Thursday, January 29, 2009

Look who is knitting too!! It's her first time.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


A few weeks ago I saw on Holly's blog 'And sew it is' that Holly had made a very beautiful dishcloth.
I'm a big fan of discloths since I knitted them on my vacation in the US! I spoke with Holly about yarn, patterns and dishcloths. I used Lion Cotton which I like very much. She offered to send me some balls of Sugar 'n Cream yarn so that I can try that too! What a very nice offer!

Look what Holly sent me, not one ball of yarn but a whole shoe box full with yarn. She sent me awesome colours. Look at that pink. I had to grab my knitting needles immediately!

Big surprise is that Holly gave me also two nice booklets with dishcloth patterns! Thank you so much Holly. Now I'm able to make the same cute dishcloths as she did. As you can see my first dishcloth is growing. It feels very absorbent already!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

...Little girl, dreaming big...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

His name is Rainier!

I received so many name suggestions for my little bear. It was hard to choose! The name 'Hans' made me smile. That was a good idea because the bear makes everybody smile. Thread E bear is also a nice suggestion.
When La Tea Dah suggested the name Rainier I thought: 'That's it!' That's the name where I was looking for!

Look at his face. He is Rainier don't you think?

Let me explain why I like this name so much.
Since I was a little girl my dream was to see snow on the top of the mountain in the summer. Here in the Netherlands there aren't any mountains. I travelled very rarely; I stayed mostly in the Netherlands for vacations. Once we went to Germany. I saw mountains but not with snow on top...
Years went by and I still had my girls dream.
Three years ago, the first time we went to the USA I finally saw snow on a top of the mountains, The Grand Tetons. Wow, I was happy!!
Last year we went to Washington and Oregon. I knew there was snow on the top of MT Rainier. I was so exciting because Inot only saw the snow... no I was able to be in the snow! Yes, in summer, dressed in a tanktop and skirt! My girls dream was a lifetime experience.

My family in the snow!

Look how high the snow was! On Mt Rainier!



This is the book I used for knitting Rainier.

Teddyberen breien
Sandra Polley

the ISBN number is:90-231-3509-3

I think this must be almost the same book in English.

The knitted Teddy bear by Sandra Polley

If I look inside there are different pictures in this book as mine. But it's almost the same.

The bear on the front cover from this book is 'Rainier'. It's the same picture as in my book.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Little Bear

Sinterklaas (read: myself) gave me a very cute book. I couldnt't resist these bears. I just had to make one.

I thought I would try and knit a small (not too small) bear. Now I am really a beginner knitter, hope this isn’t too hard.
oh my, look at these small ears!! I didn't realize that the bear would be this small.

I just continued knitting, even when I had my doubts that these parts would ever be a bear!!!

After pressing it looked much better. At least I could recognize 'bear parts' :-) very small, much smaller then I thought before I started this.

The book said that you can make a bear in a few evenings... I needed more evenings then a few!Finally a bear was born, the cutest bear I ever have seen ;-) Wow did I really make that!!

Now he needs a name (I think it’s a he, what do you think?) .. Maybe you can help me name my new little friend?


Monday, January 05, 2009

From my scraps


- Machine pieced
- Handquilted
- Batting: 100% Hobbs bleached cotton.(I love it, it's thin)
- Finished size: 22.5 cm. x 19 cm. (about 7.5 x 9.75 inch.)
- Finished triangles size: 3cm. (about 1.1/8 inch)


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy new Year!

Yeahh, it's January first and what have I done today? First I've been to the woods for a walk with Joseph and when I came home I saw a box with scraps in my closet, it caught my attention.

I thought it would be nice to start cutting triangles and sew them together.

Just simple and nice for a first day of the year.

just add a border and...

ta daaahh... My first finished mini top in 2009!

Happy New Year!