaway on my Instagram so I have to take some pictures and share with you what I’m giving away to the lucky winners. I’m pretty excited because I’m doing custom boxes with some fun items customized to their liking. Anyways that’s all for now I should be posting another blog later this week so see you then. 
💕 Rin

YAY! It’s WWKIPD!

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Hello again! It’s been about a month since my last post, yikes! Some day I will get more consistent with blogging and it will be great, so I’ll be working on that. Last month was filled with lots of prep for my 80’s/Unicorn themed birthday and it was a blast! I’ll share some images from the party at the end of this post.

Anyways its World Wide Knit in Public day….YAAAAAY!

It’s almost 11am so I’ll be heading out soon to visit my favorite yarn shop, Yarn Cravin’ and then I’m going to get some coffee and try and finish knitting a sock. I am working on a pair of socks, well the first one anyways, from a pattern created by the amazing Dana Gervais who specializes in sock knitting. She created a 5 day email challenge that hundreds of people participated in. My favorite part was the Facebook group she created for all of us noobs to share our progress and ask questions.  The challenge was called #sockvirgin and so far this is the best sock that I’ve ever made and I finally understand turning the heal and gussets. You can view her patterns and challenges here –> https://linkinprofile.com/knitalot924

I’m not sure what the rest of the day will hold but my husband works tonight so I might just have a date day with myself and get sushi then a movie – I’ve been dying to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I can’t be the only one who does that kind of stuff alone right?

That’s all for now just wanted to update the blog and let you know I’m still alive and knittin 😉 Thanks for reading and enjoy the images from my 25th birthday party!

If you want to keep up with me visit my Instagram. I post almost daily!

–>  www.instagram.com/rinknits

 

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