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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

McQueen striped jacket with a hood

Finally I was able to finish this hooded jacket. I never like to knit the sleeves and it was the same with this project. I made everything else in October when I started to knit it but the sleeves, aj aj aj… got the sleeves dune last week. This is a Christmas present for my friends little son. Hope he likes to wear it. It is made in Novita 7 veljestä raita, the yarn is a sock yarn that is self striped. I added the McQueen picture and red buttons to it so that it would get some color.The pattern is from the Finnish knitting magazine Novita, issue fall/syksy 2009 and it is made in size 74 cm.

Yesterday I bought a new yarn that I had never bought before. I like alpaca yarn because it is warm but let me tell you. NO WAY that I am EVER going to buy this yarn again. I could NOT find the beginning/end of the skein and then the skein “exploded” in my hands and now the skein is a complete mess. I tried to solve it tonight but had to take a break to spear my nerves. The yarn is called Teetee Cacao. If someone who reads buys this yarn in the shop, remember to carefully open the skein. It will spare your nerves. When I get this resolved I thought I would make a big scarf of it for myself.
Well that is all for this time. Night night…

Monday, 22 November 2010

Granny squares and Christmas gifts

Here we go again. During my free day from work last week I got the wonderful idea to do a bed cover of granny squares. So now I am crocheting bit after bit. Still this time I thought that one bit is around 80cm= huge, but it is easier to crochet them together to a blanket/bed cover. By now I made 2 bits so I have a 160 cm wide blanket. Think 6 bits will do it (our bed is 120cm).
I got my wonderful books from Amazon like 2 weeks ago and I loved them all. The books are going to be very useful when I start doing toe-up socks. I hope I get the time soon, because bought new sock yarn already and new circular needles.
During last week I finished 2 hats and a Christmas stocking. I love the stocking and I still have to complete 1 more before Christmas.( Will put some pictures of the stockings later.) Now it is again time to turn the computer off, have an early morning again at work.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Yarn store next door...good or bad???

Why oh why must I have a wonderful yarn shop just by my job. When I pass it I always get the urge to go in and look at the yarn and then I can’t resist the urge to buy something. Even if I have NO idea what it is for. I think I should do some kind of yarn budget for each month, because as it is now I can soon open a yarn shop in my living room or at least not have enough money to spend on other needed things. The only positive thing at the moment is that I get a 10% reduction from the yarn store because I work next door. 2 days ago I started to crochet a huge blanket. It is made of traditional “granny squares”. Last weekend I went down to the basement and found a bag full of sock yarn in many colors, so I try to use up this bag for the blanket. Still I HAD to buy some new colors from the yarn shop, but these skeins were NOT storaged. I used them at ones. So no hard feelings this time

Monday, 8 November 2010

christmas flowers door ornament

This is my own design. Will make several for christmas presents. The pattern is really easy. It is needle felted on polystyrene that I found in the hobby store. 1 is heart shaped and the other one is a circle. I started by needlefelting the heart red with a yarn that is used for needle felting(e.g. novita hahtuvainen). After that I needle felted the circle green and then placed the heart in centre of the circle with a iron yarn. Finished with a iron yarn around the circle. Now you are ready. If wanted you can still add e.g felted figures/flowers as I did. Can also be found in the hobby store.

1st toe-up sock dune

What a weekend. I nailed it, I understood it. I got it…wohoooo….Made my first toe-up sock and also my first short-row heel socks. Not only this but also my first socks that have pattern on them(meaning more then rib). I chose to do “ Bambumetsä-sukat”(Bambu forest-socks) from the magazine Novita winter 2008. During the weekend I made 1 sock and I feel it was much more fun to knit socks with this technique. This time I knitted only one sock at a time, because I only had one skein of yarn at home. Hopefully I soon got time to knit the second sock. I have 2 feet :D. During the weekend I also started to knit/design child mittens using the magic loop technique. Hopefully the mittens are wearable. I will see my test person next week. But now I got to run and meet a friend.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

toe-up socks, magic loop...interesting

Apparently it is time for me to learn to knit socks with the”magic loop” technique. You know why because I just bought 3 new books on Amazon. Have to wait for the books for about 2 weeks, otherwise the shipping here to Finland would have been more expensive then the books. Still I have many projects that I am working on. My boyfriend is calling me” cable factory” because when I am home I usually sit on the sofa and knit. Even if I have several things on the “to do list” for Christmas, I still feel relaxed when I am knitting. It is much more stressful at work. I work on a department store where I sell candles, flowers and animal food. Yeah, I know those 3 areas have nothing in common, but HEY I did not invent that these 3 areas should belong together. I better start going to sleep, I just wanted to write a few words here, because I am so excited about my new books and FINALLY I can learn something new again  Good night!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

1 year-what did I do?

Time flies. To be exact 1 year has gone by without that I have written in my blog. A lot has happened during this year. I traveled to Turkey and Paris but most importantly I found a man beside me. Well I haven’t done that much knitting/crocheting this year, but still I managed to do something. My biggest project so far has been a blanket. It is made of scrap yarn. My newest passion this fall is felting. So far I felted slippers and a basket, but have many projects on my “to do list”. Christmas is also coming up soon, so have some gifts to do. Now I better stop.Must also remember to change the clock before going to work. Can sleep 1 hour more this night :D YAY.....