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…

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…