Saturday, August 06, 2011

Not yet finished but had the courage to take some pictures with the terrible heat here where you rather not see anything that is reminiscent of warmth ... In this case, the wool yarn and a WIP! Turned out better to my expectations and surely and as always, looking forward to autumn :)


Sunday, May 22, 2011


This darning sampler of 1895 has been waiting for my attention to take its niche in my blog. It is a small one, the size is 24.5 cm x 26 cm.

Today, I also want to introduce you to two special ladies that I had the joy to meet online some years ago. I am sure you already know and admire them but I still want to make sure every visitor gets to learn of the beauties they offer!


I am sure these two specially talented ladies will keep you busy for a long while :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


A beautiful new addition to my needlepoint family ... Late 19th Century Berlin Woolwork with beads stitched on very fine silk gauze.


Origin : UK

Saturday, April 09, 2011


I love peacock colours ... There is no other colour that could make me lose control!

I have this local yarn, a mix of 70% Acrylic and 30% Wool and am knitting mitered squares. As to why all that synthetic for a naturally dyed fiber, is beyond my conception! I call this project "Vagabond" cause I have not yet decided of the form and/or purpose. Worst comes worse, I shall end up with an other blanket :)

I have more colour variations which are anxiously waiting to blend in ... Will share pictures as I proceed with this ultra light, very fun to knit yarn. This is the same yarn that I had used for my Himalayan Cardigan.


Monday, April 04, 2011


Marbling, paper marbling or water marbling; Ebru is the surface design of swirling colours floating on water, then taking its niche in immortality once transfered to paper.

The net is abundant with talented artists but I have chosen two for your visit : Peyami Gürel and Mahmut Peşteli ... Enjoy!


Saturday, April 02, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011


Dane Scarf FINITO!

My dear friend Tomurcuk, who is the sole inspirational source of my Yack Blanket was the first to ever admire it :) Anyone willing to give it a try, it was a very pleasant project to knit. I damped and blocked the scarf but then decided I like it better unblocked.

Thanks Jane!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Frequent visitors of this blog may remember the project for the adorable powder pink yarn in my stash. On and off, I have been working on it and want to show you how it looks like so far.

As could be observed in the pictures, I have knitted all the front and back pieces together in one and divided it to three when reached the arm pits. The cuffs will be lacy again and rest, still to be planned :)

It probably is a dream of an intermediate knitter to knit a lacy shawl one day. I guess about time I give it a try with the Dane Shawl and make the dream come true. It appears to be simple and is a free download from Ravelry, designed by Jane Tanner.

If I am lucky, this is how it should look once finished :)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Beaded Berlin Work
Origin : English

New addition to my collection :) Possibly late 19th Century and in perfect condition though the colours have faded away. Overall size is 47 cm square ... The lilies are all beads; rest stitched with wool. Have a look at the reverse picture below to see the original colours.  


Monday, March 21, 2011


NORO Silk Garden scarf completed :) The yardage was not enough for Helix Scarf as previously annouced and I improvised this pattern ... Only a couple hours of knitting and VERY pleased with the way it turned out. The colours are too good to be true ... By the way, the number is 230 incase you wonder! I had knitted about seven inches until I reckoned my fifty gram yarn is too thrifty for Helix, but if you like ruffles, the pattern is a delight to knit and a MUST in my list of projects!


Saturday, March 19, 2011


Yack blanket COMPLETED :)

Just checked now and it was first started on November 20, 2010. That is a good four months of knitting but only when watching TV. I must confess it turned out real nice and is not as heavy as I thought it would be.


Friday, March 18, 2011


Whenever I can, I sneak into blogger to upload what I can. This morning again, I was able to somehow share this wonderful NORO yarn purchased while visiting the show. It is a Silk (45%), Kid Mohair (45%) and Lamb's Wool (10%) mix with wonderful colours that the pictures do not do any justice.

This beauty is 50 grams (and indeed expensive compared to what we would have paid for an equivalent over here), so the Helix Scarf recently offered by Knitting Daily would be a perfect match.

Talking of NORO which is Japanese, I want to stress my deep sadness over what the country is going through. About time every one starts seriously considering the nuclear energy and thus, the future of our planet and mama nature!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Above is from the DMC stand at l'aiguille en fête!

And an amazing lady Natalie Mei with her stitching. The picture of the stitching below is high resolution. Please click on the picture to see details ... Amazing!