Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back to Umbria, back to crochet

Back in Umbria for a one week holiday (the on e and only this year) I 'm relaxing on the sun, eating delicious local specialties and crocheting a little bit. Today I've started a lacy shawl, I've been looking for a while for a nice pattern and finally I've picked one from Crochet Pattern central.It's the Evening Shawl by Craftown. I'm using a superkid mohair by Ornaghi Filati, and a USG6/4.00mm hook.
I haven't finished yet the pima tencel poncho nor the knitting for the homeless scarves nor the brea bag (almost done!), but I can't help myself always starting something new, especially during holidays. I know, I know, I'm definitely a starter... but I will finish everything, eventually.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I've got an award!

How cool is that?! Vik, the sweetest knitter-blogger ever, gave me a Thinking Blogger Award! Ain't that a nice thought?

I must apologize with all my knitting/crocheting blog friends for disappearing a bit lately. I'm tremendously tense because of my job. Hopefully I'll have a week holiday in 10 days and I promise I'll step by all my favorite blogs and say hi! :-)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Knitting among flowers

On our way to Rome we decided to take some rest at Luca's mother's beautiful house in Umbria. Set free the cats from the kennels, gave water to Valda, we worked a little in the sun and had a lovely dinner at the Conte's.

This morning, a warm and fresh day inspired me a bit of knitting outside. While Valda was running around, Luca hand picked some gorgeous flowers in the garden and I went back to the Pima Poncho.

This poncho will drive me crazy. I make a row and undo two. I'm seriously tempted to undo all I have knitted so far and start anew. The problem with the lovely brioche stitch is that if you make a mistake you cannot correct it, you just have to go back to the beginning of the row and knit it again. So far I made a few mistakes and I keep doing them, and right now my poncho looks a bit like a gruyere cheese.

So annoying! I guess I'll try a fresh start...