Guess what….

…. I bought some merino today……… oh,no,no,I couldn’t leave it in the store….It was on sale for 2.5 € par ball…. so….

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I had some yarn left from my Big man’s beanie and thought that knitting a beanie for me with it would be nice…. but of course there wasn’t enough to finish it off so….. Catia put on sale some unsold stock and here I am with my yarn…. well,now I have enough for two…. one of them will be a gift for one of my three sisters in law…. :) I love the colours moreover because,when I got home with my goodies,I realized that they are quite similar to those on Gotye’s album cover ….

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….. which I like a lot,in particular this song… I enjoy every time I listen it….

I sewed on my Father in law’s beanie a small label…. of course,it’s crooked….

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…but, please,do not judge me too hard…. me,needle and thread are still on fight….. :P

….and… a friend of mine has his liar,at last…and a brown ribbon too….

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…now he is ready to be given to his new owner…. :)

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…baked today during lunch time…. :)

Wish you all a great evening!

Love

xxx

Tajana

A new friend

Today I have a new friend who came from the wood to say hello….

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Of course,it’s another Jennifer’s squirrel….. <3 <3 <3 Hello,dear Jennifer! We are waving to you and to our cute friends, Hodge,Podge and all the other adorable characters who live in your magic world!

This squirrel of mine is made out of the below yarn….

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…. and it has an intentional shabby look…..My friend is going to be a gift for a little boy’s third birthday….What do you think,would the child like it…..?

Love

xxx

Tajana

Crochet shawl update

Hello,my friends!

Just a few photos of the shawl I’m crocheting for my Mum in law…. I’m samething like a half way to go,maybe less….

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The shaw has a kind of spongy texture maybe due to the lamé yarn but it does not matter that much…. since the shawl will be worn during winter and in that way will keep my Big man’s mum warm…. on the other hand, if she would like to put it on in spring….. :D

Love

xxx

Tajana

Wandering….

Good evening,my dear friends…..

I’m spending this weekend alone since my Big man is away for job and, as always in these occasions, there are a lot of crafty hours at my disposal… for which,honestly, I’m thankful a lot, otherwise I’m not sure if I would be able to craft all the items on my to do list before winter’s holidays…. well,I confess that sometimes it happens that I have to make a hard choice… which those of you who love to read can easily understand….

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…… during the day it is not a problem, crafting is like working for me,but during the evening hours….. well,at the end,even if I’m deadly tired, at least ten pages of this nice book are read… :)

I obliged myself to go out early this morning and spend some time downtown… I’m not a sport kind of girl,I’m definitely a sofa kind of girl and of course my waistline suffers a lot for that…. well,to be precise,I need a goal to move my backside…. usually this was a job but since I don’t have one I went for one hour walk till a popular knitting café and bought some yarn to knit a beanie for my Big man (the photos are on the bottom of the post)  ….a nice way to familiarize with the surroundings….. I had a nice comment exchange with Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic which made me think about the town of Parma, better about me living here…. I still don’t know if I like it or not but I took some photos of the town during my walk and I do not dislike what I see in them…. :)

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Do you see the grey heavy clouds….? This is the weather which you can find here for three quarters of the year… for a person who lived here for most of her life is not easy to get used to….. I didn’t take photos of the main square because if you google Parma, piazza Garibaldi, the Baptistery and the Cathedral are the first photo you will see… I rather prefered to show you the places I usually wander in …..and my favourite stores …. a nice haberdashery…. now that Rossana closed her store I come here….

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….. and here is the window of …… guess which store…. ? :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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This is only a small part of the beautiful place which Non solo lana is…. what a beautiful yarny world… :D

Since I’m talking about yarn, here it is that one  I bought at Catia’s some time ago and which will become a tank top of mine… my new knitting project…. :D …. Roma, I was talking about that a few days ago…

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Cotton…. perfect for me who suffers so much the hot-moist weather………..

….and this is the not yet knitted beanie  (see the top :) ) ………..

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I love both colours…. oh yeah,did you notice that they are bright….. :D I was never a big fun of blue but lately I have discover this colour and have to admit that I feel quite comfortable while wearing it…. even my new glasses are of a dark blue shade…. lovely…. :)

Now,my dears,I’m trying to write something nice to say bye till the next post but have some troubles in making my brain work… I just hope that I manage to introduce you properly the place I’m living in and that you enjoyed my everyday tour….

Wish you all a great Sunday!

Love

xxx

Tajana

FO::the tank top

First of all………..

THANK YOU

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For all your comments of support!!! I can’t find the proper words to say how glad I am to have had such a great luck to meet you all,my dear blog friends!!!I’m moved to tears by every single word of yours…..

I have finished off the tank top today around 2:00 p.m. and am still feeling dizzy…. phew….. it’s done……….. sorry for the bad photo…. there’s not much sun today and since the yarn is black the photos turned out quite bad…. the below one is one of the best….

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The pattern is quite simple….I’ve tried it on myself and it fits ok even if the yarn is a bit itchy…. Now I hope that the friend of mine will like it too…..

…………………… can’t believe…………………………………. my yarny nightmare is over…………………………. HAPPY DANCE…….     :D :D :D LOL

Wish you all a great evening!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 Thanks again for being there!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Struggling….

What a struggle this morning….

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I hate this yarn and especially its dark colour,have both my fingers and eyes hurting…. I have just finished the tubular bind off of one arm hole and there’s the second to be done….. Just want to finish it and deliver it to my friend….

……….. deep sigh ………………

My first beanie ever….

…. hot off my needles….. I was asked by my Mother in law to knit this as my Father in law’s birthday present…. I had two balls left of the merino I used to knit my Big man’s sweater,a perfect amount for a comfy beanie….

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That nice lady called Catia, the owner of my favourite yarn store, gave me the basic directions while the cables were an idea of mine….

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… this is me wearing the beanie just to show you how it looks like once put on….

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….this is the first time for the tubular cast on,too….

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The edge of the beanie turned out quite elastic and from now on I’ll opt for the same method for socks, too…. it seems that my garments have started to look quite neat and professional…. I’m so happy for that…. sorry,the photos are not the best ones…. it is time to think about learning the art of photography…. but sometimes I just can’t help myself and have to show you my finished WIPs in the very moment I put down the needles…. :P

Have a wonderfuld day,my dear friends!

Love

xxx

Tajana