A magic room filled with yarn, hooks and needles!

Making Wool Memories – Knitted blouse

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Whenever I’m travelling abroad, I try to make a few wool memories as well as photographic memories. It’s a way of taking home with me a very small piece of the experience. Last year, for example, I bought yarn from Italy, Austria and Ireland. With the wool I had bought in Dublin, from the Aran Sweater Market, I made myself a blouse. Winters can be cold here in Romania, so a knitted blouse is a must have. The wool is from Kerry Woollen Mills and…Continue Reading

Knitted Mug Cozy

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My very talented friend, Cati, started the year with lots of patience and too much yarn on her hands. So she did what any sane person who has yarn at her disposal would do: she started knitting it. Soon after, the knitting became addictive and she was simply unstoppable. And this is how my friend Cati made a huge set of knit mug cozies. She’s practising her knitting skills and in order to do that, she got busy knitting mug cozies. It’s a fun way…Continue Reading

What did I knit in 2018? A (kind of) short recap

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The short answer? A lot! In total, I knitted more than the 12 projects I setup in my Ravelry Challenge. The best thing about having a very busy and productive 2018? Not only did I knit a lot, but I also read a lot. And learned a lot, it goes without saying. Sock knitting I love socks! It’s like I can never have too many knitted socks in my drawer, which is why I always have a pair on my needles. And speaking of needles,…Continue Reading

Crochet blankets | Modele de pături croșetate

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RO: Deși necesită cantități uriașe de fir, energie și timp, îmi place să lucrez pături croșetate pentru bebeluși. În ultimii 5 ani am lucrat zeci de pături, diverse modele proprii, dar și modele inventate de alți designeri de croșetat. Consider că mereu e loc de mai bine în munca mea, așa că nu am vreo problemă în a cumpăra și folosi modelele altor oameni talentați. Pentru că am primit nenumărate mesaje legate de păturile pe care le-am croșetat, am făcut un top 5 păturici croșetate…Continue Reading

5 Crochet Bikini | 5 Costume de baie crosetate

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RO: În ultimii ani au devenit extrem de populare costumele de baie croșetate. Fie că vorbim de costume din 2 piese sau articole dintr-o bucată, cu modele interesante, costumele de baie croșetate sunt accesoriile pe care ori le iubești, ori le detești. Lucrate din fire care nu-și modifică flexibilitatea în apă – adică stau locului și nu dezgolesc trupul mai mult decât îți dorești -, costumele de baie croșetate au avantajul că pot fi personalizate după fiecare tip de trup. Iată 5 modele de costume…Continue Reading

Knitted Dress – ASH | Rochie Tricotată – ASH

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RO: Ador rochiile tricotate simple sau lucrate cu modele complexe. Îmi plac rochiile tricotate pentru că sunt ușor de asortat și se mulează frumos pe trup. În plus, în timpul verii sunt perfecte – permit corpului să transpire și să se aerisească. Dacă e ceva ce nu pot suporta la o rochie în general e senzația de sufocare care apare după ce transpir, iar materialul nu permite circulația aerului. Acum că v-am povestit motivele mele pentru a tricota rochii, îmi permiteți să mă laud cu…Continue Reading

Knitting: How to knit RSC | Tricotat: Cum să lucrezi RSC

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RO: Să fie vreun an de când am tricotat bluza Taylor, după un model creat de Novel Reed. Am folosit fir de lână combinat cu poliamidă (așa numitul fir pentru șosete, „sock yarn”). Am folosit andrele de 4 mm și în jur de 220 gr. Cu fiecare proiect învăț ceva nou, ceva ce mă ajută să-mi îmbunătățesc cunoștințele în materie de tricotat și fire. Ei bine, la bluza Taylor am învățat cum se lucrează tehnica RSC – Right Slanting Cross (ar fi echivalentul „Înclinare spre…Continue Reading

Crochet – Lost in Time shawl

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I have a good crochet & knitting friend, Cati, who’s very talented and crafty (you may have seen some of her work on the blog). This past winter Cati has been crocheting a few shawls, but she fell in love with Lost in Time shawl, created by Johanna Lindahl. It’s a free pattern on Ravelry. Last fall we both bought a few cakes of Scheepjes Whirl yarn, we both love how this yarn change colors so subtle and we were curious to see how this yarn feels…Continue Reading

Amigurumi: Sleepy dog

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Amigurumis are a child’s best friend, say mothers who asked me to make toys for their babies. If that’s the case, I wish I could make crochet toys all day, every day! Because there’s nothing I like more than working with colorful yarn to make the cutest toys for kids. Here’s one of my latest crochet project, a sleepy dog. As usual with my toys, I used cotton yarn and hypoallergenic fiber to stuff it. My inspiration for this toy was Zefirka Room from Instagram, but…Continue Reading

#bunnyalong 2018 – Spread the joy!

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I love bunnies. I love making amigurumi bunnies and wearing bunny inspired crochet slippers. When I was a kid I was a huge, huge fan of Bugs Bunny, which probably explains why I love rabbits so much. Because Easter is a few weeks away, I thought the best and easiest way to bring joy to my world is through good deeds and … bunnies. So last night I started working on a very, very easy bunny pattern which I’m going to share with you in…Continue Reading