Early Autumn Garden

Some photos taken at the farm showing the start of early autumn.

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I can finally show off a test knit I did for Yarn-Madness back in March/April as it has been published. At the moment the pattern is only available in Swedish, but it should be available in English soon. I’ll be wearing this quite a bit during the upcoming winter, it’s really nice and warm.

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I used Garnstudio Drops Nepal in 0612 Dark Brown for the main colour and 0618 Beige, 4311 Lilac, 4434 Heather and 4399 Dark Purple for the contrasting colours, all bought at Bolas de Tons.

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Nembali – Finished

Here is Nembali

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Stormy Weather

Last Sunday there was a pretty nasty storm, during a lull, I went outside and got some great shots.

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And another finished toy, this is Thandi.

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Here’s Fliederduft finally 100% finished, the poor thing had to wait quite a bit to get some eyes.

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Seriously who knew it was so hard to find buttons to turn into eyes here in Porto. I went to several stores before finding one who had decent enough buttons to serve as eyes for my toys. Will need to investigate a bit more and see if I can’t find another store that sells a good quality button.

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Nembali – Update

Nembali is almost finished!!! If it weren’t for the fact that I left the stuffing at home instead of taking it with me to my parents’ house for the weekend, she would be finished already.

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Owl – Finished

Miss Owl is finally 100% finished, and she decided she wanted a proper photo-shoot, so here goes.

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LYS – Bolas de Tons in Coimbra

Last week I went to the official inauguration of the new location of Bolas de Tons in Coimbra. Despite the dreadful weather, a fun time was had by all. I’ll leave you with some (read a lot) of pictures of the day (mostly of yarny goodness).

The new sign

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The entrance… just remember it was raining and this was a quick shot taken while it stopped for about a minute or so.

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To your right as you walk in you have the window display..

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And then you walk down the steps and you’re faced with the following….

Abuelita Yarns and Wetterhoff

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Araucania, Yarn Adventures, Kauni and Lanas de Espanha (in the shelving unit)

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A lot of Garnstudio Drops goodness in fabulous colours in the shelving units on the right and at the back (more detailed shots further down)140906-the new bolas de tons-027

Schulana and Fonty

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The whole wall …..

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The counter and the essential needles, stitch markers and other accessories and notions…

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The knitting / crocheting / relaxation / coffee / whatever-you-want corner…

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As you can see in the pictures above a lot more Garnstudio Drops yarn, some fabrics and buttons (below)

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My favourite wall/section however is the following…. Lovely Malabrigo, Manos Del Uruguay, Fyberspates and Hedgehog fibres in fantastic colours…

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My little monsters on display

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Some Portuguese yarn that I have at home as well, it’s what I bought at the Vila de Conde Art Fair in August.

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And that’s pretty much it, totally worth the visit and definitely and enjoyable day spent in the company of great friends. Visit their website to see all the yarns they have available.



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Downtown Porto

Some photos taken while wandering around downtown Porto.

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