Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thank you.

I want to thank all the ladies from the forums for the nice comments about my latest FO. It feels so good to know that so many of you out there in the world appreciate my work. Let me tell you what it's like here in Italy. Most of the ladies I know have no interest whatsoever in yarn, needles, hooks. Those who know how to knit (or crochet) seem to have no time for it. If you want my honest opinion they are just too lazy.
Regardless of the reasons for which our favourite hobby is considered out of fashion and for "old ladies", well, I have no one to share my passion with and this makes your interest in my works even more precious to me.
Some of you have asked if I have written a pattern for my shawl. Shame on me, I haven't. The funny thing is that each time I come up with a new idea I get paper and pen and start writing. Then I simply forget to. When it comes to crochet patterns the situation is even more complicated as I am not very familiar with the terms and the abbreviations in english. This doesn't exclude I will give it a go especially because a friend from Crochetville has kindly offered to test my patterns. Thank you Nikki!
This past week hasn't been easy, with my little sister having carpal tunnel surgery last Wednesday and my dad having surgery last Thursday. Knowing that Patrizia is feeling much better and dad is slowly recovering has eased the tension and I have started another project:

I will call it "Simply diamonds shawl" and it's a rectangular one. The stitch is quite simple and it's onother of my mother stitches I have "inherited" from her.
I am using the same type of wool I used for the Pink summer shawl. It's a nice green and the colour you see in the photo has nothing to do with the actual shade. I count to take a more decent shot next time so stay tuned!

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