When I was a little girl, I started knitting scarfs, but never managed to bind them off since I kept losing or adding stitches! My great-grand-mother was the epitome of the perfect lady of her age (she was born in 1889 and died in 1991!) and knew crochet and knitting. It took me quite a long time to take up any wool-work, but at the age of 39, I started crocheting because I thought that knitting was too difficult to learn by myself.

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Posted on May 10, 2017

I never thought that knitting would bring me so much joy!

I may be a slow (very slow!) knitter, but I find the steps to knitting a garment so soothing, even if I make mistakes, even if I have to start again (and again…and again!).

With knitting I can be among my family whereas sewing puts me in my guestroom/sewing-room:laundry room…

Sewing is also more time-consuming to me. I don’t like stopping right in the middle of, say, a pocket or a waistband whereas I can stop knitting in the middle of a row and start again a bit later.

I’m so happy to be able to knit things for me (and for others too) apart from socks or hats.

I love wearing what I knitted (and a bit proud too…!)

Here’s I’m knitting a Humphrey Cardi whilst wearing my Gustav Cardi (I blogged about it here). I’ve got a thing for blue…

Knitting is soothing, especially when feeling the scrumptiousness of yarn. Drops Karisma is the yarn on my needles right now for Humphrey and I’m in love with the 1*1 ribbing. So soft, I can’t wait to wear this cardi.

I love learning new things and I felt a superstar when understanding how to knit the (future) pockets. I had a bit of a ‘bleh’ moment when I carried my yarn BEHIND my work but then, thanks to the magics of the Internet, I found the perfect video that explained everything to me.

I’m eager to go and find the loveliest buttons for Humphrey and then I’ll knit Sigrid (instead of Marcello because we’re going into summer, aren’t we?!?).

So the BIG question is: what color should I choose for Sigrid??? Oh, how I love asking this type of question (no black, my cats have white fur!)!!! A new project is always fun.



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Gustav Cardigan

Posted on May 1, 2017

Apart from knitting socks and Baable Hats, I had no experience en knitting cardis or jumpers. I really tried, but instructions usually put me off until I stumbled upon Fernand la Fabrique‘s IG feed. The small price of the pattern was a great incentive (4.90 euros) and I gave it a try with the Gustav Cardigan (instructions are only in French unfortunately).

I read the instructions thoroughly and was greatly pleased with them. Very clear and totally understandable for a newbie like me.

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Baa-Ble Hat (S!)

Posted on Feb 3, 2017

Since I saw this hat on Pinterest, I had in mind that, one day, I would knit it. But I’m a newbie in knitting, having only knitted socks for the past year.

But this hat…so I took the plunge and bought the pattern on Ravelry and ordered some Drops Nepal yarn (Kalidou is a great French website with lovely yarns at great prices). i used a pompom thingy from Aliexpress: quick and efficient!

The first one was for Miss G. I knitted everything with a size 4.5mm. A bit tight, but perfect for my daughter’s head.

I used the following colours: White/ Black/ Medium Grey/ Medium Brown

Baa-ble Hat

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