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Christmas season 2015

My Christmas season has officially started today, August 2nd, with a scarf in a simple seed stitch…

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This one is for my BM’s uncle. I started with this one because I’m a bit affraid to run out of yarn so have to have enough time to find something to add,just in case… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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….? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

New day, new knitting project, new yarn…

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ย 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….ย  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… ๐Ÿ™‚

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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The outfit

The tunic… Last edition… I think that the outfit is done… well,at last, that’s the everyday me…

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Well, some less weight would be better but, ahimรจ, I can’t change my image in a sec…. at last, I was able to take a photo by which I’m satisfied and which portrays me as I really am….

Now I can put an end to the tunic delirium indeed..

Love

xxx

Tajana

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The end of the journey

…. so, this is it….

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…. and this is me wearing my tunic…

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Sorry,but I always have problems in taking photos of myself… the above one is one of the best I took today…

I have to be honest and say that this is not what I meant when I started to knit my garment… I wanted something more womanly but, on the contrary, I crafted a super casual long waistcoat… perfect for everyday life but which do not tell me anything at all …. maybe I’m just judging my work too hard but I could do better than that indeed.. at last, since we have snow here, it will keep me warm… ๐Ÿ™‚

Since I was quite desperate about my knitting lately I decided that it’s high time to try a new method, the TOP DOWN KNITTING … I have never tried to knit that way and have to follow some tutorials and patterns found online. It seems to me that garments knitted that way look more elegant so… I have some cotton yarn at mine which I’d bought a long time ago and which seems quite suitable for this kind of project.. do you tried to knit that way? Have you any advice for me? Please, let me know, it will speed up my learning phase quite a lot ….

Thank you so much for your kind words during my recent knitting delirium… you were all so sweet and encouraging that I really do not know how to thank you properly…. all your words touch me so deeply and make me work more and harder.

Thank you

โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค โค

Love

xxx

Tajana

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It’s all about that neck….

….. or, at least, I hope so….

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….. helped by Katia, the owner of my fav yarn store (God, how I hate she has no website to show you….. ), I’ve finished the large turtleneck of my tunic…. I saw myself on the big mirror she has in her store (there’s no one similar at mine…. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) and realized that my garment does not look so bad at all….. now there are the arm hole edgings to be knitted and it will be finished…. fingers crossed….

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What to say….

I’m so disappointed…. my dress turned out so badly…. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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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Last details

I added to the beanie a small patch…. just to make it look fancier ….

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I made a felted heart….

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…. and used it to decorate the Big man’s pressie…

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โค โค โค

Well, I don’t dislike the overall result at all ….

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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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…. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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….. I crocheted it by following this pattern…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Again, I admit shamelessly that I couldn’t have had more fun than I actually had had indeed … ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Love

xxx

Tajana