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Patterns

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I'm a knitter that strongly dislike seams on my knits, meaning any knits that are made by parts and needs to be put together by stitching parts together.  I rather knit everything at once.
So, many times I alter the pattern to fix my personal choice.
Mostly I start my projects top down if it is a sweater or top.
What is your personal preference?
Soy una tejedora que le desagradan las costuras en sus tejidos, eso significa tejidos por partes y se crean uniendo piezas con una costura.  Yo prefiero tejer todo de una sola vez.
Asi que muchas veces modifico los patrones para que mi opcion personal sea reflejada en ellos.
Generalmente los chalecos o blusas, tejidos de arriba (del cuello) hacia abajo.
Cual es tu preferencia?


Here are two projects knitted from top to bottom,
Aqui dos tejidos de arriba hacia abajo,

a blue dress in thin cotton thread that I bought while travelling in Chile
un vestido azul en algodón delgado que compre mientras visitaba Chile

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D for designer

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I was really nervous about this month's entry, not because there is nothing to talk about but because I personally did not have anything in mind until I was in front of a pattern designer while visiting Chile.
While in Chile I used my personal instagram to post pictures of my travels, a designer that I have worked with, contacted me when she figured out we were in the same continent and country.  She wanted to meet me in person as many of us in this circle have only met virtually. Estaba algo nerviosa por la entrada de este mes, no porque no haya nada de qué hablar, sino porque personalmente no tenía nada en mente hasta que estuve frente a una diseñadora de patrones mientras visitaba Chile. Estando de vacaciones, utilicé mi instagram personal para publicar algunas fotos de mi viaje, por ende ella  me contactó cuando descubrió que estábamos en el mismo continente y país.  Quería reunirse conmigo en persona, ya que muchos de nosotros en este círculo, solo nos hemos reunido virtualment…

C - Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le

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Viva Chile - (Hurray for Chile)
This is the very well known scream and hurray we Chileans use to celebrate something important. | Este es el muy conocido grito y hurra que usamos los chilenos para celebrar algo importante.
It has been great, seen my grandma that is close to 90 years old.  Enjoying her recipes that she has dictated to me step by step.  Her mind is in perfect condition but her body is showing all signs of age so I wanted to see her before my Lord takes her home with Him.  It has been very rewarding. Valparaíso is a beautiful city, so colonial.  Unfortunately my people has not care for it and its beauty.  Very forgotten and neglected. Viña on the other hand has move forward with progress and economic, everything is fast pase. I’m in awe of all the immigrants that are here.  People from all backgrounds, very diverse.  So now Chile is becoming a multicultural place, I just hope my fellow Chilean were more tolerant and compassionate towards them.  I know what it is to be in a co…

B is for Baby Knits

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Melina came 3 weeks ahead of her self.  She came full swing, unexpectedly.  But we did her baby shower just the weekend before.
Here is what we knitted and crocheted for her.  She is so loved and waited for. 
Melina vino 3 semanas antes de lo previsto.  Vino con fuerza, inesperadamente.   Pero hicimos la lluvia de regalos el fin de semana anterior a su llegada. Aqui es lo que tejimos y crocheteamos para ella.   Ha sido y es, muy amada y muy esperada. 
The dress was done in sock yarn 100% cotton and the sweater in cotton thread with silk mix
El vestido fue tejido en lana de algodón al 100% y el chaleco en una mescla de algodon y seda.


This blanket was done in crochet in Caron Cake for hats, mix of Cotton and viscose with a cotton lining done by mom, to make it soft to the touch | Esta frazada fue tejida a crochet en una mescla de Algodon y viscosa de la marca Caron Cake, con tela al reverso en algodón para que sea suave al tocarse.

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Staying home Monday

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I usually proclaim Mondays to be the day where we discover everything the goblins do through the weekend at the office when no one is looking.  It is the only explanation that makes sense since every Friday office people leave their desks clean.

But today, home is the best place to be! To recharge, to place order in my mind and to organize what is coming and how to tackle the spring cleaning that we absolutely need. So far I have cleaned and organized the desk and all of its pen goodness, to the point that my laptop can be set on top to write this post.  Neat right?


I have started a sweater for my sister's benjamin (meaning the last born)

And finaly  have also cooked. 
Chili is a comfy food that makes us happy at home - you can find the recipe HERE

Quedandome en Casa un Lunes
Por lo general, proclamo que los lunes es el día en que descubrimos todo lo que hacen los duendes durante el fin de semana en la oficina cuando nadie está mirando. Es la única explicación que tiene sentido, ya…

A lil bit of learning

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DYI theme Makeup was never my strength but lately I watch lots of tutorials and this one absolutely made it super easy to follow. El maquillaje nunca fue mi fuerte, pero últimamente me dedico a mirar tutoriales y este me encanto, facilísimo de seguir. 
My recommendation in makeup brands is always those either vegan or not animal tested.  A bit difficult to say which brand as every country has its own accessibility. Mi recomendación en maquillaje es siempre vegano o no probado en animales.  Dificil recomendar una línea específica porque cada país tiene sus propias capacidades. **** One of my other fav DIY is growing plants from seeds, how cool is this avocado tree? | Una de las cosas que mas disfruto es hacer crecer plantas desde sus semillas, ¿Que tan interesante es este arbol de palta (aguacate)?
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Resolutions...

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...I bet you are so busted on this one!
A lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of the year in hopes to keep them and make a change for that year and on. 
It is a bit sad to see those resolutions go to the garbage right after January or if you are a bit more committed in February.
I personally choose to live by a word as I said back on this instagram post, but although I do not choose a resolution, I do try my very best to make a change on something.
This year I wanted to do more of what I like in terms of knitting and crocheting, just to enjoy it and not really for commitment or because someone order something.

Resoluciones/propositos...
... ¡Apuesto a que fallaste en esto!
Mucha gente hace propósitos a principios de año con la esperanza de mantenerlos y hacer el cambio durante año.  Es un poco triste ver que esas resoluciones van al bote de basura justo después de enero o si estás un poco más comprometido, en febrero.Personalmente, elijo vivir bajo una palabra como explique e…