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FO :: Elisabeth Lovick’s Crescent Shawl and a really magnificent gift

Hello, my dear friends!

These last two weeks were quite busy and intensely lived, in particular in its affective and emotional aspect. My Big man is working an awfully lot and the days he was at home I was focused on him and our life together and didn’t have the right concentration to blog. Well, to be honest, we are facing some issues that require a lot of energy and self confidence so I prefered being present in the real life rather than in the virual one. On the other hand, I didn’t stop to craft mostly because this is the best way to muse about everyday life and its problems as well as because my hands were itching to craft something from Elisabeth Lovick’s book.

But before writing about my last FO I’d like to show you what bmaryglaser sent me from the States…

The American Cook Book…


I have secretly desired it for ages…. and it is exactly as I imagined it….

…..just woooooooooooooooooooooow…..



That kind lady called Brittany Mary put in the parcel another amazing item…..



….which, as I saw it, made me recall Janis Joplin’s song Me and Bobby McGee….

Bmary glued all the pieces of this beautiful car all by herself…. how, for God’s sake, can’t I be moved to tears… ?

And last but not least, she crocheted a beautiful headband and wrote me a gorgeous card…


Bmary, I forgot to tell you that I’m on my way to make my hair grow under my Big man’s strict demand…. I think that this summer I will be the coolest girl in town…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

What can I say…. when I saw the contents of the parcel I was astonished!!! It is far beyond my expectations and I really don’t know how to thank you properly, Bmary!!! I enjoy every single goodie you sent me. Thank you ❀ ❀ ❀

Now, the Crescent shawl…. the photos just do not do it justice. I’ll try to make a better photo session of the shawl next week (I’m traveling to Croatia on Thursday) but up till then….





I have finished off the shawl an hour ago and have blocked it on the bed. I do not usually soak my knitted projects monstly because I do not have an appropriate surface to put them to dry …. I usually wet them with an odor eliminator, block them and make dry on the bed. Well, it works almost as well as soaking…. πŸ™‚

I’m in love with Shetland lace…. I was so affrait not to be able to knit the shawl but it had turned out better that I could have eventually expected…. It was such a pleasure knitting this goodie as well as seeing it shaping while blocking…. and the colour…. it is not an usual red… oh no.. it is a nice cherry red that I love really much….


Dear Jennifer, your first goodie is ready πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’ll focus on a second one now… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚




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Lack of creativity

Oh,yeah, it happens sometimes…. it happens to have some empty moments with no creativity, no energy, no enthusiasm….. even if there’s the sun shining outside!!! Well, it happens sometimes that loneliness overwhelms me and that my craft suffers a bit this condition….. so, since I didn’t know what to do today, I decided to make a quick project, just for myself, which at the beginning didn’t convince me much but then turned out nice and cheered my spirit up πŸ™‚

Do you remember these dish towels…. well, I crocheted the edging to a another one ….




Nice colours and nice edging! I have found the pattern in one of the crochet magazines I have at mine and had modified it a bit. It reminds me on coral branches and gives to the towel a stylish look. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m satisfied!! Sometimes it’s a good thing to have some little mood saving projects kept apart to fill the empty moments like mine today..




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FO :: the tee

Hello, my friends!

I’m enjoying an early aperitif today….


…. 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…







Sorry for the creases, but this is how it will look like in the real life…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 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…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 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!!




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Look, it’s growing… slowly…

Hello, my friends and happy Sunday!!

I’m spending the weekend alone which means that I have needles in my hands all the time….


….. and the tee is growing …. slowly…. veeeeeeeeeeeery slowly….


… I’m almost there…. two more cotton balls and it will be FO….


…. something like two days of knitting…. can’t wait….. !!!!

In the meantime I have done some shopping….


…. no I’m not a high heels kind of girl…. I’m more a boot like…. yeah, mine are all of the same type….

…. and I’ve tried a new recipe for a super quick apple pie, an easy one given by my friend Katia who said me that her Grandmother used to bake it….


…. it’s delicious, so perfec to cheer up my lonely days… πŸ™‚ Would you like a piece? Come along and take one! I’ll make some tea too, or you prefer coffee? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ There’s both at mine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ …

Have a nice evening!




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Topdown :: the sleeves

Hi, my friends!

Yeah,you understood it right, I have knitted the sleeves of my tee….




I decided to knit them to break down the monotony of the body knitting and now I see that I took a good decision…. I like the look of the tee upper side… I like it indeed… I don’t know how it looks like when worn because the cord of my circular needles is short and I can’t enter the loop but I stiil like what I see despite that… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Well, maybe the tee is a bit large and that could be a problem… but I hope that it will gently wrap my figure…. oh, fingers crossed…

Off to knitt πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ the ecxitement now is quite high indeed…




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Back home…

… from Lucera…. and guess what…? Since my Big man’s flat is a kind of pied-Γ -terre, there was no TV, no internet connection (save my smartphone…), no Parma friends for an happy hour…. and what can you do when you find yourself in THAT situation….??? Well…

…. first of all, you can go out and make new friends πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ …. this is basic!


…. you can easily knit, wrapped in a cozy blanket and wearing funny socks…. you don’t feel lonely that way πŸ˜‰ …


….. making a great WIP progress….


…. you can take selfies,just because….


…. and can hop around shopping nice goodies….





I have found a pattern for a beautiful sweater, just perfect for my Big man…..


My to do list is always so full of projects…. but I simply can’t resist to this nice garment… I see already my companion wearing it….

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚




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topdown :: the first try


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


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