Saturday, June 30, 2012


Valparaiso -- our first stop! We made it here on our first day after flying into Santiago. It's about a two hour bus ride north and to the coast.
I'm sure the pictures would be more enchanting in some summer sunshine, but it really is a very lovely city. The winter here is about like the summer weather we left in Seattle. :)
Most importantly... I found a nice yarn shop!

This is their front window display. They were closing as we walked by the first day. Today we went again with better luck.

Uh oh... A sweater's worth of sport-weight wool in a deep maroon! The owner was charming, and I think I'll "friend" her shop on Facebook, Tienda Claudia.
We spent the rest of the day walking steep, winding streets through faded Victorian neighborhoods.

It's very artsy. Here's a basement gallery. There are many little galleries and quaint cafes.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Chile!

Waiting for our second flight in the Atlanta airport...

I'd better knit this Wisteria fast! It will be winter when I land tomorrow morning.


Here are some early morning FO photos of Bree's Christmas Hippy festival hoodie. Too bad I didn't get a chance to take pictures of it modeled on someone it fits. I'm leaving for Chile this morning, and I didn't want to leave a project hanging out unresolved on my blog. :)
In the same spirit, here's a picture of my lace cardigan with her buttons on.

It's not a great picture of me, but there you go! I chose the white buttons for her and the light wooden buttons for the hoodie.
I'll try to post some pictures while I travel. Have a fun summer!