Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday we had some dear friends for lunch, after going with the kids to see a show on the stage, la Pimpa. 
Pimpa is a white dog with red dots, I think every Italian knows her. She's the main character of an Italian comic, now also in its cartoon version. 
It was basically a puppet show, and R. was sooo excited and his eyes were full of joy. Used to see Pimpa on the TV screen, I cannot even imagine the amusement of a four years (five in few months) old mind.

Ieri abbiamo pranzato con dei cari amici, dopo essere stati a teatro a vedere una rappresentazione della Pimpa. La Pimpa, per chi non la conoscesse, è una simpatica cagnetta bianca a pois rossi, protagonista di un famoso fumetto e di un cartone animato. 
Si è trattato di una recita di burattini (o marionette? boh!): a R. è piaciuto da morire, era davvero entusiasta e aveva gli occhi pieni di gioia. Abituato a vederla in TV, ch
issà cos'avrà pensato quella sua piccola testolina!


Then some knitting and translating for me, and lazy crafting for my men. Some people use the oven to bake some bread or grill a chicken, but here the creative daddy thought it was a good way to improve the drying speed of some glue. Not exactly what I define eco-friendly, but good for a kid who's waiting to play with his brand new handmade F1 cardboard car! 

Il pomeriggio è trascorso tranquillo, io a lavorare a maglia e tradurre, e i miei ometti impegnati nel fai-da-te. Di solito la gente usa il forno per cuocere il pane o grigliare il pollo, ma qui un papà ha pensato che potesse servire ad accelerare i tempi di asciugatura del vinavyl. Eco-sostenibile certamente no, ma cosa non si fa per un bambino impaziente di giocare con la sua auto di formula uno di cartone, nuova fiammante e tutta fatta a mano! 

Manti finished



It was mid November, when Krentu was looking for test knitters for her Manti pattern. It's lovely cardigan in several child sizes.
It took me forever to find the right buttons and finish it, but here it is.


Details:
- knit in size 8 with 7 mm needles to have a size 10/12 (I'm a very petit sized).
- gauge: 11X22 in st st.

Modifications:
- Added one cable repeat to the body.
- Added lenght to the sleeves, and a couple of inc more. 
- Shortened the collar 

It's a great pattern, clever construction and good explanation. I'm very grateful to Krentu for giving me the opportunity to knit it, though I think it's not a test anymore...

P.S. What's the age when wearing such a miniskirt makes you ridiculous? I think I'm still safe.