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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

Recently launched yarns and the I Love Yarn Day celebration!

This week I saw at Facebook a note about the I Love Yarn Day next October 14. I had no idea that there was actually a day for loving yarn  and it made me laugh because I tend to celebrate yarn every day when I’m at the computer or just dropping by my LYS! The Craft Yarn Council is suggesting something bigger than that! The idea is to engage people to celebrate yarn trough teaching  somebody to knit or crochet, doing something for charity, giving yarn as a gift, knitting or crocheting  in public and so on.   Read more

Boho Scarf & Boho Cowl!

Boho...Bohemian look... Do you know when you hit it off with something and loves everything related to it? Well, that's how I feel about the Boho or Bohemian look! I love this way to dress up! Read more

Got tangled!

How to describe the relation between knitters and yarn? I simply don’t know! Actually I think I could tell a few things about it, but nothing could compare to the feeling of finding an exquisite composition or rediscovering a traditional one that up to that moment wasn’t that appealing. Nothing could ever describe that tiny moment we catch our breath because of an unusual blend of colors on a hand died yarn or the unpretentious beauty of a yarn that has been in the market for long. Nothing can really describe the speed of though when the soft touch of a yarn brings up affective memories and awakens the feeling of ease! Read more