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Vogue Knitting in Mexico!

Several months ago I received an email from Rebecca Klassen, a writer for Vogue Knitting.  She was writing an article on México for the World section of their Holiday issue and asked if I’d be willing to talk.  Por supuesto! Of course I would! Rebecca had found me through the Ravelry group I started – <ahref=”http://www.ravelry.com/groups/english-speaking-knitters-in-mexico” target=”_blank”>English Speaking Knitters in Mexico – and wanted to hear about the knitting scene here in Mazatlán and about the gorgeous yarn I had...

What’s going on ’round here…

Well, let’s see. I’ve been busy lately – nothing too crazy to report, but having a good time.  A couple of weeks ago I took a breadmaking class that came at the perfect time for me.  I had been baking bread on and off mostly using the no-knead recipe provided by Pátzcuaro resident Tancho at Rancho Canyon Cookbook.  My results were usually edible but I didn’t feel I had the kind of control I wanted, so I knew I wanted...

You need to be flexible…

In order to live happily  in Mexico, I believe you need to be flexible. Can’t find sage when you want to make Thanksgiving stuffing?  Buy Hierbas Finas and make do. Can’t find lemons?  Use lime, or orange, or grapefruit, and discover how good and different it is. Can’t find peanut butter that you like?  Grind your own or use Nutella. Can’t find clothing that suits your figure?  Have a seamstress clone something you own and love. Can’t find something –...

What’s up?

Well, of course, it is baby Consuelo!  My son has been wonderful, sending lots of pictures and video, but I just HAVE to go visit her…so I am off to Mexico City for a long weekend Friday.  YAY!  In the picture above, do you notice the blanket  that’s keeping her warm?  Yep, that’s the blanket I knit for her. I finished a bit of knitting recently.  This shawl is about all I need at night  in Mazatlán, and I just...

Knitting update

I’ve talked about how I enjoy knitting on the blog before…so I thought I’d show my finished sweater.  I think it’s funny that for me here in Mazatlan this will be something I wear in the winter!  It’s made out of a beautiful cotton yarn that I brought with me when we moved here. I still haven’t found a source for yarn here in Mazatlan, or I guess I should say yarn that I’d consider using.  Not to be elitist,...