A stitch a day…

Born in the ’70s March 3, 2009

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Yes, another FO! I bought the yarn for this socks at the Handwerkbeurs in Zwolle on the 21st, started these socks for Pepijn on the 24th, finished them on the 1st of March.

I think it’s stripes and colors are a ’70s theme, so I kept singing this Ed Harcourt over and over while knitting.

They fit Pepijn very well. I didn’t use a pattern, just a figure8 toe and shortrow heels. 60 st. in the round on needles size 3.

Born in the '70s


February 24, 2009

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Finally finished these stockings. They took me AGES. I was suffering the SSS. Started and finished the first sock in November 08, started and finished the second sock in February. Just in time for spring!

Didn’t follow the whole pattern, I did shortrowheels. I know, I am lazy 🙂

The yarn is Knitpicks bare sockyarn. Dyed with logwood and used alum as a mordant. I think the color is very pretty.

interlocking leaves


How a heart saved my mitten. February 16, 2009

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on Valentinesday I discovered a hole in my Melina Mitten!

I already wasn’t very pleased the way the yarn behaved (pilling, out of shape,) but this was the limit!  (maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh on the yarn. I wear the mittens every single day)

Luckily I had some Cascade to save my hands from getting cold.With a heart ofcourse.

It was Valentinesday after all.

(I notice the heart starts to felt already. Well as I said I do wear these mittens A LOT, it’s a great pattern by Malia and you can purchase it at Penelope Craft)



Katie does it again! February 3, 2009

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Just a Lieve (leaf) hat December 17, 2008

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The cozy craftcorner was awesome. Thanks everybody who came. Hope to see you again next month (or before that?!)

At  thursday dec. 11 ‘08 Hinke showed me the leaf she made and I was absolutely in love with it.

“Wouldn’t it be nice to have one on a hat”, I asked her.
On tuesdaymorning (read: yesterday) my daughter (her name is Lieve, pronounce as Leav-e) asked for a new hat, because the other one was too small. Tuesdaynight she had a new hat. With a leaf!

Well, it’s just a simple beanie, no particular pattern, knit in the round, with a darling leaf on top. Thanks to Hinke for the pattern (and inspiration)!

Just a Lieve Hat

Just Lieve with her Leaf Hat


December 10, 2008

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Ooooh, I already made one resolution for the new upcoming year. Blog more regularly.

Well, I’ve been busy lately…


My friend Malia and I have opened up a new webshop named Penelope Craft. We’re really excited about it.

snapshotWe already carry 3 different kinds of yarn: GGH Merino, Cascade 220 Wool and not to forget Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn. We also have KnitPicks needles, lovely handprinted giftcards etc. etc. More product will be added in the near future!


Go and check it out….

But don’t go right away, because I also want to show you this:

Next Thursday, 20.00u in De Nieuwe Anita, Katies Cozy Craft Corner. Happily hosted by the Penelope Craft gals, also known as Malia and me. Come and join us for some cool crafts and craftini’s (which are DIY cocktails) and cupcakes!



fig September 20, 2008

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Originally uploaded by onna no amimono

This hat looks like a fig.

Made it out of some leftover Cascade 220 wool, my friend gave me. I’ve never knitted with it before and I have to say, I love it! So I hope a babyboy will be born soon to wear this one (I think my friend Esther is having a boy in January, but even she doesn’t know, so it’s more a guess I think)