Welcome back, hope life has been treating you well. Some of you have been extremely busy recently, making decorations, gifts and new clothes! Well done, all of you!
I love reading about the things people have been making, often it sparks off new ideas of things I want to try! I am truly grateful for all this inspiration!!!
Today I have more things to share with you! For those who love a dash of colour, you won't be disappointed!
|Welcome to my colourful world of crochet!!!|
First, another finished project - a knitted hat! I cast this on whilst still making the first one, but this time I decided to use moss stitch because I love it. Personally I really love the natural and Autumn colours! It has a slouchy fit but is very snug!
|Woolly Hat after finished knitting (laid flat)|
|15.11.14 Finished Woolly Hat with Pompom!|
I am sure some of you might remember that I am in the process of making a huge Crochet Harlequin Blanket! (For my new readers please take a look at some recent previous posts, if interested!)
Ok, here are some new photos, to show what it looks like at present!
|17.11.14 Harlequin Blanket|
|Walking on Sunshine!|
As you might gather from the first photo, this blanket is getting big! So big, that I had trouble photographing it laid out on the floor. In the end I stood on top of the sofa to get a good angle to take shots! (I know, I know, it's all for you people, no trouble too much!!!)
I decided that I must concentrate more on the blanket now, in order to make good progress. So I thought about this project and realized that it would help if I set myself a (daily) target. So now I am keeping track of how much work I put in each day. It is nice to have a feeling of achievement!
This means, of course, that I need to do much less besides, apart from the odd little bit of knitting project that I could take along on the bus easily. The blanket is definitely not so easy to carry about now and is better off at home.
Launch Party at LN KNITS, Antwerpen
Last night my friend Christine and I went to a launch party in Antwerp, for which I had received an email invitation!
It was for the opening of a temporary pop-up shop and book launch for LN KNITS.
As soon as we walked into the beautiful store, we were being photographed!!! We felt like VIPs!!! Apart from a professional photographer, there was a young man in charge of the evening Cointreau Bar, promoting their cocktails which we could mix ourselves using some fantastic exotic ingredients, such as limes, passionfruit, berries, mint and various fruit juices! Very tasty! :)
Also in the store was a DJ, providing musical entertainment. And of course, there was some yummy food!!!
But first, we were eager to get our hands on the Alpaca Knits in the shop and feel the softness. It was pure heaven!!! The garments were displayed by colour and were breathtakingly beautiful.
|Gorgeous Alpaca Knits!|
|The shop was filling up as the evening progressed!|
Ellen Kegels, the shop owner and author, was launching her brand new book that evening.
Both my friend and I bought the book (Euro 20), but also benefitted from a gratis 100g skein of Alpaca (retailing at Euro 18)!!! What a fantastic offer! Of course we both picked an additional colour, it was hard to choose (see our photo).
|Which colours shall we buy? (PS: Spot my granny square bag with the Harlequin blanket!)|
|Ellen Kegels with her new book 'In mijn Nopjes'|
|My Shopping 'Loot'|
|Some of the wonderful knitting projects from the book|
|Ellen modelling in her own book!|
|100% Pure Alpaca Wool|
On her facebook site can you find a few more photos of the launch party:
We had so much fun experiencing all the thrills of seeing so many beautiful and handknitted garments in the most tempting soft Alpaca!
We both left, feeling even more inspired to create something new with our new yarn! And the book is so amazing, both the photos and the projects to make, which are grouped together by the 4 seasons. (The book is written in Dutch and will be available in bookshops in Belgium).
Afterwards we went to the Knitting evening 'T Arm Schaap and told the others about our visit! :) And I managed to crochet a bit more on my Harlequin blanket which I had brought along especially!
And just so you know, I have written this post because I enjoyed myself and because I adore hand knitted things, not because I received anything for writing it! (Hope you enjoyed reading it, too! If only you could have all felt the Alpaca....)
Please write me a little comment below, I love reading them all! And I usually do reply to them, as soon as I get the chance to do so!