Saturday, March 31, 2007

That's the header I wanted

It took me another entire day of work but this last header is really "me". The others were nice, but this one reflects more my personality and the personality of this Blog. Besides I put on the header all the progress icons I made until now :-)
Happy! Happy! Happy!
And now I can finally go back on crocheting... It's time!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Header

As you can see I have changed Cloudy Crochet's header. I have been working on this all morning, but I have to say I'm not 100% satisfied. I think I'll go on trying different headers in the next days! ;-)
Here are different headers I've been tying, I guess now I am satisfied with this one...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Five Factor Personality

I found this test on Sue's Blog, Good Yarns. Very funny, and in some way true.

Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have medium extroversion.
You're not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your "down time."


You have high conscientiousness.
Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.
Most things in your life are organized and planned well.
But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.


You have low agreeableness.
Your self interest comes first, and others come later, if at all.
In general, you feel that people are not to be trusted.
And you're skeptical that anyone else really feels differently.


You have high neuroticism.
It's easy for you to feel shaken, worried, or depressed.
You often worry, and your worries prevent you from living life fully.
You tend to be emotionally reactive and moody. Your either flying very high or feeling very low.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Italian Blogging

Lately I have been neglecting a bit this blog, and I'm very sad about it. The fact is that I have started working as a payed blogger. Can you believe it? Actually there is an Italian blog network, called, that publishes daily very focused webblogs on various subject. I have been recruited for the "women blog", it's called and it's taking a lot of my spare time!

I try to post as much as I can on Knit&Crochet, a practice not yet very fashionable and cool among the younger Italian ladies, and I hope it will get some attention thanks to me. It would be great.

That's why my last post was on Pam of Knotty Generation, I really think she's a very nice example of a woman who made her passion into a proper proper profession. I hope my Italian friends will take the example from her and from you all, passionate crocheters around the world!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Future projects

This is what I'd like to realize this springtime :-) I already know that I will never have the time, but I'd love to!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Vogue Knitting is coming

I have a real weakness for Vogue Knitting. Every time a new issue hits the kiosks I fell in love with its new collection of perfectly knitted and crocheted garments, sweaters, skirts and more. Look at the new Spring/Summer collection 2007, isn't it gorgeous?

I know I will never ever have the patience, the skills and the budget to realize models like those, but I like to dream about it! ;-)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

New Knitting Videos

I've just received an e-mail from Lion Brand informing that they started doing podcasts with knitting videos, look at that tutorial on how to knit with Ruffles Yarn.

Interesting isn't it? Actually I tried downloading the Quicktime version and didn't work, but the flash version works pretty good. Nice!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Real Men Knit, a funny video

Very funny!