Sunday, August 22, 2010

The best gift

 In Greece we have two days to celebrate, birthday and name day. My name day is in August 15th and the last one was the best I ever had. I felt so special, I had almost all the people I love around me and I received many beautiful gifts - knitting related or not.

One of them really left me speechless. My dear friend Saigon gave me the Addi Click set. Yes, a whole set of intercheable needles, the set I really wanted, the one I was thinking to to write Santa a letter about next Christmas. 

Isn't it a beauty? 10 pairs of tips, 3 cables and a connector all in a luxurious black leather case. And a little pin, a gold heart with a tiny gem. Of course I casted on for a new project the next morning, a Citron with Malabrigo Lace (whichi will have another post after it is blocked and ready) and I finished it in three days. Yes, the needles are called Turbo for a reason. 

But the title of this post is not about the set. The best gift is her in my life. Her that makes me smile, her that is there to hear me whining, her that is there to support me, her that makes me loose 4 exits on the high way 'cause we are having such a great time in the car, her that her home is always open for me, her that considers me family even if we don't know each other for years, her for all the beautiful moments that will follow. My Lav, thank you for everything...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My first design!

I feel so proud about this project! It's my own design, was quite challenging but I love the results!

Dayflower top

Dayflower top

 The lace pattern is the Dayflower. I used attached I-cord to underline bust, eyelets to pass through the ribbon and I-cord bind-off.
 I feel like showing it to everyone I know (or not) and ask "Isn't it beautiful?"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Knitting in public

When I first started knitting I thought I was alone. Little did I know. Through ravelry I met some amazing people with who we had great time together, meeting for coffee, lunch, we even had a fantastic weekend together learning spinning. Lately I also found a knitter even closer to my town and I'm really happy about that!

Όταν άρχισα το πλέξιμο νόμιζα πως ήμουν μόνη. Τόσο λίγο ήξερα. Μέσω του ravelry γνώρισα καταπληκτιλούς ανθρώπους με τις οποίες περάσαμε πολύ ωραία σε συναντήσεις για καφέ, φαγητό, περάσαμε επίσης ένα φανταστικό σαββατοκύριακο μαζί μαθαίνοντας να γνέθουμε. Πρόσφατα βρήκα άλλη μια πλέκτρια ακόμα πιο κοντά στην πόλη μου και είμαι πολύ χαρούμενη γι' αυτό!

Last Saturday they came in Veria and we had coffee, lunch, lots for talking and lots of knitting. Thank you girls for the wonderful day!

Το προηγούμενο Σάββατο ήρθαν στη Βέροια και πήγαμε για καφέ, φαγητό, πολύ κουβέντα και πολύ πλέξιμο. Σας ευχαριστώ κορίτσια για την υπέροχη μέρα!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer knits

Here is my third summer top I made lately (the other two need some finishing details and to get photographed on me):
Αυτό είναι το τρίτο καλοκαιρινό μπλουζάκι που τελείωσα πρόσφατα (τα άλλα δύο θέλουν ακόμα κάποιες λεπτομέρειες και να τα φωτογραφήσω πάνω μου):

It's Anney in Sublime soya cotton dk.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


About a month ago I finished this hat for a friend:
Πριν ένα μήνα περίπου τελείωσα αυτό το σκουφάκι για ένα φίλο μου:

Its Turn a square with Malabrigo Worsted! Oh I LOVE this yarn. I heard so many people being crazy about it but couldn't imagine how wonderful it is! So soft and light, I couldn't let it off my hands when I touched it.

Είναι το Turn a square με Malabrigo Worsted. Το λατρεύω αυτό το νήμα. Είχα ακούσει τόσο κόσμο να τρελαίνεται γι'αυτό αλλά δεν μπορούσα να φανταστώ πόσο υπέροχο είναι. Τόσο απαλό και ελαφρύ, δεν μπορούσα να το αφήσω από τα χέρια μου μόλις το άγγιξα.

And because I had lots of yarn left, I made another one for myself but with purple base and green stripes.
Και επειδή μου περίσσεψε πολύ νήμα, έκανα άλλο ένα για μένα αλλά με μωβ βάση και πράσινες ρίγες.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

RAK March 2010
Originally uploaded by nethy85
I've been RAKed today! This wonderfull package arrived to me this morning from Riika (stricker in ravelry) from Germany. Many scraps (and some fulls I think) of beutifull pink and purple yarn that I collect to make a Traveler's Life Afghan. In the package were also 5 sets of DPNs metalic and bamboo, some candies (yummy!) and a postcard with a note. It really made my day!

For those of you that wonder what RAK is, there are two groups in Ravelry, an international and a european one. Here is how it works: First, you post a wish list of things you would like, knitting-related or not. Once you post your wish list, you may also choose to keep an eye out for other people’s wish lists. If someone see’s something on your list that they would like to send to you, they will PM you asking for your mailing address so that they can send it to you. The same thing applies if you’d like to send someone something on their list.

Isn't it great?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

End of an era

I left from Larissa and moved to my parents'. I miss living alone but I try to concider it as if I'm here for the Easter, just a bit earlier. Later we will see...

Έφυγα από τη Λάρισα και μετακόμησα στους γονείς μου. Μου λείπει το να μένω μόνη αλλά προσπαθώ να το σκέφτομαι σαν να ήρθα για τις διακοπές του Πάσχα, απλά λίγο πιο νωρίς. Αργότερα βλέπουμε...

What's on needles?
Στις βελόνες.

Calm by Kim Hargreaves with a mohair-like 30% wool 70% acrilic in magenta.
I love this color! So far I'm done with front, back and sleeves, only making up left but It's my worst part... I don't like sewing so for the moment it's in the project bag waiting...
I regret I didn't knit it on the round but I wasn't sure since I haven't modified any flat knitting pattern to round knitting yet.
Used only 3 balls and have another 5 with which I think I'll make a capelet.

I also finished the hat for my pal in Ravelry Favorites from Hats off to you swap group, which I can't show until she receives it. Now I'm searching for goodies to send with.

Calm της Kim Hargreaves με μοχέρ νήμα 30% μαλλί 70% ακριλικό σε magenta.
Το λατρεύω αυτό το χρώμα! Μέχρι τώρα έχω τελειώσει το μπροστά, το πίσω και τα μανίκια, μόνο η συναρμολόγηση έμεινε αλλά είναι το χειρότερο σημείο... Δε μ'αρέσει το ράψιμο οπότε για την ώρα είναι μέσα στην τσάντα και περιμένει...
Μετανιώνω που δεν το έπλεξα γύρω γύρω αλλά δεν ήμουν σίγουρη μιας και δεν έχω αλλάξει ποτέ σχέδιο που είναι για πλέξη κομμάτι κομμάτι σε εννιαίο γύρω γύρω.
Χρησιμοποίησα μόνο 3 μπάλες και έχω άλλες 5 με τις οποίες σκέφτομαι να φτιάξω μια εφαρμοστή μικρή κάπα.

Επίσης τελείωσα το καπέλο-σκουφάκι για την ομάδα ανταλλαγής με βάση αγαπημένα σχέδια του Ravelry, δεν μπορώ να το δείξω όμως μέχρι να το παραλάβει. Τώρα ψάχνω για άλλα καλούδια να της στείλω μαζί.