Wednesday, 2 April 2014

CV - inspiration

Even though lately I've been too busy, there are always endless inspirations themes around me!!

Colors, smells, nature, weather, …. Oh, well, anything can be inspiring all around us.

Moreover, having to move house soon, I'm in search of inspiration for the new house furniture: any suggestions?


Knitting inspiration at the wool stall at the market


Geometries in buildings…..





a wonderful springy menu!


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Monday, 31 March 2014

march...

So, where has march gone? It simply slipped away, and brought with it all my ideas about blogging. I was indeed busy, and the busyness will extend also to the first half of April, when I will be traveling a lot (working).

Spring is here, but I'm heading north, to a more wintery atmosphere…..

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A year in knitting

So it is march, and I haven't done my usual summary of the knitting of last year! I cannot believe it, time is flying, it's march! And this knitting blog is really not very knitting any more. So here we go, 2013 was a good year!



I didn't manage to knit 12 shawls in a year, but I did 10, which was quite good, and they were all well received!



I made my first steeking, and I am pleased I did.



I managed to knit three jumper, one for my niece, one for my brother and one for myself!



I finished two baby cardigans, one of which took me 5 years to complete… Well, that's off, finally!



I made a summery shirt in cotton for myself



 I managed to knit 13 hats, a bit more than one each month



I'm quite pleased with what I did, and have grand plans for 2014, so stay tuned!

Friday, 28 February 2014

dreaming?

Dreaming of the sea, of birdsongs, of a gentle wind moving my hair…..

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

CV - experiment

Working together, sharing experiences and stories, enjoying life, experimenting!




Corner view is a weekly appointment hosted by Francesca at Fuoriborgo, where lovely participants from all over the world gather together once a week to share incredible ideas and experiences.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

spring is coming?

A little bit of sun, and it seems that spring is nearing!



Monday, 24 February 2014

sunday at school

Last week was full of events, dramas, accomplishments, decisions, a really full life!

So on sunday there was much need of a break, of staying with good friends, and giving some origins to thoughts, leaving all those "difficult" things away for a day.



we visited friends, had a great lunch which, amongst other delicious things, involved home-made gnocchi



and I had a course on how to make pasta, all for myself. I actually helped in the process, learnt the recipe (easy peasy, 1 kg flour, 3 eggs, water (and, in this case, some borragine)).

Everything was ready:



so my 87 years old teacher, which was patient and precise, showed me what and how to do:



you put the eggs with the flour,



add the herbs, and start mixing from the center







when the pasta is ready, you make the sheets, starting with having them thicker, and going down thickness when they are ready,



(and I dutifuly operated the pasta machine). Then it's time to cut the tagliatelle and the spaghetti!





Let them dry suspended for a day or two. It is surely going to be delicious!

In the afternoon we chatted a lot with visiting relatives and friends, spent some time in the garden, enjoying the first sun. Even the dog had a lot of fun!