Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ciao Everybody!

Hi girls, it's such a long time that I don't write on my blog!
I have to say that I miss it a little, even if I'm still receiving many comments on my free patterns and that's making me so happy every time.
I'm sorry if I'm not replying to all of them, but this is the first time since more than a year that I enter my blogger account, and really the first time by then that I have something new to show you.

This is a ribbed cowl made from this Lionbrand Free Pattern, very easy and fun to make. A piece made to start again with knitting..
I've been doing other stuff during this period, first of all learning how to use the sewing machine. Sometimes I need to learn something new and to make different things, and that's why I've quit chocheting and knitting for a while.
Can you see? I've also cut all my hair..it's the first time I have them so short!:) Many changes this year!
Now I feel I'm ready again to have hooks and needles in my heands, so I can say that probably some new free patterns are coming out...within this year hopefully!
I'm still trying to do some sewing stuff, but I'm a beginner with the sewing machine as I've always handsewed in the past. We'll see.
How about you?
I hope you had a great 2010, and I wish you an even greater 2011.
As you can see this is more a letter to my blog readers, instead of an usual blog post. It came out naturally while writing, as I feel you're like real friends to me. That's because of all your nice comments left here for me and your support and appreciation.
Thanks dear readers, hope to write back soon,
Marta

78 comments:

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

So glad to see you are ok and happy to have you back!

LDH said...

So nice to read your post, Marta! Beautiful cowl you are wearing :)

Val_ said...

Ciao, bentornata! Noi non ci siamo mai conosciute nella tua precedente vita blogghesca, ma ti avevo scritto dopo aver fatto un paio di scaldamani con uno dei tuoi patterns, non sai quanti ne sono seguiti poi! Quindi ne approfitto per ringraziarti, e spero di rileggerti presto.
:)
valeria

Rebecca said...

So great to hear new things from you!! I found your blog over Christmas and it gave me such creative ideas! you are SO creative and talented!! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and free patterns.

Princess Jasmin said...

Oh Marta so happy to find an update from you :) i wish you nothing but an amazing new year! Good luck with sewing.

Anonymous said...

welcome back!

I must say, I've been checking occasionally since I discovered your blog over last summer, and I gasped with a smile to see a new post.

I'm thinking of starting my own blog to include not only tutorials and patterns, but also discussion on philosophy and theory of crochet and pattern-making. I hope I can get that started sometime, we'll see if I get the right type of energy :)

See you around the blog!

--jenny

Melian.arwen said...

I'm verry happy you decided to come back to your blog, I love it...

Stef said...

I just found your blog a few weeks ago after I decided to pick up knitting again and actually get better at it - your patterns are GREAT and well written out and gorgeous! (I'm already making my second pair of fingerless mittens and even though it was -30 degrees here in Canada I still wore them!)
All the best!
Stef

Lilly said...

glad to see you back :)

Amy said...

Marta,

So glad you are back! Your blog has been a wealth of information for me as I've just taken up crochet in the past year. I'm looking forward to the new tutorials coming up and I love your new hair cut!

Nicole said...

Welcome back! So glad to "see" you again!

Arianna said...

MA BENTORNATA CARA, sono così felice di conoscerti finalmente! Io sono Arianna, e ormai il tuo blog lo conosco da una vita... direi a memoria!!! Non sto scherzando! Ti ringrazio per i tuoi progetti!!! Brava! Ti auguro anche un buonissimo 2011. Ciao e ancora grazie per aver aggiornato il tuo blog... Arianna

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Welcome back !
Glad you have had a great time away from the hooks and knitting needles to discover something new :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Good to see you back! I like your hair very much. You have a nice face shape for short hair. It's very chic! Your cowl is very pretty, too!

LustigLinda said...

Glad to see you back! All of us need a brake sometimes. Curious about to see what you create with the sewing machine!

Monica said...

ciao bentornata...

toethumbs said...

Yes, good luck with the sewing. I recently started sewing as well, around the same time I began crocheting. Before, I had also always sewed by hand. But I like the way these skills complement each other, because they help one understand the way fabrics work. :)

Anonymous said...

Ciao Marta,what a timing.Since a few days I was thinking about writting you.Just to hear if everything is alright.
I'm so glad that you have decided to come back.YOU MADE MY DAY :-D

warm greetings from Berlin
Tanya

Krystel said...

Hi,
I was there :
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Then there :
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These 2 guide me here. I just wanted to tell you that I fing your work with crochet very amazing.
I am also doing crochet, but i never think to use it this way.

I like the color you use...

Thank you very much to share all your beautyfull creation !

CIDA LOPES said...

Que bom te-la de volta,desejo que 2011 seja mágico e abençoado!
Adorei seu cabelo curto ficou muito bem.Beijokinhas no coração!

Anonymous said...

Saluti Marta! I just came across your blog a few weeks ago. I LOVE all the things you make!!! I just learned how to crochet in November (knitting not going so well) and it's just sooo much fun. Thanks for sharing your patterns and about yourself. Ciao! -Danielle

jane said...

Marta. so glad you're back, I love your patterns, and all the things you create, I was wondering what happened to you, and very glad to see you back and looking so well.

Sharon McKee said...

Yay! I love your blog!

lauracruz said...

So glad to see you posting again! Your patterns are the ones that got me started with crochet :)

Carrie said...

It's nice to hear from you again! And I can't wait to see what you create with your sewing machine. By the way, your haircut is adorable.

Daisy said...

That's great that your crocheting and knitting again. I can sew but I'm not much good at it.
Happy to see your back. You really do have the best patterns. :3 Can't wait to hear more from you. Love the short hair. :]

Crafty Shines said...

Hi Marta,

It's lovely to see a new post from you.

That cowl looks really precious!

Thank you so much for the free patterns you've shared, I've managed to make quite a few gifts from friends. The latest was the eyelet handwarmer!

:) happy to hear from you

American Immigrant said...

So glad your back. I found your blog a couple of months ago and enjoyed reading your past entries. Your designs are beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.

Anne said...

I just found your blog and really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

MA said...

Finally :)
I'm glad you're back

:)

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Jennifer said...

I love love love your blog! I'm just getting started in crocheting and am enjoying trying out your beautiful patterns. THey are very inspiring. I noticed that you have mentioned using italian yarns from time to time. I have someone offering to sell me some large spools of "botto poala" yarn and wondered if you know anything about it? I think they are telling me they think it is cotton, but everythign I've looked up says that company mostly does wools. I'm in the USA and can't find any information on it. Is there a way to private message you on here? I'd appreciate it greatly!

Jennifer

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Cath said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful patterns. I have made many necklaces for the sweet little friends of my gorgeous 4 yo daughter and they all love them! I have also made a few of your headbands. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

So happy to see you posting in 201! Come back and chat with us about your life and yarn!

Soili said...

I have just found your blog. I want to hank you for the ravelry patterns, they are great! My girls love the headbands. I have some pictures on my blog.

ELI said...

sul mio blog c'è un premio per te ;-))

Carol D said...

Ciao-Just found your site and it is the best, you are very talented and hope you publish a book. I will be the first in line to buy it. Your items are easy, different and up-dated . My grand-dauaghers will love any of the items and I can't wait to get started. Thank you for the free patterns. Good health to you and your family.

From Broadway said...

That's really awesome and love that colour!

From Broadway said...

That's really awesome and love that colour!

zees5 said...

This is really wierd - I did that exact same horizontal rib pattern in the same color (I think it was zara) but mine is a scarf where I dropped the stitches at the end of each row to make fringe.

My husband is a Purdue University football fan so I made it for him (gold and black are their colors). But it was one of my first scarves and is not quite generously sized enough. So maybe it's time to frog it and make a cowl like that. I have a purse and suede thrift shop shoes in the same color (:

Kimi said...

Love the haircut and good to see you back. Do you think you could do a post with different flower patterns?

Art Epicurean said...

Another soul that likes to create AND kayak!

Tofutrulla said...

Great to see you're back! I hope to read more from you soon!

xxx

tofu

M said...

So glad to see you're back! xxx

Felicity said...

Lovely and I love the colour it really suits you! Fliss xxx

Alessandra said...

peccato non leggerti anche in italiano.

Ayesha Zarah said...

I have just gone through all of your posts and I am IN LOVE with everything you've done.
I just began knitting recently and all your patterns are quite inspirational and I really hope I will be able to do them half as well as you!
Please keep posting! I have your blog bookmarked!(:

Colie said...

Hi, my name is Nicole, and I must say that I love your blog. I have been inspiration-less today so I googled crochet headbands, and your images popped up. I fell in love with the bow on the headband and the necklaces! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Leon and Robin said...

Thank you so much for all your free patterns. I'm a new crocheter and have such a tough time finding beautiful things to make with well written patterns that I can follow. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU. Please dont ever go away! :)

Jolie said...

Oh it's so nice to hear from you again. I love your hair - very cute. And that cowl is amazing - love the color you chose. I am so excited you are learning sewing and have wanted to do that myself. I can sew a little - not really make anything but it's on the agenda for me someday.
Thank you Marta for sharing.

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Beth said...

Hi Marta, I found your blog just recently and wanted to say thank you for your beautiful creativity and your generosity!I am putting a link on my blog to your blog so people can find you...you are a gem that should not be lost!
Hugs,
Beth P

Elisabet said...

Marta, we miss you!!! Please come back!!
Hugs,
Beth P

Jen said...

Hi Marta,
I just wanted to say thank you for your generosity in making these patterns available. I came across your blog a few weeks ago when searching for some crochet flower patterns. I'm a volunteer at a non profit arts ministry that has just been involved with setting up a co-op of women in Flores de Villa Peru. One of the women is wheel chair bound. She desperately needs to do something that will earn her money. She can crochet. So we matched her with your headband pattern and placed an order with her. We pay her an initial sum per each completed but after we sell them we will flow 100% back to her. When we list her headbands we will credit you as the designer. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I wanted you to know you are making a huge difference in one woman's life a world away. Caio!!!

Sonja said...

I just found your blog, and I made one of your patterns and I love it! Thank you so much! I made the headband for me and my sister, and we both love it. I sew too, so if you need any help you could email me- sonjasonjab@gmail.com

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Libri Vermis said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous patterns. I hope to make some nice things from this year to sell. I will be sure to put your credits on the tags. You are very talented and inspiring.

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Heidi Kuijer said...

I wanted to stop in and say thank you for your inspiration. I made a shawl for this autumn based on one you made and I just love it. I just posted a photo on my blog if you want to see it. Thank you!

Greetings from Holland,
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