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Deep End, Art Week and Mango Season

Yarn Along.

Knitting, Reading, Clean Eating.

Knitting yarn along

Knitting. This weekend I cast on for a Deep End shawl for my Mom. What I had in mind is to keep it in a project bag always ready to be picked up when going for a drive, to a friend to chat or for a walk up the hills to have blissful 15-20 minutes outside knitting time. Well… I was knitting it in the car. Once, for half an hour or so. But most of the progress was made while sitting on a couch and ignoring my other WIPs. The pattern is very clearly written and easy to follow. I just can’t put it down!

Knitting yarn along

I almost broke my favorite pair of 2.5 mm ADDI needles. It survived!

Knitting yarn along

Reading. We are having Art Week at school next week. Picked up Picasso book from a friend to refresh my unfortunately very limited art knowledge.

Clean Eating. It’s a mango season! I picked mine from a lovely Mexican lady and hang them to ripe on a sun. The smell is so mouth-watering!

Knitting yarn alongI hope you are having a wonderful week! Happy knitting and stay healthy!



By | 2016-04-10T08:55:22+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Books, Knitting, Work in Progress|24 Comments


  1. Zeta April 8, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Those mangos look delicious!

    • Alina April 8, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      They are! I wish I could send you some!

  2. erin kate April 8, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    what a gorgeous shawl!! i love your white-ed out photos as well, beautiful! i’m so jealous of your mangoes, we can’t get them here easily!

    • Alina April 8, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Erin! If only pictures could send the mangoes’ smell…

  3. Amanda April 8, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Wow! That mango color would be perfect paired with the deep blue! Pretty shawl. πŸ™‚ I’m just happy to see the grass green and you have mangoes. Jealous!

    • Alina April 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Amanda! We are pretty much in the summer. In a couple of months an unbearable heat will start πŸ™‚

      • Amanda April 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

        Thanks for popping over to my blog today – saw your note about fiction books. I do a lot of mine on audio through my library. Its a game changer!

        • Alina April 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm - Reply

          I usually listen to a podcast while knitting. I listen to audio books when studying languages – just finished listening to “Little Prince” in Spanish. I think I will start listening to more fiction audio books just for fun! I think it’s a great knit along πŸ™‚

  4. steph April 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I have a needle that looks just like that!!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Laura April 9, 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I love it when you find a pattern like that, so addictive that you just have to keep going πŸ™‚ It’s a fabulous yarn, so I can absolutely understand why – your Mom is going to have a lovely shawl at the end.

    • Alina April 9, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

      I was not sure if it is going to work with cotton, but it’s perfect! Love plant fibers!

  6. Leigh April 9, 2015 at 8:37 am - Reply

    That blue is so stunning, Alina. Can’t wait to see your progress!

    • Alina April 9, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Thank you, Leigh! Will keep posting on the progress πŸ˜‰

  7. Hannah April 9, 2015 at 9:37 am - Reply

    yay for Yarn Along!

    That is a beautiful blue! I can’t wait to see how it comes out (:

    Those mangoes look so yummy. Do you ever make juice with them?

    • Alina April 9, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

      I’ve never tried making juice, but I love to mix mangoes and coconut milk for delicious smoothies! It also goes great with spinach, lettuce and pecans salad!

  8. zauberflink April 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Oh that colour is mesmerizing!
    And I loooove mangos! Unfortunately, at this side of the world you cannot get them at all. They just don’t taste like mangos – let alone smell…. but I try to console myself by indulging in strawberries once their time comes πŸ˜‰

    • Alina April 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      When we were living in Russia I didn’t even know what mango looks like πŸ™‚ But honestly I terribly miss Russian food, especially European bread, berries and grains! Mexican cuisine didn’t really grow on me. Oh, and I remember the northern strawberries from the garden of my Grannies – nothing can compare to it!

  9. Karen April 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Oh, how I love that blue!

    • Alina April 9, 2015 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      I fell in love with it at first sight!

  10. Julie April 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    that rich blue shawl is so lovely to look at! and those mangoes in the sun…. yum!!

    • Alina April 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! Can’t wait for these mangoes to ripe!

  11. Diane April 13, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I adore mangoes but why had I not thought of that way of ripening them before? Great idea — I’m going to borrow that

    • Alina April 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      They are so delicious after a couple of days on the sun!

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