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Week 11 – 2017

Week 11 – 2017
Week 11 – 2017

After a couple weeks of rain, cold, myself and my girl being sick with all kinds of bugs, finally, FINALLY, the sun came out last weekend. Oh what joy! Only now we realize how much we needed some vitamin D to lift the spirits and get some positive energy flowing. We have spent lots of hours outdoors with family and friends, soaking in the sun and fresh air. Crisp mornings, warm afternoons, good company; is there anything better?

Some random pictures of last week(end) including a beautiful bunch of flowers I got from a dear friend; the cake I baked and am still altering into a more healthy version – not that chocolate cake will ever get healthy – but it’s getting better, haha; blue skies; a lovely lunch with fellow authors of Kosmos publishers; the afternoon sun rolling down our stairs; and yarn.

The yarn, let’s talk about that. It is beautiful merino from Lang Yarns and has beautiful colours. I have granny stripes on my mind, making A Good Vintage Cardigan published in Simply Crochet issue 54. The yarn is slightly larger then the pattern prescribes, so I went down 2 sizes in my measurements. However it is still waaaay too large. So I have to frog it and start over in an even smaller size. I am not a fan of making garments, for they have to fit. And this frogging is not my thing, you know. Ugh, how I hate it and how I know once again why I don’t make garments for myself. For kids it’s fine; they’ll grow into it eventually. But I sincerely hope I will not grow into this cardigan; if you know what I mean…

So, this week I will find new energy to start over with the cardigan, work on a fun Mother’s Day project I’ll reveal soon, and enjoy the SUN! Have a great week,

xo Maaike

March 13, 2017 2 comments

Winter going on Spring

Winter going on Spring
Winter going on Spring

It is only February just yet, serious freezing weather is coming up later this week in The Netherlands, but Spring is in the air. And if not in the air, at least it is on people’s minds. I see it on Instagram, there’s Easter candy in grocery stores, and I see some of you hooking and knitting with whites and other pastel colours; totally gives me that Spring feeling. Let’s say ‘winter going on spring’.

There’s nothing wrong with prepping well ahead, is there? Spring is a lovely mood, and I got some hyacinths to strengthen the feeling.

All I need now is a matching knitting and crochet project; let’s dug something up from those moving boxes around me here. Of course I carefully left those boxes out of the pictures; who wants to be reminded of all that work? After getting the flu the day after our move, this week I am on the mend and husband and I managed to unpack a load of boxes last weekend. Give me a couple more days, but I feel that yarn crafting itch coming up and I’ll share my projects with you.

Have a lovely week! Are you in the pre-mood for Spring yet?

xo Maaike

February 6, 2017 3 comments
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