Sunday, March 27, 2005


And now for the bad news. Yesterday I started knitting the Loll-cardigan. Which is, by the way, not just a cardigan, it is a real PROJECT. The small piece in the picture must have taken me about 2 hours. All these little thingies, cast on 6 stitches, bind of 6 stitches. And this morning I found out I started with size S instead of M. So, too small!!!! So, I have to frog it. So, I'm very frustrated!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!

And even older stuff

This dress and hat for one of our dolls has been knitted in the sixties by one of my grandmothers. It has been made so neatly, as if knitted by machine.

I found even some older things my mother's mother probably made at school (around 1920?). Next time I will make some pictures of these things.

Old stuff

Look what I found today at my parents' house! This is probably one of the first things I knitted at elementary school. Cute, isn't it? It has been knitted very, very tight. When I'm looking at it I feel my hands get sweaty again. We always used cotton, which is difficult to handle for children (and grown-ups).

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

New knitter

Finally my sister is infected by the knitting-fever. Like me, she learned knitting at elementary school. I picked it up at the end of the seventies again but she didn't.
In the yarnshop she saw this beautiful scarf and now she's making one herself. She already knitted 15 cms this evening, so it will be finished after the weekend, I think!?

It doesn't look really comfortable yet, don't you think? Well, believe me, it's the chair. Too small for knitting.

Something new on the needles!

This afternoon I went with my sister to the Ryahuis, a yarnshop in Zuidlaren. Not the first time we went there. Last saturday I bought some very purple Rowan Calmer-yarn. Very purple is not my favourite colour at all. So at home I decided to go back to the shop to change the yarn for a more summerish colour. Very nice ladies own the shop, and changing was no problem at all. So now I have 2 balls of this nice I-dont-know-how-to-call-this-colour. The other 7 will arrive asap. And I can start knitting this lovely Loll cardigan designed by Kim Hargreaves. My favourite knitting-designer, I think.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Spring is here!

Two weeks ago I finished this sweater. I knitted it with Lana Grossa Opaco, which I bought at the market. The only place where you can buy nice yarn in this town of 180.000 people. Well, there are 2 yarnshops, but they are NOT nice. So there's not much knitting going on in The Netherlands. And that explains why I called my blog The Lonesome Knitter.

But, aren't these colours nice? So different from all these brownish colours I've been wearing during the winter. I'm really satisfied with this sweater!

Hello.....! I want to show you the stuff I knitted. Interested? Hope so. But if you're not, no hard feelings. This blog is also for myself, to have an overview of everything I knitted. And to practice my english writing.