zondag 22 november 2015

Cross Stitch and Verzamelaarsjaarbeurs

Yesterday I was at the Verzamelaarsjaarbeurs and this is what I bought:
I'm also showing you the cross stitch progress that I made this week (the first picture shows you what it looked like last week). 
At the moment you can't really see yet where this is going, but next time it will be obvious I think. To be continued!

zondag 15 november 2015

Weekend WIPs

These are my current active WIPs (Works in Progress); I've started working on my on an Emily Peacock cushion again, I'm working on a new cross stitch project, and I'm still knitting on my new sweater. I like to be able to switch from one project to the other, so this works well for me :-)


zondag 8 november 2015

Knitting: Two Socks , One Shawlette and a New Start

I haven't done a lot of knitting these last few months, but this is what I have been working on:
  • A pair of socks out of sock yarn that I bought during our vacation in Heidelberg earlier this year (I seem to have lost the ball band, so I don't know which yarn I used).
  • An 'Annis' shawlette. The Annis pattern is a Knitty pattern and the yarn that I used is Rowan Fine Lace. I'm not very good at knitting nupps (= the thick 'bubbles' that are made by a combination of knitting several stitches into one stitch and using yarn-overs, and then knitting all this into one single stitch again), so I considered leaving them out or using beads. But I do like the way nupps look, so I decided to leave them in, and I used the crochet hook method to make my nupps.

  • And now I'm working on a sweater made out of the Manos del Uruguay Alegria that I bought at the Kemptener Wollparadies last month, and Lana Grossa Cool Wool bought at Modilaine in Utrecht. As you can see I haven't made much progress yet, but I do like how this combination of the colorful Alegria and the gray Cool Wool looks.

vrijdag 23 oktober 2015

Three Cross-Stitch Finishes

This week I've got three cross-stitch finishes to show you:

Two of them were Eva Rosenstand/Clara Waever kits (nrs. 12-535 and 45-344 respectively) that I bought earlier this year. In the second kit I switched out the Aida fabric for an Evenweave fabric that I bought at the Handwerkbeurs earlier this month.

And then I also finished this little project (Haandarbejdets Fremme 30-6231) that I picked up last week at 'Handarbeiten Bruggesser', a small but very pleasant shop in Fuessen, Germany.

So now I'm thinking about what to start next...

woensdag 21 oktober 2015


I spent last week in Pfronten (in the south of Germany) and of course we visited some yarn shops too (in Fuessen and Kempten).