Saturday, 31 August 2013

Programma 2013-2014

Wij hebben leuk nieuws van onze vrienden in de Droge Coo.
Zegt Sarah:  
Verder nog een nieuwtje: we zullen een leesclub te gast hebben in Vrijstaat O. vanaf oktober! Zij komen ook op zondagochtend naar Vrijstaat O., om over boeken te spreken. Dit is zes keer dit 'programmajaar' (6.10, 1.12, 19.1, 2.3, 4.5 en 1.6), jullie delen dan de ruimte met de leesclub. Ik denk dat dit wel voor gezelligheid kan zorgen.

Boeken en breien - het perfect combinatie voor een zondag namiddag!

Dus, samen met Sarah in de Coo, hebben wij een agenda voor najaar 2013 en voorjaar 2014 vastgelegd:

1 Sept: 11.00 -18.00

6 Okt: 11.00-18.00 - samen met het Leesclub

3 Nov: Villa Elise (tijdstip te bevestigen)

1 Dec: 11.00-18.00 - samen met het Leesclub

12 Jan 2014: 11.00-18.00

2 Feb 2014: 11.00 - 18.00 - Let op! Wij zijn jarig!!!! Met dank aan Barbara voor de herinnering: Breien in Oostende bestaat 5 jaar!!!!

2 March 2014: 11.00 - 18.00 - samen met het Leesclub
Informatie altijd terug te vinden op het pagina 'data en uren'
Tot morgen!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Nog even doorbijten

'Even doorbijten'... was the advice given to Marian during the creation of her beautiful lace shawl in Kid Silk Haze. With hundreds and hundreds of stitches on the needles and having never knitted lace before she kept her cool. But, she'll be the first to admit, she shed blood, sweat and tears over this design. Ines helped with the difficult instructions. The shawl was pulled back, redone and pulled back again until, finally, it dropped off the needles and onto our table in the Droge Coo. Congratulations Marian and, when the going gets tough, never forget: EVEN DOORBIJTEN!!!!!
(Click for bigger pictures and sorry not to have a photo of the whole shawl...)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Not just bees, but dragons too...

From beautiful bees to a darling dragon. I'm delighted to reveal Barbara's latest creation... this lovely little creature was knitted in one piece on double pointed pins - it was amazing to see his evolution this summer. Isn't he lovely? Barbara is our reigning queen of knitted and felted critters and she enjoyed passing on tips and advice for knitted bunnies to Jacqueline on Sunday. We've seen some wonderful creations of Barabara's over the years and it's always a delight to view her latest pride and joy. Click on the photos for more detail.

Monday, 5 August 2013


Ladies and gentlemen! You are too talented! I was absolutely blown away by the amazing things that everyone has finished, was in the process of making or dreaming of starting... We were delighted to welcome Marie Paule of Knit Flanders, our 'sister' brei-club in Ghent. See:  Marie Paule has just finished the amazing 'bee stole' in yellow. We swooned, we sighed, we all took photos... this stole has the most amazing details that range from bee hives, to honeycomb and tiny little bees themselves (not to mention the exquisite beading). I couldn't resist asking: how long did it take? A good six months replied the wonder-knitter. Marie Paule, we salute you! Thanks for coming and, above all, for the inspiration. But this is only the tip of the iceberg - I'll be posting photos all this week of some of the other fabulous things you've been making. Watch this space! (as ever, click on the photos to enlarge - it's worth it)