Saturday, 2 August 2008

Weekend, finally | Por fim, descanso

** (em Português, visitem o meu outro blog, sim? Obrigada!) **

These last weeks have been totally overloaded with work, which means that I can´t update my blog as much as I would want. But today is Saturday and I already violated my "rule" of no internet during the weekends and so I´m now officially allowed to blog about the things I´ve been doing apart from working.

I know this is a work blog but it´s always the same: when you´re completing something you can´t blog about it because it´s secret/unpublished/whatever reason, so things can only be mentioned later. Well, we all know that´s the way things go, so...

Although it´s winter holidays here, I´ve been having a lot more work than any other time of the year. That´s something new for me: July and August are always slow months in Portugal, and since most of my current clients are in the northern hemisphere, I was expecting it to happen this year. Well, it didn´t. I don´t mind: I´m a freelancer and every new project is a good project. I love having work to do and dread those months where I finish projects and there´s no new commissions on sight.

So, getting back to what I´ve been doing - that isn´t work or a secret or a mystery:

Green sweater_07

Green sweater_06 Purl Soho´s Child Placket Sweater em verde. Tenho ali ainda um rosa velho e um amarelo, para mais duas camisolas iguais.

The green baby sweater above? Finished and blocking as we speak. The pattern is Purl Soho´s Child Placket Sweater and I already have enough wool to make another two. Well, because I bought two skeins for each sweater, I actually have five sweaters´ worth of yarn. But stashing is good, right? I don´t ever want to be caught without yarn to knit baby sweaters, oh no!

More images here.


All books_01

All books_04Bookbinding without adhesives - great fun and general sense of happiness when finishing the books. And I love the tutti-frutti colours!

Those yummy coloured books are a product of the workshop I´ve visited during July at Papelera Palermo´s Casa de Oficios. We learnt four bookbinding models. The most challenging was the third one (blue yarn, yellow pages), but the fact that it was challening also made it the one I loved the most.

More images here: all books, books one, two, three and four (sounds like Feist, doesn´t it?)

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh, shoot. Quería ir a ese cursillo de Papelera Palermo y no me decidí. Ahora veo lo que vos hiciste y me arrepiento! jeje

Muy lindo!

Melissa said...

Hi there! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Operation NICE blog! :-) I had to come by to see what you were up to. Those books are beautiful! I tried to do some bookbinding in the past, but I could never get my signatures nice and tight. Yours look perfect! And I love the colors!