Saturday, December 29, 2007

Rodarte Spring 2008 knits.

Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy came from California to NYC in 2005 and started their fashion brand Rodarte, named after their mother's maiden name. They have been very successful in the fashion business. I wanted to show you that they are doing really cool knits for spring 2008. For more info and fashion show video: (btw I love the shoes too lol)

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Hello, my name is Jelle!

Hello everyone, I am Jelle and I live next-door to Wilbert and Christopher. My grandmother bought some really comfy soft yarn (Scheepjes Softfun) at Wilbert's Yarnshop and knitted this modern sweater-vest for me! So this Christmas I looked totally cool and dressed up for the occasion!
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Friday, December 21, 2007

My New York City visit. (Dutch spoken video)

Before spending Christmas in Boston, we spent some time in NYC. I visited some fabric, trimmings and yarnshops. Have a look! The quality of the video is not super good because I shot it with my Nokia N93. I especially liked the yarn shop Purl in Soho that is featured in this video and was recommended by my american cousin and fellow knitter Key, thanks Key!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hello! We are Silke and Tessa!

Hello from Hoogkarspel, Holland! Our proud grandmother, Mrs. Joke Verus, got some colourful yarns from and knitted these scarves and hats for us twin girls! Don't we look great in them?
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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Linda's Point 5 scarf.

This is Linda. She came in our shop some weeks ago with her grandmother to buy some yarn. Her grandmother was going to knit her a scarf! What a very special thing that is. She chose 4 skeins of Colinette Point 5 in the sahara colour setting and it looks really cool! (and warm) It is made in moss stitch on 15 mm needles. On the picture Linda is standing next to the yarn used. Thank you for showing it to us Linda!
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Marieke's Colinette Point 5 Scarf

Marieke loves Colinette Point 5. She has made several scarves from this fabulous yarn and she came in to show this one in the turqoise colour setting. Isn't it COOL!!! She used 5 skeins on 12 mm needles, and made a hole in the middle that is really practical for wearing it. She teaches English so I hope my grammar and spelling are ok...Thank you for showing, Marieke!
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Crochet Art from Helma van Kleinwee.

These are two creations from artist Helma van Kleinwee. She comes into my shop regularly and I asked her for some pictures of her art to present here. They are crocheted from various yarns, but her primary yarn is a basic cotton that after crocheting is painted and hardened into figures. The top creation is called "Damesorkest", which translates as "A ladies orchestra".The bottom creation is called "Meidengeheim", which is all about secrets that girls have among themselves.

Helma van Kleinwee has been creative all her life. Painter, color advisor, interior decorator and stylist. Her motto is "Do what you feel". She thinks it is important to feel warmth and energy during painting. She shapes her emotions into figures and colors. Nothing calculated. She would paint a Tuscany landscape in Holland. Painting on the wings of intuition. She strives for harmony and balance.

"Working towards matter, seeing and feeling structures.
Intense colors and emotions. Observing the world and myself.The sub conscious plays an important role.
Asking questions. Making choices. A quest for ones own truth.
Doing what you feel, to obtain the freedom that is needed to get to the place you want to be".

For more information:
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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Festive bobbin lace Christmas ornament

Made by one of our valued customers, Mrs. Willy van Rietschoten, this is a Christmas ornament decorated with a bobbin lace border made with DMC gold yarn. It's a unique and chic creation for the Christmas tree!
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