terça-feira, 29 de novembro de 2016

Such a long time!

Aaaand I'm sorry. Life has been hard sometimes, and I've gone through many changes. Good things, bad things, and I don't think things are going to get simpler for a while.

Anyway! I've been knitting. Cross stitching, and... coloring. Yes! Loving me some Secret Garden ;)

Won't show you that, though. I'm terrible at it!

This is what I will show you. The latest things I have knitted. One for cousin Lucas, the other for cousin Laura. Love my Ls <3

The pattern for the bolero you can find it here.  This is the second time I knit the Keene vest, and I cannot recomend it enough! 

Wish everyone has wonderful holidays :) 

Love, Tina

terça-feira, 14 de junho de 2016

Exciting news!

I am really happy to tell everyone I started a small knitting/crochet bussines. I have been getting orders for years, so why not make it official?

Well, I finally did. I made a facebook page, called "Moça Tricoteira", which translates to a knitting young lady. Here it is, in case anyone wants to give it a like! I would appreciate it :) Facebook page 

In the mean time, I've been knitting a lot. My latest finish is this baby cardi, which will be a gift to baby Anita - my cousin's first baby. Her baby shower is next month and I still have to finish a bonnet!

I also made this cute mittens for my mom - it's been so cold lately, she uses it every morning.

And I was able to make this little cute cardi just in time - the baby was born two days after I finished everythig!



quinta-feira, 12 de maio de 2016

Not Enough Time

I've been having so many orders and requests, I barely have time to knit for myself! I have only two projects for me - Fingerless Mitts and a shawl. I'm stuck on the second mitt and no date on the horizon to start the shawl!

First, baby hats for charity; then, a friend of my mom who is having a little one. I finished her hat, but not the cardi yet!

Then, hats - little sister wanted a beret and a cowl, and I got an order for a hat like the Almost Spring Hat, but in red.

I also made grandma a little gift card cozy for mother's day!

All in all, thank god I finished mom's things back in march - I would be going crazy if I had to make them around mother's day, which was last sunday.

I've been knitting so much, my arms hurt a bit and I haven't had time to touch my chemistry books for a test (although, to be honest, I don't really want to... Oh well.)

Well, now that I finished most things - all I have to do now is a cardi, mom's hat for her bday and maybe a little something for little sis - I think I might be able to finally finish my mitts! Can't wait to use them :)

Love, Tina

quinta-feira, 28 de abril de 2016

Winter Joy

Ah, it's finally cold!!! Last night temperatures dropped to 5C in my city... Below zero in some towns. This is bliss for me!

Why? Well, more tea, more knitting and crochet (so much more!), more watching tv on the couch with blankies on.... Using my knitted socks...

I could go on and on :)

I am so happy I was able to finish this scarf (shawl? cowl?) in a few weeks, just before the cold arrived. First time I ever made something in this shape. Got about 218 stitches, so the largest thing I've ever knitted!

If you want to make one for you, here is the pattern. It's so, so easy! You memorize it in no time and I made this while watching Vikings :D

The yarn I used was a gift from a friend who I love. She sent me this italian merino, and it's so, so cozy. And the color? It goes well with EVERYTHING! Just my kind of thing!

Can't wait to use it. Before I finish, here's a little something from our garden - little sister's gold oranges. Well, they're not gold just yet, but they will be! :)

Love, Tina

sábado, 16 de abril de 2016

Another Blanket

And it's finally done. My Vintage Blanket it's here. 

I don't really know why, but I'm not hyped with this one. Maybe it's the colors....

Or maybe it's because I actually didn't liked making the squares. 

They're beautiful, and I do like making popcorns, but something about this one.... 

Or maybe, it's just me. Life has been hard lately. Depression, anxiety, all that has been taking it's toll on me. 

So I should not blame the poor blanket! It took me about a month, and I should be proud. At least, I think so. 

When winter comes, I hope I get to use this blanket A LOT. So, for sure, love will finally come. 

And, in case anyone feels like making a blanket like this one, here's the pattern



domingo, 10 de abril de 2016

There's something...

...About baby knitting.

It's the reason I started knitting in the first place - charity projects for babies. I just can't help myself.

Yes I hear lots of people saying "Oh what a good soul! What a selfless atittude! How noble!"

Ahn... lady are you listening? I get to KNIT. For BABIES. It's not hard AT ALL.

Knitting helps me with my anxiety. It does more work than my medication. I also get to imagine tiny feet, hands and tummies wearing the things I've knitted depending on what it is that I'm making. Isn't that the best thing ever?

It's my strategy actually. If I'm sad, feeling like trash, I think about tiny feet. That or bunnies. The world lights up again and I'm ok for the time being.

Thinking about puppies and kitties also helps, don't get me wrong!

Well, this is one of the main reasons why I knit for tiny humans. I love them and I love knitting - awesome combination.

I might start knitting for bunnies too, now that I think about it.... Tiny sweaters :D



terça-feira, 29 de março de 2016

Autumn Works

I have two favorite moments in the year - When fall starts, and when spring starts. At this moment, fall is beggining to say hello. I can't wait for the cold to show up as well!

Since mother's day is in may, I already started mom's present - a pair of hand knit socks, which she has been asking for me to make her a pair since last year. It's about time!

Right now, I'm on sock number 2. Got all the ribbing done on easter and I'm working on the cuff.

I have to say, I love this yarn. Mom loves blue (just like me) so it was a no brainer choosing this one for her.

Also, there's my blanket! I decided to make 12 squares, plus border. 9 squares down, 3 more to go! I will probably start joining them this week. I plan on using slip stitches and join them on the back, but we'll see how that goes!

So many pretty colors... I think it's going to look very cool when it's done.

And here, a little bit of autumn (or fall!) to you all

Love, Tina