maandag 31 maart 2008

A hat, a hat, my kingdom for a hat

Martin's muts

This was a nice knit. The yarn was just fabulous to knit with, both kinds. I first started with Rowan's Cashsoft Aran in a colorway that's called Thunder. A lovely light dark grey that would be perfect for a nice light but warm men's sweater. Terribly expensive though. The other yarn I grabbed for this project is Artyarns Supermerino in a beautifull purple-black colorway. Way too busy to use for an entire men's hat, but in co-ordination with the gentle cashsoft aran just perfect.

This hat is so soft and pretty... The recepient will be very happy, I'm sure.

vrijdag 28 maart 2008

just a quick update

I finished two socks recently. Both are for a friend who has her birthday this weekend. This one is for her:

A basic stockinette sock with Regia's Kaffe Fasset line of yarn. Very nice to knit.

And this one is for her little girl:

A basic child's sock size EU 22. I used the last 30 grams of Opal petticoat I had left from my very first pair of socks ever - when was that? Like 1,5 years ago!

These two pairs are the last pairs I'll knit for the 52pair plunge. They are nr. 33 and 34, so I won't make it to 52 before april 1st. Oh well, there are more important things in life, I guess, and I'm knitting some awsome socks for another friend. But more about them soon :)

vrijdag 21 maart 2008


Thank heavens my mom got a call today that the CT-scan showed that the mass on the x-ray was infact a bloodvessel! No cancer! I feel relieved and happy again as you can imagine.

Thanks for your support. Things could have been so different.

woensdag 19 maart 2008

scared and confused

Got some very scary news today. My mom might have cancer. She has an pneumonia that doesn't go away and had x-rays taken... there was a spot on the picture that allarmed the radiologist. There will be tests this week, Wednesday she'll have results. I'm very scared and I'm not sure I can handle this. Am I in some kind of movie? I feel so unreal.

dinsdag 18 maart 2008

You blink once...

Let's just say that life get's in the way of my bloglife on a regular basis. I still knit a lot, well, try to knit a lot. Time is precious and I try to enjoy every moment of it. Here's my last finished pair of socks, though the picture shows them in an unfinished state:) I made them for my dear BF, but finished them two days after his birthday.

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill supersock merino, colorway Java
Pattern: My own 64st, toe up design
Needles: 2.5 mm Addi Turbo's circs
Gauge: 8spi

They fit him wonderfully. They are soft, warm and comfortable and were a pleasure to knit. Cherry tree hill rocks.