Hello lovelies! I know it’s been a long time so I’m dusting off the blog and getting it going again. Better late then never or so the old saying goes! Where do we start? Since we last talked, Alex and I have gotten married, we’ve adopted two new fur children into our family, I’ve gained official residency here in The Netherlands, and had we’ve just recently come home from a lovely vacation in London. My how the months have flown by… It’s about time that I get back to my chit chatting to the lovely yarny community that I’m happy to be a part of! Let’s dive in with a bit more detail shall we?
On July 4th, 2016 I married my companion, my confidant, my best friend. We did not have a huge event, Alexander didn’t wear a suit and tie nor did I wear a dress. It’s just not us. We broke away from the typical wedding scene and did a small ceremony in jeans and it was everything we wanted and in the end, that’s what really matters. Two people who love each other through good times and bad. Two people working together as a team to overcome any obstacle life throws our way. To us, our wedding was not for status, it was to fully commit to each other.
Shortly after our wedding, we adopted two wee kittens, although they aren’t so small any more! They’re Ragdoll mixed with Maine Coon and normal house cat. At first our two older cats were not so thrilled but after some time, they’ve all adjusted to each other and we live in one happy, fur filled household.
Now onto London! London was a fantastic time. We met up with a close friend and packed as much into our week as we possibly could. The highlights would definitely have to be the 4 West End shows we saw. We kicked the week off with Wicked followed by Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and ended with Jersey Boys. I cannot express how amazing they all were. Each had their own specific style and I loved every moment of every show. Definitely need to see them again someday! If I had to pick a favorite it would have to have been Phantom of the Opera. I’ve always been closely tied to music and I’ve wanted to see the live show since I was a small child and to have seen it in Her Majesty’s Theater, where it debuted over 30 years ago was a dream come true!
On top of all that there was tons of sight seeing including The British Museum, The Science Museum, The London Dungeons, The London Tower, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and countless others. I could go on forever but I’ll save you all from an incredibly long read and just show off some highlight photos instead!
I think I’m done babbling about all the goings on since we’ve last talked now so let’s get into yarny goodness and talk knitting! Sadly, I don’t have a whole lot of things I’ve made to show off since I’ve had some trouble with my eyesight. A few months ago I developed a blood clot in my right eye which reduced my vision to next to nothing. Thankfully, after seeing some great doctors and a few rounds of injections into my eye, my sight is returning and I’m happily knitting away again. Here’s a few of the things I have done since my last post.
As you can see, my love for hat making has not faded! I know I said I was done blabbering about London but it’s yarn related I swear! I couldn’t come back with out a yarny acquisition, so I popped into I Knit London. What a cute little shop with a gorgeous selection of yarn, including yarn dyed by the owner himself! After some internet researching they ship to The Netherlands making me one happy returning customer.
Back home, on my hunt for 9″ circular needles, I Came across a Dutch yarn shop had to order this gorgeous color way with a special project in mind.
I paired the Dutch Wool Diva sock yarn with the solid gray I purchased at I Knit London and am making a Sizzle Pop shawl. My first brioche project! I hope to have this done by the end of March or sooner so I can participate in the Colorful Brioche KAL going on in Carolien’s Ravelry group for Colorful Creativity Podcast.
Sizzle Pop by Lesley Ann Robinson
My other current WIPs consist of a sock and a hat. I really like having multiple projects going to switch back and forth between depending on my current focus level and mood. Lately I’ve been pretty determined to figure out this whole sock knitting thing! This time on 9″ circulars.
I think I’ve covered just about everything. As always, thanks for reading and taking some time out of your day to catch up with me! Feel free to follow me on Instagram where I’m most active. Have a great week all, we’ll talk again soon!