Archive for January, 2010

Ever sweeter?

When I started my second phase of knitting (i.e. attending Stitch’n’Bitch groups) some five years ago, it was all about skulls and punk.

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Now, most of the favorites of my friends on ravelry are lace scarves… What’s happened?

(btw, as there’s nothing better than a nice Aufhefbung, I found a skull lace pattern:


(in Dutch)

Blesssing #1

Today, after having accompanied my husband to the doctor, I cycled back through Utrecht through the thaw. But there was still enough snow left to give a sense of a wintery inner city (at the Van Asch Van Wijkkade).  It being halfway through the afternoon helped, of course – you get less distracted by traffic. At times like this, I really like cycling through the older parts of Utrecht. Especially, when my husband’s allright.

New Year’s resolutions

Normally, I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions. But I’ve wanted to better myself for some time now 😉

So here we go:

  • Count my blessings
  • See my friends more often
  • Eat less meat
  • Do more walking, biking etc.
  • Read more poetry
  • Increase concentration

Next step is to turn these resolutions into actionable items… This might be too trivial for you to bear reading…

Nieuwjaarsborrel 2010

Eerst: aan alle twee lezers: ik wens jullie een schitterend 2010 toe!

Gisteren hadden we een nieuwjaarsborrel: erwtensoep (met vleesch of vega), roggebrood + spek of brie, bokbier en appelsap. Was geslaagd: hoop mensen, hoop kinderen, hoop lawaai. De kapstok zakte in elkaar onder het gewicht van winterjassen.