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Snowflakes / Fiocchi di neve

Snowflakes finally came tumbling down from the dark skies yesterday, and as the snow was falling outside I was knitting with snowflakes inside.
Take a look at this wool I found: it's Silke's Baby Neve ("neve" means "snow"), and its otherwise pretty flat color is embellished with these little woolly snowflakes. Isn't it cute? 
I bought it in order to make something for a newborn girl, and I had originally planned to crochet this; unfortunately I found out that it turns really thick when worked with a hook. So... yeah, knitting. What a joke. Have I been to ambitious when I decided to knit a cardigan? You bet! I had no idea where to start, and now that I started I have no idea where to go, but I think I'll figure it out on the way... hopefully!
I did lots of research to get the right measures and went through some trouble to find them, but finally made it; I decided to knit a bigger cardigan (about 6 months) so she may be able to wear it a little bit longer! As you can see I'm now knitting the back of the cardigan - started the easy way! 
Needless to say that any tips from you, my fellow knitters, are more than welcome!

Finalmente la neve è caduta ieri notte, e mentre fuori nevicava io in casa sferruzzavo con i fiocchi di neve.
Data un'occhiata a questa lana che ho trovato: è la Baby Neve di Silke, e il colore altrimenti abbastanza insignificante è impreziosito da questi piccoli fiocchi di neve lanosi. Non è carina?
L'ho comprata per realizzare qualcosa per una neonata; inizialmente aveo pensato di lavorare la lana con l'uncinetto, ma ho notato che il lavoro restava troppo rigido. Così... già, via di ferri. Mi veniva da ridere all'idea. Sarò stata troppo ambiziosa a decidere di fare un cardigan? Ci potete giurare! Non avevo la più pallida idea di come iniziare, e ora che ho iniziato non ho idea di come finire, ma ne verrò a capo strada facendo... spero!


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  1. Lovely colour , Valentina !!!!! I am sure you will make a lovely baby cardigan !!!!
    hugs
    Niki

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  2. Nice color !!! Have fun !
    Anna

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  3. Great start !!! very good job ! It turns out pretty ! You'll make it !!! HAve a creative day !

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  4. Ne uscirà sicuramente qualcosa di bello, il colore mi piace moltissimo.
    ciao

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  5. Oh mamma,ti piacciono le imprese difficili!Ma ,in fondo,provare è l'unico modo per riuscire...Brava!

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  6. The yarn is a beautiful color and I love that bit of sparkle.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. Beautiful wool and fabulous knitting too!
    Its great to be ambitious...and learn while you go!
    Keep it up Valentina!
    Ali x

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  8. sono certa che porterai a termine il piccolo cardigan...che carino il filato con i fiocchi di neve!!buona settimana!!

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  9. Aspetto di vedere il cardigan finito !!!mi piace molto questo post ,il colore del filato e ciò che hai scritto !!!! Un saluto.

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