Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring yarn shopping


Yesterday it was a beautiful sunny day and so I went downtown for a walk.

Walking in Florence is like walking in an open-air musem: it is just wonderful.

The truth is that I did not plan to buy yarn: but those places where they sell yarn were nearby and I could not resist to see the new spring yarns!  😉

Here is what I bought: some bright skeins of pure Egyptian cotton and a couple of skeins in natural color.


As soon as I arrived at home I knitted a swatch in stockinette stitch just to test the lightness of this cotton and I was satisfied.


In conclusion, sometimes happiness can be reached so easily: just take sunshine and add some new yarn skeins! And the planning of new exciting knitting projects, of course. But attention: spring shopping can cause yarn addiction!

What puts you in a good mood?


Fiocco Spring Ballerinas


Hello from sunny Italy!

These are the Fiocco Spring Ballerinas I created lately. I chose the fuchsia color as the symbol of the flowers blooming. I embellished them with an elegant tulle bow to make them prettier and perfect to match any outfit.

The pattern is written in three sizes:

0 – 3 months
3 – 6 months
6 – 9 months

They are easy to knit, even while watching TV!

I hope you like them.