Happy Wednesday! Did you feel how the seasons clicked in your part of the world? I find myself snuggled in cozy sweaters much longer in the mornings… There is also something in the air that makes me stay in more often, knitting, reading and watching movies. Yesterday I was going through my little treasures from my trip and couldn’t help but smile…

I brought a small collection of post cards from St. Petersburg by one very talented artist, T. Yumadilov, with St. Petersburg famous spots in different seasons. I love them so much! I think they put you in perfect Petersburg’s mood – tender and slightly melancholic… It’s so nice to look at them and remember walking along these streets…

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Another treasure from my home country is the poems collection by Pushkin and Lermontov. I remember these books as far as I remember myself – my Granny got them in 1974! And it was not easy to buy books at that time. It is like my family’s heirloom! Β It is so nice to get back toΒ “Eugene Onegin” and see all my little notes made during my school years…

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Lovely Egyptian cotton bought in a LYS during my trip is calling my name and tempting me to cast it on. Sigh, I don’t have time for it yet, but it will definitely be put into use soon – I just can’t get over its color!


I hope you are having a lovely week and simple little things bring you lots of joy! Stay cozy!

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By | 2017-03-04T07:53:58+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Simple little things, Yarn|28 Comments


  1. Melissa Littlefield September 21, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

    gorgeous photos! And that yarn color . . . just what I wanted to start my day πŸ™‚

    • Alina September 21, 2016 at 6:47 am - Reply

      Thank you, Melissa! Have a great day today!!

  2. steph September 21, 2016 at 7:00 am - Reply

    my little treasures collected will often ‘colour’ my moods, too……love your new colors, collections, and shared memories. and as always…they are styled so beautifully!

    • Alina September 21, 2016 at 7:06 am - Reply

      Thank you, Steph! There is something about these book, cards and yarn that puts me in a very mellow state of mind..

  3. Ranee @ Arabian Knits September 21, 2016 at 10:18 am - Reply

    That blue! And those post cards. What a lovely way to enter the fall.

    • Alina October 14, 2016 at 7:41 am - Reply

      Thank you, Ranee! Yes, these little treasures put me in a very “fallish” mood.

  4. harknessangels September 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Such a lovely color and those postcards are amazing!

    • Alina September 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Aren’t they?!!! I just can’t get over them πŸ™‚

  5. Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I just realized you must speak at least three languages absolutely amazing. Beautiful yarn and imagery as always.

    • Alina September 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Andrea! Yes,I am trilingual, though my Spanish grammar still needs some improvements πŸ™‚

  6. Lindsay September 21, 2016 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Those postcards are gorgeous! I collect postcards and those had me drooling. πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see what you turn your beautiful blue yarn into!

    • Alina September 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Lindsay! I’ve never been into postcards that much, but when I saw those ones in the store I just could’t walk away without them!

  7. Miss Manitas September 22, 2016 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Precious postcards, show a very bucolic image of the streets of the city … and if they are made by an artist, he must be a genius.
    In story straight, that blue is just wonderful; I’m looking forward to seeing what you plan for it.

    • Alina September 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you!!! I would really love to get the original paintings by this artist someday! He is sooo good!

  8. karen September 22, 2016 at 6:11 am - Reply

    lovely blue yarn! I just started a new project and I’m thrilled to be back to wool after knitting with 100% cotton πŸ™‚ Lovely reminders of your trip home!!

    • Alina September 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      I love switching between different fibers! I think it is the best creativity boost!

  9. Julie September 23, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Is there anything better than getting inspiration from the treasures we pick up on our travels? Such stunning photos!

    • Alina September 26, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! Yes, it’s always so nice to bring a piece of a place you’ve been to!

  10. Christine September 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    I love all the photos! And that blue yarn is absolutely gorgeous.

    • Alina September 26, 2016 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christine! Oh, this blue is tormenting me!!! I love it so much and want to knit something with it so badly, but sadly I don’t have any time for it yet πŸ™

  11. Tahnee September 25, 2016 at 3:30 am - Reply

    These pictures capture that change in season so wonderfully. Those postcards are beautiful, you can really sense the atmosphere it’s trying to convey.

    • Alina September 26, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

      Thank you, Tahnee! I am glad that you felt this mood through thousands of miles between us!!

  12. Becki September 27, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    As always, wonderful pictures, Alina. And you now have me hungry for a trip to somewhere I’ve never been before. Your new yarn is gorgeous. I could get lost in that lovely shade of blue for a very long time. πŸ™‚

    • Alina September 29, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Thank you, Becki! You should definitely take a trip, at least 2-hours car drive – it’s always so refreshing!!

  13. Nicky September 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I love everything about this post. You must have had a wonderful visit, I can definitely feel the love! And that yarn … the color is divine! I hope your season remains wonderful and cozy.

    • Alina September 29, 2016 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Thank you, my dear friend!! I did have a wonderful trip, was so hard to leave and see everybody in tears…

  14. Renee October 3, 2016 at 3:17 am - Reply

    So much wonderful inspiration! I can’t wait to see what you come up with in response!

    • Alina October 14, 2016 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Renee!

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