Reggia Cowl and Beret

Last week I've released my latest design Reggia Cowl and Beret on Ravelry. It is a decorative but simple lace design. There are really no fancy stitches, so I truly recommend it for beginner lace-knitters also. 
You could have already seen some sneak peaks. I started the cowl in July and finished it in a couple days. And do you remember my first handdye? I used up that yarn for the beret.
Naming patterns are never easy for me. I've never given a fantasy name before, my choices usually reflected to the construction or the recipient. This time I wanted to reflect the result. Do you know what Reggia means? I was inspired by gorgeous hand-dyed handspun yarns, I wanted to design a cowl with less than 300-yards. A matching beret for me the beret-fanatic was just a reasonable choice. 



I had wonderful testers on Ravelry FPT group, who checked and helped me to publish easily knitable patterns. Please take a look to my pattern page and check the beautiful test projects. And if you liked my design, don't forget to 'favourite it' :)

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First Autumn WIPs

Happy Autumn Ladies! I am so delighted about the new season, I have lot of wooly plans for the upcoming months both on the knitting and both on the crochet side. 
Last week I visited Kara's blog where she shared this cute apple cozy pattern. I couldn't resist and immediately started my own project . I am done with the body, but haven't decided what color to use for the wings. I have these beautiful skeins in my stash:
... or maybe I should make one owl with each color? What do you think?
See what I've found hiding in button box. These apple-shaped buttons are screaming to use up for this project.
A couple days ago I blogged about my new CAL. {I am calling for crocheters to make this pumpkin basket. If you feel like crocheting something very autumn-ish, join to us. More the merrier!} 
I stashed these beautiful cotton skeins for that:
I also have a knitted shawl in progress, which I started in August. I thought I could be faster, but the beaded edging makes it slow. Now having just 33 rows to go!
Anyway I have to confess, it worths every minute I spend on! Lovely pattern and gorgeous yarn. 

Wishing you happy creating!

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Happy Autumn! {CAL}

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I calm down, because long (social) Summer nights are over and here comes long reading-knitting-crocheting nights, when I turn inside and start thinking more about my family and upcoming Fall holidays.
Last year I designed a Pumpkin Basket. Do you remember this?

I am starting the Fall preparation with crocheting a couple of this basket. I thought it would be fun if I'd invite others to join, so I am hosting a CAL on Ravelry. 
If you'd like to crochet this basket with us, you are welcomed!