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The amazing knitting stores from Bay Area!

There's something about San Francisco’s Bay Area that always make me feel inspired! I'm positive that a big part of this is related to the Tibetan Buddhist retreats and voluntary work at Nyingma organizations, which have been nourishing my life for the last 12 years. And, of course, there's an "extra topping" at those enchanted feelings: some amazing knitting stores! OMG!There's something about San Francisco’s Bay Area that always make me feel inspired! I'm positive that a big part of this is related to the Tibetan Buddhist retreats and voluntary work at Nyingma organizations, which have been nourishing my life for the last 12 years. The airport ride announcing the beginning of precious teachings. The memory of last minute shopping at Berkeley's Andronico's, Whoole Foods or at Elephant (that do not exist anymore), rushing through the hills, for some special ingredients for the TAP (Tibetan Aid Project) Fund Raise Dinner, Or at Downtown Berkeley working at the finishing touches for the Dharma Publishing Bookstore opening with my dearest sangha friend Magda! Definitely, those memories activate my deepest appreciation for the Bay Area! Read more

Baby steps at crochet!

I surrender to the colorful possibilities of chochet, more precisely of the granny squares! The good news for me, at the moment, are the “simply-fast-colorful” crochet projects that I’m working on! The first result of Aloísio’s class is my first granny blanket! And I’m looking forward to meet another adorable friend, Sandra Jay, in São Paulo in a few weeks! She will teach me how to mend the grannys as I go! YAY! Read more

The most adorable baby booties by Cécile Levesque!

Last Sunday I found a pattern over at Ravelry for baby boots that delighted me! Super stylish, super easy and super fast to knit! The pattern is called Botillons and the designer is Cécile Levesque, that makes the most gorgeous pieces for kids, with a very special French charm! Read more

A Beauty Festival at Ravelry!

like to think that one of the precious things in life is the wisdom of allowing ourselves to be positively impacted by daily beautiful things. For a few minutes just forget about what is bothering us and contemplate what is available to us at the moment. After admiring a landscape, or some flowers or even children playing together, maybe we can heal ourselves from a momentarily bad humor crisis. Read more

The most amazing knitting designer and a little something to facilitate working with charts!

I’m the luckiest person in the world! I had my very first knitting classes with one of the most talented knitting designers: Sivia Harding! And I also had these classes in one of the coziest knitting stores, with the most adorable helpers and owners and with a great product selection: Urban Yarns in Vancouver, CA. Read more