This Sunday we went for a nice walk in the woods! Only this time I remembered to bring the camera, so you can all come along (on this virtual tour)! We went to one of the National Parks in Kempen (a lovely area in Belgium) - near a place called Donderslag (Thunderclap!).
|This is my favourite photo of the walk!|
|Start of our walk|
|This is my wood - from a spider's view|
|Dainty harebell flowers|
|A field of corn - very tall!|
|View through the trees|
|A Field with Green Beens|
|What a mighty tree!|
|Along Birch trees|
|The map with our walk marked in Blue (8.5km)|
|Special Ice Cream and Coffee|
Knitting WIP and Harlequin Blanket
This post wouldn't be complete without any mention of making things!
On Saturday I went back to the Lana Wool Shop that I mentioned before. I had received an invitation for the Day of the customer (Dag van de klant).
Here are some additional photos of the window displays. You can see a customer version of this blanket (A recent mystery Knit Along Afghan Blanket by Martin Storey for Rowan):
|Rowan Blanket in the Window display at Lana|
|Lana Shop, Antwerpen|
I had decided on Friday evening that I wanted to make a sort of Loop scarf, so I cast on! (Below you can see my Autumn Loop Scarf and the Granny Stitch Crochet Scarf of Many Colours (made with 7 different colours of variegated yarn from Lang) that I both made about 9 months ago. I used them for inspiration and size guide.) I used RICO Melange Chunky yarn (size 6-7mm needles - I used 9mm!). I took this with me to the shop to continue knitting there.
|The idea: Knitting a Loop Scarf|
Laying it on the floor to photograph I played about with it and changed my mind about WHAT I was making! I thought I might as well go for it and use the 6 balls of yarn I had (instead of the 3 that might have been enough for the Loop Scarf). I decided that I would make a Shrug instead! I love the yarn so much, the colours are fantastic and I know I would love to wear it this season, so no time to waste!
So I cast on anew (with double the stitches) and began again.... (see right side, approx 2+ balls of yarn used)
|Here's one I made earlier...|
Oh, and look at that! No chance of photographing the knitting, Cleo my cat got in on the act!
|Cleo inspects my knitting!|
|What do you mean - selfie?|
Here's a quick peek at the Harlequin Blanket today before I went to the knitting cafe this afternoon!
|Harlequin Blanket 30.09.14|
|Adding green yarn...|
Well done! You arrived at the end of this post. Thank you for reading this, I hope you found it worth your while. Hopefully you might feel refreshed and inspired (a little bit) and take this feeling with you whatever you will be doing next!
And if you want to comment, then please do so! I love reading your comments, it's like getting postcards from all over the world! :)