Scenes & inspirations

apbm succulent

Succulent growing


Him: Flying kites at the beach of Middelkerke


Me: knitting while the skies turned dark grey

first tomato

My first self grown tomato

jotunheimen hike

Cell phone photos from our Norway adventure

Leeuwin stokstaartjes

Visiting the zoo in the Netherlands


New sock yarn

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Some nice and inspiring web visits lately:

Resurrection fern’s blogger Margaret’s trip to Iceland

Lori’s Shetland Grand Adventure

Kristina’s Canada trip

Looking forward to Amanda’s new pattern and lovely new hats and jewelry in Melody’s shop

Jade happened to befriend a very cute kitten, which reminds me a bit of my former pet rabbit, that has the same name and same fur colour

I once stumbled upon this great site, with a new drawing every day!

And be sure to check out Andi’s Pink Wapiti Shawl!

Expect nothing and appreciate everything

When I started knitting Keynote back in May this year, I was thrilled -after only a year of self-taught knitting – that I was able to understand a knitting pattern, of a cardigan, with not only stockinette stitch, but with a twist and a raglan ànd a twist in the raglan ;-)Keynote finished

I measured myself multiple times, I swatched, changed to smaller needles, didn’t do the full increases again after decreasing for my waist, because I am a bit petite. And still, it’s too big again. Am I disappointed? Yes, of course I am. I mean, it took me 4 months of knitting.Keynote finished 2keynote wear 2

But it got me thinking too: it’s better to know and be disappointed, then to never know and always wonder. I also learned that when knitting the body in 4.0 mm metal needles, I should avoid to knit the sleeves in 4.0 mm wooden needles. It shows and I didn’t know. (I have this weird opposite knitting thing going on: I can only knit in the round on 4 dpn’s and I can knit back and forth the best on circulars.)keynote swatch

So I made myself a promise: from now on: only large and loosely cardigans, or socks. And maybe some mittens and a new hat attempt. Because, you know, Autumn is almost there. And I’m cold.

Keep on knitting!



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