Friday, November 13, 2009

Work in progress

We are changing our garage (attached) into a new kitchen. A builder did the construction work but we decided to do all the rest. Unfortunately we are not making a lot of progress. Sometimes we can't seem to find the time to do as much as we would/should but we will get there in the end! I always dreamed about an Aga cooker and I finally got one. He is standing there all by himself, covered in dust (you poor thing) but he's already working and keeping the whole annex quite warm and he cookes like a dream!

We layed bluestone tiles, recently made a ceiling and now we are sanding and painting and sanding and painting and......... We are using only classic colors of Farrow & Ball. The kitchen will be in oak and the working tops and sink are in bluestone. It will be gorgeous, in the end........I can hardly wait to decorate the kitchen with my collection of bowls and pottery. This is only a small part of my collection :)

I had a lovely day off. I did all the cleaning in the morning and took some me-time in the afternoon to listen to some music, knit a little bit, read some magazines etc. It was one of those days that I don't mind the pouring rain and dark skies.

Happy knitting and enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Project bag

This is my project bag and I am in desperate need of some little project bags to separate all my projects. This bag is quite big (the picture doesn't show) and it feels like some kind of black hole! It contains about 7 different projects, all my knitpick needles, a box of nicknacks and some books. Any suggestion for a nifty pattern for little projectbags that also looks nice?

Enjoy your day and happy knitting!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mad Max

Not really so mad at all, actually, he is the funniest, most cudly and cutest cat I ever had. Max had a surgery last week. I don't know how to explain it exactly in English but I'll give it a try. He had a herpes virus that caused a problem with his eyes. The eyelid somehow was suddenly to wide and his hair was constantly in contact with his eyeball and caused a lot of damage. So they removed a little skin beneath his eye and the problem is completely solved. The eye itself is already fully cured. He wasn't supposed to scratch at the stitches so I stayed on the couch for two nights to make sure that he wouldn't. Who is the mad one here? :D

I almost finished my second Gail I showed earlier and started a new sock, the Twinkelberry but I'm still not sure about this pattern and the yarn or the combination yarn/pattern. I have about all the free patterns available on Ravelry but still can't seem to find my perfect pattern.

Only one more workingday left and then my weekend starts! Yoohoo!

Happy knitting!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Still alive

At last, I’m back. I’m absorbing of all your blogs but can’t seem to find a little time to write something. I also asked myself some questions; who is interested in reading about my life, the things I do and the things I care about? But, today I had a 30-minute session with an aura-reader at work (this week is ‘the week of your career’ and we can have sessions with aura-readers, coaches etc.) and the things she said gave me some food for thought and I discovered that I really don’t mind if there is only 1 person who reads my blog. Even if no one reads it, I just like to write about all things I care about whenever I feel the need. In the first place I’m writing this for me. I also love to read your blogs to taste a little of all of your lives all over the world. The similarities and differences in live, the way you live and love, about your jobs, what you eat etc. Sometimes so different, sometimes so much the same……

In October my very best friend Wilma and me visited the ‘Handwerkbeurs’ (handicrafts fair) in Rotterdam. We loved it! We had enough time to catch up during our trip by train and did some knitting too. I met so many lovely people who are so devoted to their jobs (dying, spinning or just selling yarn). Even met some ravelry friends from abroad. My stash almost reaches ceiling but I’m happy with everyting I bought. I bought some handdyed mohair and already knitted 4 tams and 1 cowl. I felted the tams and they are so soft. I’m making 2 out of each color (a total of 6) so I can add some tams to my stash of birthday/Christmas presents.

I bought a little book about knitting toe up and started my first pair of toe up socks ever. Still feels strange...........

Some lovely Colinette sock yarn (you can never have to much sock yarn :D)

The most exquisite lace yarn (a blend of baby alpaca, cashmir and tussah silk. So soft! Bought by 'Storm op zolder' (Storm in the attic).

I also bought a new skein of Evilla lace yarn

Finished my Tesserae socks

And started another Gail for my sisters birthday which is on november the 18th so I what to do for the next two weeks.

I'm in a good mood because my weekend starts in about 3 hours and I'm longing for some me time!

Have a nice weekend and happy knitting!!!