Winter Hugs 💙

& Earflap Aran Hat with pompom…


Lovely picture, by Russian photographer Elena Karneeva


Kids Room Toy Cushions

As you can see from my previous posts, I love animal motif cushions. This time a dog and a cat have decided to join the fun, being jealous of the cute cushion menagerie 🙃

For crocheters here’s the really sweet dog toy cushion free pattern by Sue Penrod


and here’s his pal Полоскин (Poloskin) the striped knit-cat 🙂


complete with picture tutorial by Елена Максудова  (Elena Maxudova aka Aneliya), which I came across via Russian blogs.

Crafty parents, please enjoy !

🐾 Paw·liday Sock

There’s a little less than two weeks left from today until Orthodox Christmas Day on January 7th, which is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Russian, Serbian, Greek and other Eastern Orthodox Churches in the world, including the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy and the Orthodox Church of Japan.

There’s a fairly well written and quite interesting short article by and last years festivities report with *pictures  by IBT, (*incl. Belgrade Orthodox Christmas Eve), where you can read some more about these traditions.

For those of you who are still (or non-stop!) busy knitting, here’s an adorable last minute gift idea by Schachenmayr with free pattern in English.