Holiday Mode: off

I tried so hard to stick to the Christmas tree and the holidays but let’s admit: we are in the middle of January… holidays are over… I should have some work done here…

Anyway, I wasn’t completely inactive during the past few weeks. I was knitting for family, friends and of course myself – only… There are still some WIPs left but I hope they will be FOs soon… 😀

Here’s a successfully finished object, a Christmas gift to my daughter’s therapist at Bethesda KIDSz (pattern is Lemmy K. by Isabell Kraemer):


It knitted up very quickly (I needed two days from cast on to bind off, and another one to wet block) and it turned out beautifully. My mother fell in love with it instantly, so I will have to make another for her as soon as I have two days off… 😀

This past week I tried slowly getting back to everyday routines like planning, designing and posting on social media sites.

My first announcement on my Facebook site was an announcement I’ve been excited very much about and prepared for months. I’ve always loved newborn photo props but I wasn’t sure if I should design any as I have several other things in my mind that seem more important. But I had several referrals from photographers and I didn’t want to disappoint them. One day last summer I was searching for something on Etsy, and a shop hit my eye accidentally… It is a Bukarest-based shop, selling knit patterns and I was shocked by all the beauties there… and I quietly asked myself: “do I have to design every single piece myself in the GK webshop or is it OK if the Newborn section is designed by someone else, like this really talented Romanian designer…?” You problably know my answer… I bought some of their knitwear patterns, knit them up and we had the first photo sessions by November… and so GK Newborn was established…



More photos are coming soon and ready-made pieces will be available in the GK webshop from February.

For those of you who would like to browse this beautiful pattern shop I’ve talked about above, here’s the link: 3PLittleKnits

Photos were made by Englert Orsi Photography – Orsi, if you happen to read this, I’m blown away by your pictures – again… ❤

From this week on, I will write weekly blog posts and next week will be an important milestone in the life of Gynka Knitwear with a little surprise, so stay tuned ;)!




Turning a page

Language has been a huge dilemma since the launch of the GK blog. I insisted on Hungarian for a long time for many reasons. One of them was that that English is a foreign language for me – and I am sure I am not alone with the fact that blogging in a language different from my first one is not so comfortable…

The other reason for the Hungarian blog was that handknitting is not yet as popular here in Hungary as it is in other countries and my mission was to bring people closer to this fantastic world of handknits… I was quite successful I think but I soon realised that I have so many orders, I am knitting 24/7 and still can’t keep up with my endless to-do-list… Hiring help was not an option since I am one hell of a perfectionist… Well, I don’t want to talk about that, really 😀 … I am sure you know what I mean… 😀 

But times change, so GK is changing, too. Designing and knitting new things was always a bit closer to me than simply knitting them. Last year my main profile was knitting and selling finished products, mainly in Hungary but as soon as the Enchanted Forest Collection went live in September, I received quite many inquiries from all over the world about selling my knit patterns. Due to these referrals and the huge success of my very first knitting pattern, the Aurora romper, which had over 400 downloads on Ravelry in a few months, I decided this year I will be putting a little more emphasis on writing patterns and this blog will be an integral part of it. Since my patterns are written in English, I must let go of my doubts and continue my blog in English. I am sorry for the mistakes in advance… 😇

This change doesn’t include closing my webshop of ready-made items or stop showing up at local craft markets. Oh, no! I love doing those, too. It only means I will be concentrating more on writing patterns and less on taking custom orders. In fact, I am closing up for custom orders forever. I am hoping this one little step will solve my time schedule issue.

So let’s roll the dice, here is GK only in English from now on! I still need a few weeks off from work to spend with my family after this really tough 2017 but I promise I will be back soon with the patterns of the Enchanted Forest Collection!

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