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Exciting Events

Hello, my friends!!

How are you? Wow, it is the first day of Autum today!!! How do you feel about that?? The beginning of a colourful season and it is my brother’s birthday!! This is nice! I’ll call him later to wish him a happy birthday πŸ™‚

Since we are entering a cooler part of the year and since this morning I saw this sky…


… I thought it is time to slow down a bit and write a post about what has happened and what is happening lately…

I was at home in Croatia last week and came back with a nice goodie….


A thermic mug!!! Oh, what a big deal indeed! But as I saw it at the supermarket I fell in love with this simple thing and had to buy it! So now I will have hot tea for a longer time than usual! I love those small life pleasures….

I’m thrilled!! Indeed! Like a child! Because I’m going to attend Abilmente! Abilmente is a craft fair held thrice a year here in Italy, twice in Vicenza and once in Rome. There will be a lot of yarn, needles, hooks, fabrics, threads…. and a lot of great creative people! I was invited by a nice group of male knitters called #magliuomini ( find here their FB page and here their blog ) to attend the fair as a sock knitting teacher. I will hold a four hour workshop and anybody interested in socks will get the basic directions to try themself in sock knitting. This is simply exciting!!! This is the first time ever that I’m going to attend an event like that and I’m out of my mind for that! Since there is a lot of excitement to deal with I started to work on my workshop to calm myself down and have finished off my first pair of socksΒ  πŸ™‚



(… to notice the thermic mug in its natural surrounding….)






Today I take a day off from knitting but I’m going to start a new pair of socks with the grey yarn from the below photo..


…. yarn bought in Trieste during my last trip in Croatia in a nice yarn store, LalanalΓ , run by two lovely ladies indeed! It was fun to buy some yarn in a store I read about and liked on Facebook! This store had opened a long time after I left Trieste and I am so glad to have found a pearl like that in a town I love so much!

Will the excitement end…? No, it will not for a quite long time! Because I received Sheila’s parcel!!! We had a gift exchange and look what this lovely lady and expert tailor sent me…. ❀ ❀ ❀



A bag to bring along my projects…


…. and the matching card keeper, coin purse and phone case with my name embroidered on! How, for God’s sake, can I avoid to have my heart melted?? And did you see the beautiful card she sent me?

My friends, I’m so overwhelmed by all this excitement! Nice things are happening lately and I have to admit that I’m enjoying it with a lot of joy!!

Now it is time to lend on Earth again (…. Huston is calling, Tajana, answer, please!!!) and get on work! New ideas are in the air and I hope I’ll be able to materialize them!

Have a great day!!





23 thoughts on “Exciting Events”

      1. Not at all, I just need to think of ways to casually drop your name into conversations …” Oh you really ought to ask Tajana she is a professional knitter and teaches you know ”

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      2. I’m sweating a lot now!! I just hope that everything goes well! I’d like to have a lot of fun and make people get curious about socks and double pointed needles! They are such a fun!


  1. You’re going to teach sock knitting? How exciting! Those blue socks are particularly lovely. Thank you for such a nice write up of our swap and I’m really pleased you are happy with everything:)

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    1. I am indeed!! It will be fun carry around my projects in my lovely bag! ❀ ❀ ❀
      I'm just starting a new pair of socks for the fair πŸ™‚ I'm so excited about that event!! I foresee a lot of fun πŸ˜€

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    2. Sheila,I have almost forgot! I made the skirt yesterday and it has turned out so well….. I have only to sew the hem, make the button hole and attach the button…. I’ll do that in the next few days and then show the result πŸ™‚

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  2. Hooray! Congratulations, Teacher Tajana! How exciting, I bet you can’t wait… Your model socks are gorgeous too πŸ˜€ And Sheila’s gifts are awesome… What a great start to Autumn! You should celebrate with a super-heated cup of tea β˜•πŸ˜€

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    1. You are right, this Autumn has started better than I could imagine! I feel quite lucky indeed! I will keep you update about the news about my work for the fair, a new pair of socks is already on my needles… and yes,you saw it right, i feel so thrilled!!

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    1. Thank you thank you and thank you! I’m so excited for that even! In fact, to keep me calm down I knit all the time πŸ˜€ . Sheila’s goodies are amazing,I’m enjoying them so much indeed!


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