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Patti Smith Exhibition and Thoughts on Photography

Saturday I visited Parma, a beautiful little city in Emilia Romagna. One of the things I wanted to see was the exhibition with pictures taken by Patti Smith. Even the building was amazing, lots of white space and marble surfaces. There weren't so many people around so it was almost like a private visit and for this kind of exhibition it was just perfect. I read M Train, the latest book written by Patti Smith, in which there are some pictures that where also in the exhibition, so I knew what to expect. But it all was so inspiring. She takes lots of "simple pictures" (forgive me this therm please, "simple" isn't the right word, but I don't have any other...

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One Week In Pictures (April 9 - 18 th)

A week ago I started to knit the Summer Fields Sweater, it's made with a blend of cotton and linen. It will be available in neutral colours and made to order, so if you want yours be aware that it will take a couple of weeks to make it. You can subscribe to the newsletter that will be go out in a couple of weeks and reserve your sweater. Finally it's in my hand the copy of Laine Magazine. At the end of the month the new issue will be out and I can't wait to read it. It's an amazing magazine, with creative's stories, knitting patterns, interviews, a city guide, a couple of recipes and lots of amazing pictures. It's...

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Sustainable Fashion for Me

I stopped buying clothes in a compulsive way years ago, but until a couple of years ago I didn't put too many thoughts into the way clothes were made and when I felt I needed a new piece of clothing I still went in high street shops like Zara, H&M, Pull and Bear, for example. I'm a knit designer and a maker of clothes myself and I started to learn more and more about the materials and how they were used. Buying a t-shirt made of organic cotton from Zara will not change anything, that t-shirt will still be made in a bad way. This topic is very large, very complicated and many others way more qualified than me have written articles...

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The Basket Scarf

You can find the pattern for the basket scarf in my Ravelry store. I'm also having a little Spring sale: use the code "springtime" to get 15% off on all of my patterns on sale on my Ravelry. Materials: Ulysse by De Rerum Natura Color A: caramel, 4 skeins Color B: poivre et sel, 2 skeins 3.00 mm needles/ US 3/ UK 11, I used circular needles so I have enough space to work the scarf. You can find the pattern for this scarf here. If you want this scarf, but you are not a knitter, you can find it in my Etsy shop. Just keep in mind that is a made to order item, so it will take me...

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On the needles this week (March 13-20th)

This week I started a couple of quite long new projects. The first is a sweater for my mom. She saw the one I made for me this Winter and now she wants something for her. We chose a beautiful blue shade yarn, Ulysse from De Rerum Natura (my new favorite yarn) in the baleine bleue shade. I'm sort of following again the pattern for Il Grande Favorito sweater by Isabell Kraemer, but with some adjustments. The second long project is a shawl I'm knitting with three different yarns. I like to combine different colors and yarns. For this project I'm using: - Gilliat by De Rerum Natura in the natural shade poivre blanc - Lark by Quince and Co...

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