Tuesday, 30 November 2010

something new but old

After some silence (it was due to exhausting weeks at work and not only), I'm finally back with one f.o.
To tell the truth, I have been knitting quite a lot, but as usual several (let's be honest: 7 = seven) different things on the needles at a one time make progresses very slow. Maybe this post is starting e new trend and I'll finally finish something. But don't be fool, danger is always at hand, as this evening I'm already thinking of casting on two new things!

Anyhow, after the decluttering of the computer, which was rather successful, I'm feeling better, and I'm now proceeding to a partial cleaning of the house.

The finished object is a nice shawl, anothe citron, but this time modified and knit in a softer wool, which made the results quite satisfying! I started it almost two months ago, and it travelled with me everywere. So here it is in all its glory!


When I reached the last repeat, there was quite a lot of wool left, and I was bored to death to double the stitches now and then, so I added three more repeats realising a band of k2tog yo and yo k2tog every other row (keeping the return row as purls), and then headed happily to a nice garter stitch band until I finished the yarn.


I think the result is beautiful, and I'm not going to block it, it will be the decision of its future owner! More details on my ravelry page.

Monday, 15 November 2010


Hey, I'm back!

It was great








(and there is many more better photos still to process).

Coming back to normal super-busy life was a bit difficult, but I have decided to dedicate some time everyday to the decluttering and cleaning up of my computer.
I have started by learning to use blog feeds and reorganising my favourites.....

Sunday, 7 November 2010

the digital detox

I have decided to follow Susannah's Conway suggestion:

I need to declutter many things, I shall start from somewhere, and it seems to me this is a sign to follow.

Maybe I should learn how to make this blog a bit better and more readable?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

rainy weekend recipe

Three days at home with a bad cold and pouring rain…. What should a poor girl do in these conditions, besides trying to add rows to never ending projects?
In order to remain sane, there is only one therapy: a HAT!


So here it is, I love it, I had always wanted to try this pattern, and now I’m hooked, I will make many more!!!


It's Thorpe, by Kirsten Kapur, a free pattern on ravelry. I have added a pompom, and have made the crocheted border using the same wool of the hat (as per request of the owner).


The wool is a left-over from unknown market wool, I used 5 mm needles, so made the large size to fit a medium head. And it was a big success, it has already disappeared and it's put to good use.


Luckly I could take some pictures before it was taken away!


Definitely an experience to be repeated soon!