Knitting socks is one favourite pass time of mine. I have sent some woolly socks to Australia at least once for Christmas, but in our arctic conditions they´re much more use at this time of year (-18°C at the moment!) Here are some of last year´s output that were gift wrapped for Xmas. Continue reading
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 and significant figure in my life, who by the way holds a degree in textile design.
Anoppini eli “Isoäiti” on ollut innoittajana monelle askareelleni (ja blogipostaukselle). Continue reading
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 on korkea poolokaulus ja palmikkoneule. Foxyn asuun laitoin napit mahan alle helpottamaan pukemista. Selän puolella on lyhennettyjä rivejä tuomassa pituutta. Tämä on muunneltu versio Drops:n mallista.
The jumper has a turned down turtleneck collar and buttons down the front to make it easier to put on. In the back I´ve used short rows to give it lenght.
Ready to go!
Onneksi Foxy pitää villapaidastaan!
The sleeves of my bathrobe ended up too short so I lengthened them by sewing on some lace. Being one of my favourite colours I had some linen yarn of the same green in my stash that I could use to crochet the lace edgings. I undid the cuff, turned a narrow hem onto the right side and sewed the lace onto the edge of the sleeves. And gained nearly three more centimeters 🙂
Kylpytakkini hihojen pidentämiseen keksin tehdä saman värisestä pellavalangasta reunapitsit hihansuihin. Continue reading
A good knitting project to have lying around is a big blanket, it won´t get finished too quickly! While planning other things to do I can keep busy with knitting something easy. This blue throw will some day adorn our flowery sofa.
Joku käsityö pitää aina olla helposti jatkettavissa silloin kun suunnittelee seuraavia. Neulottu peite on tähän tarkoitukseen mitä mainioin työ. Continue reading
Felting is a fantastic way of turning the quality your knits a notch higher. Here for example you get a more durable material that doesn´t tear like normal knits do. Depending on the thickness of your yarn, the needle size and the amount you felt the material, you can get softer or stiffer results. Continue reading