Hope you had a good week? I've been very busy, my oldest daughter is still visiting and we are often out and about!
I also like to welcome my latest readers, thanks for joining and following my blog, I hope you like it here! :)
First some new makes. My daughter asked me for some handmade winter woollies to keep her warm. I was only too happy to oblige!
My latest knits (all made with Rico yarns): a fitted hat, a cosy cowl and some wristwarmers/fingerless gloves!
|Fingerless gloves/Wristwarmers - finished late December 2014|
|09.01.15 Finished Knitted hat!|
|Knitted hat from above|
|The cowl before sewing together|
|11.01.15 The finished Cowl|
A long family walk
On Sunday we went for a very long walk along the river Dijle which meanders and is also surrounded by wetlands. There are some very small villages and farms. The initial plan was to walk 8.5km, however we probably did about 10km since one of the planned paths was flooded! There was no way we could have passed through on foot. As it was, the ground was very soggy and muddy in the majority of our route, so we ended up with very muddy shoes and trousers!
Here are some highlights from our long walk!
|Wrapped up warm against the cold!|
|Forest Trees against the sky|
|Coming out of the woods we walked along country paths|
|I was surprised to see some young lambs in January!|
|Sheep grazing at an organic fruit farm|
|We walked along the road past some farms|
|Sun breaking through the clouds|
|This cute little farm cat was very friendly|
|Nature Reserve Doode Bemde|
|River Dijle meandering across the land|
|We walked through this waterlogged and muddy field!!|
|Our path was meant to go right through there!!!|
|It was impossible to walk ON the path, we had to cling to the edges!|
|Another little castle|
A lucky escape
After our long walk we were glad to return to the car once more! We drove to the next village and went to have some food in a small inn. I had some salad with my main meal and suddenly I was choking on my food! It was the most terrifying thing that happened to me in a long time, some of the salad leaves got stuck in my throat and cut off my airpipe! Luckily my youngest daughter patted me on the back, quite a few times, before the food got dislogded again and I could breathe! I spent the whole next day thinking how much I was glad to be alive! I was pretty shaken up by this!
Well, this is all for now. I hope you enjoyed the photos and got a bit of inspiration from my latest knits! Perhaps you feel like making some fingerless gloves or a hat? Of course you can crochet those as well! Let me know if you do!!
Feel free to leave your comments, I look forward to reading them!