Monday, May 31, 2010

Yarn Therapy

Today I'm a little sad. It's a specific sad, a peculiar feeling I remember having when I was about 8 or so. I don't really remember exactly, I was a child and I found out that things pass, things change, people go away, and it stays that way, they don't come back.

It's the consuming feeling that I don't get to 'make' everything the way I want to. I simply have to deal with it.

I'm sad because things pass. It's been a long time since I had this feeling.

But there's one thing I can make into what I want (most of the time):

YARN! I'm off... knitting!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nothingness & Big Bold Coton

This might be the worst title so far...


This sunday I spent with Dianne B. and some of my S 'n B friends at a wool & more market (Markt van Wol Enzo). We drove from the center of the city to the middle of nowhere, got our knitting out, had our coffees, spent some money on one or more drugs of choise (yarn/ strawberries/ organic food), bathe in the sunlight and hopped on back to the city. It was a very friendly gathering and a perfect day in the sun.

Today I finished a 'Joan of Arc' in bulky coton. The client is allergic to wool and so I altered the pattern and knit it with a double strand of Phildar Coton 7 in color 'denim'. It looks fab and I'm very pleased.
Please note that I do not only sell the pattern for this big and bulky cowl, but also Ready-to-Wear in black, sand, hot pink, grey, off-white, reddish brown and bright red. I've also got enough material for two more coton/denim ones. I'll be selling them in my Etsy store next season (starting september 2010). Please mail me if you're interested.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SAS Knits It Again @ Bazar Bizar

SAS Knits It Again will sell designs, yarn & Knit Kits at Bazar Bizar.
Here's some info (in Dutch):

26 juni 2010
BAZAR BIZAR kunst- en muziekmarkt

Lokatie: Wolphaertstraat, Rotterdam Oud-Charlois

Markt: 12:00 – 18:00
Muziek & theater: 12:00 - 21:00

Zaterdag 26 juni de 3e editie van BAZAR BIZAR!

Bazar Bizar heeft zich in de afgelopen 3 jaar ontplooid tot de leukste en meest eigenzinnige markt van Rotterdam. Voor één dag is de Wolphaertstraat dé
plek voor kunstenaars en designers. Tientallen marktkramen staan vol met o.a. kleding, schilderijen, designertoys en tal van andere vreemde creaties en rariteiten. Naast de markt is er muziek, theater, eten en drinken.

Kom langs en laat je verrassen op BAZAR BIZAR!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Bless me fellow knitters, for I have sinned.
It's been, well... forever since my last confession. This is my sin:

I hate it.
No wait, I love it.
No wait, I just want it to not exist.

I know of people that use facebook to it's full extend and benefit from it. While still finding time to live a life, do their craftacular stuff and blog about it, they post about all the previously mentioned on facebook thus connecting all the bits in their life like a multi functional spiderweb.

Not me.

Don't give me cake when I can't have it, I'm the type that goes face first and devour all what's in front of me missing out on the lobster and saffron soup on the left and right of me.
I just spent way (way) too much time on facebook, doing nothing that's worth mentioning. And while I'm devouring, there's no knitting, no cleaning, no cooking and certainly no blogging going on.

I have sinned.

I pledge to be a better blogger and hope you will forgive me.

One question.
Do you thing I should open a SAS Knits It Again page on facebook?
Just to be sure...

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Knitting Workshop

This saturday I did a workshop in Utrecht. A great group of young women with stamina and humor got to it and learned all about the (un)usual materials, different techniques and contemporary knitwear while knitting at their very first hats and mittens.

They screamed and hollared when I made them rip out a needle and drop a stitch on purpose.
It was so much fun! ;-)

Other uses for knitting needles

sorry, in Dutch this time.