Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mary’s first knitted bikini

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This is the first knitted bikini I created for Mary. As maybe some of you remember, in one of my previous posts I was thinking about what to knit with some blue yarns in my stash.

So…here it comes! I love the softness and the shades of blue of this yarn. I embellished both the top and the bottom with turquoise ruffles. The top has shoulder straps crossed at the back for a more comfort.

This swimsuit will be perfect not only for the beach but also for the swimming pool.

I wrote the pattern in three sizes: 6 months, 12 months and 2 years.

It is available from today both on Etsy and Ravelry.

Happy knitting!



Hand knit sweater for my nephew



As I promised in my previous post, these are a couple of pictures of my last winter project: a hand knit sweater for my three years old nephew.

I chose a nice and soft cobalt blue yarn and worked it with circular needles. It was quick to knit, I made it in a couple of days. Well, I should say that I finished in a couple of days because I started this project in the middle of the winter and then put it in stand-by. When we decided to go to Rome, I had to hurry up to finish this sweater for my little nephew.

I worked the sleeves flat and then sewed them. The sewing was quite fast, not only the sleeves but also the underarms. I shaped it with raglans, for more comfort. I made the neckline big enough but elastic in order to avoid buttons.

Since my nephew is a huge fan of Cars, I applied Lightning McQueen’s patch on the front.

And this is the final result:


Being a little boy, he didn’t seem to appreciate this present quite as much as I had hoped. I had more luck with a small car!

Luckily his mother appreciated it more than him.

Spring is coming!


Spring is coming! Finally!

We went to Rome and were greeted by the cherry blossoms in the park.


Many people stayed outdoor and some of them were even preparing pic-nic on the grass. Others were playing sports and children played aloud and ran around.


This is one of my favourite photo which I took through an ancient Roman arc. I think that it represents the winter which is almost behind our shoulders and the spring showing its beauty.

Before saying goodbye to winter, I knitted a wool sweater for my three years old nephew. I guess he will wear it next autumn because these days are too sunny and warm up to 20 degrees Celsius / 68 Fahrenheit. I will post some pictures soon.

Enjoy the spring!