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WIPs and Wandering Around…

Hello,my friends!

I’m a bit away from blogland in these days but that is because my Big man has some days off and we are spending them wandering aroun a bit… Two days spent in the Apennines and tomorrow we are travelling to Croatia for a three days trip. I’m still crafting a lot and have some projects to share with you but they are not FO yet. More about when we are back home. For now just a photo of one of them, the gift excange with Sewchet.


I’m knitting a Crescent Shawl for Sheila but wanted to add something more to my parcel to be so I tried myself with some embroidery 🙂 Well,I’m satisfied….. 🙂 🙂 🙂

….and a close up to the yarn for the shawl, brought home last night 🙂 🙂 🙂


Sorry for being so short but have to go and wash my clothes for tomorrow!




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Hello, my friends!

I’m a bit absent-minded lately… or at least I feel like that…. A lot of things are happening in these days mostly related to small every day issues which are fixed as you go but which do not allow me to be online as often as I used to be. Well,on one hand,that’s not so bad because I’m often out but, on the other, I follow less the news in blogland… I have to say that here is not like live in Parma. It takes me half an hour or forty minutes by bike to reach the nearest grocery shop so if I want anything it takes me something like two hours for fetch it… go out, time spent in the shop, a chat, and go back home… But if you have seen my photos on Instagram you can easy understand why I don’t mind spending so much time out….



Since it is fifteen years that I do not practice any sport (except working or similar obligatory ‘to do’ stuff… ) my muscular ache was quite bad lately and that made me feel quite dizzy… Now I feel much better but the time I need to ride around is the same… and there is less of it to dedicate to blogland… :/

I’m always crafting… I always find time for create and even if now I have my Big man both at lunch and dinner (YIPPEE!!!!) I didn’t neglect my craft.

I’m both working on my curtains….


…. and on my Crescent shawl


Talking about this last project of mine…. I made a mistake in this central part of the shawl… I realized, after two rows knitted already, that I had lost a stitch…. and this was the result….


Can you spot the three holes…? They don’t exactly look like a honeycomb, do they….? By the way, this lace looks much alike a honeycomb… well, I was thinking about leaving this as it is but the awareness of those three holes’ existance annoyed me to the point that I had to find a solution…


Spotted the fixed part, the one indicated by the hook?Oh, I didn’t do anything special except bring a string of yarn up to the last worked row… it still does not look like a honeycomb but it is much better than having three ugly holes which can be easily noticed by anyone… Yes, I know, I’m exhausting… indeed…

It is time to make dinner here so I’m off to prepare something for the two of us…

Have a nice evening ❤ ❤ ❤




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In the meantime..

Hello, my dear friends!

What a nice thing to have my computer fixed and to be online again!!!

Ok, so,a lot of things happened lately and are still happening but today I had a quite relaxing day even if there were two important tasks done! Where to start,let’s see… hm… ok,let’s start from the curtains… my first task, no photos but just a few words to say that I cut out the curtains with the help of my friend Monica. Since my home is small and I have no appropriate table on which I can actually work, I had to go at hers and, since she’s a tailor, she also gave me some very useful advices. It is a great thing to have kind and sweet friends who are always willing to help. I will never stop telling that firends are very important to me and that their role in my life is basic! When you live away from home as I do, kind and gentle people are treasured like gold. So, my curtains are now cut and stored in their box ready to be sewed and hanged… Thank you,Monica!!

The boxes…. here they are…


…. I’m on the half way of packing our stuff and cleaning the apartment…oh oh oh my Big man brought back home the blanket I made a year ago… Can’t help myself, I like it a lot… I have the yarn and the pattern for a new one, but there’s always so little time…..


…. and I have a new ironing board cover….


…. Oh,the new home is going to be fancy…. Can’t wait to decorate it… 🙂 🙂 🙂

Up till now everything is proceeding as scheduled… I can even find time for craft…. There’s a sewing WIP….


…. for this one too, I was helped by Monica but it is still unfinished so I’ll write about as soon as it will be FO….

…. and my knitting project is growing a bit less then usual…


… to be honest, I have undone the previous work… I didn’t like how it looked, the needles I used were too thick and the tension was awful so I changed my needles and used a pair of 4 mm gauge instead of 4,5 mm. And I did well! Now the work looks better and my knitting is faster…. It is still a long project but a nice one, if the final result will be the one I have in my mind…. :/

But let’s return to the beginning of my post and to the second of today’s tasks…. my computer…. a week ago it had suddently crushed down… just like that, while I was catching up with the latest news in the blogsphere…. I brought it to the computer surgeon who was able to fix it, for my big surprise because I thought it gone for good … I’m so happy that I was wrong and so happy that I have it at mine again… So today I went to fetch it….


…. and I have so much fun riding my new bike!!! Oh,it is great to have a bike!!! I’m so very clumsy on it since last time I rode one I was maybe 16…. maybe…. I do not remember! We should have brought one earlier!!!


Well,it doesn’t matter much because I will ride the bike very often in the place we are going to live since we are 2,5 km away from downtown…. And again I can’t wait!!! Even if I’m a bit sorry to leave Parma and my friends… this is the sad part …. but I’m only a two hours of train trip away.. I foresee a lot of travelling in the future… 🙂 🙂 🙂




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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…


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…




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

Per Betty

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….




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….