Santorini Fira, the capital city of the island

I started the summer season a bit earlier this years as I quited job and I decided to take a week off to go away with my boyfriend in June. We wanted to stay in Europe or at least to not go too far away because we had only one week and didn’t want to spend too much time in plane. So we quickly decided to go in Greece which is one of my favorite destinations because it’s often cheap and the sun is almost garantee. There are so any islands that I could go there every year without visiting all of them! By the way I already visited Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfou and Crete.

As we planned to go there early in summer, we thought that we could go to Santorini which is one of the most expensive destination in Greece. Finally, even in June it was not cheap at all but we started to search in April and maybe the big deals were already off. For accomodation, we booked an hotel at Fira, the capital city of the island.

Here some pictures of the city.

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Knit Special order by a bride-to-be

I said it but I had difficulties to keep my word and come back here to feed the blog but I had a opportunity that I couldn’t decline (I’ll talk about it next month!). But I come back and I mean it (you believe me, don’t you?) ! I found some help to update WordPress and to change the language plugin (and that’s why the display of some articles is not ok but I’m working on it). I have a lot to share with you : new tested restaurants, new travels, and of course, some knit projets ! And actually, I’m starting with a knit project!

After 8 or 9 months of hard work, I’m now free and I can choose my own projects. The first one I started right after is a special order. Few months ago, one of my girlfriends asked me to design and knit a cardigan that would match with her wedding dress. The event will take place in Brittany late on August and even if we have a very hot summer, she is so sensitive to the cold that she wanted to have something to warm up if the weather is not hot enough.

The bride-to-be wanted something fuzzy with eylets and super slouchyFor yarn, helped by Natalie from 1001laines.com website, I did some gauges with a range of Drops yarns.

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Knit for babies Soft blanket

My friends have children and I knit. Is it a cause and effect? No… well almost. I love knitting and I love making my friends happy so when they expect a happy event, I love pleasing them by giving them baby clothes knitted with love. So far, my gift boxes were composed by slippers, beanies, sometimes cardigans. This time, without knowing if the gift will be usefull or not, I decided to make a mini blanket.

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For this work, I wanted to test a yarn that I didn’t know yet : Drops Air. This yarn made with 70% of Algaca is so light et so warm, perfect to create a warm cocoon for a newborn .

This blanket is for a baby boy but I wanted a soft pattern, so I choose to knit it by a pattern with eyelets and frame in garter stitches.

So, do you like it? 

FIY, this blanket is knitted with Drops Air in color Light grey (03), sponsorised by Nathalie from 1001laines.com website who was quoted in a previous article.

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