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May 17, 2015

Birthday flowers and Sarie Marais

The Sari I am knitting is demanding, but so much fun! I have done some more repeats and just show some pictures. I think that's enough, it doens't need any words.
Last Friday was my birthday. I got some lovely flowers fot my little city garden. And some money to buy yarn!

May 10, 2015

My goodness!

My goodness, where did April go? I just realized I didn't post a word since March. April went by and although my mind was set on study and work, I also have been knitting. Knitting is, in a way, surviving.
I finished my cardigan. I can wear it, but I am not quite satisfied with it. The yarn is stretchy, so the sleeves are getting longer and longer. I don't know whether it is because I used a double thread or it is just the wool itself. Perhaps, in a later state, I rip the whole thing and knit it again. But for now, here it is:
I also started some new things. A beautiful project named Sari, designed by Kieran Foley. Fun to knit, but certainly not a no brainer!
I also starte to knit Daisy, designed by Kieran Foley too.

To add balance to my knitting, I casted on a simpler one, Mein Berlin. The design is Prague Pathway  by Erika Flory.
Talking about Berlin, we were there last week, spending our vacation. I really love that city! Want to see some pictures? Here they come! And yes, the cherry blossom trees and rapeseed, that is also Berlin! 

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


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.