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November 27, 2011

House nr. 4 and knitting

Me and my family had some emotional times this week (sometimes life is unfair) and the best way for me is to stitch. It's quite relaxing and it helps to get my mind clear.
So I stitched on house number four and as a result the house is finished. Of course there is some more stitching to do to fill the block, but in a way I always feel satisfied if the house is done!

Do you remember DD and I visited prison? Well, the slouch hat I promised to knit for a little girl is finished and on the mail.

Yesterday a friend and I visited the 'Handwerk-en Quiltdagen' at Arnhem. We had a great time together, looking, feeling and discussing the fabrics and woollies. We returned home with some more stash in our bag...

Today I was busy preparing block 11 of My Tweets. I thought you might like an overview. I only show block 11 when finished. Only two blocks to go ...

November 20, 2011

Constructing and a walk through the woods ;)

One of the comments on my last post is from Olivia. She only wrote 'please post cross stitch projects'. I don't know who whe is, so I don't know how she meant this comment. It maybe short because she lacks English words, it may be because she dislikes the knitting and quilting projects. However, I like to think she meant well, so maybe she wrote this comment because she loves my cross stitch projects. Of course I have been stitching these last weeks, but not as much as I would like. Some other projects asked for attention. I stitched on the Village of Hawk Run Hollow this week and I constructed another house. That is, part of it.

These last days were sunny, with in the late afternoon and the early hours of the day a, sometimes dense, fog. This afternoon DH and I went for a walk in the woods and DH took some nice pictures. Maybe you enjoy them too ;)

The stork's nest is waiting for next spring

I am waiting for next spring too ;)

November 17, 2011

New look!

I can image followers of my blog look surprised seeing my blog. I did too, this evening. It seemed to me photobucket had taken over the template I used, there was a sort of watermark in my blog I couldn't remove, so I decided to remove the whole template. Next days I will be playing around with templates and pictures to create a new look.

November 13, 2011

Fashion item ;)

Wow, a week passes by quickly! First of all I want to say thank you for your comments! Two of you asked if I blocked Lazy Katy, that way it becomes larger. Well, I did! I blocked it well, so that isn't the problem. I think it's the yarn I used. So I'm starting all over in a while.

But before that I have some other items to knit. Last week DD and I went shopping and she wanted a little slouch hat. When we noticed the price (€ 10) I told her I could knit one for her and I gave her the link to Ravelry.

She told me she wants several things: hats, shawls, mittens. So we went to the market last Tuesday and bought some yarn. And yesterday I finished it, so she has this little black slouch hat. After this one, she wants a coloured one, and a grey one and .... when I asked her how much she wants me to knit the answer was: I'm going to collect them ...

When we had dinner yesterday evening we (her parents) asked her to put off her hat. She kindly refused, telling us : "this isn't a hat, this is a fashion item" LOL

This afternoon we went to Holy Stitch, in Leeuwarden. It is a craftymarket, located in an old prison.

While we were having a good time, DD was asked if she could tell where she bought the cute little hat she was wearing. And before I knew it I had my first order: knitting a slouch hat for a little girl that likes it so much!

Of course I did some stitching too this week, but sorry, no pictures of that. And I did some working, no pictures of that either LOL.

November 06, 2011

Lazy Katy finished

Yes, frequent readers of my blog may have guessed that Lazy Katy is finished by now. As far as the knitting it was a nice project, the scarf looks good, but I am not satisfied with it. Lazy Katy is smaller, much smaller than I reckoned it to be.

According to the picture on the pattern it is rather long scarf, long enough to cover your shoulders. In fact it only covers my neck and I don't think my shoulders are that way out of shape... I figure it must be the yarn I used, so I'll knit another one, different yarn, different needles.