Tuesday, September 29, 2009


knit, knit knit....

four hundred and more stitches per row take some time and focus....

the end result so exiting and worth it!
i am knitting the fountain pen shawl from the
interweave spring 2009 knit magazine with hand dyed araucanian 100% mercerized cotton in beautiful warm tones 'lonco multy'.

only 12 more rows to go! I can't wait for it to be finished and blocked. i will not only wear it proudly but also use it as the new display for the shawl pins to give the website a fresh look.

there is more time to knit and at the same time not enough time to knit at the pollika office these days. pollika knitting accessories was born about a year ago and inspired by my daughter, who's nick name in dutch has been 'pollika' as long as we can both remember. she is a great inspiration and motivation: 'do what you love and believe in it!'

she has left canada and is now studying in holland to receive a bachelor of arts in dance in preparation for being a professional dancer. so the nest is empty :-( , no more help with 'photo shopping' and 'picture taking' or web building, but i can knit when ever i like :-)

"have fun pollika and enjoy this great oppertunity!"

knitters, please check back soon for the finished version of the fountain pen shawl an don't forget to check out the great fall accessories at http://www.pollika.com/

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall has arrived...it is really true! As a sun lover I feel overcome with a sense of sadness. At the same time I am exited to start knitting with nice warm thick wool. And just for a moment here and there I think of what to make for holiday gifts!

I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way! To help you feel inspired we added new shawl pins to our collection and not to forget these beautiful buttons who will finish anything with a bang!

Take a moment to welcome fall and visit
pollika.com

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Lesley & Tina are proud to be the North American distributors for Yarnundyed, Knitglobal Yarn, Swiss designed high quality handmade shawl pins, De Witte Engel felt products and Dutch manufactured buttons. Our luxurious natural fibers and highest quality accessories are beautiful to work with and create artful treasured legacies. We share stories and pictures of projects we created and experiences we have with are so beloved products!

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Imagine a day at work where you surround yourself with unique Swiss designed shawl pins, gorgeous buttons created in Holland, oh so precious yarns from the UK, and fabulous high quality felt and felting accessories, plus wonderfully, eclectic, full of life and spirit fibre artists. Knitting, felting and crochet it happens all in Pollika’s world. Just so you know English is my second language, here and there my fast thinking brain cells get confused and infected with my first language: Dutch. So, most posts are going to be written in ‘Denglish’. The will be accompanied by Lesley’s photography talent, that likes me to believe they will be clear, inspiring and bring a smile to your face! We welcome your comments! Tina