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FO :: Tubular sweater

Hello,my friends!!

It is so lovely to be home again (….. have I just called Parma “home”…. ??? …. Oh, God,that’s it!! I’m at my ease, at last!!!) and scroll the latest blog updates to see what had happened while I was away! And there’s so much to be seen indeed!!How many beautiful things were crafted in a week!!! And how many colours and shapes!! It’s always spring in blogsphere ❤ ❤ ❤

Since the weather in Croatia was mostly like this….

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…. I had spent my time knitting and finished off the tubular sweater I started the day before leaving Parma..

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Voilà…..

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…. and these are the photo and the link from where I copied the idea..

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http://urbandon.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/random-sewing-patterns.html

I do hope I knitted the sweater well… no pattern, the 8 mm circular needles, the topdown technique and the crochet edging on the arm holes… Last thing to do is to send the sweater to my friend hoping that she will like it and that the measurements are ok…

Oh,fingers crossed….

Love

xxx

Tajana

Circular needles, Craft, Friends, Gift, Giving, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Knitting

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

Circular needles, Craft, Family, FO project, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Knitting, Topdown

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

Circular needles, Craft, Family, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Knitting, Topdown, WIP, WIPs

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….

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

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

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

In the meantime I have done some shopping….

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…. 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….

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

Have a nice evening!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Circular needles, Craft, Double pointed needles, Family, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Knitting, Topdown, WIP

Topdown :: the sleeves

Hi, my friends!

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

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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… 🙂 🙂 🙂 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 🙂 🙂 🙂 the ecxitement now is quite high indeed…

Love

xxx

Tajana

Circular needles, Craft, Crochet, Family, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Purchase, Reading, Shopping

Back home…

… from Lucera…. and guess what…? Since my Big man’s flat is a kind of pied-à-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 🙂 🙂 🙂 …. this is basic!

…then…

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

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….. making a great WIP progress….

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…. you can take selfies,just because….

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…. and can hop around shopping nice goodies….

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

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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….

🙂 🙂 🙂

Love

xxx

Tajana

Circular needles, Craft, Family, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Knitting, Topdown

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

Circular needles, Craft, Family, Great knitters online, Homespun pleasure, Knitting, Topdown, WIP, Yarn

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….