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July 24, 2015

Vacation time

To me that means even more knitting, starting new projects and, if possible, sightseeing around my home country.
As usual, this blogpost ends with the sightseeing, for those who are not interested. They can kip the last part of this blogpost ;)
Starting new projects. There is a shwal I hwanted to do for a long time. But I didn't have the right yarn, partly, that is. Now, visiting the Weversmarkt at Hoorn, I was able fo buy the right combining color. And of course nothing could stop me from casting on! Not even the perfect lunch, served by my husband LOL
 
Another brand new project is a sweater. The first one in ages! I used to knit sweaters way bakc, but nowadays I only knit shawls. this yarn and pattern I couldn't resist. The yarn is from indie dyer Loret Karman, the pattern is Westbourne by Isabel Kramer. You can find them on Ravelry.
And the last one is Now is the time. A shawl with sleeves, Shleeves is the pattern name.

And then we went on a trip to Noord-Holland. One day we were in Amsterdam, a day at Bergen aan Zee (at the beach) and a day in Hoorn. And of course we made some stops on the road to visit yarn shops :-)
Here are some pictures, just to give an idea of the beauty of my country.

July 12, 2015

Sarie and serenity

Just before the end of the school year I was on an international congress about school libraries. It was inspiring to meet school librarians and teacher librarians from all over the world. there also was a gala dinner, the opportunity to wear My Sarie Marais. I chose to wear a little black dress and my shawl. For those of you who don't know me, or don't recognize a hand knitted shawl, I'm the one in the middle ;-)
After the congress my summer vacation started. So besides doing some painting on the house I was able to finish another shawl. A very different one, simple and plain and serene. The pattern is referring to cobble stones and pathways. Mein Berlin.

June 15, 2015

A special finish!

Yes, I have a special finish. Look at My Sarie Marais! Pattern by Kieran Foley, knitted with handdyed lace by Loret Karman.

May 31, 2015

Hand dyed by me!

From Thursday till Sunday I was staying with a friend to visit a wool festival. I followed a class on dying and I love the result.
Of course I bought some lace yarn too. This is a hand dyed lace yarn by Loret Karman. I love her yarn! this is meant to knit another Kieran Foley pattern, Yak.
But only after I finish My Sarie Marais. Which is halfway now!

May 25, 2015

Whitsun and Sarie

Enjoying the extra vacation at Wjhitsun I went for a trip to Amsterdam. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures from our trip to Amsterdam. I went there with some friends, met through Facebook. We all share the love for yarn and we visited some LYS's at Amsterdam. It was fun, really fun. Some of us met before, but some of us didn't. But at the end of the day it was like we knew each other for years. Sounds familiar?

I also took some more time to knit. So My Sarie Marais grew a little bit more. Yesterday was a sunny day, I took pictures on the grass. And today it was a dark, cloudy day. Yet I was able to knit in the garden and take some pictures outside.

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