Granos nativos: quinua
¡Hola, espero la estén pasando bien!
Hi, I hope you are having a good time!
Desde el sur andino hasta la costa peruana crece una de las plantas más alimenticias del mundo como lo es la quinua. Al enterarse de esto, Prisilla fue investigando y cada vez quedó más maravillada con las propiedades de esta planta, entre ellas se menciona el alto porcentaje de proteínas (14%) y aminoácidos esenciales (8). Por ello, ella es una de las guardianas de la quinua, cultiva y conserva las distintas variedades que crecen en donde vive (Melgar, Puno).
From the southern Andes to the Peruvian coast, quinoa is one of the most nutritious plants in the world. When Prisilla found out about this, she began to investigate and became more and more amazed by the properties of this plant, among them the high percentage of proteins (14%) and essential amino acids (8). For this reason, she is one of the guardians of quinoa, cultivating and conserving the different varieties that grow where she lives (Melgar, Puno).
También descubrió que al contener alto grado de fibra puede incorporarse al desayuno, para así comenzar los días con las energías recargadas. Otras maneras de consumirlas son en guisos, caldos y como bocaditos (apelmazados).
He also discovered that as they are high in fibre, they can be incorporated into breakfast to start the day with recharged energy. Other ways to consume them are in stews, broths and as snacks.
Materiales / materials:
- Hilos de algodón (4 hebras) / cotton thread (4 strands)
- crochet 2 mm
- tijera / scissor
- napa siliconada / silicone coating
- aguja lanera / wool needle
- ojos de seguridad 7mm/ security eyes 7mm
- hilo de bordar / embroidery thread
- lápiz / pencil
- borrador / eraser
- alfileres con cabeza / headed pins
A tejer/ To weave:
However, I must first point out the following: pencil and paper are faithful companions in moments of inspiration. That is why we began by drawing a sketch of the character and we placed the main characteristics to be incorporated.
The knitting began with the slippers and stockings. For this we planned that the colours had to match the dress (fig. 1), we continued knitting the legs and part of the shorts, then we joined both legs with 2 stitches and little by little we formed the waist (fig. 2).
At the end of the shorts, the body was knitted in a different colour. The head was knitted with a magic ring of 7 stitches, followed by increases, straight stitches and decreases. Each strand of hair was knitted according to the desired length (fig. 3). The arms were knitted with a ring of 6 stitches, then knitted straight and before finishing they were changed to the colour of the pole (fig. 4).
The stitch of the dress is new to me, it was a combination of the tunisian stitch and the chickpea stitch (fig. 5 and 6). Only 2 motifs were knitted. The waistband and shoulder straps were knitted in single crochet (fig. 7).
Finally, she embroidered her face, knitted a cap and some quinoa leaves.
¡Y eso es todo!,
¡…Hasta la próxima!
See you next time!
Dato curioso: La quinua es considera "súper alimento" por sus propiedades nutricionales / Quinoa is considered a "superfood" because of its nutritional properties.