Thanks for all your lovely comments on my recent makes and a warm welcome to my new readers! I also want to thank each and every one of you for inspiring me with your makes, your friendship, your strength of character and also your sense of humour! I'm eager to read what has been happening in your world and I want to contribute!
I thought this time I will show you a few other things, apart from my crochet! On Monday night there was a beautiful clear full moon (whilst I was waiting for a bus home after my evening class), sadly I cannot show you a picture because I didn't have my camera with me. So the next day I carried it with me on my travels out and about. This is what the weather looked like on Tuesday lunchtime:
|Beautiful sunshine in September!|
|The Church in Schelle|
These are pictures from my neighbourhood where I live (Schelle). The Church is a landmark and can be seen from afar.
After my knitting/crocheting group on Tuesday afternoon I took a tram ride across town to Mortsel which is part of Antwerp. Here I managed to track down some wool I needed! As you can see it was still a nice day, but in the afternoon it went more cloudy. Often you can see pretty flower displays in public places.
|A Flower Display in Mortsel, Antwerpen|
And here for some updates on the crochet front! First of all, I have started making some more granny squares, just for the fun of it. I love using that Veritas Laura yarn, nice and chunky, it is fun to work with.
Furthermore you can see the scarf I have been knitting, it was finished on Monday.
Sunday evening I had started with a matching hat. (This is for my son's birthday, pssst!)
|Monday: Mystery Granny Squares and WIP: Scarf and Hat|
By this morning I had turned the remaining 3 smaller squares into big ones! (If in doubt, crochet a granny square!!!)
|Wednesday: And then there were 8!|
To give you a better idea of their size: Each square measures about 15 cm across (6" for my English friends!)
|Just look at these whoppers!!!|
|Tuesday: Hat and Scarf finished - Ta-dah!|
|Mystery WIP - 3 balls of yarn|
|Cleo is keeping an eye on things here!|
Today I got very busy with yarn!!! No, not crocheting, but winding! Cleo, my cat kept me company and watched the proceedings!
First you take a lot of yarn (by which I mean 21 balls of 100g!) which look super pretty in their little bags. Then you wind as hard as you can, for as long as you can, until you think your arm is going to drop off, or that you could not possibly unknot yet another 23 knots in one ball of yarn alone, or that you have to go back to the kitchen for yet another cup of coffee to sustain you! You don't even pause and carry on winding whilst having phone conversations (time is running out!!!) And most of all, you don't even ask yourself what possessed you to buy such a bumper crop of yarn in the first place!
|My Stylecraft Stash (from Loveknitting)|
In the end, it was all worth it, just to see them next to each other like this:
|After much winding - some lovely yarn cakes! Yumm!!!|
|This rose started flowering again with the warmer weather recently|
Just a couple of pictures from my 'garden', I mean balcony garden! One of the roses has produced new flowers which are very pretty. And I am eagerly watching my sunflowers as they get bigger and start to open up slowly!!
|I got 3 tall sunflowers which are starting to flower|
Hope your week has been a good one! Leave me a comment or two, let me know what's been happening or what you think, I'd love to hear from you! I'll try to answer when I can (but I will be in England this weekend, to which I am looking forward a lot! I might be visiting the odd tea room or two!)