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Sunday, 30 January 2011

January:Shawl,scarfs,hat,1 pair of socks and mittens+granny squares







Well I do know that January is not completely over yet, but still I will sum up this month. I am currently working on my huge bed cover project in granny squares. It is growing each day that goes by so hope it will soon be ready.
During this month I used 580 g of yarn (I have not calculated the bed cover in this amount, because it is not ready). I made 1 big shawl (revontuli), 1 pair of socks(Lingonberry socks) and 1 hat(leaf hat). All this project are dune because of my KAL´s(11 shawls in 2011,1 sock pair/month and 11 hats in 2011). The pictures of all readymade projects during January are shown beside this text. As a bonus picture I added the bed cover. That is all for now.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Revontuli huivi/Northen lights shawl


Here it is. Bought the yarn for the shawl 2½ years ago and,started to knit on this shawl the 1st of January.So it took me 9 days to compleate it.I used Evilla 8/2 artyarn and the shawl weights 125g(547.5 yards or 500.6m of yarn). This is also the first shawl for my KAL. Now I have 10 more to do this year and it is only 9th of January today. Bought the yarn for my next revontuli so will soon make a new one.So happy that I made this shawl.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

HAPPY NEW KNITTING YEAR!!!!




Well it is almost a month ago that I have written here. Between then and now a lot has happened in my life. During this month I have had very little time to knit/crochet and this mainly because of Christmas. Until New Year I worked in a department store selling flowers and Christmas is a very busy time there. So when I got home after work I didn't have the energy to start to do crafts. Well that was then.
After New Year I am working for the same shop/department store but I just transferred to the buying side. I am now a buying assistant. It is very interesting and now I also have more free time after work and get to spend this time with my crafts. Hopefully I soon can update this blog again by adding some pictures of my projects. At the moment I am doing my first revontuli/Northern lights scarf(pattern found online and on Ravelry) and then I am crocheting a bed cover in huge granny squares. In the picture you can see my bedside cover project, still have a lot of crocheting to do.
In December I made myself a collar in Novita Tempo. It is my personal pattern, but I didn’t write it down anywhere so I can’t publish it here. I also made very cute small slippers (felted) for my friend’s baby. In December I also started to do toe-up socks with a beautiful lace pattern, but got jammed with the heel because I didn’t understand the chosen heel technique in the pattern. I have to modify the heel or learn to understand the chosen technique. As seen I still have many unfinished things.
I just calculated my yarn consumption for year 2010 and it was just over 6 kg. My stash is still very huge, even if I try not to buy every yarn that I want. I can tell you that it is lower than my yarn consumption for 2010, but I still feel it is too big. This year I will try to make things from the yarn that I have and not buy new yarn.