End of May 2015

We are nearing the end of May, can you believe it? The weather is getting warmer and warmer, as soon as the sun is out now in The Netherlands, it’s nice to be outside. We are greatly enjoying our new backyard; we went from jungle and mini pond to just a lawn, and we love the quiet and peace that comes with that. So does Floyd by the way, he enjoys fetching ball and chilling on the lawn too.

On the yarn side of my life I was very happy to share with you the baby poncho made with Moeke Yarns last week. It’s gotten such great comments both here, on Instagram and Facebook, thank you all for the love! Last weekend I finished the teal baby bolero as you can see in the pictures, it’s knitted with one skein of Quince & Co. Tern wool and silk blend, such a dream to knit with. The pattern is very well written and detailed, to say the least. I can highly recommend it to the experienced knitter, I wouldn’t say absolute beginners. You really can’t go wrong with it, a big bravo for the designer of Petit Artichaut!

On my hook is the last round of the doily blanket with MoYa organic cotton and of course I am 5 grams short of yarn to finish it. But that yarn will come in soon, and after that I will post lots of images and the pattern for the border as well, to share it with you. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!

On my needles now is the Lattice Bonnet. It took me quite some cursing and frogging, but with help from google and youtube I got the hang of the quilted lattice stitch and now I just can’t get enough of it. The yarn and it’s beautiful subtle colouring is helping too; it’s MoYa organic cotton in the colour Snow Drops, available through Scaapi. For more details of how I like the pattern, have a look at my Ravelry project page.

Wishing you a beautiful week! xo

May 26, 2015 6 comments

6 comments on “End of May 2015”

  1. Wat een prachtig breiwerk zeg, wauw! Als ik dit van jou zie vind ik het toch echt de moeite weer eens een breiwerk op te gaan pakken ;)
    En mooie kleurtjes in je deken, ben benieuwd hoe die er uitziet straks.
    Groetjes, Wendy

  2. Tereza says:

    you always choose the loveliest color combinations

  3. Becca says:

    That quilted lattice stitch is absolutely stunning!! I’ve been loving spotting wisteria out and about, too.

  4. wendy says:

    Dear Maaike, you have such a beautiful blog and create beautiful things. It is a pleasure to visit. Do you know if Moeke will do a kit for the little poncho? I cannot find the yarns here in the UK. I tried to email you but the link doesn’t seem to work.

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hi, thank you for your kind words! Moeke did a give away with the kit for the poncho last week, you can contact them to ask if there’s another way to get the kit? All I know is the dye lots are limited, and I am not sure if there’s still some in stock. Although there will be new dye lots I am sure :). Ioana will be happy to help you I am sure! xx

  5. Simone says:

    Hoi Maaike,

    Ik ben sinds een paar weken bezig met een doily blanket..
    Ik heb inmiddels een hoop doily lapjes af… Ik kom op het punt om de lapjes aan elkaar te haken. Dit weet ik te vinden bij de tafelloper. Echter, de creme kleurige rand van het kleed kan ik niet vinden. Zou je willen laten weten hoe jij de rand maakt? Dan kan ik mijn kleed ook helemaal afmaken!

    Alvast erg bedankt!

    Groetjes! Simone

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