Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I have 1 more photo of a swap .
This is what I send for the vintage christmas swap to Lia . I had a lot of fun making things and searching for vintage items on fleamarkets and thriftshops. I still have to make some extra photo's of the wonderful things that Lia send to me.

Recently I have completed my magic yarnbal and it's send to my swap partner ,it's a Dutch swap and we have secret partners.It was such a great swap! I can't place a photo of it here because then I won't be a secret swap partner anymore Ü........

I went to a couple of bookstores here to buy some Christmas magazines from other countries. I couldn't find them anymore!!!!!! They just have stopped selling Christmas magazines from other countries .... can you believe that!
That's so sad for me cause I love those christmas magazines.
Is there anybody that might be interested in a christmas magazine swap with me????
I would be thrilled if there is , please let me know.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I went to the first Stitch and Bitch day here in the Netherlands last Saturday, and I had a wonderful time!
It was held in an old factory and there was room for lots of knitting and talking, you could buy lots of beautiful yarns and knitting books. And there where lectures and workshops. The big event for me was that Debbie Stoller was also there.I have one of her books and I love it. Of course I had to buy her latest book , the Happy Hooker.
She also signed her books there. I went to one of her lectures and to her workshop about crochet. I had a great time.
I also went to a shadow kniytting workshop.
I had a lot of fun that day and also learned some things.I forgot the bring my camera with me so there are no photo's of that day.....
I will make some photo's of the lovely yarn that I bought when the battery is loaded afgain.

I bought this lovely snowman head last week, it's so cute.
I was in a wonderful swap for the elves: a vintage christmas swap. I will post photo's of what I send when my swap partner receives hers. Here is what I received from my swap partner Lia. I will make more photo's of it after the batteries are loaded again. I loved all the wonderful things she send me.

Here are some christmas cones I made for another swap. I also want to make some to send to friends and for myself.

Then another swap. I found a wonderful site about swapping a little while ago, it's called gimme your stuff. I found a nice lady from Singapore that wanted to swap with me. She sended lots of nice things. I specially LOVE the japanese knitting magazine, it's full with lots of beautiful things. There is no photo of what I send to her , becuase I forgot to make a photo of it..............

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Look what I received in the mail last week!
I recently joined a yahoo group for a magic ball swap.I was very happy when I opened the parcel and found this lovely ball of yarn in it.There are a couple of gifts put inside the ball and some where on the outside.Now I'm searching for a pattern so I can start knitting with this beautiful yarn and of course so I can see what my swap partner has put in it..........exhiting!!!!!!!
She also made me a beautiful patchwork card.I'm very curious who was my swap partner, as it was a secret swap.
I'm still working on mine but I hope to have it ready in a couple of days.

And here are some brooches I received from another swap I was in. It's the pin/ brooche swap from swap-bot. I have received some beautiful crochet brooches and also a bird brooche but I seem to have lost that photo. And of course the batteries of our digital camera where empty.......But I will post a photo of it in another post.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I wanted to place links of my favourite blogs on my the sidebar for a long time.But somehow I couldn't get them there. So now I have switched to another background and suddenly I was able to put the links where I wanted them. And they all work as well......
I have only placed a few so far, as I'm not very fast at it.But soon there will be lots more.

Monday, November 06, 2006

The KMKS Questionnaire:

Are you allergic to any fibers? No

What are your favorite colors? Warm fall colours, blue, purple, pink.

Are you a new mitt knitter? Yes, very new.

How long have you been knitting mittens? I still have to start knitting my first mitten.I'm hoping to get started with some mittens in a couple of days.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? I like both solid and multicoloured yarns.

What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn? Soft wool ( not itchy), tweed or blends of wool.

Where do you usually knit mittens? I usually knit in my chair by the window in our livingroom.

How do you usually carry/store small projects? I carry small projects in a bag I made of vintage fabrics and I store my small projects in old baskets.

What are your favorite mitten patterns? Don't have any yet.

What are your favorite mitten knitting techniques? Don't have that yet either.

What new techniques would you like to try? Don't know, love to try a lot.

What are your favorite needles for knitting mittens? I think circular needles.

What are some of your favorite yarns? I like wool, tweed.....

What yarn do you totally covet? home spinned wool.

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? ??????

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? metalic or plastic needles and circular needles.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?I think I would love to be a home spinned wool.

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack? I just love all kinds of candy.

What’s your favorite animal? I like dogs and cats.

Would you prefer super warm mittens or something more like fingerless mitts? I prefer super warm mittens.

If you were a color what color would you be? Blue

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? Herbs and the sea.

Do you have a wishlist? No I don't.

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? I'm really glad that I have joined this great swap.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Here are the pictures that blogger wouldn't let me post yesterday.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I don't know what's wrong with blogger, but it won't let me post pictures......
I wanted to show some pictures of some wonderful things I found at our thriftshop yesterday.
I found a lovely white pillow with a small flower on it, a blue baby blanket that I might turn into a bag, a lovely piece of fabric, some pink vintage knitting needles and a small yar with some beautiful buttons in it. All this only costs 2 euro and 10 cents.

I was real happy when I went home with my treasures.
I hope that I can post the pictures soon.

On 18 November I'm going to the first Dutch Stitch and bitch day in Rotterdam. I just can't wait !!!!! There are allready a few SNB groups here in the Netherlands but unfortunately they are not in my area.... So when I found out about this day , I was very happy.They have aranged a couple of things and 1 of them is that Debbie Stoller is coming. How great is that!!! Unfortunately nobody I know likes to knit and want to come with me to that day, but I have decided that I will go anyway.