Thandi

And another finished toy, this is Thandi.

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Fliederduft

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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Noro

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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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Thandi

Since it turned out that crocheting one of Heidi Bears’ pattern isn’t hard at all, I went back and bought some more of the animals that I liked. This is the next one that was on my list.

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Can you guess what it’s going to be yet? If you know Heidi’s patterns, the name is a dead giveaway… ok enough teasing, here’s the progress so far.

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Oh, I’m using Rico Designs Superba Poems in shade no. 1 for the center of the African Flowers and Rico Designs Superba Klassik in white for the joining part.

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New Hazul Luzah

Walking around downtown a couple of weeks ago, I spotted some new Hazul Luzah.

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Owl – update

Here’s an update on the owl I was crocheting. The only thing missing is the eyes. I have the buttons, now I just have to sit down and sew them on…

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TEST KNIT – Bonfire

I can finally show one of my secret test knits that I did last month. It’s a nice warm blanket for the winter called Bonfire and it’s from TinCanKnits new book Roadtrip.

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I used less than 6 balls of Garnstudio Drops Andes in shade 0619 and 10mm needles.

Mine came out slightly bigger than the specified dimensions, but only because I blocked it aggressively.

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