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…

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 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 – 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…