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November 22, 2015

Out of my comfort zone

My latest finish is totally out of my comfort zone. I don't like to knit animals, or objects like food or vegetables. Fun to look at, but not my cup of tea.
But some time ago a friend asked for a knitted moon, and as it was her birthday, I couldn't refuse.
So I knitted and cursed the knitting LOL.
But I kept on knitting. And when I reached the hat, I finally got some fun too.
My friend is happy with it and it turned out to be a gift for her daughter, who is pregnant. When I heard that, I was happy I finished the job.
There is another start, The Doddler, a mystery Kal by Stephen West. All knitters have heard about it, I suppose. And I decided to jump in. Usually I am not that fond on mysteries. You don't know what your precious wool is going to be. Clue one was okay, but clue two is a complete surprise. Cabling sidewards and I love it!
Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3 asks for another colour, so I join some blue. Its going to look like this. Great fun!

November 01, 2015

Knitting weeks!

Again I have been absent, but with a good reason. Last weekends I have been  knitting at the Fries Museum and at the Breidagen.
The Fries Museum has an exposition about Knitting. And they asked for knitters to come and knit and, if possible, learn (young) visitors how to knit. Great fun!
A week later I went to Zwolle, to visit the Brei-en Haakdag. Two days with friends, wool, knitting and crochet. I was asked to coordinate a children's corner, where children could learn how to knit or crochet. Quite some young girls came to learn. Great fun too! (I am the woman wearing the salmon coloured shirt)
Even a man wanted to learn how to knit. Do you recognize my Sari Marais?
In between I finished my Dig Deep. A shawl, designed by Stephen West.
And a  quick knit, two Bunchoten mitaines. Written from an old pattern, I did this testknit for Evelien Verkerk.