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!


The Book of Crochet Patterns
Knitting blog books
On my coffee table…
Knitting Reading
Hyperballad Cowl, Non-Violent Communication and Healthy Snacks



  1. Those mangos look delicious!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

      • 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!

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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?

    • 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. 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˜‰

    • 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. Oh, how I love that blue!

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

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

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