Thursday, 31 May 2007
We had a nice day, bit clouded, but dry. Of course we walked part of the Castle Walls, as she loves to climb up and down the stairs.
And we did some shopping. She kind of talked me into making your own stitch markers. And as it happens there is a small Bead Shop in Frodsham Street. What I did not know until today: D. loves beads! She insisted on filling her own bowl with all kind of beads. It took me ten minutes or so to put the beads (and buttons and flowers) back I did not want. However I have bought more than planned. She is especially in love with the ladybugs as you can see on these photo's ;)
Now she is sleeping and has taken all the ladybugs with her. I hope I will get them back sometime.
There are some really good links to DIY Stitch Markers.
Since I am awaiting an online order with headpins etc, I have, aside from beads, only bought some wire. And that is what I used to make my very first Stitch Marker.
And now you can start to laugh :)
Stash is one of the attractions for me in Chester. It is a small shop, loaded with lots and lots of wool. This time I could not resist a hank of hand dyed Opal Sock Yarn. As if I'm in need of this, LOL!
Monday, 28 May 2007
You are The Star
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised
The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Thursday, 24 May 2007
We tried out the swift his morning with the some of new Blue Faced Leicester that just had arrived.
D. dived into the box straight away. This BFL is even softer than the BFL we had before!
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
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For some reason it is not very attractive to me to bake pancakes with used flour this evening....
Monday, 21 May 2007
On the needles the beginning of a pair toe up socks. I am using Opal sock wool, but don't ask what type this is, the label is missing. Those socks will be for DS-15. He loves it when the socks are not striping equal and he loves blue.
Sunday, 13 May 2007
Saturday, 12 May 2007
This is a birthday gift for my dear friend's daughter.
At the age of eleven I knitted my first animal toy and since then many of them. All with straight needles. This is the first stuffed animal knitted in the round on circular needles, based on that old pattern in my head. For the shaping of the head and ears I could use some help from this pattern. Doortje helped me to stuff the bunny with the 'clouds'.
Sunday, 6 May 2007
I was inspired by this cardigan but used buttons instead of ties. Buttons work better for us.
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
We had a good time anyway. Of course we had too little summer clothing, forgot all about the sun lotion and a sun cap for Doortje, but we managed to live with that :-).
With the family we celebrated Doortjes third birthday. She is spoiled rotten that day.
Here is Doortje showing her ice cream. The thing she loved most about the buffet arrangement was the free ice cream every evening... or two (or even three). Healthy food? She has lived on a diet of chips, peas and ice cream this holiday.
A family photo of her birthday with brothers and cousins.
In the parc a lot of animals like ducks, squirrels and deers. And because of the ponds also many mosquito's, yuck!
Regardless where we are, she is happy if there is a playground around!
And her mum is content when she has something to knit. I brought four projects with me, only one project is finished.
The second and third almost (a pair of shorts and a cardigan).
For sad reasons the wedding we should attend was cancelled. Instead of that we decided to go to the Open Air Museum by Public Transport. It took us three hours (!) to get there, whereas by car it would have been about one hour.
Doortje loved it anyway and we did see a small part of the museum. It is really amazing.
Unfortunately we had a car breakdown when driving back to the boat. Transmission problems. The insurance company has taken good care of everything. The car was loaded on a truck when still in the Netherlands and brought to the sailing port.
Back in Hull the car was loaded to another truck that brought us home.
Sailing out. Bye bye Holland!
Back home the weather was nice but very chilly. Doortje was not used to this anymore and wanted to put her coat on when walking with her dollies.