Learning to See…

//Learning to See…

Learning to See…

My small contribution to Moeke Fall collection 2016 is done…Cable Cardigan Pattern

Looking back to March when we just started discussing it with Ioana, I realize how much I learned along the way. And though I am a little bit sad that it’s over for now, I know I will keep supporting this wonderful yarn and people who stand behind it for many years to come!

The Choice’s samples are photographed and the pattern is almost ready to be released! Just a little note, The Choice and Journey are the part of one collection, so if you’ve got the Journey (thank you so much for your support!), you will get a special discount for The Choice cardigan pattern during the first couple of days after its release!!

Journey and The Choice remind me of the local grass in fall, when the air is getting dry and deep green color gradually turns into neutral, almost colorless shade, but still has its depth and richness.

Cable Cardigan Pattern

One of the greatest gifts I got from knitting is the ability to see. It may sound weird, but I looked at the world around me completely different before I’ve created my first knit stitch. Right now I notice interesting graphic pattern on the pavement, or a beautiful texture of the stone wall, or the richness of colorful flowers, or a soft sunset light that highlights the world around me…

Cable Cardigan Pattern

Learning to see is truly fascinating and probably the best lesson I’ve ever got during the work on my Moeke 2016 contribution! I know that it’s a never ending journey and I am looking forward to discovering the world around me from milliards of different points of view!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


By | 2016-10-30T10:57:15+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Knitting|14 Comments


  1. Melissa October 30, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I’m not usually drawn to neutrals, but these look so textured and yummy. Love your photography and your eye for design!

    • Alina October 31, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Melissa! I will definitely start working with color more in the future, but for now I can’t get enough of neutral palette! 🙂

  2. Zeta October 31, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Oh, the things we can learn from knitting…..

  3. Carmela Biscuit October 31, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I wonder if knitting affects all knitters like that, but like you it does affect my aptness to notice design and texture in everyday life and to imagine combinations of colors or textures as knitting patterns. It’s probably a slight mental condition but I got knitting on my mind all the time 🙂

    • Alina November 1, 2016 at 8:47 am - Reply

      LOVE it – “slight mental condition” 🙂 Well, this is definitely true about me – I am constantly thinking about the knitting, noticing knitwear on the street, in shops, magazines, etc…

  4. Becki November 1, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I clicked on your links – and enjoyed reading the story of Moeke Yarns. I was transported back to a time I lived, but a place I was barely aware of at the time. I look forward to seeing the pictures of The Choice. And I loved reading the rest of this post and seeing the world through your eyes. and your photographs.

    • Alina November 1, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Becki! Moeke’s story is so fascinating! Knitting with the fiber and feeling how you connect to something more is amazing. And Ioana is so sweet and hardworking!

  5. steph November 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    you know how neutrals make my heart sing….. these knits and photographs are outstanding!!! Love love love them!!! And I so agree with everything you so eloquently said about ‘seeing’….really looking at our beautiful world. You’ve captured it!

    • Alina November 3, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Steph!

  6. Debbie November 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    your knits and images are so beautiful. nice texture in your pretty knits, pretty neutral/go with anything colors as well!!

    • Alina November 3, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Debbie! You just can’t go wrong with neutrals 🙂

  7. Monica December 22, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I could not agree with you more. Knitting has also made me more aware, has sharpened my attention to details if you will. I love your images, they are so peaceful!

    • Alina December 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Love this “sharpened my attention to details” – this is exactly how I feel! I didn’t know I had it in me until I picked up yarn for the first time!

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