Current Goals: November

Things in life rarely go according to plan but I do believe it’s important to make goals for yourself.  However little or grand, short term or long term, they bring a certain sense of perspective and motivation.

Here are a few on my mind:

Read through my promotions emails/newsletters  

Ever since Gmail started to automatically separate emails by category, I feel like there’s a serious chunk of emails (10,147 to be exact) I’m missing out on.  There are so many great websites out there that offer valuable advice and guidelines on various projects I’m trying to start.  Whether it’s tricks to maximize SEO tags, cute packaging ideas, or blogger burnout woes, there is a wealth of information I have been ignoring.

Seriously stop buying yarn

Danger Zone

 

I need to keep walking when I see that cute holiday display and plush merino on sale.  In fact, it is best to RUN!

 One new post every week

This might seem like ages in the blogging world, but I juggle a full-time 10hr-ish job, grocery shopping, a social life, and now this blog!  Setting small goals that are more reachable and realistic create clearer focus and a calmer mind.

 

What are some small and not-so-small goals that you are focused on right now?

The Carnegie Mittens

New item in the shop!

These mittens, named for the Carnegie Hill neighborhood in New York City, are knit from 100% merino wool.  Merino wool refers to a specific breed of sheep that produces the finest yarn quality.  The finer the yarn, the less susceptible it is to breakage, which you usually see as pilling in sweaters.  Because they are hand-crafted from Italian merino wool, these mittens feel like the softest, most plush cotton material, without the scratchiness of other wools.

The textured stitch of the mitten add a subtle design element and extra grip.  Soft charcoal colors and minimal styling allude to classic menswear influences.

Available now in the store.

The Last Day

…of summer is finally here!!!

As a knitter, I always look forward to this day, but there is something special about summers that evokes freedom and outdoor activities missing in colder temperatures.

Here’s a glimpse of the NYC summer vibes I’ll be dreaming about as I huddle under the covers in January.

Beach Escapes

Rockaway Beach and Long Beach are probably my favorite ones in the city.  Both are easily accessible via public transportation and allow for a welcomed escape from the sweat-infused concrete jungle.

Afternoons in the Park

Despite being full of skyscrapers, New York has quite a few parks all around the city.  I’ve been spending much of my free afternoons laying around in the grass in Central Park and working on knitting projects.  The warm breeze and heat of the sun on your back is the ultimate relaxation.

Road Trips

When the weather does not disappoint, you feel so much more motivation for exploring areas outside of your city.  Hiking and other travel options are just a short drive from the city, making for great weekend getaways.  This year, I went hiking in the Poconos and visited Washington D.C., both for the first time!

What will you miss most about the summer season?

Nice to Meet You

Believe or not, this little blog and knitwear line has been around for over a year already!  Almost as hard to believe as me becoming a quarter of a century old as of Monday.

It is a bit of an odd feeling to both hit your mid twenties, and to have blogged this long without properly introducing myself.  Twenty-five is an excellent age to self-reflect and I feel that this blog will become more than just a creative space and exploratory addition to Ita Vero.  I have big plans for this little space on the inter webs, and I would love to make it just a bit more personal.

I’m Tiffany, the creator and maker of Ita Vero.  I live in New York City where I currently live paycheck to paycheck in a tiny apartment I probably can’t truly afford because I have never wanted to live anywhere else and refuse to lower my pride.  Knitting has long been a part of life, from the time I picked up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn when I was nine to hand-crafting my senior thesis, it is both a professional and creative inspiration.

I started Ita Vero, because I was looking for a creative outlet outside of my full time job.  I’m still figuring out the business of crafting, but I enjoy every part of it, and I hope you readers share the same experience!

Being a silly tourist in D.C.