Say hello and hola to Manu @MimosTejidosArtesanales - our Ribblr of the week!
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Hi Manu! Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! I’m Manu from Argentina and I always have too many WIPs on the go. My favourite color is grey, because it goes well with every other color I can think of. I like to pair it up with pastel colors, bright colors, anything goes! Although lately I find myself gravitating towards earthy tones, being surrounded by the countryside has really inspired me.
What is your favorite type of craft and why?
I love to crochet and I love to knit, but if I had to pick just one I would go with knitting, because it relaxes me the most. I find the rhythm of the needles so soothing and peaceful.
We can definitely relate. When did you start crafting and how?
I remember my grandmother knitting every evening… it is a childhood memory that I cherish. Sadly, she didn’t get to teach me the craft but later on came the internet, YouTube, and Blogs, and I started dabbling on the amazing world of yarns and fibers, it’s been years and it still amazes me.
What was the longest project you worked on?
A queen size blanket for myself, it was made out of 25 big loom weaved squares joined and adorned with crochet. It took forever, well, just 2 years actually but sometimes it felt like WIP I was never going to finish it.
That’s impressive! How about the shortest one? (excluding frogging!)
Tiny wine charms!! They’re just so easy and take next to nothing to make. I’ve made tons in every possible color as gifts. I also use them as keychains and cable organizers You can find the free pattern here if you want to give some use to those scraps of yarn I’m sure you have.
Which of your makes are you most proud of?
The amigurumi I’m the most proud of is the Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit, because it is an amazing pattern from a great designer (@demi_parati_crochet) and it is by far the pattern testing where I feel I contributed the most.
Any favorite song, book or movie you would like to recommend?
I enjoy listening to music, Passenger has become my go to crafting companion. On another note, if anyone is willing to put up with Spanish I highly recommend La Otra Mirada, a series set in the 1920s but dealing with prevailing situations through the eyes of very different characters.
And how about a funny story?
I asked my dog to close the counter door for me, she did so with so much energy and enthusiasm that the door flung back. The funniest thing about the whole thing was the puzzled look she gave me, I could totally read “this thing is broken, you should fix it” in her face. Obviously I bust up laughing.
What is your favorite feature on Ribblr?
I absolutely love that you can set your preference for language and units, no more fiddling with conversion tables…
Pay it forward - your shoutout to a fellow Ribblr
Allison from @ClairDeLuneFiberArt because her French Braid Beanie, that’s currently being tested is gorgeous. Also Marjan from @Millionbellscrochet because the colourful amigurumis she designs are absolute perfection.
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