Hello, my dear friends!
It has been a while since my last post here on the blog. What had happened….? Well… It is hard to say but let it put that way… I have a compulsive need to create and hold in my hands the result of this compulsive activity. Around Christmas last year I found so hard to spend time both online and crafting and I discovered Instagram, a quick and easy way to share photos, exactly what I needed in that very moment. So you can easily imagine what had occured. I was able to show you my WIPs and FO projects and follow and be followed by all my blog friends. Well, to be frank it is much easier to find me on my personal Facebook profile and on Instagram than here or on Pinterest…. So I totally neglected my blog and all that beautiful people who are my ultimate inspiration. As I always say that there wouldn’t be any crafted goodie at mine if there weren’t you, my friends, who inspired me.
I have to thank Roma for bringing me down from the moon. With few lovely words she made me think about the goal I gave to this blog and I understood that writing always calmed down that crafty urge I have and always made me collect my thoughts. For a new beginning. Maybe I’ll not be present so often as I used to be but i promise I’ll start sharing again my projects here in blogland. All the photos you’ll find on Instagram first…. Sorry for that!! But my musing will be written here.
I’d like to start with sharing one of the Christmas gifts I finished off lately. I knitted a stole for one of my SILs ….
It has taken me a while to knit this stole but it is totally worth the effort. The pattern is a simple one, I just replicated a lace chart from Elisabeth Lovic’s book. 🙂
I have knitted two shawls too… the Stone Tulip Shawl! What a beautiful pattern!
The first one is for a friend of mine while the second one is meant for another SIL (there are three of them… the gift for the third one is in progress… ).
A friend of mine asked me to crochet her a Mermaid tail blanket.
If you like to make one of these you can find a pattern here.
My Big man and I were away for a holiday in the mountains this summer and having a break under a glacier eating a sandwich with home made bread and wearing hand made socks was great!
Alost the same feeling as in the moment i found this book in my mailbox!
I had fun with little sewing projects…
…. and I crocheted a Sleepy Bear following a pattern by Jennifer Olivarez.
This was a very busy summer because I discovered the joy of fruit…
….and made a lot of jam!
I hope that I was able to illustrate a bit of what had happened here down in Italy during my absence. Now I have to say bye and hurry to knead my flat bread with the yeast starter (…who is yelling for some attention down in the kitchen… ).
Stay tuned and have a nice day, lovely people out there!