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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 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.


Nana's Quilts said...

Thanks for posting the photos. I even recognized some of those places. I love Hoorn - how wonderful that they also have a great yarn shop. Happy Holidays!

Gingini Beisterveld said...

Jij hebt duidelijk een heerlijke tijd. Lekker breien en dagjes uit en leuke winkeltjes bezoeken.. Jij kan er straks weer tegen!