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April, 2015

  • 28 April

    One (Last?) Visit to Keukenhof

    This weekend Xander and I decided to visit Keukenhof. We both really wanted to make sure that we see it one last time before we leave the Netherlands, and since it’s only open for a few weeks a year, this was possibly our last chance. The only time we were …

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  • 16 April

    My New Spinning Obsession

    Last year when I went to Breidag (craft fair) with some friends, I saw a lot of women spinning on drop spindles and spinning wheels and became intrigued.  I also saw a lot of really beautiful spinning fiber that was waiting to be made into yarn.  At that time I had …

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  • 15 April

    Stone Washed Sylvi is Finished!

    So, my Sylvi is finished!  I think this was my longest planned, most put off, hardest worked on, most sworn at and awesome project yet! I was was first asked to make this jacket back in August 2014, but between other projects and orders that came along, I just kept pushing it off.  I …

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  • 11 April

    Spring Sundry Shawl (WIP)

    In my previous post about my Squishy Soft Fun Denim Shawl I had mentioned that I went for colors that are not really my norm this time around.  I wasn’t sure why, but I just really wanted to do something in pink. The other day it dawned on me where that inspiration …

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  • 3 April

    Squishy Soft Fun Denim Shawl

    A few weeks ago I received a package with some new yarn from Scheepjes. It’s an addition to their Soft Fun line, called Soft Fun Denim and it comes in the following colors: When it arrived, I pretty much ransacked the box.  Taking photos of the balls of yarn still pretty …

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March, 2015

  • 1 March

    Lock of Love Five Years Later

    Five years ago my husband and I visited the Lock of Love art installation that was put up on Valentine’s Day of that year (photo from 2010 above).  We bought a lock and had it engraved so that we could put it on there and throw away the key, thus cementing …

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February, 2015

  • 26 February

    ALL ABOARD! We’re going on a Cruise y’all!

    Big news!  We’re going across the water!! Wait, no… not that water.  Before you get excited and think our visas finally came through and we are finally off to Pittsburgh, that isn’t happening yet. We’re going on a cruise!! What better way to make use of our time still in …

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  • 20 February

    Finish Friday: Make Believe Socks

    When I found out we were going to be visiting Pittsburgh, I had the most brilliant idea (if I do say so myself!).  I decided to order some yarns from KnitPicks.com and finally get to check some of them out! They don’t deliver to the Netherlands (BOO!!!) so I’ve not had …

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  • 13 February

    Friday the 13th Strikes Again!

    When I looked at my calendar this morning, I shuddered – It’s Friday the 13th, agh!  All it takes is things going horribly wrong on one of those days and you fear them forever.  Even if you aren’t that superstitious, there’s still that niggly little feeling in the back of …

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January, 2015

  • 28 January

    Pittsburgh Day 2: Robots, Burgers and Hockey!

    On our second day in Pittsburgh we were picked up early in the morning by Xander’s colleague, Tim, who took us out for breakfast.  Before we went to the states, Xander said that he wanted to have proper pancakes, so I went online and looked up “Best pancakes in Pittsburgh” …

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