I’ve been knitting!

I am not a great knitter, I can knit only simple shapes such as scarves and other things with straight edges πŸ™‚ and maybe an ugly sock or two. But I do plan to learn more and be able to knit a sweater (maybe one day).

As I was organizing my studio I found a lot of yarn that just wasn’t “speaking” to me anymore. Not for my weaving, that is. But then I thoughtΒ  I could knit something with it. So I took three strands of yarn, and made this chunky long scarf:



It’s wide and soft and just perfect for cold weather.

The other one was made for the gentleman in the photo (you can’t see his face because he wanted it that way), my husband. πŸ™‚


He wanted it striped so that’s what I did, but I added the pattern just for fun. Actually, it’s only a simple change of stitches every two or three (or twenty) rows. But it looks good, and hubby loves it. So I am happy.



The third one is a handwoven scarf.


But it actually started as a set of table runners! I took a fine greyish cotton I almost forgot I had, added a bit of lime green cotton, and wove my table runners. Then I washed the fabric (and prepared to cut and sew it), but it shrunk! And not only that, it softened too! So magically, a scarf was born! πŸ™‚


Well, why not?


Looks great to me.


New Stuff

I need to work and play. I can’t just think about the floods and disaster. For over a week I have been focused on danger from the water and on helping others, and even though those worries are still present, and helping continues, I also need to work. But equally important is to play and let go of all the worries.

My spring cleaning odyssey is getting close to summer, but a lot of work has been done! First of all, my studio expanded! πŸ™‚ My husband and I decided that we wanted a smaller bedroom and larger studio (for me) so we switched two rooms and man it is amazing! The bedroom is so warm and cozy now, and my studio is airy and less cluttered. I love it all! I will take photos one of these days, we just need to paint the walls first. But that change was a LOT of work! Moving and cleaning every little bottle and jar, finding new place for things to make everything organized, trying to make everything look neat and most of all reachable! I have to say, with the furniture that I have (I didn’t want to buy anything because this apartment is already full) I did a pretty good job. It took me ten days to finish both rooms, or to get close to that, but I am very pleased with how it all looks.

So, until I take those photos and show you the space, here are some of my latest creations.

A shawl made with scrap yarn that needed to be transformed into something beautiful. πŸ™‚



I used thick yarn, thin yarn, shimmery one, wool, cotton, all kinds of yarn! I love to experiment and this shawl turned out very nice!

Another one is also woven with different kinds of yarn, but this one is way more colorful.


I also made an album for a customer who wanted it as a gift from the kids to their teacher, so she said it needs to have thirty blank pages, one for every child to do something on it. I had so much fun making this album. The only thing I knew I had to do is to put IV2 on the cover, but the rest was left to my imagination. So I thought a heart is a must because kinds love their teacher, then a bit of lined paper, a filmstrip frame because there will be photos inside, some crackle and some shimmer and glitter…


It’s quite big, almost A4 size, but there had to be enough room for the children to draw and glue on. πŸ™‚



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The most important thing is that the customer loves it! Yay!Β  You just have to imagine more ribbon for the binding, because I didn’t want to tie it all now as it would get wrinkled, and also it needs to be all untied so that every child can have it’s own page to work on.

That’s it for now, even though I have more things to show you but they will have to wait. I don’t want to drown you in photos. πŸ™‚

Have a great day!

For Men

Here they are! I finally photographed the scarves, although not all of them. I don’t feel very inspired to photograph because the weather here is awful (well, it’s supposed to be that way in December, right? πŸ™‚ ) I haven’t seen the sun in quite some time. Thankfully, my husband has a good camera so the colors of scarves are pretty much as you see them in photos.

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I am happy with how they turned out. There are some dark ones, and more colorful ones. And there are some for older gentlemen, and some for younger ones. In these photos you can mostly see the colorful ones, but that’s ok. You know how brown and black look like. πŸ™‚

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I have about twelve more shawls and scarves to weave, but I’m starting to feel less stressed because I finished A LOT! This adventure started over two months ago, and when it ends, I think I’ll open a bottle of champagne. πŸ™‚ Well, it’s a good excuse for a nice drink, don’t you think?


One for Her and Two for Him

When I finish working on this huge order, I will post photos of all my shawls and scarves. But I just haven’t enough time now to photograph each and every one that comes off my loom. Here are these three though, which still need to be washed and ironed. πŸ™‚


I must say, if it was a bit hard to weave shawls for women I don’t know (don’t know what colors they like etc), imagine how it is with men’s scarves! I can’t go wild with colors and patterns, so I’ll just stick with neutrals. It will be interesting to see how many neutrals I can make that are still completely different. Hmmm…


This and That and I’m going to Rome!

When you get the chance to travel to one of your dream destinations, what else could be interesting? That’s probably the reason why I took only three photos of my shawls, even though I have a lot finished. I’ve been weaving like crazy, and my back is very painful, but hey, I should be in Rome in a couple of days, so I’ll have a much needed break. πŸ™‚

I’m sorry about the poor photos, but hubby went to Rome a week ago and took the good camera with him.

These shawls look much better than the photos show, they are very soft and warm, and the colors are much more vibrant.

So, the thing is that my husband is currently in Rome on business, and will be there till November 10th. And I got the chance to join him for ten days! I wish I could stay longer, but I have too much work to do. But ten days is great! I am thankful for the opportunity to see Rome. So, I made my self a journal (of course), although a bit in a hurry, but I like how it turned out.

I used different papers for the inside, envelopes, cereal boxes and scrap paper. So there is lots of room for writing, drawing, and pockets for all kinds of things.

I also wanted to show you an ATC I made for the swap at Blue Twig Studio. The theme was “Pink” in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚


Inspired by Autumn

I still don’t like Autumn very much. But this stage, with brown and yellow and red, is amazing! I don’t want to think how it will look when all the leaves fall down and rain makes the ground look more like porridge than a colorful leafy carpet, instead I’m going to enjoy and draw inspiration from these lovely colors.

And here they are, two new shawls:

Same warp, different weft. I like. πŸ™‚



New Shawls

Here they are, as promised!

These came out perfect, but…The thing is, when I weave for people I don’t know (like in this case, 30 women that I’ve never met), the best way to do it is to weave simple designs, at least that’s my experience. There are ladies who like unusual garments, but more often they want something that “goes with everything”. And to tell you the truth, even though I understand that, at the same time I don’t. Because, for me, the best thing is to have a handwoven piece that stands out a bit. A piece that makes a plane outfit totally original and noticed. But, that’s me. When I weave pieces for the shop, I weave what my inspiration commands, and I like to use many different colors and textures. And people buy them. But now, with this order, I think it would be best to make these “neutral” shawls. At least there is much greater chance for ladies to like and wear them. That is the point, right?