Sunday, January 29, 2006

Two socks

So here they are, nr. 17 and 18. Sounds like a lot, does't it? Well, they're not the best knitted pair. In fact, I think I never made so many mistakes. For instance, take a look at the heels. They're completely different. And why is that? Oh, I knitted this pattern before, I know how it works, I don't have to read it all over again..... Hm. That happens a lot to me. The first time I do something that is new to me, it turns out OK. Oh, piece of cake. And the next time I screw up.
I better quit typing, my wrist hurts a little.Thanks to this game (and the chill in this corner of the room). Don't try it, it's dangerous!
I'm going to weave in the ends of Blackberry now. And I'll show you a picture of it the next time. I'm still not satisfied with it though, but I'm always quite fussy about clothes.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


On the radio I just heard it's probably going to be very cold in a week or so. - 31 degrees in Moscow, and it's coming this way. Well, I don't always believe what the media say.... But I'm glad I started knitting another pair of socks! You can never have too many socks. The yarn I use is Lana Grossa's Meilenweit Magico. I discovered this is the ninth pair of socks I'm knitting. The next pair has to be a very special one!

Friday, January 13, 2006


A few hours ago I was thinking about calling this post Woohoo!, because Blackberry was almost finished. And it is finished now, but I'm not satisfied. Boohoo! It's not very clear in the picture, because I hold my arms high, but the sides look very bumpy. I think/hope it is because the border is too tight, so I'm gonna frog that. And pick up a few stitches more in a new attempt. This certainly is not my favourite part of knitting...
But I'm glad Ajour said she was curious about the finished Blackberry cardigan. This made me pick up the needle. Maybe you remember I bought a circular needle of which I was sure it would be too short for so many stitches? Well, it turned out to be long enough. So that's the good part of the story.
And don't my orange towels look nice in my bathroom? Hah! But what is that? Do I see a double chin over there? It is strange, when I take a look in the mirror it's never there, but in pictures it always is....

Saturday, January 07, 2006


The first week of this year I spent on Schiermonnikoog, one of the Dutch Wadden-islands. Always great to be on this small island, where I spent so many holidays during childhood. But look what I found there, in a tiny shop? Handspun wool! There where a lot of nice colours, I decided to buy the two skeins you see in the picture. In real the colours are nicer/deeper, BTW. I think I'm going to knit a hat and mittens with it. I think.... But I first have to finish some other stuff, like the Blackberry cardigan. *sigh*
Anyway, when you're interested in Schiermonnikoog, there's a TV-series, called 'Eilanders'. Every Tuesdaynight at 19.30 (NL 1). I haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure I'll love it!