Hope you had a nice restful weekend? I bet you have been busy making things!!! Or did you take advantage of the good weather?
Thanks for all your responses with regards to the Silver Shells Cowl in my last post! As mentioned before, I was a bit unhappy about how the cowl was crocheted in a rectangular flat piece and then had to be joined up.
So last Monday I managed to buy some more of the merino wool (SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color), this time in the blue colourway (05282) and began chaining the first stitches on the bus later that night.
This time I joined up and began crocheting in the round. It was finished early Saturday morning (after a quick trip to the shop to get extra yarn!) Note that this yarn has about 3 shades of blue and some lovely Magenta, it is quite different from the grey version I used before.
|Close up of the new Cowl|
|03.11.14 Crocheting in the round|
|04.11.14 Crocheting the smaller Shell stitches|
In the above photo you can see the current projects I was working on last Tuesday. Apart from the Shell Stitch Cowl I was also adding more rows to my colourful South Bay Shawlette and I had started some knitting with Drops Alpaca Boucle (I am making a supersoft neckscarf).
Here you can see the wonderful ladies from the Knitting Group Hart Labeur who meet in Borgerhout. This was the first Group I discovered about 19 months ago. The ladies have been meeting here a long time and are very friendly! It certainly helped with learning more Dutch, because we all love to chat!!!
(You might spot my colourful Shawlette lying on the table!)
|04.11.14 Hart Labeur Knitting Group (Borgerhout, Antwerpen)|
|...and here photographed from the other side!|
|08.11.14 Blue Shells Cowl finished|
|Both Shell Cowls next to each other|
|Modelling the new Cowl|
A quick Stroll around the Fort
Saturday afternoon we managed to go on a quick walk around one of Antwerp's forts - Fort 5 in Edegem. It is surrounded by water. I enjoy going for a walk there. The paths had some work done on them and are easy for everyone to walk on, young and old. Usually we encounter plenty of joggers, as well as people with children and dogs, going for walks. This time we got there late in the afternoon and had to hurry, since the gates are being locked at 5pm in the wintertime! We didn't want to get locked in!!!
Here are just a few photos capturing my impressions!
|Entering through one of the fortress walls|
|View from the other side of the walls|
|Gorgeous Autumn colours|
|Pretty Seed Heads|
I was lucky to get these few photos, as the light began to fade quickly!
Hope you enjoyed this little update! I have got more to tell you, but that is for another post!
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