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Love for hand-knitted & -crocheted beauty. Proud designer & founder of LN|Beanies and LN|Andes, my two knit brands, my two loves.

MichellGoing to bed at 8.30 PM, it doesn’t happen quite often, but after being awake for more or less 48 hours, you do feel reborn after a good mid night rest! Fresh as birds me and Griet enjoyed breakfast & whilst snacking on fruit and yoghurt we met a very interesting family from Quebec who gave us a few insight tips on where we should head to on our last day in sunny, warm & humid Lima. And that is… Barranco. Barranco is a district quite close to ‘posh’ Miraflores, that overlooks the ocean and that is scattered with old mansions, giving it colonial and republican vibe. If we are keen on ceviche (and yes I am), we should definitely go there for a local lunch in Kanta Rana. Famous for its typical Peruvian fish dishes.

LNAndes conesBefore I make your mouth water, first a bit more information on my short, yet productive meeting at Michell. About 8 weeks ago I’ve chosen (with the help of itRox, ‘interior design & styling by Roxanne Stevens) the new LN|Beanies & LN|Andes collection colours. The LN|Andes collection will consist of 11 colours, 5 basic colours, namely off white, beige, light grey, dark grey and black, and 6 trend colours… Soft salmon pink, old rose, blush orange, funky 80’s blue, eggplant purple and a blue-ish green where I haven’t found a name for yet. Suggestion?

I’m very happy with the current colour pallet of the LN|Andes collection. It’s a nice match! What would be your favourite item/colour? I’ll be going for a old rose Big Bertha, a funky 80’s blue Long Lucy, an eggplant purple Mini Maria & a dark grey Cosy Charlene! Can’t wait! More info about the LN|Beanies colours next week!

Funky 80's blueLN in a candy/yarn storeLNAndes colors

So, after having fun at the Michell showroom & stock, LN| in a yarn shop is like a kiddo in a candy store (even though I am a big fan of candy too, the combination would be paradise), we headed towards Barranco for a stroll and a good hearty lunch. It was definitely worth the visit! Me and Griet were nicely surprised by the beauty and authenticity of this district. In Kanta Rana, one of the cosiest local Peruvian restaurant we’ve been too, I had a mixed seafood ceviche and Griet (our ‘real’ vegetarian, I’m just a wanna be pescetarian), a home made pesto ravioli. Hmmm! Finger-licking good!

BarrankoCanta RanaSeafod cevicheWith a good filled stomach we’re off to bed early again since we have our plane to Ayacutcho to catch at 5A M. Bye bye warm Lima & touristic activities, hello Ayacucho, rain, mist & trabacho trabacho!

Looking forward seeing you again Ayacucho, you have been missed!

Love,

LN

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  1. Marco #
    January 17, 2013

    Welcome back Ellen and Griet!
    Have a lot of good times in my country again!

  2. Marie-Anne #
    January 17, 2013

    I am enjoying reading all about your work travel Ln! Very beautiful pictures!!! Enjoy!!!

  3. Familie Boucquey #
    January 17, 2013

    Wauw, mijn handen jeuken al! Altijd leuk met iets nieuws!! Ik ga voor de roze tinten (denk ik) x en veel plezier met het harde werk! x Chris

    Op 17/01/2013 2:14, LN|Knits schreef: > LN|Knits posted: “Going to bed at 8.30 PM, it doesn’t happen quite > often, but after being awake for more or less 48 hours, you do feel > reborn after a good mid night rest! Fresh as birds me and Griet > enjoyed breakfast & whilst snacking on fruit and yoghurt we met a very” >

  4. January 17, 2013

    Is het eten lekker in Peru?

  5. tinnedebruijne #
    January 17, 2013

    Hi Ellen,

    I’m following your trip to Peru! As a designer myself, I’m very excited for you! All those beautiful colors and textures, I totally understand you feel like a child in a candy store!
    For your ”blue-sh green” designs what about: ”Vivid Vivianne” (the meaning of Vivianne is “lively”) or ”Witty Wilma”?

    Have a blast!
    Tinne

  6. annliesbet #
    January 22, 2013

    ooooooh een magazijn vol wolletjes in zo veel kleurtjes ! Daar kregen ze mij met geen stokken meer buiten. Nu ja, misschien wel met een paar priemen, een haakpen en een kruiwagen vol van die heerlijk zachte wol.

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