something for myself

Exercising (or at least trying to exercise) every other evening, I have had a little less time available to sit at the sewing machine. And with a gorgeous Merino & Cashmere wool I’ve bought at El Corte Inglés in Barcelona, I have been knitting something for myself.

It may sound silly, but while sewing takes more time and logistics (even the machine is upstairs), if I can sit for half an hour in front of the TV, I already book some progress on the knitting.

But, as they say in Dutch, “beloofd is beloofd”: a promise is a promise. Tonight, I will make some time and finish a couple of nail polish bags and try to make some angels for the X-mas.

100% pure wool

Earlier today I went all that way to Haarlem to buy new felt. The webshop www.meervilt.nl is open once a month, every 3rd Saturday of the month.

It was nice to literally look and feel the (high) quality of the products they offer. I run far above my initial budget, but also bought some special felt to make some X-mas presents (iPad sleeves for a couple of tablet lovers)

I have now a very good 100% natural material. But everything comes with a price: this felt is 50% more expensive than the acrylic mixed version I used to buy (and double the price of the cheap acryl only version). My products will become a bit more expensive, but we now have 100% pure wool.

One day I will find a way to replace the polyester filling with a natural alternative.