Thursday, April 30, 2015


Kastanje (chestnut)

 Bathing in the sun. (tho it is still cold I think)

This tree is almost eaten by creatures/insects. Looks like a sceleton. 

Never get bored of these Scottish highland cattle.

This one is impressive blond.

The coast.

After this long walk it was a big pleasure find this beautiful yarn in my mailbox. 
Thank you Ann.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Lambing mitts

I finished my 'lambing mitts'. 
Since I don't have lambs ;-) I found a perfect way to use them when I take pictures during 
the cold.
It is a great pattern and very easy to knit. 
Tolt Yarn's blog is very inspiring. They went recently to Iceland. Take a look at the beautiful pictures they post on their blog. 

I used for my lambing mitts yarn from Drops: Nepal/color 7139 grey green 65% wool 35% alpaca


Friday, April 10, 2015


I placed these threads from my knitting project random 
in my garden for the birds who are busy with building their nests.

As you can see this big tit appreciates them very much. It is so fun to watch him busy. 

What a colorful nest she is going to have.  

(pictures taken through my window)

Friday, April 3, 2015


After weaving in all threads and sewing the ends together I can call this project finished.

I used a circular needle (addi) size 3mm.
Yarn: Holst Garn Supersoft. 
This yarn is available in more than 100 colors. It's a fingering weight shetland wool. Because of the spinning oil the yarn feels a bit thin and coarse but after a few washings the yarn becomes softer, gentle and more fluffy. Even after the first washing I noticed already a big difference.

I cast on 120 stitches and 
I knitted 3 rows stockinette stitch then a pattern from the book '200 fair isle motifs' by Mary Jane Mucklestone (is ook verkrijgbaar in het nederlands) then 3 rows stockinette stitch. Repeat till desire length. 
I used patterns from the book which are divisible by 120.

I knitted two handed by this technique from philosopher wool

Look at this picture. It's my last finished quilt top and my cowl. Isn't it fun. Color and pattern has everything to do with mood ;-)