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Handwerkbeurs

Went, sold lots in the stad of Wereldwol, didn't buy anything (cold sheep!), AND got filmed for the TV. What more do you want... (blink less, for one...)
It was fun!!!

Darn it...

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Last weekend, I came across a bag. A bag with socks in it. They were socks I had completely forgotten about, so I was very happy to have found them again. And when I took them out, I realized why they were there. Darn...
Yes... holes and more holes... As is quite normal with socks, if they fit well and they look nice, you wear them a lot. And when you wear them, they wear as well. Resulting in holes.
Unlike some people who get holes on the heels of the feet, which for me always stay nice, I get them under the ball of my feet and under my toes. Like this...
See how this one has already had the darn treatment before? The part on the left (with the purple thread) has been darned, while the part on the right, under the 'new' hole, has been re-knit. I took up the stitches, and just knit an extra patch, picking up a stitch every row on the sides. The last row is then grafted in. Easy peasy.
Here's the sock with the toe hole fixed and a small worn patch regrafted. It's basicall…

Sunday Shetland 3

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With the arrival of frost and snow last week, there was precious little knitting being done. Last weekend we spent most daylight hours outside, skating instead. Add to that the Baby Knitting Bug striking doubly hard, which has up to now resulted in nearly another mouse being knit up, a fish blanket pattern being printed out and overalls being planned.
But progress has been made:
I've finished the decreased and done the first increased past the waist already! It is so much fun to knit that it goes like the wind... The inside is also very neat and tidy. I'm thinking about what the best way would be to weave in the ends. I'll probably do it bit by bit, to avoid having a ton to do when I've finished knitting.
In the meantime, this has been started...
I'm kntting this homespun (Dutch Wool Diva) together with some light-blue acrylic HWS Markoma Yasmina, to make it stronger and a bit chunkier. Liking the effect so far! An arm, two ears and a tail to go and then this little f…