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Study in scarlet: so many choices…Estudo em Vermelho: tantas decisões

The activity of spinning fiber is basically 90% making decisions: * what is the right fiber for the project? Should I blend it or not? * which weight? * should I spin worsted or woolen? Make it compact? Fluffy? *

Cat MittensLuvinhas de gato

This pattern waited more than 2 years in my to do list, but finally I did it. It was love at the first saw this mittens with a lovely cat on it. But I had never done anything in colors,

Good foodComida boa

Last friday, my friend Bia introduced me to a new blog, Papa Capim, about vegan way of life and recipes (only in Portuguese, sorry). Sandra, the author, writes very well. Her blog is interesting, not offensive with us, no vegans, but what

The Study in ScarletEstudo em Vermelho

Merino. 800gr.

Once upon a time, when I was a kid, my uncle, who studied Philosophy, told me about one (of many) problem of the industrialization process: in a factory, employees only make parts of something and not the whole thing as before when

A gift for AlicePresente para Alice

Alice is the baby who my friend Roberta is expecting. Thinking of her, I knitted a Little Sister’s Dress, a pattern that I love, with a hat (the Medallion Caps, from the book Knitting from The Center Out) and a

Mini size meMini size me

I’ve never thought about knitting toys. Never. Ok, it’s cute, I know. I just didn’t feel it was something “useful”. Well, I still don’t think it is “useful”, but since my friend Stella reminded me of a Victor Hugo’s quote


When was the last time you did something for the first time in your life? I did last week: I spun cashmere that I have bought from my friend Amélie. I confess I was a little concerned because I didn’t

The Hobbit – costumesThe Hobbit – o figurino

Ok, I agree. I’m kind of geek. I was waiting anxiously to watch The Hobbit, since I loved the first Tolkien’s trilogy. But I had another reason to watch it: the costumes. All wool that was used in the movie

Christmas’ giftPresente de Natal

This year I made a little bunny for my husband as Christmas’ gift. His name is L’Abominable Lapin des Neiges 🙂 The pattern, created by Susan B. Anderson, can be found in Ravelry. And this is my husband with his

Happiness in jarFelicidade enlatada

A very special Christmas gift. Brigadeiro is a tradicional Brazilian candy made with condensed milk and cacao mainly for children party but we, grown ups, neve stop eating.   A sad glass jar A happy glass jar, full of BRIGADEIRO!

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