I’ll be brief again (it’s really late at night…) – birthday present for the best Mom in the world!

  • Pattern: Semele by Åsa Tricosa. It took me some 3 times to finally start it, but once I finally got it, it went like a breeze. What I like most about this pattern is that you can adjust both the height and the length of the shawl to your taste. Mine came out like a fancy baktus :D
  • Yarn: Grignasco Knits Melting
  • Needle: 3 mm carbonz

That’s it for tonight. I promise to bring you something really interesting for the next time!



Gathering Stripes


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New piece to add to the wardrobe of my little prince :)

To be fair, the sun today is so high and shines so bright, that I will be really brief and get off to enjoy the beginning of the Spring:

  • Pattern: Gathering stripes by Veera Välimäki. As always, instructions are very clear, knits up easy and fast, looks wonderful. Alas, The owner wasn’t up to modeling, just wearing.
  • Yarn: Drops Cotton Merino (3 skeins of gray, and a bit of orange-like)
  • Needle: 3 mm KnitPro carbon
  • Buttons: these :)

Visual tribute:


Pleasant Discovery



About a year and a half ago I started making multicolored (ok ok, two colored :) ) beaded wrist warmers. As it often happens, this project joined the unfinished ones…

Today, going around my home I suddenly remembered I had this single beauty hidden somewhere. Found it, examined and it became clear that it wasn’t going to have a friend…

First of all, I couldn’t identify where I had stopped stringing the beads onto the yarn, so it meant I would have to redo it.. And it must be nearly a thousand beads for one wrist warmer. Well, ok – not the biggest of issues. It also felt a bit too tight on the wrist. Yet again, who of us doesn’t have that mysterious corner in the wardrobe for those “I’ll fit in it again” secrets? The biggest obstacle I have no way overcoming is TIME, that have passed… There is no way I could make another one of the same size after such a long pause. I noticed, that in order to have wrist warmers of the same size I have to be making them simultaneously, otherwise my gauge gets lost…

But one simply cannot let such a beauty go to waste!

What a luck – my DPNs needed a new and cozy home :) And I also had a glass of the right size – lucky again! :) I feel like an idea of making more of these cozies is gently getting into my head :D My knitting equipment then would have a really luxurious storage space :)

And some “scary” statistics for the end:

Needles – 1.25 mm (I literally had holes on my fingertips while making it… )

Yarn – very soft baby alpaca, 50 g – 375 m, held double.

Bead pattern – adapted from here.

And that is my pleasant discovery of the day!




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