Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I wish that this New Year will bring you new joy, new hope, new inspiration, new goals and new achievements with new taste of life. Happy New Year.
I hope the New Year gives you plenty of reason to celebrate another year of life.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Time for knitting!

Finally fall is here with rains and chills! The ideal weather for knitting!

I decided to play with wool and make a colorful felted bag, inspired by the beautiful fair isle & argyle designs.

 Ralph Lauren
 Tommy Hilfinger
The bag is large, closes with an internal metallic frame and can be easily be worn on the shoulders with the bright leather handles! Charming addition two large tassels attached on the front!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

stunning knitted home accessories

After 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands,Melanie Porter turned her expertise to restoring and upholstering furniture, developing a range of knitted home accessories, including lamps, cushions and clocks.

Whether it’s restoring and upholstering a chair, crocheting buttons, or felting woollen panels, it’s all done by hand, by Melanie herself.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Knitted jumpers for penguins

There was a big fuss lately online about the  Knits for Nature program of the  Philip Island Penguin Foundation. The Foundation claims that these jumpers are used for rehabilitation of any rescued oiled penguins, while other scientists claim that they are not helpful at all.

Either these little cute jumpers are really used for rehabilitation purposes or for dressing the stuffed toy penguins for the gift shop of the foundation, they still are very cute and help raising funds for the foundations.
You can read more here and you want to knit a jumper, you can find the pattern here.
on stuffed toy penguins, and the sales of those benefit the charity.
on stuffed toy penguins, and the sales of those benefit the charity.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

knitting in prison

The Arisvaldo de Campos Pires, a high security prison in Juiz de Fora, 160km north of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, is unlike similar structures anywhere else in the world.
In here, inmates sentenced for such severe crimes as robbery and murder are now knitting high-fashion clothes for Brazilian fashion designer Raquel Guimaraes, in exchange for 75% of national minimum wage and reduced sentences; they get a day cut from their sentence for every three days knitting. It all started in 2009, when Guimaraes trained prisoners in drawing and designing, as well as in high-quality knitting. At the time, she was looking for knitters for her brand Doiselles.

REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

pattern for homeshoes

These homeshoes pattern is basically a converting acrochet project that I found in a Japanese magazine  (I have shown in an earlier post ) . I thought I'd turn it into a knitting project, which is indeed my favorite art .
It is a composition of 6 squares and two triangles and although I knitted together on the go,picking up stitches each time from the finished square to knit the next , I give you the easier version, that a novice knitter can create !
I chose this lovely bright blue color for the closed scarf I made for the upcoming issue of Brava ( February ) :

Royal blue was emerged strongly by the fashion designers last summer and this winter and for spring 2014 it is considered by Pantone color of the year , and especially the Dazzling blue

You will need :
YARN : Zara of Filatura di Crosa 1974 electric blue color ( 100 % wool , 125m./50gr . ) , Two skeins .
Needle for sewing
The slipper has a length of 23cm . approximately . Fits size 38-40 .
For the squares: CO 20sts and  knit and 32 rows in seed stitch . BO (make 6 )
For the triangles : CO 20sts and knit 32s .decreasing 1st the beginning of every 2nd row until you have 3sts left . Knit the 3sts tog. and BO ( make 2 ) .
Thread the needle and  initially join the squares and triangles together according to the scheme:

Then fold and join together the sides as shown in the scheme. The oblique sides of the two triangles are open to the opening.

Weave all threads.

Finally Make 2 small pom pons and sew each one in front of the opening as shown:

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