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…

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…

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…

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 😀…