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Return to Rensiwez: Cabin Werner


Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday, I know we did! If you have been to my blog at this time on previous years, you have probably heard me moan about the state of affairs in the Netherlands on New Years Eve.  Mainly the situation with the fireworks and my dogs. While the fireworks are great for taking photos, it’s really really bad in big cities if you have pets that are nervous.  My dogs have been absolutely beside themselves every single year and each time I’d swear that it was our last time in Rotterdam on ... Read More »

My Chocolate Dream Shawl (Sheepjes Yarn Kit for Kika)

Scheepjes Yarn Kit

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a sample shawl for Scheepjeswol’s yarn kit for Kika (a children’s Cancer charity) that they released last week.  It’s a kit that includes a knitting and crochet pattern using the Invicta Colour and Invicta Extra yarns, which are current favorites of mine, and the yarns I’ve used for my Dreambird shawls.   The kit comes in 15 different color combinations, which, if you are indecisive like me, can be very difficult to choose from!  Thankfully, the choice for the sample was already chosen, otherwise I’m pretty sure I’d still be mulling it ... Read More »

Omg! We’re Moving … Eventually!


I’ve been meaning to write this post since we got back from holiday, so here it is – We’re moving to Pittsburgh! Wow, I don’t even know where to start!  It’s such a huge thing over here in Casa Soldaat, this impending move.  It’s been in the making for quite some time and while it still doesn’t feel quite real yet, it’s actually happening!  I’m not sure when, that is all down to US immigration, but it is happening.  Holy crap! Let’s start at the beginning.  It all started a few years ago when my husband got involved in robotics.  ... Read More »

Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop – Christmas Heart Mitts!


Hey there!  Welcome to anyone who is a first time visitor that hopped by from yesterday’s post over at Fifty Shades of 4 Ply! Also, welcome back to my regular gang!  It’s been a while, right?  Well, I’m still kicking and have been knitting my butt off lately.  I have a lot of projects to update you all on, plus a lot of (REALLY) exiting real life news (that you may have seen on my Facebook Page)… but first thing’s first! I was recently asked to take part in the Scheepjes blog hop and I had the perfect idea for ... Read More »

Scheepjeswol Bloggers Day


A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Scheepjeswol headquarters for a Bloggers Day event they were having this past Friday and I have been counting the days (hours, minutes…) ever since. They had arranged a day for a few of us crocheters and knitters to get together, learn a bit more about the company and tour the warehouse.  We learned a bit about the history of the company, what their plans are for the future and got to see all the different types of wool and other bits they carry.  There was even a workshop on styling photos! There ... Read More »

Holiday Review: Les Cabanes de Rensiwez


After putting Project Baby to bed Xander and I made a promise to each other to make a point of enjoying our freedom.  To take time out together and take little getaways when we can and splurging on ourselves when we are able. We had had such a stressful year in 2013 that we really wanted to find a place where we could get away early in the year and just relax.  I scoured the internet looking for just the right place and nothing seemed to fit the bill.  Anywhere in the Netherlands just didn’t offer the privacy or space ... Read More »

Interweave Crochet Convergence Top


It’s been such a long time since I’ve written on my blog.  Doesn’t it seem like all my recent posts start with a sentence like this? haha  I really want to revive my blog as I miss it quite a bit, so be aware, I think it’s going to be about a lot of crafty stuff in the future! There are a few things I want to change… like the theme / layout, I want to make my 101 List more of a Bucket List because there are things on there that I don’t really care about anymore and other ... Read More »

Putting Project Baby to Bed


See what I did there?  Putting baby to bed… Anyway, yes, this is the post.  That post that we all thought would possibly come someday where I talk about us reaching the end of the road with trying to have children.  Well, here we are at the end of the road.  I probably shouldn’t say it like that, it’s not as though we’ve walked down this road that ends at a cliff where our lives come to an end.  Rather, we’ve come to an intersection where this road ends and it’s time for us to turn in another direction.  Who ... Read More »

The Best Year Ever – In Photos!


Something I really wanted to include in my 1 year post-op update was a video slideshow of everything that has taken place over the past year.  It turned out to be way more work than I was expecting (self imposed, of course!) so I did my update and saved it for later.  I would have loved to include lots of things, like photos of different meals, more day to day photos and people who inspired me… but after seeing how many photos I wanted to add, and needing to find a 3rd song, I agreed that I would keep cutting ... Read More »