21.4.10

random

A is back to school.

One  my favourite necklaces, I made it with vintage murrina glass beads,
a gift from a friend who lives in Venice.

The first spring sock almost finished, now I need to make the other one!
It's my first attempt to make socks, I find it a bit complicated at times because of the 4 needles
(I tried the loop needles but for some reason I like to learn the traditional method).
Once you turn the heel, that's it, all downhill.
Socks tutorial here

Made a top with the Vichy fabric (or gingham) I bought in London, using the pattern on 
this book. I love this kind of easy sewing.
Definitely needs a bit of ironing.
:^) 

21 comments:

nath said...

wow, you busy bee! the sock is very nice, oh, how i wish i could knit with two needles, let alone four!
i like all your makings very much.

p.s. you know that toy family that you were talking about? i think that was the first post of yours i commented on! when i saw them i knew we could be friends! we only have the dad and the boy. a one parent family.

Sandra said...

Love the neckless and shirt. :D

la casita said...

to nath: you make me smile :)))
ta da! X

mo' said...

the vichy top is so cute !

Francesca said...

So many beautiful things in one post! I love the candy-like glass beads, of course. Don't knitted socks and a new top call for a new skirt or pants:)? Happy making!

alessandra said...

to francesca: oh yes,i would like to find some nice fabric for a skirt :)

janis said...

You are so gifted Alessandra. Your range of skills is amazing... Oh, and I like your taste in music too - Bjork is a favorite of mine :^)

Mandy said...

I just adore the sock pic !!!

myssja said...

I adore all!!!!

la casita said...

to janis: oh janis you are too good!
grazie
X

at swim-two-birds said...

i would love to see you in that lovely shirt and with the necklace on top, please???? :-)

Trula said...

wow - yo manage to work on so many things at the same time and they all come out beautiful.

christel said...

I love everything!

whitney said...

i really like the top you made. black and white gingham is so cute.

Séverine said...

Ah j'adore cette chaussette en coton ! :)

fanja said...

the one sock is looking good, this is so impressive to knit your own socks! the gingham top is perfect, yes i'd like to see you wearing it too x

Mlle Sophie said...

love les chaussettes!! ;)

mieke willems said...

very beautiful shirt! well done!
and wow, knitting socks! wish i could do that, looks so complicated!

Lollipop said...

oh wow! 1st sock?
The hardest is always to do the 2nd one ;-)

la casita said...

To all: thanks ;)
To Lollipop: yes the hardest is to start the second one but I'm very resolute...I learnt to finish all the unfinished.
can't stand the idea of having just one sock really! :)))

J said...

Nice sock! I wish I knew how to knit, seems so useful!