Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I wanted to share with you an interview that Michele Meadows did to me for Diamond Yarn's blog.
If you have a minute and want to read it, go over there! 

As you might know, I work for a yarn company here in Buenos Aires, called Milana Hilados.  At Milana, we produce mainly artisan-made yarn, which you might have seen in a couple of my designs.  These products are distributed in Canada by Diamond Yarn, and that is why they made the interview.  In Canada, the line of products is called Manos Artesanas, and I am very proud of our work!  We sure make special yarns :D.

Here are a some free patterns for you to enjoy!

Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, November 28, 2011

5 years old / 5 años

Today, my Mariano is turning 5.  He is quite a big man now.  He's grown up to be a very good son, and I couldn't be more proud of him...I guess Iwon't be able to put into words what the whole family feels for him, so I won't try to.  I'll just say:


The day he was born.

The day he turned 1.

The day he turned 2.  He already was a big brother...

The day he turned 3.

The day he turned 4.

Today he turns 5.  And he can's stop putting silly faces when I approach with the cammera!

I hope I can get good ones of the party... :D

Knitting-related blog will return to its regular content after the birthday party!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mondays / Lunes

I was thinking last week that this blog is not getting the attention it deserves... I spend too much time in Ravelry looking at other people's projects and reading what they write there...  And I sometimes feel like sharing so much more than what I write there on my project's notes!
But oh well...  For me... finding the right words when it comes to writing... Finding good pictures to post... Finding an interesting topic even!   It is all a hard work.  And sometimes, this makes me delay my posts here for ever and ever...
But anyway, I thought that maybe if I schedule or program myself to write here each Monday, no matter what... At least a picture! It will make you (my readers, whoever you are) come back here again!
So here I go.  My first official Monday post (let's see how this lasts, shall we?)

Así que...
Estuve pensando la semana pasada que este blog no está recibiendo la atención que se merece... Paso demasiado tiempo en ravelry viendo los proyectos de otras tejedoras, leyendo lo que escriben allí...  Y a veces siento ganas de compartir mucho más de lo que escribo en mis notas de proyecto!
Pero bueno... Para mí... encontrar las palabras correctas cuando se trata de escribir... encontrar buenas fotos para postear... Incluso encontrar un tema interesante!  Todo es un trabajo muy difícil.  Y a veces hace que se demore por siempre el asunto de postear acá...
No importa, pensé que quizás si me programo para postear todos los Lunes, no importa qué.. Aunque sea una fotito!  Va a hacer que ustedes (mis lectores, quienes quiera que sean) vuelvan a visitarlo.
Así que acá voy.  Mi primer post oficial de Lunes (veamos cuánto me dura esto, dale?)

So what I want to show you are 2 hats I have worked on during the last couple of weeks.
The first one is my Dragonflies Hat.  This is my first hat pattern, and it was released today!

Así que lo que les quiero mostrar son dos gorros en los que trabajé en las últimas 2 semanas.  El primero es mi Dragonflies Hat.  Es mi primer patrón para gorro, y lo publiqué hoy!

And a great friend of mine, wrote a beautiful introduction:
In Japan the dragonfly symbolizes success, victory, happiness, strength and courage.
When you first tackle this pattern you will need a little courage… but once you get going, the sense of success and strength you’ll get from realizing “hey, this is not difficult at all!” will bring you great happiness… This, together with the victory of having a new finished object, will be reflected by the beautiful dragonflies featured on your new hat.
It comes in three sizes, the Small size will make for a snug cap, the Medium size for a loose hat, and the Large size for a slouchy beret.

You can see more pictures here.

Y una gran amiga mía, escribió la introducción:
En Japón, las libélulas simbolizan éxito, victoria, felicidad, fuerza y corage.
La primera vez que te enfrentes a este patrón, necesitarás un poco de corage...  Pero en cuanto le agarres la mano, el sentimiento de éxito y fuerza que te dará el darte cuenta de "Ey, esto no es nada difícil!" te traerá gran felicidad...  Esto, junto a la victoria de tener tu nuevo objeto terminado, estará reflejado en las hermosas libélulas dibujadas en tu nuevo gorro.
Está disponible en 3 talles; el chico es un gorrito apretado, el mediano un gorro holgado, y el grande una boina bien espaciosa.

Podés ver más fotos acá

The other hat, I just finished yesterday, and Mariano helped me modelling it.  It is adult sized, but his head is huge! LOL
So it is a really mindless project.  But I love the style, I love the shape of the crown, and the button-tab detail.
I used Brooklytweed's Shelter for this project, and though it made my hands hurt a lot while knitting it, it softened and bloomed beautifully after the 1st wash, and the fabric I achieved was dreamy.  I love my new hat!
You can read more about it here.

Mi otro gorro, lo terminé recién ayer, y Mariano me ayudó a modelarlo.  Es talle adultos, pero su cabeza es inmensa! Jajajaj
Este es un proyecto realmente simple.  Pero me encanta el estilo, la forma de la corona en la punta, y el detalle de la tirita con el botón.
Usé Shelter, de Brooklyntweed, para este proyecto, y aunque me hizo doler bastante las manos al tejerla, se suavizó un montón con el primer lavado, y el tejido quedó soñado.  Me encanta mi gorro nuevo!
Podés ver más detalles acá.