Just in time for summer-Alpaca Knucks!

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These Knucks are my first completed knitting project in Taiwan. Made out of Alpaca they will be toasty warm in winter months. I started these when it was so chilly in our apartment that I was wearing a sweater and long underwear. It’s April now and the days are only getting warmer so they will have to wait awhile to get worn.

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I’m super happy with them. This is an excellent pattern and the yarn is super soft.

In gluten free news I found a delicious bread I can eat.

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Heitong Gao ie Black Sugar Cake is made with rice flour and brown sugar and can be found around Taipei. Super delicious and check out this texture:

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So yummy. Plus it’s great to take a break from cooking and just buy some bread from a street vendor.

Exciting news! I’ve started my International Internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum. Right now I’m helping to prep puppets for an upcoming exhibition in South Africa. I got to assist sewing these beautiful puppets to be displayed.

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These lovelies are both Taiwanese shadow puppets.

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Josh and I recently returned from Tainan. We saw a spectacular puppet show by the talented Goodoo Theater. Their show Heart Sea Fantasy was phenomenal and we will be featuring them in Formosa Moon.

Fingers and Puppets

I spent last night knitting in bed while listening to a podcast accompanied by gentle, persistent rain. This alpaca yarn smells so good! Now that the fingers are made I’m zipping along on the main hand section.

Josh took me shopping in the Song Shang District last night. I did not bring enough socks with me so stocked up. Check out my Gudetama socks!

That lazy little egg cracks me up. There were lots of interesting clothes.

As a costume designer I’d certainly say fashion is important in life! Furthermore, I think it can be incredibly empowering.

We also visited the Puppetry Art Center of Taipei.

Their displays were excellent and they even had shadow puppets.

Hopefully, I will be lining up a puppet gig soon. I am completely enthralled.

New Knucks, New Bread

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Taiwan gets chilly in the winter so I figured a good first project would be a new pair of Knucks. I’ve made this pattern many times and highly recommend it. Knucks make great gifts but these ones will be for me. For the yarn I’m going with this beautiful hand dyed skein from Foothills Yarn & Fiber in their Peacock colorway. It’s currently rainy and cold so the alpaca yarn will keep my fingers toasty. It feels so good to be knitting again!

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Gluten free baking here has been a challenge but I’m determined to make it happen. My latest cinnamon raisin bread turned out delicious. I used a combination of white rice, brown rice and tapioca flours.

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