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New train project

Tomorrow I’m travelling home and …. can I possibly spend five hours on a train without knitting….??

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Of course, I can’t… First give a go to this project…. let’s hope that it turns out well….

Big hugs and happy crafting!

Love

xxx

Tajana

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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…

AMAZING!!!!

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

…..just woooooooooooooooooooooow…..

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

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….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…

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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….

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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….

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

Love

xxx

Tajana

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Bread and sneak peek

Hello, my dear friends!

Today I will let the photos speak for me…..

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The bread I made at mine turned out quite well! I made the dough yesterday night and bake it this morning… Few basic ingredients, some skill and fragrant smell in the kitchen…. all that to try to learn myself to create a homey space wherever my Big man and me are…. not bad, isn’t it?

I’ve finished the project I dislike so much….. YIPPEE!!! It turned out quite well despite all the difficulties and changings…. at last I had to use 12 mm needles to obtain a soft texture… and the only photo I can show you for now is the following one….

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As I said in the title, just a sneak peek….

Thank you all for your kind words and your support!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ Blogsphere is a fantastic place made by fantastic people!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Craft, Friends, Gift, Giving, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Shopping, WIP, Yarn

Duplicate stitch

Hello, my friends!

Are you spending some good time this weekend? What are you crafting right now? I saw that there is a lot of snow around Europe (except here in Parma, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…… ) so I suppose that you’re cozy wrapped in your favourite blanket and easily snuggled on the sofa with a hot good cup of tea to warm you more….. oh, what a beautiful image….

Me…. well,I’m happy spending my time at home waiting for my Big man coming home from a work lunch and in the meanwhile I’m struggling with some yarn that I dislike indeed…. well,it happens sometimes that you have an unexpected project…. I have to face one of them right now but can’t tell you anything about because it’s a birthday pressie…. The yarn…. oh,it was not my choice because it’s a pressie made with others….. I’m a bit irritated since my opinion wasn’t taken into consideration at all when it was purchased and now I have to work it and trasform something so very old fashioned into something trendy…. Yes,I’m quite nervous and snarly because of that…. so, just to please my curiosity and the will to learn something new, I knitted a coaster and tried the duplicate stitch….

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This is a small insignificant project but I think that,in the future, I will develop this technique quite a lot…. I have already an idea in my mind….. but now…. BACK TO WORK!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana