December news

So, are your New Year resolutions all written down?

Relax, I’m joking! Who cares about New Year resolutions? Just stay safe and have fun!


Remember my fall knitting challenge? Well, here are my new mittens!

Love, Iryna


Retro love

Hello everyone! Thanks for commenting on the previous post, Cheryl! The mittens keep growing, albeit slowly: unfortunately one cannot knit and learn how to make websites at the same time, so I’m trying to alternate… But I’ll have to knit faster now that the temperatures have fallen below zero. In the meantime, my old mittens will keep me warm as well as they can.

Today I want to tell you about my new passion: retro. Continue reading

A fall knitting challenge!

As you know from the previous post, I love autumn. Unfortunately, this year’s autumn often looks like winter, especially in the morning when you can actually see your breath if you bother to look… Brrr! Now, I love autumn but I hate having cold hands – and that’s exactly what you get if you go out early in the morning five times a week to walk your kid to school (and some of the afternoons are hardly any better).

Those hands are crying for help…

Source: Web

Source: Web (tell me if you know the artist!)

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Jacket time!

It’s officially jacket time again!

As much as I loved the summer (especially the part when I dipped my toes in salty water), I won’t exaggerate if I call it a total disaster, sartorially speaking. In spite of hours and hours spent reading, thinking and talking about sustainable fashion, I went all the way down the pit of style rut, wearing nothing but jeans, plain black t-shirts and sneakers by the end of August. Oh, and I did wear earrings, but that was the only embellishment I could stand… Call me an ultraminimalist, it’s totally deserved!

But all is going to change now that my favourite season is back!

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10 things I learned from my sister’s visit


  1. Sisters are a girl’s best friends.
  2. I can talk for hours (in spite of being a convinced introvert). We’ve had quite a talking marathon and I could go on for a couple of days/weeks/months.
  3. Old habits don’t go away, they lie dormant until you get around the people you used to “practice” them with. Coffee at 10p.m.? Hell, yes!
  4. Shopping with a like-minded girl is the only kind of shopping that should be legally allowed.
  5. An impromptu picnic in your own backyard is all you need to have fun.
  6. Kids are easily influenced by older kids (much easier than by adults!) and pick up every silly thing in half an instant.
  7. My sugar consumption is ridiculously low, whatever my husband might say.
  8. Kids grow too quickly. Play with them while they still want it.
  9. I miss my people more than I thought.
  10. My self-prescribed cure for sadness is keeping myself as busy as possible. Coffee and chocolate help some, too )))