2017, Thank You!

//2017, Thank You!

2017, Thank You!

Knitting Blog

The best meditation for me is the sense of gratitude for every single day that I am blessed to have – good or bad, exiting or exhausting, happy or heartbreaking – all of this is part of life, so complicated, unexpected, but oh so beautiful! This was a year of breaking through my fears, of having a little bit more faith in myself and lots lots of work, both for The Gift Of Knitting and for my new job. Though it was definitely not the easiest twelve months, I wouldn’t change a single thing – I learned so much and met some very special people that I know I will carry in my heart through all my life.

Main projects of 2017

“Add One Stitch Knitting” book for beginners. Available for pre-order!

Vintage collection for Moeke Yarns – Heritage, Ivy and Wheat sweaters.

Rain sweater for We Are Knitters.

California crop top for Wool and The Gang.

I got the chance to work with the most amazing fibers – baby alpaca, pima cotton, organic rustic wool, mohair, merino… I would love to thank all the yarn companies who trusted me with their beautiful products, it was a true pleasure to create yarn photo journals and knitting with them – it really shows how passionate you are about fiber! Thank you for inspiration!

Thank you for your amazing support this year, for your emails, comments and just for being here, inspiring me to work harder and grow!

I would like to wish you to never lose this sense of wonder that makes you look at the world around you a little bit closer and notice these magic moments that each day is full with!

Have a wonderful New Year with your family!

See you in 2018!

Love, Alina.

By | 2017-12-31T09:42:42+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|11 Comments


  1. Lisa December 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Always love your photos Alina, and have loved reading your blog all year. Here’s to a fabulous 2018!

    • Alina January 1, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Thank you, Lisa, for your support!

  2. Carmela Biscuit January 1, 2018 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Happy New Year, Alina! Your blog is one of my favorite places in blogoland and I thank you for the beautiful photos and gorgeous creations you fill it with.

    • Alina January 1, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Carmela!! It makes me so happy to hear that! I’ll try to be here much more this upcoming year 🙂

  3. Christine January 1, 2018 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Happy New Year! You created so many beautiful things this year Alina…what talent. I look forward to seeing what you create this year. All the best.

    • Alina January 1, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Christine, for always kind and supportive words!!

  4. Ali January 1, 2018 at 5:57 am - Reply

    What a wonderful year for you!
    Looking forward to you book, it is now on my Amazon wishlist 🙂

    • Alina January 1, 2018 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Ali!!!! Hope you will enjoy working on the projects from the book!!

  5. kaydeerouge January 1, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

    You take me the most wonderful photos, Alina – a joy to look at, whether out and about or capturing the colours and textures of your knitting projects. I confess to having sneaky studies of your photos to help me take better pics of my own knitting … Happy New Year to you and yours!

    • Alina January 1, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Katherine! I never thought I would get into photos that much, but knitting inspired me to learn a little bit more about it and I am happy to hear you like the results so far, though I still have tons and tons to learn! Light is really 80% of a well done clear photo, daylight with no direct sunshine is my favorite one to work with.

  6. Andrea @ This Knitted Life January 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Girl, what a year. I hope you feel extra good about this one. What an impressive portfolio of talent.

    Much love to you and BEST WISHES for 2018 and all that is in store.

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