the tank

On request, the "whats in the tank" post.
I had to search for pictures, and it took me a while to find good ones from the current couple

The dark one is called Paul (Gauguin) and the light one is called Vincent (van Gogh).
They are gerbils, I have had gerbils for euhm... about... 10 years now?

I really like that they have a short awake/sleep pattern. They sleep for about 3 hours, and then are active for around a hour.

The cats seem to think that they are their personal tv, with only one channel: animal planet.
At first the gerbils didn't like it. But since I build the wooden top over the tank, they couldn't care less!

try out

My coming project: Laminaria
With a whole lot of cool new tricks!

I made a swatch this time, there are a few errors in this, but now I know what to look for in the real thing.

I'm thinking I may not quite follow the pattern. I think I want to repeat the star motive a lot more, and make a smaller flowerborder.

Also, I'm not sure about the edging. I bound off at different sections in the pattern. I'm sure I will do an edging after the flowers. But I'm indecisive whether to bind off after the first edging, or follow the entire pattern, and complete the edging with the second chart.

Ideas anyone?

cornerview (3) - home

This was on the day my house became my home.

Lucky for me, they like my house!

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home sweet home (2)

Picture books!
My favorite kind of reading

 Home sweet home invented by barbara

birch leaf shawl

Ready to be send!


How the previous picture was made:

You need 2 mirrors, transparant tape, and ducttape.
Lay the to mirrors together, with the reflecting side on the inside.
Tape the outside with the ducttape. Then, tape the inside with the transparant tape.

The corner of the two mirrors are what seems to be the center in the mathematical equilateral shapes (ik hoop zo de juiste vertaling gevonden te hebben van de gelijkzijdige veelvlakken)
If the angle of the two mirrors is 90 degrees, the shape appears as a square
If the angle of the two mirrors is 72 degrees, the shape appears to be a pentagon
and so on and so on

cornerview (2) - reflection

A reflection poppy! Later this week the how it's made.
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