Mr. Monsty



Meet Mr. Monsty – a cute little creature, that accompanies its master to the kindergarten and cheers him up when needed. As I understand it is also loved by other kids, because of those funny flapping ears. However, my son finds Mr. Monsty’s tail to be the most amusing part of it. And I’m really surprised that no one has pulled its eyes! Yet…

And if you would also like to make this little pocket friend (yeah, it is really that small), please know that it’s a breeze: pattern’s free, I’m sure you have some leftover yarn, and process is rally quick!



(Photo credit Reda | )


Family Cowl


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It is not a secret that my knits are quite often borrowed by the men of my family, especially the little one. I can’t say no, when comes and says that he likes my hat trying to put it on (I don’t really know how to translate his cute language into English :D ). And this project got attention from both of them – those cowls must really be a comfy thing, huh? And that clever construction with prolonged front – you can keep you coat a bit open, yet not cross the line when flirting with autumn winds. Short version – it is awesome, could be tree instead of just one! Continue reading

Fingerless Mitts Rocks!

1aLet’s continue with children knits caused by the kindergarten. Today – fingerless mitts. An amazing and must-have part of every toddler’s outfit! My sun spends a lot of time outdoors in the kindergarten and the staff suggested fingerless mitts for this time of the year. Palms are kept warm, and little fingers are free to explore the world! And it’s also great during wet weather and on rainy days – I put thin waterproof mitts on the fingerless ones, and the hands are kept warm and dry, yet the fingers have more freedom than they would stuffed in those thick warm mitts..


  • Pattern: Camp Out Fingerless Mitts (free pattern on Ravelry)
  • Yarn: Drops Alpaca, held double. Blue/green pair took about 30 grams, the other – a bit more, but I forgot to weigh…
  • Needle: 2.5 mm


(I send thank You  for the beautiful photos to my friend Reda | )

Sheepy Tweedy


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You know what? I think I like Autumn! With it’s golden colors and warm wool coming up from the bottom of the boxes after a long summer sleep. Even that rigorous weather  doesn’t look that bad when colored in soft skeins of yarn! After all, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing. And this post is just about it – the perfect piece of clothing for Autumns (and Winter of course) A HAT. Continue reading

Accidental Blouse


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Yes, it Turns out one can crochet a whole blouse with set in sleeves simply by accident :D

I had a few balls of linen/silk blend yarn in my stash and it was starting to seriously irritate me by just being there and doing nothing. So I plunged into Ravelry to look for a “solution for my problem”. I wanted something absolutely new, something I hadn’t done before and didn’t care a bit that the result might be useless. Continue reading

Happy Dress


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I’m back and continue on presenting my FO’s of this summer! Usually I have a rather reserved opinion about self striping yarns. It always seems to me that it would be too hard to manage it and not to end up with a vertigo causing mix of colors. But looks like this summer was a summer of experiments! Continue reading

Deep Blue

3Hurray! The weather is just what it is supposed to be at summer (at least for now), so took the chance and photogaphed another linen FO. I’m in love with this deep blue color, which takes my mind off to the see, white sand and tropical fishes…

6And again, I was knitting linen on circulars, but thanks to the lace pattern it does not twist like Mr. Shapeless… But there’s one more thing that happens almost always with linen for me – it groooooows. Despite of all the swatches, the final garment usually turns out to be way longer than my calculations predicted and after wearing it grows even more… let’s say this blue sweater was already some 10 cm longer than what You see now after washing and treating it with hot steam, and after wearing it wasn’t far from a mini dress… BUT (and I do not suggest You trying this at home!) I found a solution. Instead of hand washing, I put it into a washing machine and after that (the horrible part) – into tumble dryer. It turns out perfect :)

11aA few words about knitting. I tried a wooden cubics for this knit, and liked it even more than carbonz. The knit was looong, going endless rounds, so I kept finding something else to do. But finally the only thing left was to seem shoulder and hope that I’l have a chance to wear it this Summer.

By the way, linen fabric after tumble drying becomes extremely soft and drapery. Yet, do not try this at home, and if You do – I’m not to blame :)






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