Monday, 28 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
I keep coming across amazing knitting related discoveries. Check out this Etsy shop for the most gorgeous handknitted accessories. Now, I'm not advocating copying another designer's work but, wow, wouldn't it be great to take inspiration from this and knit your own super big scarf for the winter? So do-able! So easy! Just pick a colour and go. The best project ever for anyone who likes to knit in front of the TV of an evening....
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Danish pensioners knit for fashion designers. Do watch this great film (in Danish with English subtitles). In between HD and Vimeo are four arrows pointing outwards - click on this to watch the film on full screen. It's an inspiration.
Also see 'Knitted by Nanas' in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/fashion-blog/2011/nov/15/denmark-knitting-fashion
Monday, 21 November 2011
Doubts and difficulties are a thing of the past! I don't often write about my own work but I could not resist showing you all the famous baby blanket now it's finished. After all, if you've been coming to the knitting club regularly, you'll have lived with this project as long as me. I'm sending it off tomorrow and I'm sorry you won't have the chance to see it in the flesh. Needless to say, I worried for nothing - it's actually turned out very well and I like it alot. It's colourful, soft, pretty and cosy with a vintage, but quite contemporary feel. It's lovely! I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (from Stoffenidee in Ghent), a size 4.0mm hook and a basic Afghan pattern. To finish, I crocheted two rounds of double crochet in white, then a row of treble's in green, a row of trebles in purple, a row of trebles in white and then a simple picot stitch edging. What more can I say, except that it took A LOT of time!
Here are the 2011-2012 dates for your diaries:
Volgende afspraak: zondag 4 december, 11am - 3pm.
Geen brei club in januari.
Terug op de eerste zondag in februari, zondag 5th februari, 11am - 3pm.
And have you seen Sini's Etsy shop? Ladies and gentlemen, if you ever doubted you could sell your knitting on line, you CAN!!! Let this be an encouragement to us all and, Sini, we wish you lots of luck and success with your new venture. Let us know how it goes. http://www.etsy.com/people/sinthashop?ref=pr_profile
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Rozemie presented us with her latest craft project on Sunday - handmade bears! What a surprise! They were so beautifully constructed and finished that it was almost impossible to believe that she hadn't been making bears for years and years. But no! These two adorable little bears represent her very first attempt at teddy bear making.
And Barbara has found a wonderful book of patterns for knitted Christmas tree balls - it contains something like 55 different patterns for the most wonderful festive ornaments. Barbara always makes beautiful handmade Christmas tree decorations. Every year it's something new and inspiring. So here they are - the two bears and two of Barbara's Christmas delights.
It was a great afternoon and wonderful to welcome our friends from Hasselt (Jan and Marie Therese!), Gent (Anne!) and Leuven (Bieke!). Are we the knitting club whose members travel the furthest? And Nell learnt to crocht with Luce - talk about fun!