quinta-feira, 5 de Janeiro de 2012

Pedrogão Pequeno

The week after Christmas we went for little trip to Pedrogão Pequeno, which is one of the Aldeias de Xisto (schist villages - so called because of the stone used to build the traditional houses). 

Moinho das Freiras




Praia Fluvial do Troviscal


Ponte Filipina (seen from above - it was a long walk down... and then up!)

Casal de S. Simão



Praia Fluvial Furnas de S. Simão







segunda-feira, 2 de Janeiro de 2012

Update

By now, those of you who used to read my blog have already given up on me. I know I'm not very regular. But I tend to be very enthusiastic at first and then other interests collide with blogging and knitting and crocheting so I disappear for a while. The good news is I eventually come back. 

A lot of things happened since I last posted. I got married, went on a fantastic honeymoon, changed some things around the house, started and finished a number of new projects (which I didn't photograph out of laziness) and recently started reading more regularly again.

I'm now trying to pick up blog posting again and starting a new project from scratch being careful to document it this time so that I can share it later. 

Here I am on the midst of creative process. :P


quarta-feira, 16 de Março de 2011

Fazer um círculo em croché * Crocheting in the round

Sim, ainda estou viva, apesar de mais silenciosa. E para provar isso mesmo, aqui vai um tutorial sobre como fazer um círculo em croché. :) Há umas quantas maneiras para fazer um círculo perfeito, acho. Assim é como eu aprendi e gosto de fazer. Sei que é mais fácil de seguir com imagens (sobretudo porque eu só sei os termos em inglês... por agora!), mas as fotos passo-a-passo terão de ficar para mais tarde, quando fizer uma actualização deste post.

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Yes, I'm still alive, although I'm keeping to myself lately. But just so you see I'm still here, here's a new tutorial on how to crochet in the round. :) There's a few ways to do a perfectly flat crochet circle, I guess. But this is how I've learnt it and how I prefer doing it. I know it's easier to follow with pictures, so I'll post the step-by-step pictures later.

Beg: Ch 4. Make a slip stitch in the first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: Ch 3. Then, make 11 tr into the center of the ring. Join with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, tr in same st. Make 2 tr in each tr of the first ring - total of 24 st (23 tr + ch-3 from beg). Join with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, tr in same st. * 1 tr into next st, 2 tr into next st. Rep from * to the end. oin with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, tr in same st. * [1 tr into each of next st] 2 times, 2 tr into next st. Rep from * to the end. oin with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, tr in same st. * [1 tr into each of next st] 3 times, 2 tr into next st. Rep from * to the end. oin with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg.

Next rnds: Keep doing this same pattern, increasing this step [1 tr into each of next st] on each round (one per round).

Example: 
(on rnd 6)  [1 tr into each of next st] 4 times  
(on rnd 7) [1 tr into each of next st] 5 times...

 Pega de cozinha * potholder

segunda-feira, 21 de Fevereiro de 2011

Bamboo Star Coaster - Tutorial

As promised, here is the Bamboo Star Coaster tutorial.


Beg: Ch 5. Join with sl st in beg ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, *[1 tr into ring, ch1] 11 times. Join with sl st into 3rd of ch-4 from beg. 
 
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch sp, ch 3, 1 tr into same ch sp, ch 1, sk next tr, *[2 tr into next ch sp, ch 1, sk next tr]; repeat from * to the end. Join with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg.

Rnd 3: Sl st into next tr, sl st into ch sp, ch 2, 2 tr cl, ch 2, 3 tr cl into same ch sp, ch 2*[ sk next 2 tr, 3 tr cl into next ch sp, ch2, sk next 2 tr, 3 tr cl into next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr cl into same ch sp, ch 2]; rep from * to last ch sp; 3 tr cl into last ch sp, ch 2. Join with sl st on top of 1st cl. (How to make a 3 tr cluster.)
 


 
 

 
Rnd 4: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 2, 2 tr cl, ch 2, 3 tr cl into same ch sp, *[[ch 2, sk next cl, 3 tr cl into next ch sp] twice; [ch 2, 3 tr cl into next ch sp, ch 2, 3 tr cl into same ch sp]] five times; [ch 2, sk next cl, 3 tr cl into next ch sp] twice, ch 2. Join with sl st on top of 1st cl.

Rnd 5: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 3, 6 tr into same ch sp, *[[sk next cl, 1 dc into next ch sp, ch 1] twice; [sk next cl, 1 dc into next ch sp, sk next cl, 7 tr into next ch sp]] five times; [sk next cl, 1 dc into next ch sp, ch 1] twice, 1 dc into next ch sp. Join with sl st on top of ch-3 from beg. Fasten off yarn.

 


And they're ready!

domingo, 20 de Fevereiro de 2011

Esta sexta-feira * Last friday

Esta sexta-feira, enviei os meus rainbow grannies para a Sarah. :)
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Last friday I mailed my rainbow grannies to Sarah. :) 


quinta-feira, 17 de Fevereiro de 2011

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