The big one and the small one

Hello, my friends!

Do you remember this?The Fox Scarf for my nephew?

Well,I knitted another,smaller one, for his little brother….

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…..can I be honest….? As soon as I wove in ends the smaller scarf I found myself moved to tears…. I’m one very happy aunt <3  :) <3

Oh, finally!! The Christmas gifts for my Croatian family are all finished off…. :) :) :)

Love

xxx

Tajana

Like a bee

A quick update he he :) :) :)

Two more beanies are just finished off :) :) :)

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These two beanies fit me well, they are rather too big for me so I hope that they will fit perfectly to their owners…. :)

….. my Big man’s sweater is at a good point…. time to shape the neck hole…..

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…..as soon as the front side will be ready I’ll sew it with the back one and do hope that it will fit well to my companion …. ……..oh,fingers crossed……!!!!

….. my hands are smoking………….

Love

xxx

Tajana

Midnight craft

Hi,my dears!

Just a few words because I’m half-asleep but I wanted to show you my second crocheted heart key ring….

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It’s for one of my SIL…. :)

And here is my second beanie progress…

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…. well,I do hope that the colours I’m using will be liked by my brothers….

Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig yawn!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Recently….

Hello,my dear friends!

My life is quite messy lately and I didn’t have much time to blog about my craft…. well,changes are occuring but my Christmas to do list is a bit shorter…. :) and I have even found some time for me…. just because…. :)

First of all,a small sneak peek in my gift keeping box….

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….then….

….working with some new colours….

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…..looking like an alien….

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…. all that to knit a beanie for one of my two brothers….. I’ll start to knit the beanie for the second one tomorrow in the morning….

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….. I’ve started to knit the front side of my Big man’s rib stitch sweater

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…. and have tried out a crochet heart pattern found on this nice blog… and made of it a key ring for me….

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The heart is not one of my best works and has to be improved but I like it…. and feel good wearing it….

That’s it for tonight!Sorry to be so quick but, except being tired,I’m off to watch one of my favourite TV series…. Wallander

….. yeah,I started to like Swedish crime stories sooooo much……

Wish you all a good night!

Love

xxx

Tajana

A new pair of socks

A warm hello to all of you,my dear friends!

A quick post to show you the new pair of socks I knitted and which I have finished off a few minutes ago.

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This pair is the Christmas gift for my Big man’s Brother in law and I’m so very happy that another entry of my to do list is ticked off…. there will be more socks but now there’s the bed which is tempting me so shamelessly so I’ll write about some other time…………

Wish you all a peaceful night!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Stitching…

Hello,my dear friends!

How are you and what are you crafting lately? Hope that, whatever you are doing, it makes you happy and brightens your moments! :) Autumn is a perfect time to take care about ourselves and our loved ones.. :)

I have to admit that I’m quite busy these days…. crafting gifts,making important decisions with my Big man, tidying up the hidden corners of our home… but I needed a break and had to try myself in some blanket stitching… just because I wanted to…

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I crafted these two scottie dogs using a template found here and after some attempts turned out quite badly,I’m rather satisfied with the blue dog… It is not perfect but I’m on a good way…. I don’t like the pink one..

Happy about my learning the blanket stitch I decided to try myself on a slightly bigger project…. When I moved here in Parma, the very first home accessories were bought by my Mother and Sister in law under request of my Big man…. ahem….not exactly a situation I wanted to find myself in…. but you know….. sometimes one has to keep the mouth shut and just try to live in peace….. well,the shopping was done in IKEA store …. did I already tell you that I HATE IKEA STUFF…? …. so…. I spent all this time  “destroying” the stuff I had at mine but there are things that I couldn’t just throw away…. like an ugly and appalling and unpleasant to touch pile blanket…. because my companion thinks that it is useful…. (….and you know…..all the effort that his relatives … ahem….I have some cough problems tonight….)…..

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So… since I had at home some yarn of similar quality I cut off it’s “decorative ” (…. ahem… ) edge and stitched all around….

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Inspired by some photos found on Pinterest I crocheted a nice edging….

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…. and applied on it a crocheted heart, always using the blanket stitch…..

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The blanket is still unpleasant to touch but now my bed has a more personal look…. and I feel much better and more at mine… :)

To crochet the edging I followed this chart… quite a nice blog with so much sweet stuff….

So,please,tell me, what do you think about my blanket makeover? What would you have done if you were in my shoes?

Wish you all a great evening!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Learning….

Hello,my dear friends!

Today it was my blanket stitch first time :) :) :) Well,I think that there’s no easier stitch than this one but I needed to follow a tutorial to understand how to do it…. :P …. and I knitted the second cup cozy for my friend on which I sewed my soft felt appliqués….

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We have some troubles with our plumbing so I had the plumber at mine yesterday the whole day and this morning…. well,this morning,while he was working,I was having fun making the above cozy….. the colours are very manly (well, the heart shape appliqué is not so manly …. oh, it doesn’t matter so much….) and, if I understood it right, one cozy is for my friend and the other for her companion…. well,I hope that my interpretation will work (she made me choose colours and shapes….)…..

Have a great evening and day!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

PS: Stieg Larsson is at home :)

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A cup cozy

Hello,my dears!

Just a super quick post to tell that,while resting with my Big man, I knitted a cup cozy for a friend of mine and about which I’m quite satisfied….. :)

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I’m in love……..I really am….. the inspiration came from here and here you can find my Pinterest page so if you like to have a look…..

I’m going back to my rest now….. Happy Sunday to everyone!!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

Long and dark evenings….

Hi again,my dear friends!

On Sunday in the early morning the clock change occured so now,unfortunately,we have to deal with a lot of sunless hours… and which is the best way to face this unhappy condition….. ? Playing with yarn,of course!!!!

…. so…… some time ago I’ve found a nice afghan pattern on Raverly…. This is going to be my personal afghan so,since it was and still is a restful day today, I crocheted the two first squares, just to understand its dimentions and to test the yarn quality…. well, here follows the result….

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….well,I’ll be in a full crochet immersion only after finishing all my Christmas to do list,but I can already tell that this is going to be a nice romantic project…. I really do like the hard contrast between the dark grey and the pink and think that my solitary evenings will be more pleasant while crocheting my new afghan! :) The one I made a year ago and wich was usually the background of my photos is with my Big man now …. :) <3

….I’ve started to knit the first of the two cup cozies for a friend of mine….

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…. and I made a purchase…. today I bought the above acrylic yarn for my afghan from Katia (and ordered her the rest, something about 60 balls….. my Big man will kill me….. for sure….)  and I saw this on her stand…..

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….just three balls of Red Heart’s acrylic yarn, a job lot… I do not know what I will knit with that but I’m sure that, at the right moment, an idea will come up to my mind….. I’ve already at mine a remanant of a sock yarn ball with the same shades and the socks I’ve knitted myself turned out rather good so…..

….I’ve made my evening more colourful despite the dark outside and the sore throat! Ecco!!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana

PS:almost forgotten,I’ve ordered the second and the third book of the Millenium trilogy…. in few days they will be at mine…..

Back home again….

Hello,my friends!!!

Here I am,back from Croatia with some new shots and the back side of my Big man sweater finished off :) ….. but another post will be written about it in a few days,when I’ll be able to measure it on him and check with my Mother in law if I knitted it properly….

Today I’d like to share with you …..

…. my train trip….

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…. my knitting and my new bag (shamelessly stolen to my Mother….. believe,it fits me better)…..

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…. the red colour of some Croatian’s sunsets …..

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….and the moon….

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…. I didn’t take much photos this time,maybe because I was so absorbed by knitting and the reading of the great Stieg Larsson’s novel (finished too,time to by the rest of the Millenium trilogy……) …. but those here above are some nice shots so… here we are…. :) :) :)

Last but not least, do you remember that I knitted a landing field / a tiny throw for my nephew…. well,I brought it to him,with the planes,of course,and I’m so happy that I can happily say that he liked it…. my heart melted a lot last week….

Love

xxx

Tajana