Thursday, 29 July 2010

Casco Viejo, Panamá

Plaza Mayor, Casco Antiguo, Panamá

"Hotel Colombia", Casco Antiguo, Panamá

Panama City´s historical centre (or the second historical centre, to be exact) is absolutely beautiful. It´s a mixed neghbourhood, with government houses and cathedrals and then schools and little, badly lit shops which smell like food and humidity. Walking there, there´s so much to see: a balcony here or a window there.

I foresee plenty of early morning drawing expeditions.

More images here.

Friday, 23 July 2010

July issue is now out!

July issue is out!

Just in time for the weekend, the July issue of my zine is now out! Download it here, it´s free! Just print it out front and back and then fold it in half and again in half and you´re set.

I´m looking forward to reading your comments!

In case you missed the June issue, it is available here.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Xaile viajante

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Now that I have the photos of the shawl I mentioned the other day, I´m writing a proper post about it.

It´s a mix of the Boneyard and the Travelling Woman Shawls. I needed something easy yet beautiful (emphasis on the Boneyard part) to knit while moving from Buenos Aires and walking around there finishing the last paperwork. Some mindless knitting was also needed for the airplane and some later travels around central and north America.

Moving can be... hmm, very demanding, let´s just put it this way, smile, and carry on.

To finish the shawl i wanted it to have some lacy texture, so I went for the Travelling second part. One repeat of chart A and another one of chart B and the yarn was just enough. With emphasis on the "just".

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And now I have a wonderful woollen shawl that is absolutely not needed in the tropical country I now call home.

Raveled here. More photos here.

Went to NYC part XIV

trip to NY XIVThen a short stop in Miami... and I was back home in Panama.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Went to NYC part XIII

trip to NY XIIITook the NJ Transit to Newark. The kind lady who sat next to me told me where to exit.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Went to NYC part XI

trip to NY XIMore goosebumps and some tears at the MoMA. It´s like all the paintings you saw in the history of art books are there.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Went to NYC part X

trip to NY XShakespeare´s "Winter´s Tale" at Delacorte Theater during Shakespeare in the Park summer festival. A NY hit!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

Coming close...

...has a totally new meaning for me:

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This is the total amount of yarn left from knitting this shawl!

I´ll post more photos of it when I have them. If you want more info in the meantime, here´s its ravelry link.

Happy weekend!

Went to NYC part VIII

trip to NY VIIIHearty meals are easy to find and imperative to fuel the hard working tourist.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Went to NYC part VI

trip to NY VICentral Park and the Upper East Side seen from the Belvedere Castle.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Went to NYC part V

trip to NY VThen I visited the Museum of Arts and Design, which I loved. If you´re a bookworm, do not visit the museum shop! Speaking of shopping, Purl down in Soho offers another huge lot of temptation...

Monday, 12 July 2010

World Cup (knitting) fever

finishing my world cup project

Along with my friends in Argentina (ravelry group here), we ran a World Cup Challenge to accompany the match watching that was predicted. I didn´t watch many, as they were broadcasted at ungodly hours like 6 in the morning, or "totally-at-work-hours", like 9 am.

Still, I managed to finish my challenge (and to draw it too).

Went to NYC part IV

trip to NY IVI felt goosebumps while I was in the museum.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Friday, 9 July 2010

Went to NYC part I

trip to NY ILast week I was in New York visiting my cousin.

I´m writing about it on my other blog. To see the whole flickr set, click here.

Happy weekend!