beginnings

There’s been a lot of beginnings here at fridica house lately… Beginning life in a new country, beginning a new job, beginning learning a language… I could name a few more. So I think it’s only appropriate that I have a completely new and exciting knitterly beginning to show you as well!

The beginning of a shawl! It’s teeny and frail faced with this big world, a bit intimidating at times but challenging in a good way. To be honest I’m still not sure I’m going to keep going with it, but it’s looking more optimistic by the minute. :)

There’s also been a wholuvalotof crap photos and poorly written posts at fridica house lately. Sorry for that, all the new beginnings, as exciting as they are, can also be a bit exhausting. I’m working on locating my balance. ;)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

17 thoughts on “beginnings

  1. Aww, shawls are awesome! I did an Ishbel and it was so satisfying to see it grow! Ooh, and I mean to ask you how you found accommodatiom in Brussels? I am having such trouble finding somewhere to stay! x

    • Most people I know found places through http://www.appartager.be/ (you create a profile for free, which allows you to look at all ads, but if you want the contact numbers you have to pay a fee, paying for one or two weeks should be enough). Just don’t send anyone money before you actually see the place, there are lots of hoaxes in a city like this!

      I got lucky and found my place through an email a friend forwarded me…

  2. I think shawls are very satisfying and agree with Smurfpop that Ishbel is a great shawl to knit esp. for a first attempt. Yours looks good – so are your posts. Don’t feel obliged to post – it shouldn’t be a chore.

    • I was thinking of Ishbel too, but I saw some versions done in this exact yarn and wasn’t too crazy about them. I went with an even simpler pattern in the end :)

  3. New beginnings can be very stressful, exciting but stressful! Particularly when you live somewhere in a different language and are trying to learn it. Having to concentrate so much is rather exhausting! Good thing you’ve got knitting to relax with. The yarn of the shawl looks gorgeous and I’m curious to see what it looks like a bit bigger. I hope you’ll continue.

  4. First of all you are far too critical of your posts. I’ve enjoyed them all.

    I’m excited to see what shawl you’ve chosen. My first fingering-weight shawl was Traveling Woman, and I love, love, love the shawl.

  5. Hurrah for new beginnings! I wish you the best of luck with everything. I’m sure that, you being you, it’ll all turn out splendidly :D

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