Thursday, December 31, 2009

The last FO of 2009: Crocheted Scarf

Yesterday I started and finished the last project this year. I didn't have a spesific pattern, I just... Crocheted. Every row is made of a different colour, and the colours and the striping are designed by my dear husband :) I made this one for him. <3

Pattern: Improvised
Hook: 5 mm
Yarn: Leftover Novita 7 Veljestä
Consumption: 180 g

In the year 2009 I've knitted or crocheted 7385 g of yarn away from my stash. I haven't counted how much yarn I've bought, but the number is around... too many kilos.

My stash is now 23995 g, but I need to measure them again - it's been a while since I weighed them, and my scale wasn't one of the most accurate ones.

Thanks to all my readers, and a happy new year 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

FO: Kietaisuliivi

FINALLY! This one's been a WIP for 1,5 years. I just had so much things to do... I guess. But now! Finally! It was a real mission to put it on, though...

Pattern: Novita Syksy 2008, 69. Kietaisuliivi
Needles: 3½ mm
Yarn: Novita Nalle
Consumption: 270 g

And, I managed to break the limit of 7000 gramms of consumption, yei!

FO: Print O' The Wave Stole

Print O' The Wave Stole

This is the stole that my parents' dog tore (almost) apart just when I had finished it. Now, I finished it again. It didn't look much of a light weight stole before blocking, but after: wow!

Pattern: Print O' The Wave Stole (@ravelry)
Needles: 4 mm
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Hand-dye Effect by Coats
Consumption: 145 g

Monday, December 21, 2009

FO: Give a Hoot

Give a Hoot

Pattern: Give a Hoot (@ravelry)
Needles: 5 mm
Yarn: Novita Tempo
Consumption: 90 g

FOs and WIPs

FO: Jaywalker

Pattern: Jaywalker (@ravelry)
Yarn: Katia Olé Tribu
Needles: 2,5 mm
Consumption: 95 g


Give a Hoot (@ravelry)

Print O' the Wave Stole (@ravelry)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

FO: Tiina's lace socks

Tiina's lace socks

Pattern: Tiina's lace socks (@ravelry)
Needles: 4 mm
Yarn: Novita 7 veljestä Polkka
Consumption: 110 g

Thursday, December 10, 2009

FO: (again) Beret

How many hats or berets does a woman need?

Pattern: Novita 7 Veljestä ekstra
Needles: 3 mm and 4 mm
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Consumption: 95 g

Ja nyt, neulojat, vastaamaan opinnäytetyökyselyyn!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

FO: Legwarmers

I just had to knit these. While revising to the exams, of course.

Pattern: Novita 7 Veljestä Extra, Palmikkosukat
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Needles: 4 mm
Consumption: 130 g

Monday, December 7, 2009

FO: Jaywalker

FINALLY! It's been over a year since I promised to Jussi that I'd knit him Jaywalkers... Here's my toe-up version :)

(And yes, they are MY legs)

Pattern: Jaywalker (@ravelry)
Yarn: BC Garn Sock Wool
Needles: 2 ½ mm
Consumption: 100 g

Friday, December 4, 2009

FO: Beret

Pattern: Novita Syksy 2009, model 20.
Needles: 5 mm and 6 mm
Yarn: Novita Tempo
Consumption: 145 g

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FO: Basic socks

Now that I've finished all the Christmas presents, I can now knit... EXTRA Christmas presents!

For my husband:

Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä Polkka
Needles: 4 mm
Consumption: 100 g

And yei! This year I've consumed (a staggering?) 6025 g! AND, the number of visitors has also reached 6000 :D

Sunday, November 29, 2009

FO: Mittens

These are the last of this year's Christmas presents!

For: My sister M
Pattern: Traditional / own
Needles: 3 mm
Yarn: Novita Nalle (black) and Novita Nalle Four Seasons
Consumption: 75 g

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It was rather interesting to count how much yarn I've consumed this year. The number is 5850 g! I'm very proud of myself :) I wonder if I can make it to 6 kg's before 31.12...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

FO: Puro hat

That was fast! I started AND finished this one today...

Pattern: 20. Puro-pipo in Novita Syksy 2009
Needles: 4 mm and 5 mm
Yarn: Novita Puro Kanervikko
Consumption: 80 g

FO: Another pair of socks

These are for my sister S.

Pattern: Seven of Hearts
Needles: 3 mm
Yarn: teetee Pallas
Consumption: 75 g

Only one Christmas present to go!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I've finished a few projects again :)

Here are the socks for my dad for Christmas:

Pattern: Basic sock
Needles: 4 mm
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Consumption: 130 g

These are for Jussi :)

Pattern: Novita Syksy 2009
Needles: 8 mm
Yarn: Novita Huopanen Mix
Consumption: 150 g

And these kettleholders are for my friend Jutta. :)

Pattern: Improvised
Hook: 9 mm
Yarn: Novita Huopanen Mix and Novita Puro
Consumption: 70 g

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas... coming fast, but this time: I'm on time! Socks for Mom, a hat for Granny and a scarf for my brother-in-law are ready, and mittens for sister M and socks for Dad and sister S are on needles. Jussi's felted mittens only need to be... felted. Yippee! I'm actually enjoying this. Normally I'm really stressed :D

Here's a couple of photos of them. :) I haven't got a photo of my Dad's sock, but, well... They're just basic socks, really. :) I've made two kettleholders too, for my friend. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

FO: Palmikkosukat

I've finally finished something. I'm having a LITTLE hurry with my Xmas presents...

Pattern: Palmikkosukat by Novita (@Ravelry)
Needles: 3½ mm
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Consumption: 120 g

I've bought yarn, by the way. Novita Puro was only 2,70€/skein, so I bought. 6 of them. And, I found this nice brown yarn from Lidl (don't know if it's really good, but it was cheap) and I bought it too. 4 skeins 6,99€. That makes a total of 10 skeins à 50 g = 500 g.

And! Today my husband and I are going to Tampereen Kädentaitomessut (handicraft fair), yippee! I hope I won't buy too much yarn... I simply don't seem to have enough time to consume it! And Xmas... I have to knit to OTHERS before I can start to knit to myself again. Phew. It's hard to be a knitter... :D

Thursday, November 5, 2009

FO: Basic mittens

Jussi's co-worker ordered from me a pair of mittens, and here they are:

Yarn: Novita 7 veljestä doubled
Needles: 5 mm
Consumption: 115 g

Monday, November 2, 2009

FO: Mystery Sock '09

I finished these a minute ago. I love them :)

Pattern: Mystery Sock '09
Yarn: Novita Nalle Aloevera + jojoba
Needles: 3½
Consumption: 100 g

Sunday, November 1, 2009

FO: Pappatakki

Another FO! Finished this pappatakki, I like it a lot. :)

Pattern: Pappatakki from Novita Syksy 2008
Needles: 6 mm
Yarn: Novita Isoveli
Consumption: 830 g

Saturday, October 31, 2009

FO: Slipover

Yippee! Finally! It was hard to get any pictures of this slipover, because Jussi was so excited that he couldn't stay still.. :D

Pattern: Miehen neulottu palmikkoslipoveri
Needles: 3½ mm and 4 m
For: My husband
Consumption: 350 g


I've finished the first Mystery Sock:

And, my "pappatakki" is doing well. Only half a sleeve to go!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oh no

My ClusterMap! There's like 30 clursters there, there's something wrong! I don't like this...

I've been knitting, as usual. A vest for my husband will soon be finished. I'm also knitting a "pappatakki" for myself. Red Novita Isoveli and 6 mm needles = fast.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I bought only 3 skeins! So no panic.

teetee Pallas: I'm making a pair of socks for my Mom :)

Renia Hand-dye Effect: This clearly wants to become a scarf.


Monday, October 19, 2009


Ulla. Click!

WIPs and a vacation

Phew. We have now our fall vacation, and I now have one week to rest... (=knit)

This one's a project that I started in summer, for Jussi. Yesterday I started to knit it again, let's see if I can finish it before I go to my parents' in Thursday...

SPOILER ALERT for TTL Mystery Sock '09 knitters...

I've also finished the clues 2 and 3:

But guess what irritates me, a lot. Remember the April Shrug I knitted, the green one? It was my own pattern, I found the lace pattern from a pattern book from the early 80's. And tadah, in Novita's newest issue there's almost exactly the same lace pattern. Sigh.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I finished it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sad news

Our doggy, Retu, had to be put away yesterday. I really miss him... He was our first dog, and he lived with us for 9 years. Retu was 10 years old already, but it still hurts.

♥ Retu



I'm now sewing a coat. Let's see if I can finish it for tomorrow...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FO: Feather and Fan Scarf

Wow, that was fast! I now have about 150 cm's of soft 65% mohair warming my neck. Guess what it is?

Pattern: Feather and Fan Scarf (@ravelry)
Needles: 6 mm
Yarn: Gjestal Topp Mohair
Consumption: 100 g

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