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A Week in Puebla

A few years ago Paul spent two weeks in Puebla attending language school, and he told me over and over how much he knew I would like it. So when it came time to plan a summertime getaway, a week in Puebla was just the ticket. We flew in to the México City airport and caught a bus to Puebla. A couple of hours later we were getting settled in our nice Air B & B in Centro Historico. We...

My Mexican Textiles

I love Mexican textiles.  I love that they are hand made. As a knitter, I know how much attention and caring gets incorporated into each item I make, and I’m sure it is the same for the creators of these lovely blouses. Whenever I travel, I always enjoy looking at (and probably buying) blouses, wraps (called rebozos) or knitted items. A huipile (or huipil) is an embroidered blouse or dress.  I am not an expert, for that I will refer...

Knitting Oaxacan Wool in Sinaloa

Hi all!  It has been a busy time lately, but lots of fun.  We’ve been involved in a project that is almost ready to be blogged about, but not quite.  So hang on a bit longer, and take a look at the table mat I finally finished using the wool I bought in Oaxaca last June. I had intended to felt it but I think I might like it just the way it is.  Plus, when it is felted it...