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Wearing the mustard dress

Ta-dah again…. this is how the mustard dress looks on me..

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…. and this is the neck line….

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I think that the origami necklace Jennifer sent me fits this garment quite well 🙂 don’t you think?

Love

xxx

Tajana

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A WIP and a new project

Hello, my friends!

There’s no need to tell you that I’m already working on new projects, is there….? 😉

I have already shown you the cross stitch Audrey pattern and stuff….well, this beautiful lady is taking shape on my Aida cloth…

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This is the second time that I’m cross stitching her and the pleasure is the same as the first one…. 🙂 🙂 🙂

New day, new knitting project, new yarn…

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 I will try to knit the following garment…. asked me by a friend of mine….

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Hm hm hm ….. the only place where I’ve seen this tubular sweater is here … with no knitting directions….  I really hope that I’ll be able to reproduce well the pattern… I’m going to knit it straight, with neither increases nor decreases, following the shoulder lenght for shape the arm holes …. but I’m not quite sure if a garment of that kind would be wearable… well,I think that the dear friend of mine wouldn’t mind to test it… I’ll make the most of my skill and the yarn and, eventually, we are always in time to undo it and make something else, if necessary… 🙂

Off to make lunch….

Love

xxx

Tajana

PS: The grey yarn is merino while the white is a mix of wool and alpaca, both to be worked on a 8mm circular needles…. I’m in heaven….

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FO :: the tee

Hello, my friends!

I’m enjoying an early aperitif today….

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…. that because my tee (which turned out being a tunic more than a tee….) is FINISHED OFF…. I feel a bit stoned now… (too much wine in my drink….) so I’ll let the photos speak for me…

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Sorry for the creases, but this is how it will look like in the real life…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I like it…. this is how I have imagined it at the beginning and can’t feel more happier indeed…. Now I can relax…. just for the night 🙂 🙂 🙂 Tomorrow I’ll be crafting again…

I have almost forgotten…. I knitted this tunic to be worn in spring and early summer… Well,it seems that all the seasons are perfect…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 YIPPEE!!!!!

My friends, thank you so much for your support! As I always say, and will never stop saying, there would be no craft at mine without you, I owe you a lot and will always be thankful for your being there!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

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The importance of avoiding the twist

I did it and understood what went wrong during the first try of the topdown cast on…. I didn’t pay any attention to the twist of the cast on stitches and I made a total disaster. Moreover I didn’t start with the right needles… the cord of the circular needles must be a good one which helps you keep under control the stitches and their direction… I saw that this is one of the basic rules if you want to knit with a topdown method… so here’s my beginning…

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I decided to follow this pattern literally.. I find it quite clear and suitable for a firts project ever of that kind… I foresee a lot of mistakes and undoings but I also think that I will go through this project…. I’m following the directions for 46.5 inches chest measure and, since I don’t have 3,75 mm needles at mine, I knitted the first two rows with 3.5 mm needles and now I’m continuing with 4 mm ones. Maybe the T-shirt will be a bit large but I can always make a neck edging to keep it more fitting in a second time… what do you think about..? Have I made properly my calculation?

Love

xxx

Tajana

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topdown :: the first try

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…. yes, you understood it right…. this is my first try in making a magic loop with circular needles….

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So … since life is beautiful and I’m a calm, patient and so very self controlled woman ( buhahahahahahahaha) , I’ll try again….

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What to say….

I’m so disappointed…. my dress turned out so badly…. 😦 😦 😦 I still can’t understand why… there was no specific pattern, only a V neckline and a rib edging on the arm holes…. I tried it on and… oh,my Grandma has a more lively look than me…. the dress is so old fashioned…. what a frustration…. It is a bit large too,a fact that certainly do not help to make it wearable…. so I’ve undone the neck and the arm hole edging….

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….. and now I’m knitting a large turtleneck ….. once finished, I’ll see if it would be worth the effort or if undoing would be a better solution…..

DID SOMETING SIMILAR HAPPEND TO YOU TOO? WHAT DO YOU DO IN THESE SITUATIONS?

Love

xxx

Tajana

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Beanie and fun

Hello, my dear friends!

I have taken a small break from knitting my dress (which looks more like a tunic than a dress… ) to knit a beanie for my Big man. I’d promised it to him a while ago but have found some free time only in these days… well, besides serious and useful knitting I have had some fun, too….

I tried my new safety pin like stitch markers and I’m happy to tell that they work perfectly!! Wow, at last!!!!

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I enjoyed some yarny tea moments….

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…. and the sunlight….

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And,last but not least, I tried one of my brand new hooks 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Here is the beanie in its very FO moment…

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But…. that’s not all, folks… during our stay in Croatia we saw a lot of TV services about New Year Eve parties outdoors and a lot of people were interviewed in the streets… among the crowd there was a gentleman wearing a crocheted (or maybe knitted) beard…. well, I saw my Big man’s face light up… He adored the item…. so…. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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….. I crocheted it by following this pattern…. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Again, I admit shamelessly that I couldn’t have had more fun than I actually had had indeed … 🙂 🙂 🙂

Love

xxx

Tajana