March Get Together

It was another enjoyable Saturday with friends. This is what I did yesterday afternoon.

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Maria José is obviously already in the Easter spirit as she produced these gorgeous little rabbits, pattern can be gotten here (it is polish, but if you scroll down a bit, you can find a picture showing how to put together the bunny), there is also a free download version on the Rowan site by Vicky Sedgwick.

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Ok, so I did more knitting and talking than actually taking photos.

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Serralves – Monika Sosnowska – Part 1

Serralves Exhibit: Monika Sosnowska – Architectonisation from February 20th through May 31st, 2015


Monika Sosnowska was born in Poland in 1972. She studied at the Art Academy in Poznan as well as at the Rijskakademie in Amsterdam between 1999-2000. Monika was the resident artist at Atelier Calder, Sache, France in 2014; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin in 2004 and S-AIR, Sapporo, Japan in 2002.

Balustrade (2015)


Facade (2013)


Hole (2006-2008)

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Handle (2007)


L-Profiles (2008)

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Serralves – Oskar Hansen

Serralves Exhibit: Oskar Hansen – Open Form from January 30th through May 3rd, 2015

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Oskar Hansen was a Polish architect (1922-2005)

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Sandy Brown Blanket

In the process of designing a new blanket using simple garter stitch and some mitered squares, this is the prototype so far, I’ll be having this test knit later in the year.

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Yarn used: Garnstudio Drops Fabel in 101 Beige, 103 Blue, 300 Dark Brown and 651 Sand, available at Bolas de Tons and Tricot das Cinco.


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Serralves – Can the Museum be a Garden

Between February 6th and April 26th, 2015, Serralves is showing some pieces from its collection and asking the question, Can the Museum also be a Garden? During this period the museum is showing Winter/Spring, the Spring/Summer Exhibit will be shown from April 29th through September 13th.

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With pieces from the following artists:

Vasco Araujo, Richard Artschwager, Herbert Brandl, Stanley Brouwn, Lourdes Castro, Rui Chafes, Charles Darwin, Jan Dibbets, Fischli & Weiss, Simone Forti, Hamish Fulton, Mario Garcia Torres, Hans Haacke, Jasper Johns, Ana Jotta, Raoul de Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Alvaro Lapa, Louise Lawler, Miguel Leal, Ree Morton, Juan Munoz, Lucia Nogueira, Luis Noronha da Costa, Lygia Pape, Sigmar Polke, Robert Smithson, Angelo de Sousa, Paul Thek, Richard Tuttle

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CPF 3rd Edition – February

February was the month of Dyed by Alfinete. I got a lovely rainbow, I know exactly what I’m going to use this yarn for, I just need to find one more colour to match.

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Cape Point Dona Maria Style

So here’s the completed cowl that I made with the yarns I received from Rosario. Oh and I forgot to mention that the pattern is Cape Point Cowl by Sally-Jane Cameron (PinkHairGirl on Ravelry). Sally-Jane is South African and she created a lovely book of knitting patterns called Mzansi: South Africa on My Needles. I want to knit every single one of the patterns in the book. I love it, it reminds me of my time in South Africa and brings back a lot of memories. So here is the first pattern, made even more special because I used handspun given to me by my friend.

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I used as much as possible of the handspun, and this is what was left over, these “scraps” will be used in my “Left Over Blanket”.


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Project Bags

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