Friday, November 25, 2011

It has been too long!!

Hello!! It has been a very long time since my last post. But sometimes life just takes over and that is what happened. If you have stopped by before, you might know about our family hosting an exchange student. Since three weeks we have another student in our family and in these weeks, we have also had two guests. So from a family of four we grew to a family of seven! It was so much fun to have all these kids in the house. Especially because they all came from different countries (Chile, Costa Rica, USA and Hong Kong) which made it a very interesting time. Right now we have ‘only’ two students left, and that is just fine. The girl has even started to knit!

In the meantime I’ve had little time to sit down with yarn or fabric, but I did manage to finish my cardigan.



Especially the rounding on the front panels is something I really like.


It is made by knitting a lot of short rows, starting with just a few stitches, and each row increasing the amount until you knit the whole needle.  Because of the cable pattern, it meant a lot of counting, so not really a job to do after a long day. But I’m so happy with the result. Now I have to think about what kind of closure I want for this cardigan. I didn’t make any buttonholes. Maybe a beautiful pin would do?

Next week we are celebrating ‘Sinterklaas’ and that means basically a lot of gifts for everyone. I always try to make at least one handmade gift for each of my family members. So this year that would mean 5 projects. Two are now finished (I’ll show them later to prevent the receivers from already seeing them). One week and 3 projects to work on. I guess I won’t sleep much!

Groetjes, Dorien


Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien, your new cardigan is very smart and very cosy looking. That will keep the winter wind out and be toasty warm to wear. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Teje said...

Hi Dorien! How nice to hear from you, I missed you! Your new cardigan is beautiful! I love the cables and grey yarn and your pattern is really wonderful!
Enjoy the weekend with your big family!
xxx Teje

knitalatte said...

Hello Dorien,

Your cardigan is gorgeous. I love the pattern detail.
Wow, you have been so busy with gift making. Can't wait for you to show us what you've been up to.

Colette. said...

Gorgeous cardigan ! I love the color.

Monique said...

Oh Dorien, wat heb je een fantastisch vest gebreid. Jammer dat ie niet is gehaakt want dan had ik het patroon willen hebben.
Echt een plaatje. Daar ga je heel veel plezier van hebben!

En ik vind het knap dat je al die kinderen in huis hebt. Ik moet er zelf eerlijk gezegd niet aan denken. Maar petje af.

Fijn weekend,

Madeleine said...

It looks absolutely lovely! Great work! :)

hannah said...

Wat prachtig is dit vest geworden! Mijn complimenten hoor.

Marion said...

This jacket looks fantastic Dorien! Your family gifts are well chosen and I'm sure they will be well received. Lovely work... Have just joined your site.

Greetings from sunny Sydney

Anonymous said...

Heel mooi geworden, en de kabels komen mooi uit :-) En net op tijd klaar voor het wat kouder wordt, heerlijk om in weg te kruipen!
Groetjes, Linda