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Spotted in a Parisian flea market

Spotted in a Parisian flea market

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!

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Swatch all the things!

Swatch all the things!


Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Instagram, Knitting

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.

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Simple wrist warmers

Simple wrist warmers


Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Knitting

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. 

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Quechua girl and her huarizo

Quechua girl and her huarizo


Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Daily photo, Peru

Quechua girl and her huarizo

Quechua girl and her huarizo

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.

 

 

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