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August 15, 2015

Another schoolyear is about to begin ...

Next Monday duty calls again. Summer vacation is over. Another year of schoollibrarianship lies ahead and I have to confess, I wouldn't mind to stay home for some more weeks. 
We spent two weeks in Thüringen and as usual I will show some pictures. But first my thread related issues.
Now Is The Time is done. I am quite satisfied about it and I even think about knitting aanother one.
Another project is Whisper Poem, (Pattern: Westbourne). It is the first top down sweater I am knitting, but I already love this way of knitting a sweater.
Tejun (pattern name isSteps) is a very nice project to take with me during long car rides.
A big (and only) advantage of the fact we don't have children coming with us on vacation we have more space in the car. So I could bring my quilt frame and I spent many hours quilting on the terrace.
You might know the story of this quilt. Youngest DD and I spent a week in new York, two years ago. And after coming home I made two memory quilts. One for DD, one for me. DD got hers already, now mine is going to be finished.

I bet next week there will be less to show! For those of you who like to see some pictures of Thüringen: enjoy!

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 skip the last part of this blogpost ;)
Starting new projects. There is a shawl I wanted 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 to 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 back, 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 Kraemer. 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.