zondag 28 december 2014

Recent Finishes

These are some things that I finished recently:
  • In December 1983 my aunt Els sent us (my mother, my 2 sisters, and me) a Christmas card with a small cross-stitch image on it. Now, 31 years later, I stitched the pattern up for each of us  as a Christmas present. My aunt is no longer with us, but we're sure that she would have been so pleased.
  • I finished reading the beautiful  'Alice in wonderland & Alice in spiegelland' book that I recently bought at boekhandel Stevens and that was signed by illustrator Floor Rieder herself during a book signing session there.
  • And finally I finished this pair of mittens (knitted out of blue Cascade 220 yarn) that my youngest daughter had asked for.


vrijdag 26 december 2014

China Light Utrecht

Last Tuesday after work, I visited the China Light Festival Utrecht in the Utrecht Botanical Garden. Even though it was quite crowded - I had not expected there to be this many visitors - it was still possible to take a good look at all the beautiful objects. I really enjoyed it.

woensdag 10 december 2014

Cardigan of Doom (and Summer Bag)

Unfortunately, the cardigan that I've been knitting on turned out to be a real Cardigan of Doom. I’ve been working on it for quite some time, mainly because it needed so much frogging. Reasons for this were:
  • there turned out to be a big color difference between the Strange Harvest skeins, so I had to find out the best way to deal with that. The flash makes it looks a little worse than it does in real life, but still…
  • I found out that I didn’t have enough yarn to complete the cardigan, so I had to order more and re-knit the sleeves. Even now I’ve only got a very little bit of yarn left.
I must say though that the front looks very nice now though, and I love the buttons.

Oh well...

I finished the crocheted bag some time ago, but I kept forgettting to take pictures of it. 

The other thing I've been working on is a really nice cross-stitch project, but I'll show that later.