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WIP-Wednesday: green lace poncho

WIP-Wednesday: green lace poncho

As you probably know I’m terrible at finishing my projects. Among others I have a second sock that only needs grafting to go with his matching single sock, two shawls that need weaving in ends. Two bag parts that need sewing and some handles. And what did I do? I cast on a new project. … Continue reading

WIP-Wednesday: Amazing day shawl

WIP-Wednesday: Amazing day shawl

Since my last post I haven’t knit that much. Some sock knitting but most knitting time was spent knitting the Amazing day shawl by Joji Locatelli. Since the last post about this shawl it has grown a lot. At the moment I’m knitting the border. Eight long rows to go and I’m ready to bind … Continue reading

Amazing King’s day

Amazing King’s day

Here in the Netherlands we have a tradition on the 27th of April called ‘Koningsdag’ or in English King’s day. On that day most people don’t work. Our king and queen visit a city or town to celebrate the king’s birthday. A big part of the royal family accompanies them. The visited town goes out of … Continue reading

Finishing and blocking

Finishing and blocking

As much as I like knitting, I drag the part of finishing after the knitting part is done. I have multiple shawls waiting to be blocked. More than than one WIP is only a WIP because the ends aren’t sewn in. Wanting to use the shawl or whatever seems to be the only thing that … Continue reading

Knit & knot Tilburg

Knit & knot Tilburg

Lately I’ve been in some kind of knitting frenzy state of mind. Last month I went to the craft fair in Zwolle. Not everything has been knit up but already a big part of the yarn is used up. So all week I was in doubt whether to go to knit & knot in Tilburg … Continue reading

WIP-Wednesday: my first socks

WIP-Wednesday: my first socks

Wednesday is most of the weeks my day off work. Today is a fantastic spring day. The sun is shinning and the temperature is climbing up. So a very happy day for me to be free. The only thing I really had to do was to vote. Today is election day in the Netherlands and … Continue reading

That’s the way I like to knit

That’s the way I like to knit

I came across this article about knitting while watching Netflix. Total recognition. I’ve red about people who read and knit at the same time. For the life of me I can’t combine those two hobby’s. It’s difficult to get sucked into the story and still concentrate on the knitting. So now I read or knit. … Continue reading

WIP-Wednesday: Craftfulness shawl

WIP-Wednesday: Craftfulness shawl

At the craft fair in Zwolle I bought yarn from Craftfulness. Sandra was very kind and her yarn is super delicious. She has her own shop on Etsy. Definitely worth a visit. Anyway I bought 2 skeins lovely merino (80%) wool, 100 gram/400 meter in the color ‘Waddenzee’. (Waddenzee is a part of the North sea … Continue reading

Knitting with dpn’s

Knitting with dpn’s

Today a short break from knitting my blanket. It’s growing on me, literally. I’ll blog about it when it’s finished. Probably that won’t be long from now. A small project is always nice  between the bigger projects. Sock knitting is one of the smaller projects, especially when it’s baby socks. To me, knitting with dpns … Continue reading

WIP-Wednesday: blanket part 3

WIP-Wednesday: blanket part 3

Just a short post today. Last week I wrote about my blanket dilemma. More precise the pooling of colors effect I get by knitting the pattern in one piece instead of three pieces and sew them together. After thinking a bit about it I decided to give it one last try. So I frogged and started … Continue reading

Catch of the craft fair in Zwolle 2017

Catch of the craft fair in Zwolle 2017

Last Friday I went to the craft fair in Zwolle. A whole day of petting yarn, searching new brands, talking to people who love their (hand dyed) yarns. I feel inspired and want to spent my weekend knitting. So on to the fun part. What did I buy? First I want to mention that I … Continue reading

WIP-Wednesday: my first blanket

WIP-Wednesday: my first blanket

I was knitting with my Knitpro interchangeable needles when my cable broke. So I went online, searched needles but with only € 3,- for a cable I didn’t want to pay postage costs. In a whim I went to a semi local yarn store on the small change they still did sell Knitpro cables. And … Continue reading

Taking time to unwind

Taking time to unwind

There is a lot I haven’t been doing lately. I haven’t blogged but worst of all I didn’t knit or create. Busy wrapping up my study, busy in my head, I just couldn’t get the rest to sit down and take a peaceful time out. Last week I held my presentation and afterwards I felt … Continue reading

Finished Friday: Big bold granny bag

Finished Friday: Big bold granny bag

My last knitting post was about the progress in my aurora inspired scarf. That one isn’t finished. After a while it gets a bit boring. Great TV knitting but sometimes I like to focus on something else. So between knitting lace I’ve been knitting with super bulky Schachenmayr Bravo Big. Don’t you just love this … Continue reading

Long Easter weekend

Long Easter weekend

Although it’s Easter and almost spring weather isn’t that great. Looking outside the weather gods must think it’s fall all over again. With this weather not tempting for some outdoor activities all I want to do is knit and watch some movies. Not just movies, I’m finally watching all the Hallmark movies I’ve recorded.  Those … Continue reading

WIP-Wednesday: aurora inspired scarf

WIP-Wednesday: aurora inspired scarf

Lately I didn’t knit much. Among other things I’ve been organizing my books. Since I discovered the e-reader a few years ago my paper books don’t get much love. My favorites have been bought digitally so I did a first clean out of our bookcases. Two bananaboxes filled with books have found there way through … Continue reading