Lace shawls, pitsihuiveja

It took me just over a year to knit this woollen lace shawl, on the left. The one with the bigger circles is an older version knitted with linen thread. I love the delicate look of them both. * Vuoden uurastuksen jälkeen sain vihdoin villaisen vasemman puolisen huivin valmiiksi. Toinen isompikuvioinen on parin vuoden takaa… Continue reading Lace shawls, pitsihuiveja

Woollen stockings 17th century style, villasukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

I gave these fine stockings to my son's girlfriend for Christmas to go with her historical clothing (they are both into historical re-enactment and a lot of sewing... but I have the privilege to have been appointed knitter and lacemaker 😉 ) * Poikani ja hänen tyttöystävänsä harrastavat historian elävöittämistä ja ovat käsin ommelleet itse upeita asuja harrastuksensa innoittamina. Minä saan kunnian toimia "hovi"-kutojana ja -pitsintekijänä 😉

Felted handbags, huovutettuja pikkulaukkuja

These felted handbags are quick to make and easy to "wear", simple but very versatile. The black one is years old and decorated with a "built-in" reflector (you can see more similar reflectors here). It also has a zipper at the top. The ones with a flap have a big snap fastener sewn on. Here… Continue reading Felted handbags, huovutettuja pikkulaukkuja

Knitted hat 17th century style, pipo 1600-luvun tyyliin

My son had a very precise wish for a new hat to go with all his other historical clothes: a copy of an old felted one from the collection of the National Museum of Copenhagen. The hat is depicted in a blog post by historian Paula Hohti, the same post that I stumbled across when… Continue reading Knitted hat 17th century style, pipo 1600-luvun tyyliin

17th century style knitted socks, sukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

Here's a pair of socks I knitted for my son to go with his 17th century historical costume. Searching the internet for references I stumbled on many fascinating sites about the history of knitting. One of them was a blog called Global Encounters, by Paula Hohti, a finnish historian, textile researcher and professor of Art and Culture… Continue reading 17th century style knitted socks, sukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

Felted mobile pouch, huovutettu kännykkäkotelo

Over easter I made this mobile pouch. My daughter needed one quick (mobiles without a cover are very prone to injury as you probably well know) so she chose some wool from my left over yarn stash and out with the big needles.  Felting is one of my favourite techniques and the soft shell around… Continue reading Felted mobile pouch, huovutettu kännykkäkotelo

Woollen Twig and Leaf shawl, pitsihuivi

My mother-in-law is born on Christmas day. This time we celebrated round numbers and were told not to bring gifts if they were not hand made. I scouted for a pretty shawl pattern and found this on Ravelry. It´s the Twig and Leaf design by Anne Hanson. A thank you gift to a very inspirational… Continue reading Woollen Twig and Leaf shawl, pitsihuivi

Dog´s jumper, koiran villis

This is Foxy, an adorable Basenji who lives with my son and his girlfriend. She is wearing the jumper I made her to match the one I knitted for my son a few years ago. It's a modified version of a Drops pattern. * Foxy sai villapaidan joka sopii isännän samasta langasta neulottuun harmaaseen villikseen. Molemmissa… Continue reading Dog´s jumper, koiran villis