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March 29, 2015

Idunn finished

Yes, I finished Idunn this week and I am happy with it! It has a lovely border and is knitted with short rows. Fun to do and although it looks a bit complicated, it really is a no brainer once the border is done.
I can show a little progress on Shadow too, but I am not sure whether I like it or not. some parts are a bit airy and I didn't expect that. I give it a chance and will decide later. 
And there is a new project coming. I will follow a workshop for the start of Sari by Kieran Foley. Just look at these lovely colours I've chosen! Handdyed by Loret Karman.

March 24, 2015

Spring arrived!

Every year I am happy when winter is over and spring arrives. This year we didn't have much snow and cold, but we did have dark days and I hate getting up when it is still dark. Since december last year I follow a course in Utrecht (once a week) and I have to travel there by train. At 06.00 a.m. I get up and I just hated it, being dark and cold. Yesterday it was't dark anymore and looking out of the window I saw the sun over the frozen fields.
In our garden our little tree is showing signs of spring too :)
I knitted not as much as I wanted, because I was away the whole weekend. But Idunn and And It Wasn't Even My Birthday are showing some progress. I didn't take a picture of the first one, but here is And It Wasn't ...
And I couldn't help myself starting a new project. Shadow. Here are the first needles. They look a bit messy, but it will be okay in the end.



March 15, 2015

Iðunn

After finishing Baltimore Bliss I felt the need to start something new. And so I casted on two shawls. Yes, two! First is Iðunn. I bought the yarn not long ago, it was love at first sight. The combination with the pattern that was shown was perfect, so I decieded to knit the same.
The second one is And it Wasn't Even My Birthday ... The yarn, pure silk, was given to me by a dear friend and I think the pattern I choose is perfect for the yarn. It will make a beautiful shawl. Meet the start of And it Wasn't Even My Birthday ... 

March 09, 2015

Baltimore Bliss finished!

Started way back in July 2010, on my way to Vienna. I did two block almost every month and in December 2010 all blocks were hand appliqued. Time to search for backing fabric and sandwich the quilt, which a dear friend and I did on Januari 9th,  2011.
And then the quilting began. I'm a hand quilter, so it was quite a job. And today, yes, today, I finished sewing the binding. So may I proudly present my Baltimore Bliss to you?!

March 01, 2015

Textielmuseum, spinning and weaving in the past

Last week DH and I went on a trip. I had a week off from work and we decided to have a short vacation. We stayed near Nijmegen (youngest DD lives there) and besides meetin her we made a trip to Tilburg to visit the Textielmuseum. So today no pictures of my own knitting and spinning, but some pictures of machines.

February 08, 2015

Introduction

May I introduce you to an old friend? She is a beautiful, yet intriguing lady. Colourful and strong. I have been neglecting her for several months, but now she is back in my life again: Call of the Raven.
The last picture I showed here is taken at June 1st, 2014.
Since this year, Januari 15th, I am stitching again. Look how she grows! This could be a finish this year, if she is clever enough to hold my attention ;-)
I also heve been knitting. There is a finish again. For a sweet colleague I knitted Sing, a capelet. She is happy with the result and therefor, so am I.



February 01, 2015

New roommate ;)

Since the day before yesterday I have a new roommate. She is a not so average girl, dressed a bit sexy and very quiet, a unique lady! Through a collegue of mine I got in contact with an artist that decorates window dummies. I sent her some pictures of what I would like and she decorated the most beautiful mannequin I've ever seen. One of a kind also!
I am going to drap my shawls around her and I enjoy looking at her, just as she is!
She doesn't distract me from knitting, so I can show some progress on another knitting project. It's a fair isle cowl, named St. Brendan's Fair Isle. It still looks quite messy, because of all those loose threads. But at the end she will turn out beautiful!

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