Handmade with love {and time}

Sunday 6 January 2013

This beautiful cardigan is hand made ALL by myself (yes, by me!). Piece by piece, I made all the single pieces that I’ve assembled together creating a cardigan. I then add the buttons on the front.

But what is special about this piece is its execution. During my years at the university, I used to commute over the weekend from my hometown to Milan, three to five hours per trip. At the time there were no mobile phones, tablets or laptops, so we read, we talked, we slept. Or knitting, like me. So I made a scarf then this crochet cardigan.

Many people on the train were intrigued by my original hobby and I cannot tell you how many new friends I made thanks to knitting (some are still friends today!).
Of course, the cardi is something not easy to wear or match, but I do enjoy wearing it in Winter: a rainbow across the dark and gloomy season.

What do you think of my creation?

Questo splendido cardigan é fatto TUTTO a mano dalla sottoscritta (si, da me medesima!). Cerchietto per cerchietto, ho realizzato tutti i singoli pezzetti che sono poi andata a cucire assieme creando un cardigan. Ho poi attaccato dei bottoncini sul davanti.

Ma quello che rende speciale questo cardigan é la sua realizzazione. Durante gli studi universitari, viaggiavo in treno nel fine settimana dal mio paese natale a Milano, dalle tre alle cinque ore a viaggio. All’epoca non c’erano telefonini, tablet o portatili, per cui si leggeva, si chiacchierava, si dormiva. O si sferruzzava, come me. Una volta cucivo, un’altra rammendavo, poi la sciarpa a ferri, quindi il cardigan all’uncinetto.

Problemi di tempo non ne avevo. Molte erano le persone incuriosite dall’allora originale passatempo e non vi dico che sfilza di nuove amicizie ho fatto (alcune amiche tutt’oggi) grazie a questi lavoretti.
Certo, non é un capo semplice da portare tutti i giorni, ma mi piace indossarlo in inverno: un arcobaleno che spezza le grigie e scure giornate invernali.

Che ne pensate della mia creazione?


  1. Woooow ma che meraviglia!!! *___*
    io amo le cose fatte a mano, mi piace cucirmi i miri vestiti, ma con l'uncinetto non me la sono mai cavata, ho chiesto a mia nonna di insegnarmi, ma non ci capivo nulla! XD

  2. It is absolutely amazing, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I must try!!!
    The problem with crochet is that once I start i cannot stop until I finish the whole thing, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  3. è stupendo cara! sei solare in queste foto baci

  4. It's so beautiful! I love to crochet myself, so I know how much work it required. It's amazinf and really pretty, great job))


  5. It's cute and I am very impressed with how neat your joints are. I was in the car for three hours Friday wondering why I didn't bring a ball of yarn and a crochet hook to keep me busy.

  6. wow this is very creative =) loved it.
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

  7. This is so creative and i really love it. So pretty colors. Great job!

  8. ma è straordinariooooooo! complimenti Yle, mi piacciono le cose home made perchè uniche ed inimitabili..poi, questo è proprio particolare!!

  9. I can't believe you made this honey, it's amazing, well done. I also remember those times I made knitting but life is so fast now it's almost impossibble :)
    I congratulate you to create time for this.

    Happy new year, many kisses and lots of love

  10. Great job :)


  11. lo trovo originalissimo! proprio brava e poi mi piacciono tutti quei colori!

  12. Che pazienza!! Brava! Io ammiro molto chi sa ricamare, fare all'uncinetto, lavorare a maglia o cucire, sarà che sono mancina ma non ci sono mai riuscita :)

  13. Che bella maglia mi piace perchè è molto colorata complimenti...

  14. non è esattamente il mio genere ma la storia che c'è dietro è bellissima :) e ogni volta che vedo una ragazza cucire o sferruzzare mi esce un gran sorriso perchè è triste come al giorno d'oggi quasi nessuna lo sappia più fare! tanti complimenti a te!! se ti va possiamo seguirci, mi farebbe molto piacere :)

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  15. Anche io faccio maglia e uncinetto sui mezzi ma sinceramente a parte le vecchiette mi paiono tutti abbastanza perplessi!
    Molto carino il maglione, complimenti!

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