Sunday, August 31, 2014

bianca #2

A second Bianca top, made with a Japanese fabric I've been storing for years (and had never found the right project for it ... until now). I really like this pattern, and I've been wearing both tops a lot this summer.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What we have been doing this summer

Summer is almost finished and I realized I haven't blogged much these past months. 
I wonder sometimes if I should keep it up, but whenever I feel like giving it up I think I quite like to have a place where I can share my projects and travel reports, and which I hope someone will find useful - after all, I always enjoy reading about personal experiences when I'm doing my own travel research or looking for inspiration for new projects, so it feels right to share my own the same way.

Anyway, I have quite a few posts to write and photos to share:
- I went to Budapest in June with some friends and loved visiting this city 
- Earlier this month we went back to Iceland, this time to visit the Westfjords. This trip surpassed all our expectations and made us even more obsessed with this beautiful country.
- At the end of our vacation we also stayed a couple of days at a very nice country house near Évora - quite an amazing place !
- And of course, our toddler turned 4 - quite a milestone for her (and for us, she's definitely not a baby anymore)

All that and I finished a few knitting and sewing projects, although not as many as I would've liked, but I'm already working on some Fall projects.

And next week we'll be visiting Ulm, near Munich - A. has a conference to attend and we're tagging along. We're taking S. to Legoland, which will be her first visit to an amusement park ever - that should be an exciting day :)

july projects :: projectos de julho

    Um gorro em brioche stitch :: a hat in brioche stitch

    Uma nova camisola para a S.
    A new smocked sweater for S.

Monday, July 07, 2014

(another) mystery shawl

Mais um knit-along mistério, que parece ser a melhor forma de eu conseguir acabar um xaile em pouco tempo ... Não estava muito convencida de que iria gostar do resultado final até o ter bloqueado, mas ficou leve e  perfeito para usar nos dias mais frescos deste verão.

Another mystery knit-along, which seems to be the best way for me to finish a shawl in a relatively short time ... I wasn't convinced I would like the final result until I blocked it, but it ended up airy and perfect for using on those chilliest summer days.

Pattern / Padrão: TTL Mystery Shawl 2014, by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn / Fio: Holst Garn Noble (color Whisper), 1.3 skeins
Needles / Agulhas: 3 mm
Ravelry project page

Friday, June 27, 2014

bianca top #1

I only had one yard of this gorgeous fabric (Aviary 2 in Vintage Yellow, by Joel Dewberry), so had to choose very carefully what top to make. I finally decided to try Made by Rae's Bianca, a very simple but flattering pattern. I've been wearing it quite often lately, so much that I'm planning to make a few more ...
And a photo of me wearing it in beautiful Budapest a couple of weeks ago (photos and trip report to come soon)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

stevenson sweater

Pattern: Stevenson sweater, by Kate Davies
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight
Needles: 2.75 mm
Ravelry project page


  • Twisted rib instead of normal one
  • Fewer bust increases
  • No back neckline short rows
  • Only 8 rows of neck ribbing

Friday, June 13, 2014

abstract leaves vest

Demorou 3 anos, mas finalmente terminei.

So it only took me 3 years, but it's finally done.

Pattern: Abstract Blues Vest, by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Knitpicks Telemark
Needles: 3.5 mm
Ravelry project page