Birthday Star Chart

My dear cousin just became a mother and we couldn’t be happier. One of the things I made to welcome this new addition to the family is this star chart I want to show you today.


It’s pretty similar to something I did some time ago (in a former life) but more… astronomically accurate in a way.

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4 needles knitted mittens

The title of this post sounds like a tongue twister:
“I have one knitted mitten knitted with four knitting needles. If I hadn’t knitted the mitten with four knitting needles, it won’t be my four needles knitted mitten.”

Phew! I had a hard time even writing that! 🙂


Yesterday I went to a workshop in one of my favorite shops here in Barcelona: Nido de abeja. The class was about knitting with double point needles. I’d never knitted in the round with that kind of needles so I had to try.

This was the result after 4 hours…


I know, I know. It’s not the best mitten in the world… but providing it was my first experience with that kind of knitting I think it’s not that bad. Yeah… the thumb is a little shorter… because it was lunch time and I wanted to finish it so I skipped some rows… ^_^U

Anyway, I enjoyed the process very much and I spent a lovely morning with very nice people.
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Sewing tips for beginners: slippery needles.

I’m not a professional sewer so I’m not much of an authority when it comes to “teaching” how to sew. However, there are a few things I’ve learnt from experience and from there, I can talk.

Sometimes, when hand sewing through very thick fabrics or many layers (like when quilting), it’s difficult to pull the needle through. It just keeps slipping between your fingers and every stitch becomes a burden. If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation, continue reading for a pair of easy and cheap solutions.

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