maandag 31 december 2007

That's All Folks!

I went to the Noordermarkt this morning with my friend Danny.
We needed some linen and wool for new Viking-outfits, for both Kees and me.

When I got home this afternoon, Donna was at the front door to great me as always but... no Ayla. So I was scared to death her heart had given out. The not-so-nice-neighbourhood-kids have been harrassing the surroundings of my home with fireworks since 8 AM this morning and Ayla has a heart-disease so I feared the worst.

But when I walked in my bathroom there she was:

All the way up in my towel-basket. She's on my lap now and purring, I believe all is going to be ok, as always. I'm going out tonight. That's new for both my cats and me, as I'm scared to death of fireworks. But I want to go to Mulligans and celebrate the new year with my friends.

Like I said, Donna is not impressed by all the loud noices and was opening my bags for me. Remember last time when D. and me went fabric-shopping? Danny found an awesome sweater for only 10 euro's. I found one for me today! And Donna likes it too :D

We also found fabric. For Kees a natural and dark brown (it looks a bit grey, but it's a beautyful dark brown) for a new pair of viking pants and a top:

For me the same dark brown and and a lighter natural linen for an over- and underdress and a nice brown woolen fishbone pattern for a coat (on the left)

As for the knitting:
The hoody is going slowly but steadily, My second mirror sock is not going to be finished in this year, but will be soon. Also The Felted Foursome, which is hibernating a bit at the moment and the Kaffe Fasset duo will be done somewhere in January. My friend Ingrid is expecting a baby girl in March and the poor kid is going to get a pink-Disney-princess babyroom.. I will knit her a "tough cookie" outfit.. with maybe a skully or something *lol*

Well... that's all folks!
Have a safe and happy party tonight and I wish you all a Book- & Fibertastic 2008!

maandag 24 december 2007

Midwinter message

I read Danny's blog today. She has posted an email which was sent to her, and she writes:
"I wanted to send it on, but Kees said there were bugs attached. So I decided to blog it instead. My readership may not be as big as my mailbox, but I think this is important stuff. I worry about the direction things are taking in my neck of the woods nowadays, and I find that if there’s one lesson to learn from history it’s that people don’t seem to be learning from history."

I so totally agree with her and decided to add my readership to hers: Go visit her blog, and read her message! I too worry, and so should you ;-)

Happy Holidays from me too!

donderdag 20 december 2007

donderdag 6 december 2007



Thanks to my friend Danny, who explained to me the art of chart-reading. She's a true hero and I'm glad she knits so much faster than I do, because now she can explain to me what to do. That's why KAL's and friends are for! :D

dinsdag 4 december 2007

Lets not talk about the Hoody...

Because I did not understand the chart and did it al wrong.. I had to frog it, yet again..

And it's not going very wel....

So.. lets not talk about the Hoody...