Knitting again!

It’s becoming really chilly around here (The Netherlands, that is), so I picked up an old favorite: knitting! I’m not the one for very large knitting projects, or any large project, so I stick with knitting for my little daughters. I knitted this sweater; with very thick yarn and 10 mm needles (size 15 in US).
The turtle neck I made with something I never used, or ever saw before: a Quick Knit. It's like spool knitting with a very large spool. Very easy!

 To break the petrol blue color block of the sweater a little I made a Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Pin. After making two paintings last week, I got the taste for it. With all his colors Elmer is such a nice creature to paint!


Kathie of The Krafty Kat featured my embroidered Matryoshka this week!

Thanks, Kathie!

Featured At Krafty Kat


  1. Hi Liz, the sweater you knit is lovely! I'm sure it will be one of your daughter's favorites. Your post has put me in the mood to pick up my needles and finish a sweater I started for my husband. And the pin is so cute! I'm glad you shared over at Savvy Southern Style.

    1. Always good to know I inspired someone, haha! Thank you for your nice comment and good luck with the sweater! Show us the result when it's finished, okay? Have a nice day! Liz

  2. My goodness, it's getting so chilly in the Netherlands indeed.


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    1. Hi Isobel!

      Thank you so much for nominating me for The Liebster Blog Award! I feel very honored by it, of course! But..., I thought about this for a while and feel I have to say 'Thanks, but no thanks'. I think all of us try to make a nice blog to read or to follow for others, so we all deserve an award. I honostly wouldn't know who to give the award. Not that I don't appreciate the fact that you think my blog is nice enough for an award, of course, 'cause I really do!!

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  4. Lovely! I love the colour!!! I stopped by from Sew much ado linky. Come and check out my blog anytime ;)

  5. I really like the Russian Doll pattern! Isn't winter a great time to create?. Thanks for sharing

    1. Summer, winter, I think every season is a great time to create, haha! Thank you for your nice comment! Liz

  6. Wow! You made that? I wish i know how to knit. It
    Looks great! Something your kiddos would treasure most especially because u made them :)

  7. Oh I wish I could knit, lovely!

    My PINK Candelabra
    Hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  9. Hi Liz,

    Your sweater turned out so good. Love the teal!
    I just learnt to knit and completed two scarfs. :) I hope to knit a a sweater some day. Visiting you from the link party at Lines across.


  10. Oh wow, cool! I didn't you know you were in the Netherlands! That's a beautiful sweater - looks so soft and warm. You are a woman of many talents! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

  11. Another beautiful sweater!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Thanks for sharing your project in last week's Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight!
    Susie @Bowdabr

  13. I love the color of this sweater! And the Elmer pin is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!


  14. That pin is so cute. It really lifts the sweater.

  15. Love me some Elmer but the Russian doll is great too.

  16. Such a pretty blue on that knitted sweater. Oh-I wish I could knit!

  17. I'm glad I found your blog; I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you would pop on by and follow me back!


  18. your embroidered doll is beautiful!

    My PINK
    Happy Holidays!

  19. So cute. And I'm glad to hear that quick knit is so easy. I may give it a try with my grandchildren. I'm looking for some fun and easy ideas for winter crafts for them that seniors like me can also enjoy. Thank you.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  20. I need to learn to knit. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  21. Thank you for stopping in and sharing your crafty creation with our readers at Bowdabra's Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra

  22. Hello! Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday! I just wanted to let you know that I featured Elmer at this week's party! Stop by and grab a featured button and please link up again soon!!!


    1. Thank you, Tonna! Really appreciate the feature!! Liz

  23. I like your ELMER!! It`s so cute!
    Thank you for your comment!


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