Sunday, 29 August 2010

Shoeshop, and other snappies

It's sunday afternoon and the kids are having playtime at Gabriel's parents,
and what am I doing : looking at pics of the kids.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Bamboo dew

The sway,

the rustle, and
softly shining :
the strength.

I started this shawl somewhere in january this year ... The beautiful Habu Kusa kidsilk was a gift from my knitting friend Emily (thank you dear sensei). The color of this exquisite featherweight yarn is bamboo, the 40% silk content makes it shimmer like pearly dew, it's very hard to grasp this in a photo. The pattern of the shawl produces an undulating curly flow, I could block this out, but I won't, it's just right somehow. Although the knitting is fairly straightforward, the Kusa kept slipping of the needles here and there and picking up and fixing was rather frustrating. And so I did the knitting in stages, doing a few pattern repeats every so often over the months. I am so glad it's finished now! I'm sending it as a birthday gift to my mum in Belgium, she is the kindest and strongest person I know.

Here are the Bamboo dew details in Ravelry,
and some more upclose in Flickr.


Monday, 16 August 2010


Folded footware
from cherished leftover yarns

Leila {
Night, Arabic}
and Kura {
Morningred, Maori},
our friends' dearest newborn twinsisters.
I thought of their names when I chose the yarns,
and the deep colors of a purple-red Anemone-flower.

How to : Ravelry,
One more photo here in flickr.

It's grey outside
but Lieveke says
there's nothings to stop us from being
happy really.
Well I agree.


Thursday, 5 August 2010



Magenta is the color of the wool she chose.
She chose the buttons too.
She's amazing.
I just did the knitting/sewing.

See her twirl here and here.
And here are the Ravelry details.


Monday, 2 August 2010

New things to make

I have a thousand plans.
A thousand things to admire, fondle, spy...
A thousand things to make, or at least to try.
How about
ginger for Noor,
magenta for Lieveke,
a skirt and a dress for myself from the new book.

Ah, you monday, you here already..