Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Sunday 2 February 2014

Linda I've been good!

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food"
so George Bernard Shaw said
Not quite sure about that!!

However while I'm on the topic of food I am at this very minute cooking a mix veg omelette which consists of:

Courgettes,aubergines,mushrooms and pine nuts
and  "Voila"    

Homemade chicken soup for starters  and the omelette for seconds .....lunch sorted ...phew!!!

Well that was lunchtime and after having a little bit of a siesta I'm back :-)

Now you may remember a few posts back here  I mentioned I had discovered a new Katia wool shop very near to where I lived and was hoping to get to visit it soon .....and well I did.....and the friendliest people run it.  

Mercedes the owner of the Katia shop

A Husband and wife (Mercedes) team and lo and behold the husband had lived in London for awhile and speaks some English ....perfect.  
Afternoon tuition and chats which I hope to attend one day
 By the way Linda at Linda's Crafty Corner I visited the shop before I joined your 

 so these two balls of lovely I bought beforehand.....honest!. 

sorry pic is a bit fuzzy ....quick snapshot using the mobile!

This yarn is called Katia Bombon and it is incredibly soft and spongy! 

I am being very good you see Linda;really good considering  the Katia shop has a sale on now and I haven't even been near the place ....... although I really would like to!!!

I have been stash busting as well and I just have to display these two makes which are finally finished,on Linda's Feb stash busting party page.

A Beanie for daughter Nº 1 and

A waistcoat for my granddaughter. 
Cookie chose this pattern herself from one found on the Drops webpage. It looks much much nicer on than in this photo. 

Have a great weekend all!!!

Amanda :-)


  1. Hi Amanda! I don't know how you're staying away from the wool shop. It looks absolutely delightful and Mercedes looks. Rey friendly and happy to have her picture taken in the shop. It looks like you're having a wonderful time and I love your makes. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. My knitting is limited to wobbly blankets for the Spanish Stray Cats. I knitted a pullover once - an unmitigated disaster. An expensive unmitigated disaster!! Still, I don't suppose the cats will worry over wobbly knitting!

    PS My Secret Santa parcel, posted in South Africa on December 9th finally arrived last week. Huzzah!

    1. Hi
      Many thanks for visiting!
      Great to hear you have received your parcel at last!!! I'm not very good making garments;sweaters ect at all! At least you can knit I can't…it defeats me!

      A x

  3. Ooh, I'd love to have a good browse around the lovely wool shop Amanda!...Well, done too on your wonderful stash busting's always such a good feeling to make something lovely with stashed yarns, isn't it?...I've found crochet is perfect for doing this :)
    Happy Sunday!
    Susan x

  4. Hi Amanda, I am well impressed, having such a lovely wool shop so close and resisting temptation! I love your makes they are lovely, thank you for linking, I wonder how long you can hold out haha have a great week Amanda xx

  5. What a treat to find such a. Wonderful shop. I love your makes. Happy days

  6. Oh my, YUM! That omelet sounds so good right now! Love that little waistcoat. Great job!

  7. Good for your stash busing efforts, Amanda :) I especially like the pretty waistcoat, too! xx

  8. It's so difficult to find little shops like that here isn't it? Nice to meet like minded people and share a few hours, Lucky you, I resort to mail. Wonder how long you will hold out? lol Your omelet sounded yummy too. Cute projects too.

  9. I love the colours you used for your daughters beanie.

  10. Ohh you've been busy with your crochet hook! Love both the colourful hat and the gorgeous waistcoat, and how great to have such a great yarn shop nearby.
    Yummy lunch too!
    Have a great week Amanda!
    Gill xx

  11. That yarn looks soooo soft. I love your WAISTCOAT word; we call it a vest. Love the hat finish too


Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)