Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Autumn, finally time for knitting!

It's almost the end of November and the weather is still warm here in Greece, but the change of nature with the incredible colors of the leaves tells us winter is coming, the ideal season for warm clothes and the favorite season for knitters!
This year knits have a strong presence on the catwalks and the hottest trends are oversized sweaters, full with textures,but also with color!
Get inspired by the gorgeous knits of the season and start knitting! 








On a new design I'm working I decided to combine bold colors, fair isle and the honeycomb stitch:




The classic honeycomb stitch is worked as following:
Works with stitches multiple of 8

Row 1 (RS): *C4B, C4F,* rep from * to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: *C4F, C4B,* rep from * to end.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Repeat rows 1 – 8 throughout.

C4B: slip next 2 stitches to cable needle behind work, k2, then k the stitches from cable needle.
C4F: slip next 2 stitches to cable needle in front of work, k2, then k the stitches from cable needle.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A very special award






A few months ago I responded to the call of the famous magazine Vogue Knitting and took part in the international competition «The Warmth of Mohair Blanket Design Competition", organized by the magazine and sponsored by the organization «Mohair South Africa", for the desinging of a knitted or crocheted blanket, using yarn with at least 25% mohair content in it's composition. 
The magazine's staff selected 10 projects as finalists from all entries, which were exposed two weeks ago during the big event VogueKnitting LIVE Passadena, where the final review of the entries was made three projects were awarded by impartial industry experts. Projects were judged on the conception, the uniqueness of the project and adequacy of the technical implementation. 
Drawing inspiration from the hottest decor trends of the next season, which have ethnic influences, I created a design with a pattern reminiscent of Moroccan tiles, but choosing more sophisticated color combinations.
I'm incredibly excited because my design  won the second prize of the competition, which is the 1st Runner Up and People's Choice and my pattern will be published in the festive issue of  Vogue Knitting magazine. :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Working with colors


Monday, January 26, 2015

A wonderful surprise

I received to my surprise an unexpected prize a few days ago !! And I was surprised, because I'm guilty of prolonged neglect of my blog! But the surprise was very pleasant! And gave me one more incentive to try to find time to give it more attention.

It is the so-called Liebster Award. A virtual prize that serves give it forward and become known blogs with less than 200-300 followers. The beautiful blog http://fifirixtra.blogspot.gr did me the honor awarding me the prize.Ifigeneia thank you very much!

Let's begin:

The rules of the award are the following: 
1) Thank the blogger who proposed you and post the link to her/his blog. Include in your post the Liebster award icon either by copying and pasting, or using it as a widget or gadget.
2) Answer to 10 questions asked by the blogger who gave you the award.
3) Suggest 10
other blogs with less than 200-300 followers and write a list of questions for the bloggers to answer.
4) Post the nomination for the award to each of the 10 blogs that you have chosen and provide a link to your post to inform them of the Liebster award.

Here we go!
1) Why did you start the blog?
I started my blog  about seven years ago, wanting to share my love of knitting mainly, but also of creativity.

2. Tell us a little what excites you?
That I communicate with other people who have the same interests with me and that I share my love for creating

3. Why do you think the comments and communication help bloggers and how?
It is always pleasant, because they show that they are interested in what we write ....

4. What are you talking about on your blog?
Mostly about my passion for knitting, but also about other hobbies and my activities.

5. Have you created any friendly relationship with other bloggers? Have you ever met in person?
Actually yes. When I made my first posts, one of the very few
knitting bloggers found me and a friendship began  between us, at the beginning on line, but soon became personal, because we discovered that we have so many things in common and since then we are very closed friends!

6. How do you imagine your blog in two years? What would you like to see growing / changing and how?
I've neglected it a lot in the last two years due to lack of time, but I would like to enliven it again, my goal is at least for beginning to make a post once a week and hopefully to be more active in a few months.

7. What do you do best?
To create and share my knowledge I think

8. How much time do you devote to your blog?
Very little lastly, with great effort a few hours a week unfortunately.

9.How are your posts born?
From something I read and I want to share about knitting, or the latest fashion trends, or from something new I create.

10. Wishes for the reader.
I hope to have time to deal more and to improve my blog to become more popular in the blogosphere and gain more readers.
I nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Animal print - timeless fashion element

Animal prints and especially leopard prints are my favorites! They’re seasonless, and you can wear them with almost anything, adding a little edge to your wardrobe. And I'm very happy to see that they are constantly updated with new and refreshing takes by the designers. This season they are a top trend again and  you can chose to go for classic pieces like a long coat, a midiskirt, or trousers, which can live forever in your wardrobe. If you think it is too bold, go for accessories in animal print, like a bag, a scarf or shoes.


 DSquared

 Bluegirl

Kate Sprade



My leopard print bag is always trendy!


You can knit it with wool yarn and felt it, or you can make a summery version using cotton yarn, because leopard print will be a hot trend this summer!


Elisabetta Franchi, photo credit fashionmodeldirectory

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Fashion trend houndstooth

Houndstooth (or hound’s tooth), known to the French as “pied de poule” and to Americans as  “dog’s tooth” also, is one of my favorite prints. It is a checked pattern with broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes and has a timeless classy and chic flair.
This winter it's one of the hottest graphic patterns.
Although it is traditionally in black and white, colored houndstooth print are also making their way into the fashion industry.

It is a classic pattern that can never be out of style.  You can find skirts, sweaters, pants, coats, scarfs, bags in this classic pattern. It looks great when combined with black, white, grey, red, burgundy, yellow and  other colors.
I love Stella McCartney's houndstooth dresses and coats for this winter.

Focus on : Stella McCartney's Houndstooth

Focus on : Stella McCartney's Houndstooth by montaignemarket featuring a black and white houndstooth dress


coat: nastygal.com


 karen millen coat from lyst.com

houndtooth dress, shabbyapple 

If you are reluctant to adopt this pattern in a dress or coat, you can wear an accessory like a scarf or bag and be in style:

Houndstooth


Juicy Couture handbag


Juicy Couture handbag (see more satchel style handbags)

And if you like knitting, you can knit my  houndtooth clutch and have your unique and timeless piece of accessory: 

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