‘Mommy, listen, I’ ve had an idea: why don’ t we put our wellingtons on and  go after the pot of gold?’ That’ s LittleMan1, still recovering from a bad sore throat that gave him temperature so high as to entail fevered convulsions (when he gets sick, he tends to do it in style, you know). That’s the reason why he “had an idea”:

Suddenly, the first rainbow he ever saw in his 4-year lifetime.

One doesn’ t have this blessing everyday, I guess.


Happy Mother’s Day

Hello again!

Last weeks have not been that easy, as you might have guessed  seeing how I could not keep up with postings. I commited myself to more regular writing, now that everything seems to get back to normal.

Need a reason for heading to Blogdom again? I’ve been given even two:

First one is the most beautiful flowers I have ever received from my men all together so far, don’ t know what’s the name of them but I enjoyed their sunny yellow all Sunday! And, second one is Little Man1′ s  project for a perfect house: I really hope it to be representative of  a soon-to-be new  home for us.

Whether you celebrated your loving  mommy or if you are a loved mother, wish you had special people who made you appreciate how precious your family is. Enjoy it as much as you can.

See you next time.

Threads of My Life

Hello again,

nice to find you here once more. And I knew you would come to that: seen the header in my journal, uh?

So. What are the beautiful threads that knit up my life? I’ m quite a luky girl, since I can count at list 5 very strong threads around my heart.

Two of them are the threads that actually knitted me and still keep me up so many times even now that I turned COUGH! (pardon, always this strange coughing when talking about my age, must see a doctor sooner or later). One always thing Mom and Dad will be there forever, then you suddenly realize that it is not the way it goes and that so many things would be left behind, unsaid and not done should they decide it’ s time to face your life on your own.

Then you become a thread in turn, it’s your time now to be a parent, and you ask yourself how can possibly your children think you’re the solution for everything and the wall that will always keep them safe, when you still need this help from your parents.

Luckily, you are not alone, and the last, yet the most important thread, comes to rescue from the fear of not being as solid as your parents have been as a wall or of not knowing all the solutions as your parents did instead. And you really feel this thread is the one you want to knit your life with everafter, intertwined as you both are by now.

And another, last one thread is all around me, offering beauty and help everyday without asking anything in return but respect.

See you next time.












A quicky-peaky look

Hello again!

Again, long time since our last chat, don’ t want you to think I forgot you. Just thought maybe you would like peering quickly into my new projet, soon to come complete:

OK, I owe it to you, picture is not one to stare at  for days and days and days, yet this is a project I’ m enjoying  and I like it very much!

Will give you some more clues or let you see complete project shortly.

See you next time.

There’ s a man who brings me flowers every day. He says I’m the most wonderful mom in the world.

Maybe he’s right.

In any case… does it hurt someone if he thinks me so? I guess no.

See you next time

Hi! Remember me? It’ s been quite a while, isn’ t it? I’ ve been a little busy as I got back to work in mid-January and time for me shrunk unbelievably during the last month. Nevertheless, I managed to fit some crochet in and this is the result.


See this? Want to make a pair? Easy they are and they crochet up in almost no time. Really, come with me, I’ ll lead you through.

I’ ve been seeing crocheted and knitted wrist-warmers (or half-mitts, or fingerless gloves, whatever you want to call them as long as we know we are talking about those handsome things you put on to keep your hands cozy and warm and leaving your fingers still able to move and do something) all around me during past (really? past??) winter, in papers, on people, even in blogs (would you ever expect there are blogs about crochet? Really? Would you? Do you even look for blogs about crochet? Oh, so it’ s not only me to be this crazy about yarn-things. Bless!).

Also, I was almost aching to use cashmere yarn for some project, although I knew it had to be something small (gorgeous as it may be, cashmere yarn does not sell that gorgeousness for nothing, you know). And it clicked: 1 ball, 2 perhaps is quite enough for  MY wrist-warmers to come out of my hook.

Let’ s see how.


I made wristwarmers to fit my hand which is Medium but require some extra room, though Large is too much for me. Directions are therefore for Medium, but not tightly fitting (Should you wish to make a Small, subtract 4 to 6 chains from foundation row, should you need a Large, add 3 to 4 chains to foundation row).


2 balls of 2 ply sport yarn, I used KASHMIR from CARDIFF (100% cashmere, 25 g or 0.87 oz = 112 mt or 102 yds)

Hook size 6 (4mm)


They are made of single crochets only, I find this stitch has some elegance in it and makes a rich texture. Besides, less air through little holes. I had 2.5 stitches per cm (or 6 stitches per inch)


CH: chain

SC: single crochet

SL: slip stich


General: when at the end of each round, join last stitch to the first one with slip stitch; and first single crochet of every round is made by inserting hook in the second stitch from hook (i.e., into the top of second single crochet of previous round)

Round 1: ch34, join, do not turn;

Round 2 to 12: ch1; sc33, join, do not turn

Round 13: ch1; sc14; ch8; sc15 starting from 5th sc from hook, join, do not turn;

Round 14 to 17: ch1; sc37 (make 1sc in each of 8ch from previous round: this is the hole in which your thumb will go), join, do not turn;

Round 18: ch1, * ch8, work ch9 and 10 together * , repeat from * to * 3 times, ch7, join, do not turn;

Round 19: ch1, ch34, join, do not turn;

Round 20: ch1, * ch8, work ch9 and 10 together * , repeat from * to * 3 times, ch4 join, do not turn;

Round 21: ch1, ch31, join, do not turn;

Round 22: ch1, * ch8, work ch9 and 10 together * , repeat from * to * 3 times, ch1, join, do not turn;

Round 23: ch1, ch28, join, do not turn;

Round 24: ch1, * ch8, work ch9 and 10 together * , repeat from * to * 2 times, ch6, work ch7 and 8 together,ch1, join, do not turn;

Round 25 to35: ch1, sc25, join, do not turn;

Round 36: ch1, sc in same stitch as ch1, 2sc in each sc from previous round , join, weave in ends.

Wish them a little bit longer? Add some extra rounds before round 36; wish them a little bit shorter? Subtract some rounds between round 25 and 35.

Try them on and, go, show off with what you made, they are gorgeous (did I already mentioned that?)

See you next time.