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Wishes and shawls / "Vorrei" e scialli

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I'd like to have something more to say, or better yet, I'd like to have more time to think about what to write and really write it down. But unfortunately, I don't. I'm sorry my blog isn't more inspirational, as many of yours are, I wish it was. It's just one of those moments, you know... I'm so busy with too many things.
So, want to know what I'm up to these days? Well, there you go: I enjoy long walks in the woods together with my boyfriend every weekend (we're so lucky, I know, and I'm oh so thankful!). I crochet (and knit a bit) every time I can, though not as much as I wish. I try and take good care of my plants and especially my beloved cacti, which continue to grow in number and are preparing to bloom, some of them for the first time, and that's exciting. I also purchased some new hooks and knitting needles, and I'd like to tell you about them in the future, because I'm really happy with them.

But that's not what I'm writing about today.
Today it's pouring and cold out there, so I thought it might be nice to show you the shawl I'm actually wearing to keep me warm. I know many of you are probably enjoying some nice warm weather, but today's very far from warm here, as it was yesterday on the mountains, where I've been able to test this shawl's usefulness in bitter weather.
It's a very simple but effective design (you can find the pattern here), and if you want a quick relaxing project I strongly recommend it! As you can see I decided to leave the edge plain - well, it was a bit of a forced decision because I ran out of wool, but I think it turned out nice all the same! : )

So, I'll leave you with a photo of my Penelope shawl, and I wish you all a lovely week!

E' incredibile quanto tempo è passato dal mio ultimo post. Vorrei avere qualcosa in più da dire, o meglio, vorrei avere più tempo per pensare a che cosa scrivere e scriverlo. Ma sfortunatamente, non ce l'ho. Mi spiace che il mio blog non sia più ispirato, come invece lo sono molti dei vostri, vorrei lo fosse. E' solo che è uno di quei momenti in cui ci sono troppe cose da fare.
Dunque, volete sapere cosa faccio in questi giorni? Bene: passeggio nei boschi col mio fidanzato ogni weekend (siamo fortunatissimi, lo so, e ne sono grata!). Lavoro ad uncinetto (e ogni tanto ai ferri) appena posso, anche se non quanto vorrei. Cerco di curare al meglio le mie piante, in particolare i miei amati cactus, che continuano ad aumentare di numero e che si stanno preparando a fiorire, alcuni per la prima volta, e questo è meraviglioso. Ho anche acquistato dei nuovi uncinetti e ferri, e vorrei parlarvene, perché ne sono molto soddisfatta.

Ma oggi non scriverò di nulla di tutto questo.
Oggi piove, piove e fa freddo, quindi ho pensato che sarebbe stato carino mostrarvi lo scialle che sto indossando per riscaldarmi. So che molte di voi probabilmente si staranno godendo il tepore primaverile, ma oggi è tutto fuorché caldo qui, come anche ieri in montagna, dove ho testato l'utilità di questo scialle quando fa freddo sul serio.
E' un design molto semplice ma d'effetto (trovate lo schema qui), e se cercate un progetto veloce e rilassante ve lo consiglio assolutamente! Come potete vedere io ho lasciato il bordo liscio - una scelta obbligata perché avevo finito la lana, ma penso che sia venuto bello lo stesso! : )

Vi lascio con una foto del mio Penelope shawl, e vi auguro una bellissima settimana!


  1. Davvero molto bello il tuo scialle anche qua oggi sarebbe servito tanta pioggia e umidità che entra nelle ossa!!Chissà che belli i tuoi cactus che stanno per fiorire!!anche alcune mie piante grasse!!bacioni

  2. Beautiful shawl!
    Happy week.:*

  3. Che belle queste sfumature!
    Anche da me si sta belli bagnatini, buona settimana

  4. Your shawl is beautiful !!!
    Have cosy day !

  5. What a beautiful shawl. I think your blog is very inspirational. I often think the same about mine!
    Jacqui x

  6. This is a beautiful shawl ... don't worry about your blog we all have the same thoughts about ours I think !! Well, you might have a look to your mail box soon .... here it's very cold too I had to turn on the heating of the house !!!!!!! I wish you a lovely day ...

  7. It's a beutiful shawl - I love the colour. It looks very warm. I wish I could wear it as it's freezing here.

  8. The shawl is gorgeous and I am glad you are wrapping yourself in something beautiful on a cool and dreary day. Life is not always fascinating, sometimes it is just plain life. I have many, many of those days and even weeks. Hugs,

  9. What a beautiful shawl - love the colours and so glad you can wear it to keep you warmer in the colder grey days...hope the sun shines soon and all those spring signs to warm you!
    Ali x

  10. Hi dear, nice to see you! It's the same to me, I don't find as much time for blogging as I'd like to have. Your shawl is very pretty, what a nice color combination! Have a good time :-)
    Nata xxx

  11. Even i often wonder what to write in my blog and let me say your blog is truly lovely!! i wouldn't change a thing or worry about it :) Daily walk with your loved ones sounds like a wonderful thing to do..lucky you! The shawl looks beautiful.. Happy sunday!


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