When finished my bobbin lace, I strenghtend it with hairspray, folded the result and attached it to cardboard. It makes me smile 😉

After several years I started again with bobbin lace.
The reason…well I found a special ‘cushion’, when I was on a ‘car boot sale’ in Denmark.
My teacher is Mariet Visser.

My 10 colour shawl is finished….
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On our Annual Spinning Day one could select a workshop.
My favorite was felting and I am so proud of the result.
The workshop was given by Alexandra and she is amazing.
Just take a look at her blog.

Every evening they show us their shimmering light.

It was a new holiday project. Easy to take with me and a lot of flowers to crochet in four weeks time.
Another great poney thanks to Heidi Bears.

Just as the first Fatty (I made for my daugher Janneke) we straightened the legs and neck
with thin sticks from the barbecue 🙂
No children are going to play with the little horse, so no danger included.
The yarn is 100 % acrylic and the colours are wonderfull.

‘Granny, will you knitt socks for me???’ Surprised I answered:”Do you really mean that?”
And yes he was serious.

“Will you wear them?”
“Yes….”

Together we went to the shop, so he could choose his own colour.
Being 4 years old he could only see what was on the lowest shelf.
He took the yarn and said: “Oh no, I don’t like this one.”
It was dark!
Now it was time to lift him and yes he saw the yarn with green….his favourite colour.
(I knew he would like it, the moment I put my eyes on it.)

Time to get started.

I knitted and  measured and kintted and measured……


They are perfect!

On his socks he went upstairs to show me something.
‘Oeh, they tickle,”he said.  So we decided to take them off.
“I think my feet need to adjust to them.” 🙂

The next day a photo showed him, walking in the garden on his socks.
He even wears them inside out.
Job done!

I am a little late with updating my website. It is all about winter….nevertheless here they are….

……the Brave African Flower Pony
Crochet Pattern by:
Heidi Bears

My daughter was linked to this pattern on a horse forum.
( http://www.ravelry.com/designers/heidi-bears )
Being a member of Ravelry, it was easy to find.

It is an amazing pattern and very nice to crochet.
Fatty has already found a place in Janneke’s home.

At the moment I am knitting a shawl, a sweater and socks.

This shawl I started yesterday!

A sweater…from recycled yarn
Toe up socks from a sock blank named  ‘stripes’

The first time….. a sock with a special pattern…Nice to do….

and after weeks……and weeks…I did finish them….

my ‘poncho’ sock blank socks…..

It took some time, but here they are….

After knitting 6 pairs of hosetops for new members of
The Highland Regiment , I had enough…..

However…from time to time… 😉

Undone again! The yarn looks nice….

‘poncho’…..

‘stripes’…..
‘gaudy’…..

Time for knitting…..

Last Sunday I dyed these ‘future socks’ !

‘poncho’…..

‘stripes’…..

‘gaudy’…..

The big question now is….what will the socks look like!

I did it! Today I finished my poncho!
My sister-in-law permitted me to use the model of her poncho. So nice of her! Thank you Loeska 😉
The first time I saw her wearing  it, I envied her, you know 🙂
The colours are different though.
Turquoise and purple are my favorite colours and I used red to brighten it up, but I already mentioned
that in one of my previous blogposts.
The fringes form a nice band at the bottom….(the way I braided them)…. I think 😉

The collar is knitted separately and sewed with the machine to the neck-piece

It took some time…
I already wore them, nice and warm!

These socks were baptized by Alexandra with the name…’Halloween’ socks 😉
It is so surprising, knitting with the yarn of a dyed sockblank.
Thanks for the idea of the black band at one side of the sockblank Meta…..it looks great!

I never wove with such a thick thread in warp and weft. Two per cm.
The total width of my loom is used, 120 cm.
It’s  just a simple plain weave / tabby. The colours are the most important in this cloth.

I have been busy making a warp for my poncho.
The yarn I intended to use was very thin, compared to my own spun weft.
What to do….I decided to make a cabled yarn. I had never done that…..a real challenge it was.
Then I dyed the yarn and now I am threading the loom. First step done……

I knitted my own sockblank. I used needle nr. 6, 2 threads and 40 stitches.
A friend and member of my knitting and spinning group adviced me to dye this sockblank with a black band at one side…..
After washing the blank was undone again…..


…..and now I am busy knitting two identical socks, with my own dyed colour pattern.
My friend was right, the repetition of the colour black gives a very nice effect.

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