martes, 4 de julio de 2017

Stop Wildfires

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Last June 24th a wildfire started in Doñana, near home. Luckily the weather helped and they could extinguish it.
But the outcome is really sad, thousands of trees burnt and the death of a protected lynx.

El pasado día 24 de Junio se proclamó un incendio en Doñana, cerca de casa. Afortunadamente las condiciones metereológicas ayudaron y pudieron extinguir el incendio. 
Pero las consecuencias son devastadoras, miles de árboles quemados y la muerte de uno de los linces protegidos.

I'm writing this post as a reminder for every of us to take extra care this summer when going outdoors in the forest or wood.

Escribo este post como recordatorio para todos nosotros de que debemos tener especial cuidado este verano cuando estemos fuera en algún bosque o parque.

We just can prevent a lot of fires just following the tips below:

Podemos prevenir muchos incendios si tan solo seguimos estos consejos:

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Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a great summer!!

miércoles, 7 de junio de 2017

Cool Tool: Colour Scheme Generator

I found this cool app that generates colour schemes and I like to tell you how useful can it be. If you want to try new colour palettes in your knitting or if you struggle with colour combination this is a nice website to check:

It has some interesting features like, if you generate a colour scheme but doesn't like a colour on it, you can block the colours you like and keep generating more colours to combine with the ones you like. Also you can change the to alternative shades of the colour you like or adjust the brightness or saturation.

Some random colour scheme

It's really easy to use (you only need to hit space bar to generate the schemes) and you can save your colour combinations for later when you want to use them.

Did you know this app? How do you come with new colour combinations?

miércoles, 24 de mayo de 2017

3 Reasons to Switch to Natural Fiber Clothing

These reasons made me start looking the tags on the clothes. I'm not perfect and you can still find some synthetic fibers among my clothes but I try to buy only natural fibers and even when that's not possible I read the tags to make sure the most of the garment is made from natural fibers.

So here are my reasons you should also switch to natural fiber clothing:

miércoles, 17 de mayo de 2017

What Do You Do While Knitting?

I know, you are knitting, so you must concentrate on it. But when you are knitting a simple pattern that doesn't require all your attention what do you do?

I have see on the internet a lot of people reading while they knit. For me that's impossible, when I read I forget about everything around so knitting while reading is out of the question for me if I don't want to end with a messy project. On the other hand, doing nothing while knitting makes me feel a little bit nervous. 

What I like to do is watch movies and series. Lately, I've been watching an online series: "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street". It's a series oriented for kids but in the same style as the Goonies or E.T. so it's great.

And you, what do you do while knitting?

viernes, 12 de mayo de 2017

Decisions and Test Knitting.

I want to add a collection of scarves to the shop and can't decide on the pattern, so for the next days I will be making patterns and samples like a mad woman.
I also started a new pair of socks, this ones for the boyfriend. It's the first time I'm using Drops Fabel yarn and I really like the outcome, it looks like a stranded pattern but without the mess of having to change colours. I'll show you the result when I finish them, until then I'll be knitting!

Have a nice weekend!

martes, 9 de mayo de 2017

Chunky Socks Knitting Pattern - Atlantis Socks

What you'll need:

Yarn: 1 skein of Drops Big Delight Colour 09 (Atlantis) or Colour 16 (Berry)
Needles: Double Point Needles 5mm
Stitch markers
A wool sewing needle