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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Catching up...

Last time I wrote on the blog it was July, it was scorching hot and I was counting down the days to my summer vacations. Now it's October, the mornings are crisp and misty and my vacations seem to have taken place ages ago. A lot  of things  happened in the meantime.
Our trip this summer to Slovenia and Croatia was amazing. Among other things we...drank white wine that tasted like freshly cut grass, watched shooting stars from the darkness of silent vineyards, went rafting on the crystal clear waters of the Soca river, met a bunny who lives in a castle, swam water so clear it seemed invisible, ate mouthwatering seafood on a flight of stairs overlooking the Sibenik Cathedral, took a boat to the Kornati Islands and much much more.
Shortly after we came back I turned 30 and my friends basically kidnapped me and took me to Barcelona as a surprise gift, making me feel like I am the luckiest 30 year-old to ever roam the earth.
Now I'm back to my routine of work and to-do-lists trying to hold on to that feeling you get while travelling when everything seems slightly more poetic than in your everyday life.
I have a few finished products to put up in my shop (one of which I am particularly proud of), a few new projects on my needles and lots of ideas in my head.

A few pictures of the summer in random order...











Saturday, July 8, 2017

F.O.: Olive green crochet lace shawl

I added a new product to the shop today, this lacy shawl I made using the same yarn I used for this tank top (which happens to be one of my favorite spring/summer items I made thus far).
I love making these shawls, they are simple and fun to make and very easy to wear in spring or summer (at least if you live in fresher places than I do, I cannot imagine wearing a scarf in this crazy hot weather we have been having).
I especially like how they look when they are wrapped around the neck, and they look great when you tuck them into a leather jacket on chilly spring days.
Here are a few other examples of similar shawls I made, and I have another one coming soon.

As always, details on my etsy page!





Sunday, June 18, 2017

Green

I have been taking it pretty slow lately (even though I have a few trips and things planned for the upcoming weeks) and have been trying to take in what is by far my favorite part of the year.
I have a pretty high tolerance for heat (within reasonable limits) so that hasn't been a problem, and I have been trying to really stop and enjoy that feeling of having warm wind blow in your face and on your arms. I miss it all winter and when this time of year comes around I want to really bask in that glorious feeling. Guess I'm in tune with the whole #mindfulness trend. Also, I tend to forget how green everything is in late spring/early summer. I know it sounds pretty obvious, yet during the winter months I forget how vibrant everything is when summer starts peeking around the corner...






Sunday, June 4, 2017

F.O. : Off-white cotton top with lace detail

It has been warm and sunny with a glorious warm breeze around here lately and I finally have a new product up on the shop, this cotton summer top with a lacy deorative border (I did it again, I used rows of different stitches as decoration, I can't help it, I find it looks so interesting and pretty).
I actually had something completely different in mind while I started knitting it, but that is the beauty of handmade items that you make up as you go, sometimes it turns out exactly as planned and other times the result is unexpected but you love it anyways.

As always, details on my Etsy shop!




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Paris details

Last month, right after New Years, we took a train to Paris to go visit a few friends who live there.
I had been to Paris once before when I was 12, and I remembered it being a gorgeous city, yet it managed to blow me away with its beauty as if it were the first time I went.
Since anything I could possibly write about how beautiful Paris is would just end up being clichĂ© and trite, I though I would just show you a few pictures I took of small details that grabbed my attention while I was there. My boyfriend was perplexed at the amount of pictures I took of the rooftops in Paris, but how could I not when they looked like this... 



















It was freezing cold but I proudly wore my black merino hat I made last fall (I had been wanting to make myself a black hat similar to this one for ages, and finally managed last November, as evidenced by this instagram picture I took of the work in progress).





Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beautiful, beautiful design

Let's just take a minute to admire the beautiful design of these amazing sweaters from the pattern library of Brooklyn Tweed, shall we?
I love the wearability, versatility and clean lines of each and every one of them...

Palmer by Michele Wang
Nila by VĂ©ronik Avery
Ilia by Michele Wang
Prime by Michele Wang
Larus by Norah Gaughan
Corvid by Jared Flood

All images via Brooklyn Tweed