Sunday, 27 September 2015

Everybody loves socks!

Don't you? 

I will never forget my first 3-4 attempts to make sticks, they were a complete disaster. Learning to knit on your own and having nobody to help can be a real set back. However I did not quit trying and the first time I actually managed to knit a sock I was super happy. 

I'm currently trying to write my own sock pattern for the complete beginner. So far so good, hope it will actually work out well but I have to do a lot if testing. The first pair I'm making is for my boyfriend, half way there. Next one will be for me and then one pair for my best friend, this way I'll have tested 3 different sizes. 

Let's see how this turn out. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Drop Stitch Fashion Cowl

That is the first time I ever knit anything without using a pattern. I had 4 skeins of a wonderful blue green Crelando Paula yarn which I bought last year and wanted to make a girft for my friend Hermione so this is what I came up with.

It is a very simple and super fast knit, finished it in less than 1 hour and I'm a slow knitter.

You will need:
4 skeins of super bulky yarn
19mm (US 35)
a tapestry needle or crochet hook

Level: easy


k = Knit
p = Purl
yo = Yarn Over

Cast on 22 stitches with double yarn. I personally prefer the long tail cast on method.

Row 1: (k1, yo twice) repeat until last stitch, k1
Row 2: (k1, drop the 2 yo) repeat until last stitch, k1
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl

Repeat above 8 times.
Cast of and sew together.

A perfect knit for the beginner or for a last minute gift.

Hope you will enjoy it.


Turban Twist Hat

I found this wonderful pattern a few weeks ago.

It calls for Aran yarn and 5mm needles and it is worked flat, assembled with a little sewing. 

It is a very simple and fast knit but the result is very beautiful and classy. 

I will definitely make more of these babies. 

You can find the pattern for free here:

And so it began

I started knitting 3 years ago. Up to the moment that I decided I want to learn knitting I had no previous experience with it, neither I had ever expressed an interest in this amazing craft. However, when my best friend Hermione told me she was pregnant and that I would soon be a godmother (that was a decision we had made when we were around 15 years old) it just struck me. I had to learn how to knit in order to be able to make accessories and garments for the little angel who was about to come into our lives. The image of my grandmother making all kinds of knits for me and my brother during our childhood came to my mind and it was decided: I wanted to be the godmother that would be able to make heartfelt and soulful gifts to her goddaughter. And that's how it all started.

I learnt completely by myself, watching YouTube videos and reading countless articles on line. Through a lot of trial and error I managed to make my first garments for Marianna, who was a newborn at that time. But I didn't stop there. You see I had caught the bug of knitting for good, so I started knitting for my friends and family. Scarves and hats for my brother who is a sailor in order to keep him warm in his trips, warm socks for my dad's cold feet, unique Christmas presents for my friends and so on. Knitting has ever since been a very dear activity for me during winter. It is a creative fun way to make beautiful gifts that are one of the kind and include a part of yourself in them and at the same time it is a way of meditation to me, helping me relax and balancing me out.

I'm starting this blog with a lot of love to knitting and as a mean to post my recent creations and maybe, in the future, create some of my own patterns and showcase them here.

Hope you will enjoy this little corner of peace and quiet.