Cloudborn Fibers

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I haven’t disappeared. I’ve just been very busy lately with the birth of a wonderful boy, my second son. Between diaper changing and frequent feedings, I had no time for anything else, not even for knitting.

So when I have been asked by Cloudborn Fibers to design a pattern for them, I immediately said Yes.

A few days later, I found this in my mail box: a package containing Cloudborn Superwash Merino Worsted Twist, a wonderful and soft yarn !
I was so excited!

The pattern will be ready on November 15th on Craftsy and there will be a surprise. Stay tuned!



A New Arrival


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Dear all,

I have something very important to communicate: a new baby is on its way! The birth is due within the next two months. As you can imagine, I am very happy and tired at the same time. Please forgive me if my answers to your e-mails take longer than usual. I will do my best to do as before, but the next few months could be very hectic.



New! Cozy Headband Knit Pattern

Cozy Headband


The cozy headband is finally ready. I used cashmere to knit it and it came out very soft and precious. A 25 g ball is sufficient so it is not too expensive.

Instructions are given for 3 sizes: toddler, child and adult.

Clear instructions and clear photos will show you exactly what to do.

You can find this pattern here:

on Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry

Have a nice day!


My Little Koala


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Hello friends!

As some of you already know, these last months have been pretty busy for my family and I because we finally found another apartment in Florence and had to organize our moving.

We still live among boxes, only my knitting stuff is well deposited in a closet 🙂 I wish I had  time for my creations but these weeks are hectic…The most difficult thing is to get Mary to accept this new apartment since she seems disoriented and needs my presence every single minute. I now call her my little koala…

As soon as the situation will be brought back to normal, I’ll be able to create something new. In the meantime I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Five things you didn’t know about Florence


1) The monsoon season

has just begun! Many people think that Italy is a sunny country and it is partially true. Here what I call “the monsoon season” has started. It means we will have a lot of clouds and rain till April.

2) Mosquitos

There are mosquitos almost all year round…even during Christmas time! Especially this year, that has been quite humid and warm, it seems the number of these insects has increased.

3) Bad words

and curses. Many  Florentines thend to use them daily. It seems they have an obsession for some parts of the human body…I never understood why. I do not like that at all.

4) Bread without salt

According to the tradition, because in Middle Age salt was heavily taxed, people begun to produce bread without this fundamental ingredient. Ok, but…what about now?

5) Black and red address house numbers

In Florence you can find the same house address number twice even if you are not drunk. But if you look well, you will notice they have a different color: red for the shops and businesses, black for private houses. It can be very confusing.

If you have ever been in Florence, did you notice anything strange I missed?






New Pattern: Knit Headband with Waves

Foglie rosse

Welcome, Autumn!

The knit headband with waves is finally ready. It is soft and cozy, perfect for the chilly days. It can be used also as a neck warmer.

It can be an appreciated gift idea to knit for Christmas and I will definitely duplicate it in different colors for my friends.

The pattern comes in three sizes: toddler, child, adult.

You can find this pattern on Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry.

Happy knitting!


Bye Bye Holidays

Swiss Flag


I’m back again in Florence.

Summer holidays are over and I already miss them. But it is now time to look ahead and to plan the future.

As some of you already know, summer is my favourite season. I wish I could have summer all the year round. Or maybe I would not appreciate this season enough if it was really possible.
Anyway, these two weeks were relaxing and fun at the same time. First, we drove to a farm in Switzerland where my daughter could meet the “real” animals. She was enthusiastic especially about the rabbits. She gave them food, caressed them. One of them tried to eat a piece of her shoe, luckily not her foot. They were lovely!


The nature was so beautiful! We were sorrounded by green, flowers with brilliant colors and big trees.


As for me, being a “City Girl”, I never experienced how fulfilling life can be in the country. Life was simple: we went to bed early (ehem, but got up late…), had breakfast with organic food and took the rest of the day easy.

In this farm there was even the possibility to pick fresh goodies from the vegetable garden and I was proud to conquer potatoes, zucchini and onions all by myself 🙂 The dinner which we prepared with these organic ingredients was yummy.


The rest of our holidays we spent on Mallorca, the biggest of Balearic Islands.

Look out for my next post for details about Mallorca.

Have a nice day!

Palm Trees