31. mars 2014
29. mars 2014
I did not leave empty handed from Amersfoort.
Among other things, I was given the traditional stroopwafels,
I brought them home, and then they were gone.
I don't know anybody who doesn't like stroopwafels!
I'm also happy to say I could bring home a new skill:
I was taught by the lovely Daphne.
I have always imagined it would be very difficult, f
iddly and time consuming to do,
but I was happy to discover it is not, i
t's quick, easy, fun, and addictive!
You can do it too!
Head over to Daphne's free pattern on Ravelry
and knit yourself some Amsterdam houses.
19. mars 2014
Breidag 2014 took place in Amersfoort, in a perfect venue, Rijtuigenloods, an old tramshed. Lots of stalls where they sold mostly yarn, but also needles and notions and books and coffee and anything a yarn geek could want.
I taught three mitten knitting classes. People got the Blomekrans mitten pattern, and a lot of Holst yarn to choose from - 90 colours I believe. I took some time to make the small balls (10 colours, in addition to the main colour), but it went surprisingly well. Here is the colour choice of one of the participants, inspired by van Gogh.
Mmmm, yummy yarn!
The Blomekrans mittens can be knit top-down or cuff-up. Most chose to do them top-down, and I'm glad I repeated the Judy's magic cast on before I left. Now I don't think I'll ever forget it.
For Sunday's workshop, Martien turned up with her Tuin sweater. Which fits her perfectly, don't you think?