Monday, November 19, 2007

I don't know why but it looks like blogger doesn't like me very much. I wasn't able to post for a while and just now I uploaded some photo's and that's it. He just refused again!
But after waiting for a while I was able to post the last photo's.
These are photo's from a swap I received from Veronica.
She send me all these wonderful handmade things.

This hat is wonderful and very warm, I just LOVE it.

And Veronica did the crocheting edge and the lovely pumpkin embroidery.

And look at this cute knitted apple.

So cute!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

stitch & Bitch day in Rotterdam

On the 3th of november I have been to the second Dutch Stitch & Bitch day that was held in Rotterdam.It was a great day, with a lot of knitters knitting & bitching, workshops, yarn,..........
This was the very large knitting table where you could sit and do some knitting and chatting.

There where some special gasts that day. They gave workshops and lectures.
From left to right there was Nancy Marchant, Jean Moss, Debbie Stoller and Kerstin Jonsson.

Here they are again at the official opening of the day.

I have participated in a workshop from Debbie Stoller. She thaught us double knitting. As an example she brought this great scarf. Unfortunately everytime I wanted to photograph it she moved it. So this was the best photo.

She is a real nice and funny lady and I'm glad that I had the chance to be in her workshop.
I have also done a workshop with Nancy Marchant about a beret in brioche stitch and a lecture from Jean Moss. She told us about the beginning of her live as a designer and showed us many lovely sweaters she designed.

And on the 5th November my husband, daughters and myself went to a concert of
Michael Bublé. It was absolutely a fantastic concert and we all loved it very much. We took some photo's but unfortunately there was too much light and smoke so I don't have a good photo.
But here is a photo of him that I found online and also a link to a video of his latest song "lost"on you tube.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I have been tagged by Elly from a while ago.
The rules are

1- Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog
2- Share 7 random and/of weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them!)3- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs

4- Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
Here it goes

1 -I'm addicted to chocolate. If I have some in my house I just can't leave it alone and have to eat it.

2- I love to burn lots and lots of candles. And I just love scented candles, when I have bought a new one I have to go near them and smell them again and again.

3-I just love to decorate my house. Making new corners everywhere every week.

4 - I love the colour pink.

5- I have to knit every day. Sometimes I just don't have time to do some knitting, but then I try to knit a couple of rows anyway.

6- I love to buy old, vintage plates, teacups and teapots, in blue& white or red & pink flowers. I have them in my cupboard and in some corners of my home. Even though my cupboard is full, I have to buy that lovely, vintage plate or cup when I see one.

7-I have way too many hobbies and not enough hours in a day Ü.

Now it's my turn to tag 7 people, let's see......... Aina Stina L. Mrs G. Paula Mia Corry

I hope that you will like it. If you don't , that's ok too. You don't have to play along if you don't want to.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I don't know what was wrong with blogger. I have tried for days to post but it just wouldn't let me do it. So now I gave it another try and at the second attempt I was able to post again! Finally!!!!
But now I have a lot of things to show so I devide them over a couple of posts.
This is what I received from my sp11 pal. She send me some wonderful things again. I was knitting with the gorgious sock yarn she send me in September when the doorbell rang. I noticed the postman so I ran to the door to get the parcel that he was holding. I'm sure that he must have thought what a crazy lady is that Ü.

Here is what I received. This lovely magazine that's full with great patterns. I wish that we had such great magazines here in the netherlands.

This lovely blue baby bamboo yarn. Isn't the colour just gorgious!

And some very nice alpaca yarn in the colours lilac and purple. Unfortunately the colours are a bit hard to see on the photo.

Some very tasty chocolat and a great keyring with an English Springer Spaniel( how thoughtfull as we have 3 of them walking around here.)

This is a dishcloth I made a while ago.