Friday, January 30, 2009

The perfect gifts for knitters!

For the modern knitter, there is a vast variety, not only of yarn qualities, but also of accessories! I found the best ones to show to you:

Fantastic bags, from leather or fabric, to carry you knitting project with you, and clutches and cases to store and protect you knitting needles and crochet hooks:

Namaste accessories:

Jordana's Paige bags:

Lantern Moon has a beautiful selection of needle and hook-cases, and also beautiful wooven needles. Click here to read a beautiful story about the family who makes the needles!

On Etsy I found lovely needle cases, handmade needles, stitchmarkers and fantastic yarn:

If you like gadgets, Nancy's Knit Knacks introduces a light for knitting in the dark. Knit LightTM provides a bright light in a targeted zone where your knitting is. Can be used by a passenger in a car and even in a movie theatre.

NeedleLite offers lighted knitting needles:

For those who like organizing, there is Knit Witty, an organizer designed especially for the witty knitter, complete with calculator, pen, pencil, a pad of refillable paper and a needle tracker.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Proximidade Award & 16things!

Α very bad flu has tortured me for many days, and I was away from the net and my p/c! And now I'm trying to catch up with everything! In the meanwhile I was honored with a blog award from a fellow European Street Team member Dindi. This is my first award ever. Dindi makes gorgeous jewelry. Take a look at her shop and her sweet blog. Thank you so much Dindi for this honor!

Proximidade is described as follows:
'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!'

This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.

As I have to choose only eight, the Proximidade Award goes to:

Their blogs are all on my must-read list!

I was also tagged from Meltem and Petronela and now I must show you the "16 things I love":

1. My son, my greatest love!!
2. My sweet mom &
3. My beloved sister, who I miss a lot!
4. My hometown
5. Our cats, in house and out
6. I love the sea
7. And fish!
8. My plants
9. My first coffe in the morning reading magazines
10.I love cooking
11.Reading interior decoration magazines... I have tons of them! lol
12. Crafting of course!knitting my favorite :)
13. I love to travel, especially by plane
14. I love cheese pies!!!
15. The sun
16. Everything ethnic!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Extreme Knitting

Some days ago I went to the National Bank waiting line was incredible! I grabbed therefore my knitting and knit. Of course people were looking at me strangely! Some ladies started chatting and asked me about the knitting, what I was making, how etc and another told me the following line: "Ah you are knitting? You reminded me my mum in the village!" I didn't answer her suitably, simply I smiled and I continued knitting… And while in Greece the knitting is still belittled and is considered activity of the grand mothers, in the abroad is not only popular, but has also passed in extreme situations with creations for internal decoration, as the poufs and the rugs that knits Christien Meindertsma with needles of enormous dimensions, and the rugs that knits Rachel John with innumerable skeins of thread and enormous needles, with creations exhibits in museums, with guerrilla knitters, as "knitta" that dress and tag public spaces, with creations by curious materials as fiberglass ….

And if you are still not inspired, take a look at the fabulous designs of Sandra Backlund, a Swedish Knittwear designer.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Playing for a change

I found this fantastic video and about the PFCF on a good firend's site, Stylediva, and I wanted to share it with you!
The Playing for a change Foundation (PFCF) is dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources to musicians and their communities around the world.

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