Spoons? Spoons ... Spoons! 2018
This year I am celebrating 25 years of my hobby - collecting spoons. Almost all the spoons are 'just' souvenir spoons - brought either by me or by my friends from their trips to different places. It is a really great way to keep track of the trips and the best way not to spend much money on souvenirs (not my case :-) And to me, it is also one of the signs of friendship - meaning being happy for my friends' wonderful experience. Thank you for thinking of me during your trips!
October FOX Scarf 2017
Animal Scarves Knitted animal scarves for kids are very popular, so I decided to make one.
Click on image to see other animal knits on Artisaknity Crafts
Fox Scarf I picked a Fox Scarf. It is very easy to knit - a two-three hour project. The process is described on numerous websites and on Ravelry. Click on the second image to see other kids knits
Yarn: Gray100% Fine Merino Superwash Wool Spun in Peru.
Coral 100% Wool. Soft touch ultra. Made in Canada (bought at Toronto Knitters Guild meeting for $1 !!)
Falling for Fall 2015
Shop This beautiful yarn was bought in Nova Scotia, Halifax - in The Loop - modern fiber craft shop. I bought 3 skeins of 3 colors. The yarn is called Alpaca 33 :-) Click on the first image to learn more about The Loop
Yarn Skeins become balls. It's 100% Superfine Alpaca. Made in Peru for Estelle Yarns. The yarn is thick, fluffy and soft
There's approx. 33 meters to 100 grams. Click on the second image to learn more about another type of Alpaca yarn.
Fabulous Fibers There are so many beautiful fibers for cool temperatures: mohair is one of them for sure - comforting, soft and warm. Click on image to see fall mohair knits
October Color Cacophony 2014
October Crafts 2013
October Party 2012
Fall and Fiber Dream
One of the most popular fall festivals in Toronto Nuit Blanche (first Saturday in October) originated in Paris.
Nuit Blanche: The mother of ‘all-nighters.’ This cultural festival originated in Paris and has been copied in cities throughout the world. Many attractions and the metro are open all night for free to the public, as well as concerts, film festivals, art, photography and multi-media installations and every other conceivable form of entertainment and culture.
This collage is my image of the fall in Paris. Oui.
October Has Arrived 2011
Bittersweet October 2010
Hair Accessory and Ring One of the easiest and fastest projects- a hair piece and a ring.
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face. ~John Donne
Oak Leaf Hair-pin This Oak Leaf Hair-pin requires very little yarn and can be completed in no time.
"The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold."
- William Cullen Bryant
Two-Leaf Hair Piece Two crocheted leaves can make a warm and very "autumnal" hair piece.
"You ought to know that October
is the first Spring month."
- Karel Capek
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! Percy Bysshe Shelley
Spring and Autumn
Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.
Thomas Moore Spring and Autumn.
Every leaf speaks
bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
When nature is aglow
"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow."
The leaves fall...
"The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves
The river takes to the sea
The yellow drift of leaves."
- Sara Teasdale
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant