Thursday, February 26, 2015

New crochet project Long Vest with Fringe.

I've been drawing charts and writing a pattern for the last couple of days.

It's made out of Halcyon Yarn Homestead cotton 8/2. This cotton is not mercerized, so there is no sheen to it at all and colors are very muted and earthy.


It's so much easier and less time consuming to take pictures of garments on a mannequin. What do you think of them?




Friday, February 20, 2015

Good morning! Photo, music, mindfulness.

From Dominican Republic:


This morning started nicely.
I found a mindfulness program on the web and decided to give it a try.
I watched a few short videos on what is this program about and it sounded very interesting.
I mindfully had my coffee today without reading at the same time as I always do and had a 30 minutes body scan meditation, which was hard, because it is challeging to stop your mind from wondering.
This program is about concentrating on the present and being happy at the moment among other things. I am trying to be aware and present and enjoy what I do today. It feels good!
If you are interested, check out this FREE program:
http://palousemindfulness.com/

And a bit of music from Nino Katamadze, Georgian singer:


Happy crocheting, my friends!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Maslenitsa!

Today is the first day of Maslenitsa (Carnaval) - a week before the Lent (Great Fasting) for Orthodox Christians.
I am not religious, but I deeply respect all not violent religions and believes in the World.
Russians usually make creeps this week. They have to be very thin! :)
Here are mine:


It's horribly cold in Pennsylvania and I am sick and tired of winter as you all are I guess. We are almost there, my friends!
Our girl is to be here soon:



Natalia