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Winter? / Inverno?

I don't know about the places where you live, but here we've seen such little snow that it doesn't feel like Winter at all, and I'm pretty upset about it, it's not natural at all! 
Anyway, regardless the temperatures, the wool calls, so I'm always working on something. Here I'd like to show you my very first knitting project, a scarf I made as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. I know, it's not an original project at all, but I'm still very proud of it. Furthermore, the wool I made it with is special for us, as we bought it as we were on holiday by the sea this Autumn, and it's a wonderful yarn, the one I talked about in this post. Its color is much better that it is in the pictures, and it's oh so soft - I almost wanted to keep the scarf for myself! ; )
What do you think, you likey?

Non so come sia da voi, ma qui c'è talmente poca neve che non sembra neanche inverno, e mi dispiace, anche perché non è affatto normale!
In ogni caso, la lana chiama indipendentemente dalle temperature, quindi sono sempre impegnata a lavorare a qualcosa.
Oggi vi mostro il mio primo capo realizzato ai ferri, una sciarpa che ho regalato al mio fidanzato per il suo compleanno. Lo so, non è molto originale come primo progetto, ma ne sono comunque molto orgogliosa. Inoltre la lana con cui l'ho fatta è speciale per noi, dato che l'abbiamo comprata mentre eravamo al mare insieme quest'autunno, ed è una lana splendida, quella di cui vi avevo parlato in questo post. Il colore è molto meglio dal vivo, ed è morbidissima - volevo quasi tenere la sciarpa per me! ; )
Cosa ne dite, vi piace?

Talking about other things, I'd like to thank all of you who left a nice note on my latest post. My belated friend loved technology and he appreciated the web very much, so I'm sure he smiled from up there seeing how far my few words about him went. So thank you, really, it meant a lot to me.

Parlando di altro, vorrei ringraziare chi di voi che ha lasciato un commento nel mio ultimo post. Il mio amico amava la tecnologia e apprezzava molto il web, quindi sono sicura che abbia sorriso da lassù vedendo quanto lontane sono arrivate le mie poche parole scritte per lui.


  1. Congratulations on your first knitting project , Valentina !!!!!! I love the colour !!!! I am sure your boyfriend loves it !!!!!!

  2. Wow that is your first knitted scarf? You did a great job, your stitches are so even. Well done.

  3. Veramente bella,sei stata bravissima!I ferri ed io siamo due rette parallele,purtroppo non c'è feeling!;-)

  4. bellissima sciarpa, semplice ma sembra molto molto calda....brava!

  5. Lovely scarf - I'm sure your boyfriend loves it.

  6. Beautiful and certainly warm sacrf !!!!!
    Have a great day !

  7. It looks so soft and cosy! I bet your boyfriend is really happy with it :) xx

  8. Ciaooo davvero non sembra affatto inverno anche qua...ho fatto un berretto a mio marito e ancora non lo indossa!!brava che bel regalo sicuramente tanto apprezzato...bello anche il filato!!

  9. Ohhhhh la classica sciarpa||| Quella che si sferruzzava una sempre attuale !!! Molto bella!!! Un caro saluto!!!|

  10. Bella , sembra anche molto calda ! So che la neve è in arrivo sui monti, quindi sarai accontentata . Io ho davanti i mesi più freddi e umidi dell'anno , qui in Sicilia lo chiamano inverno , ma per me è piuttosto sopportabile ! A presto

  11. Ohh, I'm so late, sorry, dear!! Your scarf is really great. I like this classic style, it's so versatile and knitting is fun. Congratulations on finishing your very first knitting project :-). Many thanks for your sweet comments, too! Hugs, Nata


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