Friday, 8 August 2014

Attack of the dinos...

I'd love to share pictures of us in the park during our picnic, knitting and nattering, enjoying the sun and brownies... it was a lovely afternoon. Great company and happy times. But I was so busy chatting, I forgot! But far better than a photos of all us is a picture of this lovely creature: Barbara's crochet dinosaur! Soooo colourful, so well made, so expertly crocheted... he looks right at home in the park, doesn't he? I guess he's a herbivore...

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Brei picknick (and remember when?)

Remember this picnic?! Those were the days...

Morgen is het ons jaarlijkse brei picknick in het Maria Hendrika park. Wij komen samen om 14.00 en breien op her gras tot ongeveer 17.00. Afspraak punt: grote gras veld bij de water toren. Eigen versnaperingen mee brengen. Bij slecht weer, gaan wij naar het Koninginnehof (café in hat park).

Tot dan!
Helen en Barbara

Monday, 14 July 2014

A cool Sunday in July

Rowan & Lopi side by side

Chris' babysetje
Chris' neckwarmer

Linda's sjaal in het fantastische garen Wibra Fenna

Zin gekregen om ons de volgende keer te vergezellen?
zondag 3 augustus @ 14u - 18u, picnic in het Maria Hendrika Park, groot grasveld aan de watertoren

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The sun shone in Oostende for the annual KIP day gathering

 click on photos to enlarge

 Last Sunday (how time flies!), the sun shone on the annual Knit in Public (KIP) day in Oostende. We had a wonderful time in the Leopold Park, thanks to the sterling efforts of Rozemie and Rebecca. A huge thank you to you both, and to all the participants - here's to next year!

Thursday, 12 June 2014


Beste breisters

Nog een dag voor het WERELDBREIDAG dag in Gent is! Wie wil deelnemen is welkom in Stoffenidee op zaterdag 14 juni, 10.00 tot 18.00.

En in Oostende, hebben wij (dank zij Rebecca en Rozemie) ons eigen WERELDBREIDAG op zondag 22 juni, kiosk in het Leopold Park, vanaf 14.00.

Tot dan en veen zonnige groeten,
Barbara & Helen x

Saturday, 17 May 2014


Misschien wist je het nog niet, maar ons "breiopperhoofd" Helen studeerde ooit nog in Bristol (UK). Bristol is op zich al een mooie stad, maar nu hebben een 100-tal breiers en hakers een schitterende mini-versie van gemaakt:


klik voor meer foto's en het volledig artikel in het Engels

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Revolutionary knitting

table one

table two

en masse

in the shadow of Gericualt's masterpiece

the dramatic entrance to the exhibition

contemporary work by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan

a lovely detail

The Raft of the Medusa by Gericault (a copy
made not long after the original)

(click on the the photos to enlarge)

It's hard to believe that the knitters of Ghent and Oostende, not to mention Hasselt (Jan), and a few other towns and cities, came together to knit in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, as part of the Gericault exhibition. What a great day and beautiful location for our Sunday session! It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new people, and we also had the chance to look at the exhibition - which is well worth seeing. It closes soon, so don't leave it too late! Also on view is an installation   by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan. Born in the Philippines and now living in Australia, they worked with Ghent residents to create a huge installation out of cardboard and other found objects. Displayed in the foyer, the work revolves around the theme of boats, rafts, voyages and immigration.  It's both impressive in scale, yet full of exquisite details. And last but not least, we ended the day with coffee, tea and Ghent apple cake in Mu'Bart, the museum café. The next session? Back in Oostende, I'm afraid! See you next time!