Friday, January 9, 2015

knitting winters, my mom´s new shop!

Just wanted to share with you my Mom´s new Etsy shop, just opened with the new year. She has always been a great knitter, and dreamed about having a small business to share her creations with the world. But, with 8 children and 12 grandchildren she never really found the moment... you can imagine how busy she was at home! Now that we are not kids any longer, she decided to go ahead with her entrepreneurship, woo-hoo! I´ve helped her a bit, but just with the boring and non creative part of Internet and that stuff. 
All her items are designed and handknitted by her in Buenos Aires, or wherever she goes with her materials and non stopping hands. She uses only 100% acrilic yarn, to make sure that her hats are machine washable (welcome to the modern life, knits!), and also good for alergic or wool sensitive people. 
Don´t miss to explore her shop on Etsy, called knittingwinters here. You will find the most beautiful handknitted beanies in the whole world :)
Here you have some pics as an advance!
Thanks for reading, hope you have a great weekend! 
ps: the model in the pics is my "little" sister, and those pics were made by her husband. I´ve made the other pics, and the lady knitting is obviously my Mom, called María as me. Then a couple of pics from my parents home, where you can se yarn, needles and hats everywhere as a normal thing. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

new year!!

Hello, and happy 2015!! 
Hope you all have had great time celebrating with family and friends during these past days. We are just back from our days in Argentina with my family, and has been great. Lots of people as we are so many, and too much fun. 
We have also been by the country side so close to Buenos Aires for a couple of days, and living away from my country I didn´t remember how much I like that kind of lanscape. The "Argentinean Pampa" is a really exstensive plain land and so fertile, and I really love it as it remembers me to my childhood. Specially love the peace, the rusticity, the silence and the slow movement of everything. Silence is a way of saying... when you are close to a group of trees you can hear the sound of the wind always present. When you are in the middle of the field, you just hear the sound of silence and your steps on the grass. Here you have some pics I made during our walks, and while family was having fun.
Hope you are starting the year with good feet, and in case you are like me, still trying to believe that this is a new year... well, we still have time to realise :-)
Thanks for reading, see you soon!!
ps: by the way, my shop is still on vacation mode as I need to repair my sewing machine.