Quote of the day

In the rhythm of the needles

there is music for the soul.

Breiclub in Oostende : elke woensdagavond van 19 u - 21 u !

vrijdag 20 januari 2012

Karin & her bears

Every wednesday, Karin joins us at the knitting club.  She has become a good friend, and we share a passion for knitting and... teddy bears.  She designs her bears herself, gives them all different names and gets them dressed in colourful scarfs.  That is where the knitting comes in...
I admire the humor she puts in the little creatures.  They have an audacious look, like a little rascal you can't be mad at because he looks so cute.
see for yourselves :
this one looks like her dog, Bor

and these little friends are wearing the knitted scarfs with pride.
thanks Karin for sharing - I am inspired by your bears.  And need to find the time to finish my new bear... ain't gonna happen this weekend, to busy with other stuff - or just maybe if I can get up very early....

donderdag 5 januari 2012

gloves for Lisa

As promised, here are the pictures of the gloves I knitted for Lisa. 

Last year, I knitted her a hat in the same colours and pattern.  so, I thought it would be nice if she had gloves to match the hat.

She rides her bike to school, and she likes to keep her fingers free so the gloves needed to have a removable top.  The top is secured with a button if it's no used on your fingers.

I'm quite proud of myself, as I used no pattern for these gloves.  I just calculated the stiches, and started to knit.  I started with the EZ system of knitting an I-cord first, and then CO stiches from there.  the thumb needed extra stiches and all went well.  and for the top, I CO stiches straight in the knitted part, using a thread on the inside to pick up stiches. 
It sounds as complicated as it was, but in the end, the gloves are finished and she likes them !

and now for some UFO's... (unfinished objects)  Let that be  my new year's resolution : I'm going to finish all those UFO's that are waiting for me.   No new wool -- no --  I will be strong  --  I will not buy any new wool ...    Sounds a bit like an addict trying to give up on her dope....

woensdag 4 januari 2012

mittens for Gaëlle

a xmas gift for the girlfriend of my youngest son Jonas.

 I knitted them from a gorgeous book I bought in the UK, called 'Homemade' by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson.

here are great ideas of things you can make. 
Here's a picture of how they look in the book :

They were quite easy to make, I chose 3 colours red, green and gray.  Gaëlle loves to wear reds and black, so it should go well with her garderobe.

I have another son-with-a-girlfriend, and I am knitting something for her too.  It's nearly finished, so next blog will show you what I made.
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