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Knitting for easter

Hello readers

I have easter on my mind! I am knitting some sweet decorations to decorate the small metal tree in my window.

The small knitted birds aren’t finished yet, they will get felt beaks, wings and tails and will be decorated with beads. The pattern came from Let’s Knit magazine.

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The other day I was given a gift-card by my mother in law for an online bookstore. I used it to get Arne & Carlos breien op hun paasbest (or : knitting for easter) Lovely book full of great pictures and patterns for knitting easter eggs, easterbunny, chicken and egg-sweaters.

I accidently hit “flash” on my camera so not all photo’s looked so great, but here’s an example made just with stripey sock yarn.

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With the same yarn I covered a measuring tape

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I’m also still working on this

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Add to that a cardigan in progress and I guess I’m working on too many projects at the same time again.

Have a lovely day

Some treasures from the thriftshop

Hi everyone!

Last saturday we made a trip to the thriftshop to get a new ashtray and found the following items

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A lovely cake plate from Flora Holland for just 1 euro

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This beautiful champagne glass with ribbons and birds engraved on it for 50 eurocents

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And of course the glass ashtray we were looking for 75 eurocents

the doily I made the other day

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Looking at the photo I think I should block this actually, it looks a bit crumpled this way.

Knitting words

Stitches

Knitting knitting
one stitch at a time
thread binding the hours
looping my days
into an endless array
of colours
connecting my thoughts
arranging concepts in my mind
nothing else to do
but pass the time
sitting
knitting
words fall into place
they gather in my head
like the stitches on the needles
connecting
emotions into words
that gather in my pen
and flow unto the paper
knitting poetry
clicking words
time will pass
pain will pass
and I will still be here

Hi I’m back

After a long period of having nothing much to say I feel I am now ready to start posting again.
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The Shifting Sands

Shifting sands are moving me around
I’m shifting at the speed of sound
Turning and twisting
I’m searching for solid ground
The world is moving underneath me
I can feel it speeding

Shifting shifting shifting
Gliding along
Shifting shifting shifting
Just sand and a song

The shifting sands of life
Are like a fickle wife
A cheating husband
Building your house on the sand

Shifting shifting shifting
Gliding along
Shifting shifting shifting
Just sand and a song

Where will the sands move me
Will there ever be steady soil
Are there peaceful times in store for me
Or will I find only turmoil

Shifting shifting shifting
Gliding along
Shifting shifting shifting
Just sand and a song

Party pics and a new mag

Hi everyone

I haven’t had much time to post these days, still working through the mountain of paperwork, but I did make some photo’s so here goes:

On saturday son 4 had his 15th birthday and his brothers and dad came visiting

Birthday boy showing off a present to granddad and grandma

Son 3 playing with my chair

I have not been knitting much

Let’s Knit was in the mail!

There was a nice article in it about knitting through time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a door to a new and hopefully brighter future is opening

Another present

Good day all.

It’s pretty chilly out today and raining, they say we may be having some snow later this month. It wouldn’t be impossible although it doesn’t happen often. Our eldest son will be 26 on the 10th and I remember that the day he was born we were all still in warm winter clothes and there was snow the following week.

April is birthday month in our family. There’s a birthday almost every week. Yesterday I’ve been making my mother in law, who will be 87 on the 15th, a present that will help her keep track of appointments and phone numbers and provides a shopping list as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s filled with pictures of scenes from our region with people in traditional costume.

I’ve also been working on the cotton cardigan from Let’s Knit. I am using Phildar Satine no.4 50% cotton, acrylic and I like the way it looks and feels. I’ll be knitting a bit more on it as I would love to be able to wear in on the 30th when it is Koninginnedag.

It’s traditional to wear either something orange (does salmon count?) or red, white and blue. Usually people wear just a ribbon or something but some people go overboard and are dressed in orange from top to toe, especially in Amsterdam where Koninginnedag is a big thing with people selling their unwanted stuff or home made things on the street and people coming from all over the country to join in the celebrations.

 

O dear I’ve started something new!

Hello readers

I’ve been trying to avoid it but the inevitable has happened; the latest issue of ‘Let’s Knit’ was in the mail and I have started on a new project…

I had promised myself not to start anything new until my UFO’s were finished but hey who can resist a pattern with their name on it? 🙂

Looking for the yarn for this project I came across a bag I made this winter out of a bikini top

Yesterday afternoon the doggies and me were out enjoying the nice weather for a while

Looking out on to the street, hoping for a dog to pass so she can bark it off

sun worshipping Sholo loves lounging in the sun at my feet or…

even better still: in the sun in my lap

Yesterday I also started on my wish list so here’s the rest of it, some pretty pictures of yarn, I just love these colours


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I leave you with a post about recycling book pages I found on Karboojeh’s blog

Inspiration: Ideas for recycling vintage book pages

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