BIND OFF #1 and the sleeping beauties

Maybe.. make this a series. When very little very slowly gets to the finish line. I do think am a fast knitter but some projects just take a blasted forever. I knit continental but still rarely can finish a  sweater in a week.. 😀 What have i learned lately? I-cord bind off, some strange garter…

how hard can it be?

Brioche. BRI-OOOOOOCHE?! I have knitted simple brioche in round a few times before. But never before a flat or a figure. So as i had fallen hard for the patterns in Laine magazine i knew i had to give a go for the Nordic Arrows by Susanne Sommer (as well). o my what a struggle…

a birch, a deadwood and the baltic sea

I have a quest arriving from California in March. March is a cold month in Finland. Not a superbly, losing some toes, teeth clattering -cold. But with some/probably no sense in smart winter clothing, or at least a fear of it! I decided to at least knit a comfortable and warm shawl to keep my…

Blue and Furry

When i saw this pattern i knew i needed to knit it – in mohair. Kidsilk mohair+alpaca yarn. Luxurious. Hoping for a slightly 90s type furry-ball sweater 😀 Started knitting this 12th of February. Pattern Piece of Silver by Veera VĂ€limĂ€ki from Laine magazine My ravelry project page Yarn Hjertegarn Alpaca 400 c434 x3 Angel…

a Naked Hound (kyjy16 final report)

This is going to be my final report on the Kyjy16. As for now – it’ll be my last huge knitting project.. the Kyjy’s or the Jyjy’s that is. It’s just too much for a knitter who doesn’t know how to knit socks and when sees a ball of yarn -> thinks how many i…

Trial of Five

Took part on a knitting challenge. 5+1 pieces of itty-bitty 30min shawl-starts. It was so much fun! Now i have a great load of ideas what kind of shawls i’d wanna kick on my knitting-sticks. 4 out of 5 were completely new to me. Or at least i don’t think i have ever tried them…

WIP – it’s always sunny by…

I was swallowed by work and just surfaced. My “post in a week” just feels impossible at times. Well 3 weeks later… am just about here:  I’ve been working on 8 knits: Fallen Lake, Drangey, Pocket Scarf, Barndom, a alpaca hat, Breathing Space, Blizzard and Tweed Turtle. I’ve finished one (Barndom) and started one (a…

WIP – Fallen Lake

a WIP-knit of the week was “fallen lake” number 19 from my list (Kyjy16 – Unfinished Business from last week) WIP-intro Working on Fyberspates Gleem Lace (717 Verdegris). Bought the yarn from this superb yarn shop in Edinburgh Be Inspired Fibers while traveling in the area. This is going to become a tunic with half-in-half of…

Unfinished Business..

The Insanity. Impossible goals.  It’s time to cast 20 knits into a basket(case) of insane WIPs. WIPs that must be done by Christmas Night (in Finland that’s 24th Dec). The rules are.. basically: 20 knits, each knit has to be over 50g or 250m. Crochet is cool. Starting from 24th of June (00:00) till 24th…

Among the blueberries

There’s a saying in Finland that after Midsummer, summer is over. From a scientific perspective, after the summer solstice, the days do get shorter. We here in the north start the movement from endless day to endless night. I’ve learned, however, that the best part of summer is just when it’s about to end because…

Flowers in the Moss land

Autumn is a special season for me. The bloom of the colors and the winter that follows, just, draws an awe from me – every time. I can easily find myself, standing still, in a forest (all of them – those a city has created, left behind or not yet reached) and.. just watching the…

Two things, One Knit

So. I took part in this JyJy16 (JouluyöstĂ€ Juhannusyöhön 2016 = From Christmas night to Midsummers night 2016) knitathon. 20 projects. Every piece had to be either over 50g or more than 250m spent. Well as i know not how to manage my self with a pair (or with just one) sock.. i always go…