Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Stowe to me!

It was a really (REALLY) long-term project and finally it's officially done.

I have started this one over a year ago as my in-between project but I didn't expect it to be this long.
This piece took all of 16 skeins of BBB filati New Master and over a year to finish, and I am extremely happy with it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Alyssum Way

It is another test and I couldn't be happier with the result - Alyssum Way by Monika Sirna


I knitted size S (infinity loop) using FibraNatura Sensational.
I wish I could say that it was a perfect match between the pattern and the yarn. Sadly, it was not...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Utica Mitts

My hands are always first to suffer from cold in winter. And it doesn't even have to be really cold.
I can barely feel them in the morning driving to work while holding on to a ice cold weel.
Since it's a rather short drive, no point to turn on the heater. Also I am not a fan of walking with hands in my pockets.
I was contemplating to do something about it when the opportunity presented itself in a form of test knit for Melissa Schaschwary. It was a sign!
So here they are, my new mitts. Ready to protect my sensitive skin and to make others roll their eyes (here it is not that common to see a person wearing mitts or gloves).

Sunday, November 9, 2014


My version of pullover "Berenice" by Julie Hoover:
Beautiful and easy-to-remember lace pattern with a just enough cables to make me like it even more (yes, I love cables and that's pretty obvious - just take a look on my projects' page).
My DD loved the pullover very much, mostly because of the batwing sleeves.
She couldn’t stop putting hands on her waist during the photo shoot :)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Stack of Coins

A lightweight cowl made with the softest and luxurious yarn is something I have dreamed to knit someday. And it is finally happened.
My latest design is available - Stack of Coins:
I am pleased to announce that the pattern is 20% off till October 20th, no coupon needed.
It is written both in English and in Russian.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Winterberry Cowl

My new design is now live - Winterberry Cowl.
It incorporates cables and lace, creating lovely pattern to show off the beauty of a solid or slightly variegated color.
Three sizes are available: small (for child), medium (adult regular - like the cherry red on the left photo), adult double (can be wrapped twice around the neck).
Worsted yarn knits up pretty quickly so you can add something new to your look or make a quick present for upcoming holidays in no time. 

The pattern is written in two languages - English and Russian.
Contains written instructions and chart.

And the most important part - I am pleased to announce that anyone who purchases this pattern till the end of October 10th will receive 20% discount, no coupon needed.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake

Cables, color, more cables...
I can't believe this one didn't make it to the blog till today.
Sure the size is already too small for my little girl but I am seriously thinking about knitting another one for upcoming winter.

Autumn Whirlpool Hat

It finally happened - I took some pictures of this gorgeous hat by Pelykh Natalie.
I made it almost a year ago but it was a little too big for my girl then.
I loved these cables so much that I participated in the test of the matching cowl.
Now she has a set: 


I have a good friend who knows how to knit but for some reason never does.
Although I have tried to seduce her by showing all kinds of sweet knitted garments for kids, nothing seems to be working.
So I made this set for her baby girl as my last attempt hoping they both would love it and maybe her girl's smile will encourage her to pick up her needles.

I made this hat for a fifth time and the scarf for the ninth time. Love both patterns very much.
They look good for every age and in any color.
This particular set is for 2 years old girl that's why I couldn't risk it with wool.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pier 30

The moment I saw this gorgeous pullover by Melissa Schaschwary, I knew I have to knit it.
Luckily there was a spot for me in a test group and I was invited by Melissa to join the group.

I was a bit worried about very generous ease of the pullover. So I've chose to knit size 6 y.o.
But when most of the body was done I've realized it wasn't as wide as I thought. Roomy - yes, but not oversized. So I could have made size 8 and still it would fit my girl really well.
Tip for myself for the next time - trust the designer :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Swirling Petals

My first multisized design - summer pullover Swirling Petals.
Sizes available from 6 months up to 9 years. Can be easily modified into a tunic or a full length sleeves winter pullover, especially if using wool instead of cotton.  It's practically seamless and knitted in round bottom up.

The pattern is written in two languages - English and Russian.
The pullover has been thoroughly tested by my wonderful group of test knitters.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Longterm Greenjeans

Some things are just not meant to be.
I wanted to knit Mr Greenjeans for myself  for over a year before actually picking up the needles.
After it was finished  two more years have passed and I haven't put it on even once.
It is very lovely cardigan and totally seamless. But it doesn't feel "me".
So the next best thing for it was to try and find a new home before doing something radical.
Thankfully my niece loved the cardigan very much so now it resides at her closet waiting for the cold weather.