The first sock

So…….

…..here it is…I have just finished my first knitted sock ever…..

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….my God,how ugly is that ….. just soooooooooooooo ugly that I feel an infinite tenderness for it…… <3 <3 <3

Oh well….. it fits my feet perfectly :D :D :D

Knitting galore … I need a cup of tea

Originally posted on Craft Odyssey:

I have finished my mystery knitting commission, Oh my I hope it was the sort of thing Lady Student is after, I tend to get a little jittery when someone wants something specific

I hope the student nurse likes her little good luck mascot

I hope the student nurse likes her little good luck mascot, I’ve just started creating one with a traditional grey WW1 dress for the Remembrance Sunday display at the Memorial Hall

While my needles were out I got the urge to knit one of my diminutive rabbits to put in my newly re – opened Folksy shop

It's not wrong to have a 'thing' about rabbits is it ?

I love rabbits…… Oops I said that out loud didn’t I :-D

A package has arrived, I know what it is, the wool I ordered yesterday, yet I’m still excited about it,time I put the kettle on for Beloved I think

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My dear Craft Odyssey.

….what do you think about this “outfit”…. could it work….?

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….I had to show you that yesterday but I was so absorbed with my sock………..today I’m normal again and am back to work on my old WIPs in order to finish them………….

Love

xxx

Tajana

Now I know….

…..I’m totally out of my mind………..

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….and the above photo is a clear evidence of what I’ve just said……………

…………I was shopping today and have found a nice yarn for socks……….and I had to buy the needles of the right gauge for it…………..and had to learn how to knit socks………….well,I did it,after a whole afternoon spent making several atempts …..I shaped a heel….oh………..I’m A KNITTING HERCULES!!!!

A really nice pattern

Hi,my friends!

Oh,I really have to show you the progress of the pillow cover knitting….

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….because the pattern is really nice…. now,after finishing the second celtic cable, the overall design is clearer and I have already the idea of the final result…. the yarn I chose is not the best one,in fact it was laying in my wardrobe for such a looooooooooooooooong time….it is mostly acrylic but have to admit that it does not itch at all and even if I have some troubles to knit it, the pattern is outlined quite well…. by the way,I’m a cicular needles kind of girl,now I have the necessary evidence…. :)

Love

xxx

Tajana

Trying out a new pattern…

Hello,my dear friends!

It’s a cloudy and grey day here in Parma….

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….and the best way to spend such a day is having a cup of tea (well,more than one,to be honest….) in good company….

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….yeah,I had to….I had to try a new cable pattern and my new needles….

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….. :) another Christmas gift is on its way to be crafted…..this is going to be a pillow cover….

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 ….. oh,how I love to try a new pattern and see it turning out well….. :)

Love

xxx

Tajana

A quick knitting update

Hello to all of you,dear friends!

Just a few shots of my current WIPs….

…the back side of Rossana’s tank top is finished…. phew……

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….and there is some progress with the pink and black scarf knitting…..

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What do you think about the colour combination?

Love

xxx

Tajana

My new friends….

Hello,my dear friends!

……oh,I’m in love………….I really am…………. (madness rules at mine lately…..)………….

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Yesterday morning I was at the dentist and on my way home I saw a nice pair of Knit Pro’s one pointed needles……….I’m not a fan of straight needles but when I saw those I got crazy………. They are quite expensive….10  vs. 5 € of the low-cost ones but….what a pleasure is having those beauties at mine………….. :) Well,I have to admit that I went to buy them only in the late afternoon….. that because I didn’t want to spend money on it….. then it happened that I needed some directions for shaping the armholes on Rossana’s tank top and had to go at Catia’s store…. that kind woman gave me the indications I needed and gave me some advice with the yarn I have at my disposal and which I’m going to use to knit a scarf for my Sis in law…well,initally I thought to crochet it but my sample turned out very firm and not pleasant to wear at all….Catia said me to add a strand of mohair yarn and to use needles of 6mm gauge…. and the result is that….

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…you can’t feel it,but believe me if I say that the twist is so very soft…..how I love and appreciate people who help me without demanding nothing for their help….I have in mind what to give to that kind woman,just need time for crafting….it will be ready for Christmas for sure!!!!And here it is,my precious ball of mohair…. (well,I will not tell you how much I’ve paid for …. that 40 gr of yarn ….. )…….

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I just love it….and it is perfect to link together the pink and black of the yarn at my disposal…..

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A simple garter stitch but so nice….

Hope that my Sis in law will like it….I think I’ll add a rose brooch crocheted with the same yarn….oh,it will be sweet…. :)

As I spent money for yarn I decided that it was worth spending money on needles,too……. :) A great choice!!! I’m happy!!!

Love

xxx

Tajana