Sunday, 29 September 2013

Weekend inspiration: colour!

Take a look at Barbara's new shawl! Aren't the colours lovely? And not only that, but the pattern is great. I can't wait to see this off the needles!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Back to school, part 2 ...



... with Rozemie's safety hat. This is a GREAT, quick, one ball project. This hat not only looks fantastic but it's knitted in a chunky yarn with a light reflecting thread woven into it. Wear this when coming home from work or school on a dark evening, or when cycling at night, and the light will bounce off - you'll be both warm and visible. You can get the wool in loads of colours at Rebecca's shop: Stoffenhuys Paulette on the Torhoutsesteenweg (see resources page). The pattern for the hat is free with the wool. Don't you think these would make brilliant presents?

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Back to school...

... with Noro! This summer, I became totally obsessed with Noro yarns. After admiring them from afar for more years than I care to remember, I was thrilled to find them in my local branch of John Lewis when back in the UK. The moment had arrived - I would start knitting with Noro. And this is just one of the projects I finished during those summer months. A new hat and scarf for Marius which, luckily, he loves! Rebecca has a GREAT selection of Noro yarns in Stoffenhuys Paulette. I know where I'll be able to get my next fix...

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Weekend inspiration

In a previous post, I described Barbara as the 'queen of critters' - and this is why! With the help of Ravelry, where she always posts pictures of her completed projects, she was able to take screen shots that show all her creations, all at once. What an amazing sight! Be inspired! Which is your favourite? 

PS. Don't forget you can click on the photos to enlarge them.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

A thing of beauty...

... is a joy forever.

Herewith a photograph of Barbara's handmade stitch-markers. Aren't they gorgeous? They really would be a joy to use, over and over again. Sold to Willemijn via Ravelry for a good cause: the 12-12 charity. Lucky Willemijn!!!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

A week ago today...

How time flies! A week ago today, on a glorious sunny day, we had a full house in Oostende! At 11.00, we had three hardcore knitters around the table (Jan, Barbara and me) and by 15.00 we had a crowd of fifteen. There were some great projects on the go, one of which was Jan's amazing scarf - the perfect combination of colour and texture. Click on the pics for larger photos and keep watching the blog, there are great posts to come!