Knitting Update

Hello everyone!
I hope you all are doing well.

I have been knitting and here is some of my projects.

First is a hat for my husband. I did use a free pattern on Ravelry called Sockhead Slouch Hat, it is by Kelly McClure.
The fingering yarn is a navy colour by Retrosaria Mondim in the colourway 105 (100% wool) and I knitted the hat using a 3mm circular needle.

My first sweater/pullover! The model is free also on Ravelry, the Flax Light by Tin Can Knits.
It took me very time to knit, fingering yarn is lovely to work but on an sweater is so slow…
The yarn that I used is from Lana Grossa, Meilenweit Rustico in the colourway number 3805 (80% wool – 20% nylon) with 3mm and 4mm circular needles.

Amalia shawl by Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre, it is a lovely shawlette. I used two yarns held together, Isager Silk Mohair in the colourway number 0 (75% Goat – Mohair, 25% Silk) and Malabrigo Yarn Mechita in the colourway Pearl (100% Wool – Merino).

One pair of green socks, the design is Elven Woods Socks by This Handmade Life. I used Mondim yarn in the colourway 306 (100% wool) using a 2,50 mm needle.

My first toe-up socks! They are the Calcetines Cuqui by Sheep Days. The fingering yarn is a lovely blue by Greta and the Fibers Socks Premium (75% wool – 25% nylon).

Knitting is fun and I love it very much, but don’t worry, next post it will be a piece of cross stitch!

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a lovely day,

My basket is full…

This year I have not yet made a single cross stitch… I have been knitting…

My country now is on our second lockdown… deaths and cases have surged in the last 15 days… it is very sad…

I decided to add some of my work and progress (WIP’s) and finished pieces into a basket.

I need to fully finish some pieces from the basket above. I need to stitch some of them since I have projects with little stitching to do. And of course I need to add some new stuff to the basket!

Next Saturday I will show you one of the pieces of the basket!

This year I knitted a hat for my husband and I am knitting my first sweater, photos coming soon.

But I will share some knitted pieces from last year, a shawl and socks.

This shawl is my version of Age of Gold by Joji Locatelli. I used a gray colour for the main colour (yarn by Ovelha Negra Victoria, colour number 33) and the border is pink (yarn by Ovelha Negra Victoria, colour number 001). I did a bad job, per usual, blocking this piece, the border needs some fixing. There are more photos on my Ravelry page.

I did manage to knit ten pairs of socks, two pairs for my husband and eight for me!

From left to right: Meias TPC by Cristina Ferreira; Fresh Air socks by Karalee Harding and Dreaming of Paris socks by Joji Locatelli. All the information about the socks are on my Ravelry page too.

It’s all for today! Thanks for your visit! Be safe! See you soon!

Some stitching and knitting

Hello, how are you? I hope you all are doing well.
This post should have been done in the beginning of September, but I had a family urgency.
My mother had surgery and I spent a few weeks with my father and then with both.
She had a great recovery. I am very proud and blessed for our public health system is able to deal with the pandemic and other medical care very well…

And now some stitching… this piece is an old work in progress by Gigi R…

Finally finished:

Design by GiGi R Designs – Elizabeth Precious 1817.
Stitched on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha with DMC and Gentle Art Threads.

Turned out very pretty and I am so happy that is finished!

Knitting… two pair of socks!

Pattern: MineCraft Socks by Heather Cox
Needle: ChiaoGoo 2.75mm
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Rustico, Colorway 3811

Pattern: Conundrum Socks by Saffron Start
Needle: ChiaoGoo 2.75mm
Yarn: Colorway 104 Sphene by CoopKnits Socks Yeah!

I hope to post very soon but no promises…

Thank you for your visit! Hugs!


Hello everyone!

My March and April socks, made for me.

The first pair of socks I did follow a free design at Ravelry called Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. A really nice design, I enjoy it very much and for sure I will used it more times.

Yarn: Retrosaria Mondim in the colorway 205 Burgundy Speckle (100% fine portuguese wool).
Needles: ChiaoGoo 2.50 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.50 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.

The second pair of socks I follow a free design called Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner. They are very cozy!

Yarn: Rosários 4 Meia Print in the colorway 119 Spring Garden (70% merino wool, 30% nylon).
Needles: ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection.

My problem with socks is picking up stitches for the gusset shaping, I take so long and they look so messy… Maybe with practice it gets better…

Thank you so much for your visit! See you soon!


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