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December 30, 2012

Happy dancing at the end of the year!

Last weeks I have been concentrating on two items. A stitched one and a crocheted one. I was hoping to finish them both before the end of the year and, thanks for a long Christmas vacation, I did it!!
Here is my Cirque des Carreaux, design of Ink Circles. Stitched on 32 ct. Belfast Sudden Storm (Silkweaver) with Carrie's Creation Epiphany. Stitch count: 247 x 185.
I also finished my Not an Addict Cowl, here it is, on my youngest daughter's lovely neck.
I am happy to end this year with two finishes, so I can start some new projects next year. There is a Chatelaine waitng for me, kitted all up. And I casted on the Wintermystery Shawl by Renee Leverington.

Last but not least I want to thank all my followers for reading and all the lovely comments I received this year. They are hightly appreciated. I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!

December 23, 2012

Last week of the year

The last week of the year is almost there and, like always, I get the feeling I have a lot of things I wanted to be a finish this year! There is my bedquilt, waiting for me for almost three or four months. There are some WIPS I really wanted to be done, like my Red Wine shawl, not to speak of my HAEDs. I get the feeling they will never be finished .... I know, it is because I got distracted by other things, like knitting lace ;)
Yet I have some pictures for you, and maybe they can be finished this year, if I don't cast on the latest Mystery of Renee Leverington, that is. This afternoon I have been winding yarn ....
Here is a picture of my Not an Addict Cowl.
And some close-ups of Cirque des Carreaux. There is progress again, but to keep the tension I won't show a picture of that. do I make it a finish, this year? Working on it ...

December 16, 2012

Stitching again

Another week went by, only one week and we have Christmas holidays. I look forward to it! We set up the tree this afternoon, so our home gets in the mood already. Not me, I'm not a Christmas type, I think, I just learned I am an Autumn type of person LOL.
This week I mainly stitched on Cirque des Carreaux, so I can show quite some progress.
And since my youngest DD bought my presents for Sinterklaas, I received some lovely yarn and the saying I had to crochet a cowl. A specific sowl from a booklet she also bought me.
Obedient girl as I am, I started right away, last weekend. And this is the result until now.
Yesterday a friend and me visited Midwinterwol, a yarn festival at Winschoten. We had a very good time and I bought some beautiful stash. I've got no plans for it right now, but I'm sure that will come ;)

December 09, 2012

Whispering Grass

Yeah, finished! Last Friday I binded off, blocked it right away and now I have another finish. I had to skip several rows, because I ran out for yarn. But  you can't see where I skipped them, so the adjustment is done right, I think.

December 02, 2012

Let it snow

It's not Christmas yet and I really don't like snow, but this is the first part of the new SAL I am doing. I am stitching on a handdyed Silkweaver Jobelan, Summer sky. The thread I use is Necessities overdyed floss, number 1352.
The SAL is going to be in 16 parts,every three weeks a part. I am a little behind, should have done two parts by now, but I have been extremely busy doing other things ;)
There was a trip to Delft and Utrecht, some partying and the preparations of a wellknown tradition in The Netherlands, Sinterklaas. That means buying gifts, making surprises and writing rhymes. All that means less stitching time.

Yet I have progress on Cirque des Carreaux.
And of course, Call of the Raven's monthly update. Anothere 1000 or so crossstitches added.
Also there is progress on my knitting as well. Clue 4 of Whispering Grass is ready. I hope to show the whole shawl next week. No picture yet, because it doesn't look like a shawl at all.  
There is however a picture of Red Wine. Another row of flowers is finished, 'only' four rows to go!