February. Adiós.

//February. Adiós.

February. Adiós.

February is gone…

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February said its goodbye with a soft evening light yesterday.

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February Crafty Notes

Number of WIPs is growing, still no FOs, but I am getting there. I feel like March will welcome a couple of FOs, finally!

Ok, here is my month’s progress.

– Crochet project. I am done with the back! As all numbers for shaping are done (almost broke my head, figuring it out!), I can totally relax and keep working on the front just following the pattern.


– The dress is off the knitting machine and needs to be put together. I want to add some nice crochet details to it, so a lot of handwork is still to be done. I hope my friend will love it.

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– I am at the waist level with my St. Brigid. So far all the modifications are working out.

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 – Something exciting and oh-so-delicious came in mail this week. Wool and The Gang, I’ve been waiting for you! Well, welcome to my WIP list. I just can’t wait. I have to cast it on. But! Deep End has to wait, unfortunately. Oh, we, knitters, are so inconstant! But I can’t let myself slip down the WIP black hole, they say you can never come back from there…

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Other news. March is promising to be a very exciting month! One of the reasons I started blogging is the fact that I am a lonely knitter/crocheter. I don’t know anybody in my town who knits or crochets. Forget about good yarn stores or knitting/crochet live classes, events, etc. Blog allows me to connect with inspiring bloggers, knitters, crocheters, weavers, all kinds of fiber people. What I love the most about crafting is how international it is! The whole world is in crafty spirit. How amazing is that!

This month I decided to use my language skills and talked with two fascinating women, whose careers I have been following for quiet a while. Next Sunday I will feature inspiring Jannetta in what I hope to be regular series World Crafters. World Crafters are people who make things in different parts of the world. Some turned their hobby into a profession, some are balancing a day job with small crafty business, some chose to keep their hobby and just enjoy making, creating and giving. Next Sunday our first World Crafter is taking us to Greece! Don’t miss it 🙂

I wish you creative and inspiring March. It’s spring!

P.S. I joined Twitter this week. I know, I think I am the last in the world. I am still figuring it out. My username is  @giftofknitting.

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  1. Zeta March 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    The reason I started my blog is also because I’m a lonely knitter with no one to share my passion. Do you also get some weird looks when you tell people you knit? Cracks me up every time!!!
    Love the world crafter idea! After all, we crafters don’t have boarders!

    • Alina March 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      I DO get weird looks 🙂 Exactly, we, knitters, will always find something to talk about. Language doesn’t matter here.

  2. Rebecca March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Oh wow! No joyless knitting for you, you are on fire! World Crafter sounds super exciting. I am very much looking forward to reading that. I have been meaning to get twitttering but havent…this might be the push i need!

    • Alina March 2, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

      Thank you, Rebecca! I think I am on fire – just can’t stop knitting/crocheting. The house chores get abandoned quiet often though 🙂

  3. jody March 2, 2015 at 5:31 am - Reply

    nice progress on february! i think it’s totally ok that some months don’t have FOs – as long as you’re enjoying the process 🙂

    • Alina March 2, 2015 at 6:15 am - Reply

      Thank you, Jody! I think that’s the beauty of knitting/crochet – you equally enjoy both the journey and the destination.

  4. Lindsay March 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I know February is a short month anyway, but it seemed to come and go in a blink this year.

    I hear there are lots of yarn people near where I live, but I have yet to meet any of them face-to-face. I think it’d be really hard to a knitter or crocheter without the rich online community that’s out there. There would be nobody to talk to about the amazing qualities of wool! Or favorite stretchy bind-off! Or…

    • Alina March 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      Exactly! I am so grateful for the opportunity to stay in touch with knitting community.

  5. Ravenna March 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I also began blogging to make connections in the crafting community, though I didn’t know it at the time. 🙂 I just recently finished my first knitting project but don’t know anyone else who knits. It’s been great to “meet” people in other parts of the country (and world) who share their craft and inspire so many of us.

    You know…I tried getting into Twitter and found myself in a blackhole of social media. I just can’t do it so don’t feel bad about just getting involved. 🙂

    • Alina March 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Oh, congrats on your first knitting project! I bet you are addicted now 🙂

  6. steph March 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    i love the idea of world wide crafters….really look forward to this!!! And you have so many BIG projects going!!!!!! Just think when they all start coming off the needles! YIKES!

    • Alina March 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      You will really enjoy reading about the first World Crafter. She is such an inspiration! Looking forward to FOs as well. Can’t wait to put them on!

  7. Jayne March 3, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    All your WIPs look lovely. And how exciting – the World Crafters sounds fascinating. Can’t wait to read about knitters all around the world. That is why I love blogging too. I just get weird looks when I start getting all excited about yarn!

    • Alina March 3, 2015 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Yarn addiction/obsession is surely not easy to comprehend for those who are outside of the knitting world!

  8. zauberflink March 3, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Your knitting looks lovely!
    And I’m glad you found all those / us other knitters through Blogging 🙂
    But mostly I want to thank you for those beautiful light filled pictures at the beginning of your post!

    • Alina March 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Lena! I am glad I’ve found your blog through knitting community!

  9. Mel March 4, 2015 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos Alina! I’m sorry that you don’t have local knitters to share your craft with, thank goodness for the the world community. I hope someone comes along to join you one day.

    • Alina March 4, 2015 at 6:23 am - Reply

      Thank you, Mel! I really hope to meet more knitters/crocheters some day.

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