On my second day in Paris, I wandered up from the apartment a friend had graciously allowed me to spend the night at to the famed cemetery, Père Lachaise. It was a Saturday, and outside the main entrance was a wonderful flea market spanning the length of the property. I found this rusty old metal sign in one of the stalls, and wished I could have brought it home with me. A quick google search tells me that the brand is still around, or at least it’s still being mentioned on the internet so there’s that. I’m always glad to see old timey fibre companies stand the test of time!Read More
I’ve decided to give making my own pattern a go. I won’t tell you what it is yet (not that anyone is reading anyway haha), but here are the swatches I’m basing the measurements on.Read More
Another day, another pair of wrist warmers that have been languishing on the needles for months on end done. After this, I am seriously craving something to knit that isn’t done with sock yarn! Pattern at the bottom, beneath the photos.Read More
Christmas Day 2011 saw me deep within Peru’s Colca Canyon. Along the way from the town of Chivay (where we had spent Christmas Eve) to the Mirador Cruz del Condor (where we would later see the wild birds in flight!) were a number of small markets on the side of the road. This young girl and her huarizo, an alpaca/llama mix, were posing for photographs in exchange for sols.