frogged


Last week I actually frogged two of the four projects I was working on, so my basket is a lot emptier right now.
The yarn (thread) I was using for the blue summer sweater was just not working for simple stockinette stitch. It's a kind of cotton, twisted with a thinner shiny thread and that twist  was causing really uneven stitches that irritated me more and more. I was almost done with the body, but I knew I would never wear it. So back to square one. I think I'll try crochet with this yarn next. I do love the color.
I also frogged the assymetric shawl. First of all that bouclĂ© yarn makes my hands hurt, but also: A. I don't wear shawls and neither does anyone I could gift it to and B. I wouldn't wear those colors (though I do like them), and neither does anyone I could gift it to.  So I think this yarn will go back to the thrift store to find an owner that will actually love and wear it.

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photography - 30 days of everyday life (part 2)

16. easter. didn't eat chocolat, but we went out for breakfast in Scheveningen. fun.

17. walls done, laying floors. that bathroom is actually getting close to be finished!

18. watering plants inside. outside not needed. it's raining.

19. not feeling too well. passing time with yarn and photos. trying to allow myself time to heal.

20. i stopped bringing every cute vintage item i find at the thrift shop home, but I love it when I find things I was looking for (tea glasses) or things I can actually use (yarn!)


21. had a really slow start today. but some things just need to be done.

22. we drove a long way to pick up a second hand bath we found on marktplaats (comparable  to craig's list) for 60 euro. it was fun.

23. i find his glasses (he has several - cheap- pairs) all over the house and still he can't find any when he needs them...

24. "stop messing with that camera and feed me, i'm starving!"
catsitting for my daughter and don't worry, he got enough yesterday, but he eats a lot (too much if we let him)  when he gets lonely.

25. the weather today was really unpredictable

26. our custum made blinds (3m long) finally arrived!

27. growing

28. an unexpected visit from one of the girls ended in all three of them having diner with us. love when that happens.

29. he started the next diy-project on his list

30. our weekends are always filled with things like this. i like it.

crafting on - frogged


I actually frogged two of the four project I was working on last week, so my basket is a lot emptier right now.
The yarn (thread) I was using for the blue summer sweater was just not working for simple stockinette stitch. It's a kind of cotton, twisted with a thinner shiny thread and that twist  was causing really uneven stitches that irritated me more and more. I was almost done with the body, but I knew I would never wear it. So back to square one. I think I'll try crochet with this yarn next. I do love the color.
I also frogged the assymetric shawl. First of all that bouclĂ© yarn makes my hands hurt, but also: A. I don't wear shawls and neither does anyone I could gift it to and B. I wouldn't wear those colors (though I do like them), and neither does anyone I could gift it to.  So I think this yarn will go back to the thrift store to find an owner that will actually love and wear it.

The other two projects are going slowly, so I don't have much to show. I did find a project that never made it to the blog though when I was updating my ravelry (I'm notastation, if you'd like to follow me there).
For Sinterklaas my sister got me one skein of yarn. She really wanted to give my enough to make something big, but was shocked by the price. She did tell me where to find more, but I liked the idea of just using that one skein and made myself (another) cowl. Since we don't have really cold winter here, I hardly ever use thick wool cowls. But I do have a jacket that doesn't close all the way up, so something to keep my throat warm would be nice.


(I remember using an online pattern for this, but I can't find it...)

photography - 30 in April (part 2)

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