the thin blue lines

Latest off the needles are Textured and Piece of Silver. A few have accompanied my list of UFOs since my last update. Ahem. It’s a real problem! 😀 my Textured Am not too happy with my Textured. The shoulder construction is just too tight – maybe i should have done one size bigger? Not sure…

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…

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 Välimäki 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…

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…

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 (Jouluyöstä 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…

Everything But a Rainbow

My creation. My thank-you for a good friend. It’s a one-of-a-kind project, as in i didn’t take any notes. For inspiration I had the Halfway Wrap (from Veera Välimäki) and the Geysir Stretch (from Stephen West). Hadn’t really done the slipped stitch nor short rows in this manner before. Now i just adore them 😀…