zondag 21 februari 2010


I went on vacation and brought with me:
  • lots of books
  • knitting :)
  • 3 kids
  • and a husband
  • first season of Dexter......

We had a great time in here in France :) Now it's time to get back to work again,so I'msitting in my chair on a Sunday morning, editing patterns, printing them and getting them ready to ship. Only 5 days before the craft fair in Zwolle.....to be there is icing on the cake :) Designing is for the most part a very solitary job, don't get me wrong I like that part :) but meeting all those friends you only see on Ravelry is so much fun....can't wait....:)

vrijdag 5 februari 2010

Shawl to Dye For

Shawl to Dye for is the perfect shawl for your own dyed yarn. The pattern is a real addition to the colors. Since the body is Stockinette and Garter Stitch, it will keep you warm on a chilly evening. And to add some flair, it has a border with an open worked lace pattern that evolves into a wave pattern.
Yarn: 490 yds/450 m sport weight yarn. Sample is shown in bio wool of the Pottekaas hoeve in my own natural multi dye color
Needles: 1 US 8/5 mm circular of length 40 in/100 cm
14 sts and 22 rows = 4 in /10 cm in pattern stitch.
Sizes: Directions are given for 1 size: 43.3 in/110 cm wide and 19.7 in/50 cm long at center.
Pattern has written instructions as well as charts.
Buy now for $5,50

woensdag 3 februari 2010


Meet Ronica
Ronica is worked from side to side and is easy adjustable for women of all sizes. It's worked in an easy pattern of Stockinette and Garter stitch using a (satin) ribbon as closure. Using short rows for shaping but without the wraps, to make the holes to thread the ribbon through. This project is perfect for an advanced beginner to make.

Yarn: 349 yds/320m bulky weight yarn. Sample shown in Fjord from Lammy Yarns (50% wool, 40% acrylic, 10% alpaca).
Yarn suggestions: Yarn isn't available anymore, but any chunky/bulky weight yarn will do, make a swatch, if you have more sts per 4 inch cast on a few sts extra.
Needles: US 11/8mm circular, of length 24 in/60 cm.
Extra's: Ribbon – 1 yrd/1 m
Gauge: 10 sts and 16 rows = 4 in /10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Sizes: Directions are given for 1 size
Sample: 19.7 in/50 cm at neckline, 53.1 in/135 cm at bottom and 17.7 in/45 cm long at center.

Pattern has written instructions, no charts are needed.
Buy now for $4

dinsdag 2 februari 2010

Very Proud

I love knitters!! Are you ready for the number.....?
Knitters all over the world have bought patterns to help to raise money to help the people in Haiti and I'm proud to announce that I'm making a donation to Doctors without Borders of:
Thank you to all my dear knitters!!!!