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Baby shoes

Después de dos meses…

Estoy sentada en una mesa, con un cafetito al lado, viendo llover y con un silencio sepulcral en la casa, ¡no me lo puedo creer! Estoy en la gloria. Yo pensaba que tendría tiempo de continuar con mi querido blog pero me ha sido materialmente imposible. Entre idas y venidas, mastitis y disfrutar de la nueva situación, han pasado dos meses…

¿Cómo estáis? Aquí me tenéis otra vez, con más experiencias que compartir, muchas ideas y ganas de oír de vosotros. ¡Qué ilusión poder retomar el blog!

La verdad es que esto de ser madre de dos hijos, aunque no os voy a engañar diciendo que no voy agotada, es una pasada. Estoy disfrutando muchísimo de mi bebé y el mayor está muy divertido. Nos petamos de risa pues se dirige a su hermana repitiendo las cosas que nosotros le decimos a ella y poniendo nuestras mismas caras… ¡es la pera! Ella cada día está más despierta y graciosa y se nos cae la baba, sobretodo cuando se ríe. He de decir que esto de tener una niña me está gustando mucho pues juego a muñecas vistiéndola e imaginando cosas que me gustaría hacerle (¡a ver si tengo tiempo!).

Y pensando, pensando se me ocurrió hacerle estos zapatos de punto, que tienen un toque bohemio para el próximo invierno. Es un gusto porque son facilísimos de hacer y de lo más rápidos. Encontré el patrón en Costurea, una tienda on-line, que además de tener materiales a muy buen precio, bonitos y de calidad, dispone de patrones gratis muy bien explicados, ¡no os la perdáis!

Wool baby shoes Made by Moni

 ¿Qué os parecen? Creo que me irán muy prácticos para el próximo invierno con unos leotardos y un vestido, por ejemplo.

Si sois como yo, de las que les gusta hacer proyectos chulos pero rápidos para ver el resultado, no dejéis de probar de realizar estos zapatos. Yo los hice en dos horitas 😉 Además podéis acabarlos como yo, simplemente haciendo una lazada, o poniendo un botón en cada extremo de los zapatos y cruzando la lazada.

Y cambiando de tema… se nos está acabando el tiempo aquí en Oxford… Ya hace casi dos años que estoy aquí y he creado muchos lazos de amistad además de sentirme totalmente como en casa. La verdad es que me voy de aquí a dos semanas y estoy triste de dejar todo esto aunque por otro lado, súper agradecida por todo lo que la vida me ha regalado estos dos últimos años.

Y con este sabor agridulce, os dejo hasta ¡la semana que viene!

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My new family and the snood

Hello everyone!

After a lot of days without updating the blog, I’m back again. I was in Barcelona for more than three weeks and it was a little bit crazy… we had a lot of things to do, people to see, so I couldn’t find a moment to write. Now we are again in Oxford and I have to say that after such a great time in my city I have a lot of energy to continue with my Oxford life. It’s very nice to see my Oxford friends again and I also want to take advantadge of the next two months that I’ll be here, as in March I’ll go to Barcelona to have my new daughter.

And talking about the new baby, here you can see a picture of a nice present that my son’s godfather and uncle gave him on the 6th of January (as you know, a big celebration in Spain). The toys have some buttons so you can take out the mother’s belly and change it for the baby toy. I feel that it’s such a good gift because it’ll help us explain more to him what is going to happen in our family. In fact he loves it and he is all the time pointing my belly and the toy’s belly and looking at the whole family and saying “mummy, daddy, baby, me”. I would like to be in his head to know what he really thinks and understands…

My family

In three months or even less my family will be like this one bellow… wow!

My family

You can buy this toys in Olokuti in Barcelona which is a shop that promotes fair trade, products that are good for the enviroment and also hand made, artistic and cultural ones.

Moreover, as I told you I tried to make handmade presents for my family. I knitted this stylish snood for my husband and he is really happy with it because it’s very warm (perfect for the Oxford weather) and cozy. 

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The good point is that it’s unisex… so I can also use it! 😉

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What do you need?

Choose the wool that you like but a thick one. I used needles size 7 

How to make it?

Cast on 40 stitches using preferred method.

Do the first row using moss stitch (1 knit, 1 purl).

Do the rest of the snood using fisherman’s rib stitch until you get the size you need.

Finally, sew the beginning of the snood with the end and you’ll have your project finished.

That’s it! It’s easy and quick!

Enjoy the week and, what is more important, the beginning of 2014 😉

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10 tips to enjoy Oxford life!

Hello everyone!

Today is an important day… last post in Oxford until October, as I’m going for holidays to Spain next Saturday… so I feel like trying to go over some of the things I have learned here in Oxford.

I was wondering what I’d answer if someone asked me about how to enjoy life in this city… Mmm mmm

While I’m thinking about this question I want to tell you about my new project. I have made an electric-blue wool bag… I went to the Oxford Yarn Store to learn how to knit with circular needles and I really had a good time and learned how to knit this new bag. The shop is in North Parade, a beautiful street near my house. They have many kind of materials and the people there are really nice, so I’m sure you’ll have a good time if you take a course there. Here you have some pictures of my last course…

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The final result of the course was this bag. Do you like it?

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And here you have the pattern…

MAIN BODY (stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch):

Cast on 62 st using preferred mehod. Join in the round and place marker. *Knit 4 rounds. Purl 2 rounds. Repeat from * 6 times more. (Add extra repeats here if you want a deeper bag). Knit 4 rounds. Either cast off in traditional way and sew cast off edges together or cast off using 3 needle cast off.

STRAP (moss stitch):

Cast on 99 st. Do 3 rows moss stitch. Cast off.

Sew ends of straps to top of bag as desired (to inside or outside of bag). Sew button to front of bag.

BUTTON LOOP:

Crochet method: using a crochet hook, make a single chain long enough to reach from top of bag to button and back to top of bag plus an extra 5 cm.

Plaited method: measure three pieces of yarn, each long enough to reach from top of bag to button and back to top of bag plus an extra 10 cm. Knot strands of yarn together close to one end. Plait yarn to the end and fasten with a second knot.

Sew both ends of loop to the cast on edge of the back of the bag (inside or outside as desired).

Here you can see a picture of my child and me wearing my new bag.

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So thinking about the question I said in the beginning, I think that I would say…

1. Always think that the weather will be awful, because then if the sun comes you’ll be so happy but if it doesn’t you can be happy too 😉

2. Remember that English people say that “there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. So be always prepared! You’ll need an umbrella, a hat, wellington boots, and a good coat.

3. Be as much open as you can. Oxford is a city where lots of new people arrive every year, so you’ll find people in the same situation as you.

4. Try to meet people from other countries, it’s nice to know about other cultures and you’ll also improve your English.

5. If you are a mum or dad, don’t miss the playgroups!! They are the best place to meet new friends for you and your child and to practice your English.

6.Take as many pictures as you can. Oxford has many parks and it’s amazing to see how much they change in every season. Don’t miss it, it’s almost like living in a different place every few months. 

7. If you are a mum or dad, try to organise activities in the afternoons, especially in winter. Some examples could be a snack in someone’s house, a craft group, going to a museum, a cream tea… Winter is cold and dark but if you have something to do and people to share it with, it can be as bright as Summer time.

8. Don’t worry if at the end of the year your friends go back to their countries, because other people will come and you can be so grateful to have spent this amazing year with them. Better one year than nothing, and you will have a house in every country 😉

9. If you don’t have a job, try to find new hobbies such us reading, playing an instrument, doing crafts, learning English,  enjoying Oxford museums, having a blog, taking pictures, cooking…

10. Don’t worry about little things only ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY and LEARN about the others and yourself! Oxford is awesome!

See my new hobby… This is me this Summer! he he

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Oxford, see you again in September!
 
 
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