Friday, 24 July 2015

The Belgians at Bozar and a glass of rosé

A summer 'dag uitstapje' to Brussels to see 'The Belgians' fashion exhibition. We caught the 9.40 train from Ostend, meeting up with Patricia from Ghent on the same train, and Jan in Brussels Central. After a fantastic time in the exhibtion, we sat in the park by the National Library, on the Mont des Arts: we ate delicious salads from a tiny shop Carine recommended, knitted, chatted and rounded the day off with a glass of rosé from the bar in the park. Where to next? The 'Paul Smith' exhibition in Hasselt? Barbara, we missed you!!!! 

Sunday, 7 June 2015


Gespot aan onze breitafel op de vijfde editie van ‘Het Boekensalon’:

Helen's struggle 

Ines is braaf en breit proeflapjes

Mmmmm, curry...

Het mag ook simpel

Op 13 juni is het terug Wereldbreidag. Tot nu zijn de volgende locaties en uren bekend:

Date: june 14 12.00 - 17.00
Madam Woll,
Boudewijnsstraat 25,
2018 Antwerpen

Date: June 13 Time 10 - 18.00
Burgstraat 38A
9000 Gent

Date: June 13, 2015. Time: 10:00- 18.00
Pot & Papaver
Naamsesteenweg 116
3001 Heverlee

Date: June 13, 2015. Time: 10.00-16.00
Abbaye de la Cambre
Square de la Croix Rouge Rue du Monastère
1050 Ixelles, Bruxelles

Date: June 13, 2015. Time: 14 u tot 17u
Parijsstraat 25
3000 Leuven

Date: 20 juni Time: 10.00u-16.00
Statiestraat 181
8810 Lichtervelde

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The Keith Moon Twins!

Ines and Helen in their (almost) matching Keith Moon sweaters (Kate Davies pattern)

Ines finally finished her hubby's cabled jumper!

Full house!
Ines' beautiful Stephen West 'Exploration Station' shawl

We had a great get together at the Villa Elise at the beginning of the month (thanks Ines!). There were countless folk and lots of new faces, Ines and I had finished our Keith Moon sweaters, and not only that, Ines had also finished a cable knit jumper for her husband and a Stephen West shawl. WOW! Impressive. See you in June!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Cheese cake, Easter and Bernadette

9 Easter Knitters 
Show & Tell
Cheese cake and Rozemie's Bernadette Cardigan

We're not knitting-exclusive and welcome all skill levels!
Happy Easter!


zondag 3 mei (14:00 - 18:00), Villa Elise
zondag 7 juni (14:00 - 17:00), Droge Coo (samen met boekenbeurs; beurs open vanaf 11:00)
zondag 5 juli (16:00 - 22:00!!), Droge Coo (zomer café uren = Coo open tot 22:00)
zondag 2 augustus - Theater aan Zee (TAZ) week =  brei picknick in het park, meer informatie volgt
zondag 6 september (14:00 - 18:00), Droge Coo

Monday, 30 March 2015

Flea market finds

How lovely is this? Another postcard found on my travels. This work of art is made from flea market pot holders - you know, those little crochet circles that people love to make, but seem easy to discard. This artist, Anu Tuominen, started collecting pot holders in 1995 and, in 2005, had enough to make this work of art entitled 'Real Colour Circles'. I love it!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Birthdays and breien

As Jan pointed out: it's Barbara's turn to celebrate! She keeps such good track of all the important milestones in the club's evolution (our resident archivist and historian), that we couldn't let her own birthday pass without a glass of cava and a piece of cake! And I couldn't resist incuding, alongside the birthday girl herself, a picture of Rozemie's marvellous scarf. These photographs were taken at the last meeting, and it's hard to believe that it was a month ago - the time just flies! Our next meeting? Sunday 1 March from 14.00 to 18.00 in the Droge Coo. See you there!

Saturday, 31 January 2015


Two different and utterly stylish approaches to keeping warm this winter. Barbara is modelling the most amazing Lopi jacket. Don't know what Lopi is? It's the wool from Icelandic sheep. See: Knitted in a gorgeous, soft brown wool, with a yoke motif in slightly glittery gold, it's an absolute dream. And suits Barbara down to a T! Lucky Barbara was able to purchase it direct from the maker for a very good price - what a find and what a steal! More interesting and inspiring Lopi facts here:

And Rozemie unpicked the sleeves from her jacket, opened them out flat and knitted new ones to size. Once inserted she had a brand new look that's both distinctive and original. Genius!