Monthly Archives: July 2012


After seeing a post on Micky’s blog about Steamcream, a cream created with almost 100% natural products using a steaming process to finish it instead of a chemical process used in most creams. I decided to take a look at … Continue reading

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Sunflowers & a Lone Pumpkin

Visited my parents recently and saw these gorgeous flowers and a lone pumpkin.     Last year we managed to cultivate one pumpkin, but it was tiny, it was only about 5cm in length, in other words, you coulndn’t even … Continue reading

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Workshop – Waldorf Dolls (big)

I spent most of Saturday and the morning of Sunday making the BIG version of the Waldorf Dolls with Rita Santarem, who I did the workshop of the small dolls with last week. I thought that it would be a … Continue reading

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Workshop – Waldorf Dolls (small)

Last week Saturday, July 21, 2012, Fernanda and I joined Joana at Ovelha Negra for a workshop given by Rita Santarem, a teacher who is currently opening a school here in Porto teaching the Waldorf method. The idea behind the … Continue reading

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Ravellenic Games 2012

This year I decided to join in the fun known as the Ravellenic Games 2012 on Ravelry. This had a different name previously but because of some issues with the USOC Ravelry was forced to change the name. Let’s just … Continue reading

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Stephen West’s 2012 Mystery KAL – Rockefeller – Clue 1

Sometime ago in June I signed up for Stephen West’s 2012 Mystery Knit-A-Long – Rockefeller (MKAL). Upon purchasing the pattern we got a sheet with a list of materials and recommendations for yarns. I ended up going for a yarn … Continue reading

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Summer Sunset

A while back when I visited my parents at their farm I took a really nice photo of a sunset, then visiting Joana at Ovelha Negra I came across the perfect colours to make a shawl based on the sunset, … Continue reading

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Celeste – A Cowl

I recently bought this lovely skein of Dona Maria’s handspun yarn and I wanted to make a simple enough cowl that would showcase not only the yarn but the colour. I chose a simple stitch pattern and this is how … Continue reading

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Mystery KAL – Around the World in 80 Days

It’s finally finished, well the knitting part anyway. Here’s a couple of photos I took after sewing all the ends. It still needs to be blocked, but first I need to clear some room at home.   The beginning: England … Continue reading

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Maria – Stripey BSJ/B

Here’s the striped version of the BSJ I was knitting some weeks ago. I finished it about 2 days after starting, so it was a really quick knit. Here’s how I put it together. I laid it with the inside … Continue reading

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