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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

tova #6

Quando vi este tecido (Winter's Lane Mistletoe by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.) achei que seria perfeito para mais uma camisa Tova (a #6). E mesmo assim, penso que não será a última ...

When I saw this fabric (Winter's Lane Mistletoe by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.)  I thought it would be perfect for another Tova shirt (#6). And I don't think this will be my last one ...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

casaco de primavera :: spring jacket

E porque ela também estava a precisar de um casaco novo de primavera, decidi fazer uma nova versão deste modelo que fiz (e adoro) do livro Handmade Beginnings da Anna Maria Horner. O tamanho maior do livro já era demasiado pequeno, mas aumentei-o ligeiramente e ficou perfeito. É reversível, mas parece-me que a S. vai querer usar as galinhas do lado de fora quase sempre ...

And because she needed a new spring jacket too, I decided to make a new version of this pattern from Anna Maria Horner's book Handmade Beginnings. The largest size was already too small for her, but I enlarged it a bit and it turned out perfect. It's reversible, but I have a feeling she will want to use the chicken fabric on the outside all the time ...

Monday, June 09, 2014


(just discovered I had this post saved on my drafts for 3 months and never published it ...)

Some photos from Annécy last February, where we stopped for lunch on our way back to Genéve airport. Very different atmosphere from when we visited last summer, it was rainy but there were way less tourists and so we could explore the village with more leisure. Definitely worth stopping here every time. And after seeing a poster at the restaurant where we had lunch, I really want to come back for the "Retour des Alpages" one day.

chapéu de primavera :: spring bucket hat

Um novo chapéu para a S., porque os do ano passado já não lhe serviam. Usei o padrão grátis da Oliver + S, que recomendo - fácil, simples de seguir e rápido.

A new spring hat for S., because last year's no longer fit. I used the reversible bucket hat free pattern from Oliver + S, which I quite recommend - easy, very clear and simple instructions and  quick to make.

marin #1, marin #2

I can't believe my last post was over 3 months ago. A stressful project at work has kept me from blogging at all, but I do have a few finished things to share. First, two Marin shawls I made back in February/March.

The first one was made for a swap, and I used one skein of madelinetosh pashmina + a bit of malabrigo sock (on centre panel only, and changed yarns every other row). The second one, for myself, was made in malabrigo sock entirely, and it turned out so nice I might do a third one soon.

Pattern: Marin, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Madelinetosh pashmina in norway spruce (1 skein) + Malabrigo sock in Aguas (0.2 skeins)
Needles: 4.0 mm
Ravelry project page

Yarn: Malabrigo sock in Eggplant (0.9 skeins)
Needles: 4.0 mm
Ravelry project page