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The empowered Frida

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Frida Kahlo was just fierce!

She wore clothes that were at the time for men
Refused to shave/wax her hair as the women of her time.
She wore lots of colours, specially on her head.
She was always exposing women's every day issues, like miscarriages, menstruation, sickness etc
She was bold for the era..
I decided to include myself on this month Posting Challenge number 115, hosted by El Ovillo de Eli

Anyone participating needed to post about something with Frida Kahlo and since what I do best is knitting and crocheting, I decided to create a head band out of flowers.   I created the knitted band that was going to be the base for the flowers in regular knit/purl stitch, with a piece of elastic to make it easier to put it on. This was a great idea for me, since I have lots of yarn leftover from other projects that I always keep around in case something needs just bits of material.
La empoderada FridaFrida Kahlo fue feroz! Ella llevaba ropa que era en ese momento para los hombres.
Se n…

Elephant - our E of the month

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Did you know that...
 There are three different species of elephant – the African Savannah elephant, the African Forest elephant and the Asian elephant. Elephants are known for their large ears, tusks made of ivory and their trunks – which are actually a fusion of their nose and upper lip. But my Elephant  came from a pattern in Etsy named ELA.
I found her casually, I was looking for something to write about for July in our BacktoBlogger post and through my list of possibilities I found Elephant and started my search for something with them but after a whole day, I got nothing. So since the internet works with algorithms, my phone had the trace about elephants and my Instagram sent me a nice knitted picture of the above pattern and the rest is history.
I modified the dress a bit to have a little of lace, see below diagram in case you want to copy my idea.
I knitted mine in 100% cotton, "peaches & cream", used a left over thread from another project that I will show you so…

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

I followed this youtube - TUTORIAL - S…