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Bluejeans sweater

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This was a very challenging project, definitely not for the faint at heart.  Started it about 1 yr ago and after leaving it sitting idle for a couple of months, it’s finally done!  The knit/purl pattern of the flowers in the main (blue) part was an intense counting process, esp after starting the yoke with raglan decreases.  But I’m proud of myself for sticking with it and now I can wear it this winter (it’s pretty warm)  The pattern is Laflör from ChrizKnitz and the yarn I used is Sisu from Sandnes Yarn.

Recovered

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Just a small selection of the 50+ bunnies I did this year for Easter Took me a while to get over the extreme knitting I did in March/April, a total of about 55.  I had to stop taking orders after only 2 weeks because I was completely overwhelmed and started to worry if I could get them all done. Even some worries about getting certain yarn delivered in time.  But everything went fine and I think there were a lot of happy kids (and maybe some adults) with their bunnies on Easter morning!

A New Friend

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I decided to add one more Animal Friend to my collection, Tilly the Hare.  I made her for my sister  a couple of months ago and I guess she deserves to be on my own shelf too! I think this makes it a complete family now, these are my 6 favourite animals from the book (there is 13 in total to choose from) and no more room on the shelf either. They look like a pretty cute bunch all together, quite a bit of work and yarn involved but I guess it's all worth it. I love looking at them when I walk by the room and peek in to admire them. These are all from the pattern book Knitted Animal Friends - Louise Crowther The whole group

Reindeer

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Getting ready for Christmas, so here is a small reindeer collection. 

More Animal Friends

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I guess I officially have to admit to a new addiction in knitting the Animal Friends from Louise Crowther's  pattern book .  These are Noah The Horse, Amelia The Duck, Bella The Cat, Maisie The Pig and Dorothy The Mouse. I have finished the 5 that I love the most and I'm keeping these for myself! (I will knit new ones if someone requests it). They fit perfectly, sitting together on the picture ledge in the spare room. I leave the door open so I can see them everytime I walk by. As a special request I made these 2 for my sister in Holland. I'm not flying there myself just yet (hopefully next year!), but these friends are ready to travel in a few weeks with another family member. I know she will love them as much as I do!  These are Dorothy The Mouse and Tilly The Hare

Knitted Animal Friends

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I just wanted to do something different than the regular Little Cotton Rabbits. No matter how cute they are it sometimes becomes a little boring if you do them all the time. So on to a new challenge from the Knitted Animal Friends book by Louise Crowther. These animals are at least 2x as tall (about 45cm) as my regular bunnies, so quit a lot more work and yarn involved. But well worth it though! I had already made Holly the Hedgehog for my granddaughter a little while ago so I decided on Noah the Horse this time.  And boy, is he cute!! As soon as I posted the finished product I had a lot of positive comments. Already making a 2nd one. And I'm planning on making Amelia the Duck and Dorothy the Mouse for sure. And who knows which other ones. I'm having fun!

Euro2021

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Only a couple of days to go before the start of the big soccer event Euro2021 (postponed from last year because of the pandemic). Of course I'm going to be cheering on the Orange team.  According to the entire Dutch population they'll need all the help they can get and they probably won't get far in the tournament.  So I made this Dutch Lion as a good luck mascot. Let's hope he is up for the job. No matter what happens I will be enjoying the games!