Monday, June 1, 2009

Whit monday

From now on I will try to write my blog messages in English, ouch!!! English wasn't my favourite subject in school so it will be hard, very hard! Please correct me where I'm wrong, don't hesitate and teach me! Why am I still doing this when it's giving me such a hard time? I love to read blogs from all over the world and realized that hardly anyone could read mine. So I will give it a try.

It's been quite a while since I wrote my last message. I read blogs every day but can't seem to find the time to write myself because I'm to busy reading and knitting, no proper pictures to go with the messages etc etc, always an excuse.....But I will try harder from now on.

It's Whit monday today and that means another lazy day in the sun, do some blogging, some knitting and just enjoying not doing the things that I should do (housekeeping, ironing, yuck!)

What have I been doing since Easter? Knitted socks! Pattern 'Koffieboontje', yarn Online 4-ply. The pattern is very stretchy so they fit perfectly. This pair is completed :D

Knitted another pair in pattern 'Schulpjessok', also finished!

Made my first 'Monkey' sock, still 1 left to do....... Yarn; Trekking hand art 'Kiruna', just love the colours!

My mother turned 64 on may 20 and I knitted my first lace shawl as a present. I started on may 13 so I had to do it in 1 week! It was quite a challenge but I succeeded. I used a lovely Kauni yarn which I bought at Astrid's Dutch Obessions. Astrid sells the most exquisite yarns! The pattern is 'Adamas shawl'

Knitted a another pair in pattern 'Koffieboontje' for a 2-year old with a left leftover of my 'schulpjessocks'.....

I needed a carrying case for all my needles so I made it myself. Quite simple but I just love it....



At this moment I'm knitting socks for my brother in law, he wanted some new ones to wear in his clogs/wooden shoes. The pattern is quite simple, knit 2, purl 2 etc. but the it works well with the yarn, Trekking Jeans Collection.

Sometimes I wonder how I can manage to do all this and still work for 36 hours a week! During the day I work at an IT-department of a University of Applied Sciences and in the evening I knit, some strange combination dont't you think?

Today we also made a little biketrip to Blokzijl. We live in a rural setting and on the way to Blokzijl we saw this Stork on his nest.

Happy knitting!


  1. Wow! Look at that gorgeous shawl! I'm sure you mom loved it! And all your socks...great job! Very much looking forward to being able to read your blog posts :)

    Thank you so much for leaving your kind comment on my blog today Sylvia! I look forward to reading yours!

  2. I like your knitting and your nice pictures.