Friday, 31 May 2013

Frilly yarn Experiment #2

The second experiment is done - I finished it during my recent travelling, but it didn't last long before I actually ripped it. But I did manage to take some pictures to show you how it turned out.


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 Not everything that is faced can be changed. 
But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
 
 James Baldwin



Monday, 27 May 2013

Still knitting at a patisserie

And the updates(and pictures!) I promised of the knitting lessons!

We are now having lessons three times a week, and it's pretty enjoyful, although sometimes very tiring. But it's nice to be around other knitters and there is always something new to learn!


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I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, 
not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
 
Baruch Spinoza



Saturday, 25 May 2013

NextStop: Iceland

So, the big news are: this summer we are going to ICELAND! And by we, I mean myself and some friends from our last trip to Scandinavia.


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 We have to understand that the world 
can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. 
The hand is more important than the eye. 
The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
 
Jacob Bronowski


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Moar Yarn!

I have not been posting much lately - and there are several reasons for this: I have been very busy with work, some school projects, travelling and some other stuff I will soon talk about. And also exams are coming up in one week. How cool. xD

But for now I will try to post something, however small, and right now I can show you my new indulges in yarn. :)


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Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. 
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections 
but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.

Saint Francis de Sales



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The 8 square socks

During my stay in Leuven, I managed to spot a very awesome local yarn store and steal some time to go and take a look at their products. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to thoroughly examine all my options, and definitely no time to buy something (I was carrying my luggage and 3 extra sleeping bags at the time).


But since I have friends living there, I thought I could ask them to buy some for me later. That's what I eventually did, and as thanks, I decided to make a 'thank you gift' for the friend that helped me.

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Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. 
Patience alone will not build the temple. 
Passion alone will destroy its walls.
 
Maya Angelou