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Biesbosch Blanket finished!

I have been happily making squares and now the squares have become a blanket. Time to show you my Biesbosch Blanket made from Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and River Washed XL yarn.

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I few weeks ago I turned over the box containing all my Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and River Washed XL yarns to make the squishy yarn into something beautiful. I have used mostly the pinks, reds, oranges and green shades because I felt they work really well together. But if I am very honest, I don’t think there is a combination of colors in this particular yarn that doesn’t work together.

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and River Washed XL are available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Black Sheep Wools (UK), Caro’s Atelier (NL/BE), and many Scheepjes Stockists world wide.

I visited Dordrecht last week with my husband and I took the blanket with me to take some pretty pictures in a place that is not my home. Dordrecht is an old city in The Netherlands, dating back more than 1000 years. It’s rich in arts and crafts, and I really enjoyed visiting the museums and many quaint little shops and galleries. I bought so many goodies, it’s hard to choose what I like most. I bought a handmade shawl made by a very talented weaver, a 75+ yo lady who is still practicing her craft, giving workshops and working in her shop. I really want to be like her one day! I also bought a handmade cappuccino cup for my home-made lactose free cappuccinos because it appears I am lactose intolerant (really explains the tummy aces I have been having for the past 40 years), and I had to buy a snow globe for my collection off course. No trip is ever complete without one!

We also visited the Biesbosch, a very unique nature reserve in The Netherlands. This wetland is home to many birds, beavers and many other large and small wildlife. We caught a glimpse of a white heron, so special! My visit to the Biesbosch made me decide to name my blanket after this special area.

I am getting through my to-do list, getting the pattern ready for publishing and enjoying a glass of wine from a bottle I was able to buy with a donation I received, (thank you so much ❤ ). Next week I will publish the free written pattern in English and Dutch, and a free video tutorial in English.

With love,
Esther

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5 thoughts on “Biesbosch Blanket finished!”

  1. Thank you Esther for sharing your travels with us! Dordrecht looks such a peaceful & relaxing place to explore & take in all that culture. Your new shawl is lovely & those colours really suit you. It goes perfect with that jumper you’re wearing too! I look forward to the pattern release of your Biesbosch Blanket & would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity with all your crafting & all the hard work & time you give of yourself. I have been following you for a few years now, all the way down here in Australia. Cheers, Jenny.

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  2. I’m Lactose Intolerant also. I struggled finding groceries that were non-dairy. Now there are lots of them. Here in the USA, plant based comes in cheeses, butter, etc. Also, you can find Lactose Free ice cream!! Choosing to b rid of lactose will help you alot. Glad u found out about it so you can change your diet. I’d love your recipe for cappuccino!!

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