Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

The longest week-end

Hello Dear Friends!
This was the longest week-end I have ever had! First I flew to Istanbul for work.This photo shows Pendik Marina:
After I was done ,I had plenty of time left till my flight and went to a place called 'buyaka' in Ümraniye region.I felt bad when I saw this:
and this;
I wished my Little Man was there with me to enjoy them all. But he was not that unlucky. When I returned back I found out that my husband booked us a surprise week-end ; a day in the village. So the moment I was home, I packed and left for the village called Tochni.
 Tochni is a traditional Cypriot village renovated.
I loved the experience because it reminded me of the summer holidays I spent with my grandma in the village in my childhood.

We stayed in this beautiful building. Our flat was the one on the ground flour on the left ; a two bedroom flat.
The kids were so happy with the pool and they had great time.

As for crochet;
I think using mercerized cotton for this project was not a good choice and I do not like how this project turned out to be so  I will undo it and add it to the list of failed projects.
That is all from me now. Have a wonderful week. Gaia.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beautiful blanket progress

Two posts in one day! That is a record ! But I must show my friends the Beautiful Blanket progress.

Working with 100% wool in this heat is crazy! I  am unable to crochet at all and besides I have run out of one colour but I am off to Istanbul for work and  for sure I will have time to buy some yarn too!
Have a happy weekend! Gaia.

Crochet Bag Ta-dah!

Hello Dear Friends!
How are you today? I am feeling great because my crochet bag is finally finished!Ta-DA!
The pattern can be found here .
This will be my summer beach bag. Can't wait to take it to the beach with me!
I will be back soon with beach photos. Till then, take care....Gaia.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today's WIP

Hello Dear Friends,
This is my current project on the hook:

The pattern is tall--wavy-stitch-pattern  .

I missed a few stitches while working with the ecru yarn ; that is why there are holes but I tried to fix it in the following row. I will see how it turns out and if I am not satisfied with the result I will undo and try again.This is a pattern which requires attention. So off I go now. Will be back soon...Gaia.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another crochet addict in the neighbourhood

Hello Dear Friends,
After Miss E. , my good old neighbour Mrs.A is crocheting too. It is pretty amazing what she did as a first ever project,don't you agree?!
This is her daughter posing with the blanket. Congratulations Anna, this is an awesome blanket!
Have a lovely day! Gaia.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Hello Dear Friends!
Yesterday I visited my neighbour Miss E. And look what she has crocheted:
The pattern is a pattern.
And she is trying new squares
I am,on the other hand, working on my beautiful blanket but the progress is slow. There is nothing much to show you yet.
Have a lovely day. Gaia.