Monday, October 4, 2010

Books, yummy

Since I'm not allowed to buy any yarn before Suomen kädentaidot 2010, I've bought books.

I just can't help loving books.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Pattern: Improvized
Hook: 7 mm
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Consumption: 115 g

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Photo day!

Here are the photos I've promised to show you!

Lace Socks
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Needles: 4 mm
Consumption: 110 g
Pattern: Novita Talvi 2010

Yarn: Novita Karuselli
Hook: 9 mm
Consumption: 45 g
Pattern: Improvized

Aloe Vera Socks (WIP)
Yarn: Novita Nalle Aloe Vera
Needles: 3 mm
Pattern: Improvized

Ball Gown:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer, fall...

So, it's been a while (again), I've been staying at my parents' house and working :) I haven't had much time to knit, since I had my summer studies. But now they are done and I only have 3 working days left!

The gown was a succes, and I'll post photos of it as soon as I get home. During the summer I've managed to knit 1,5 pairs of socks, one pair for me and another for Jussi. The 362 Blanket is doing quite well, but I'm a little behind..

So no photos this time, but soon! On Thursday I'm heading to my home in Tampere (I'm super excited, I've missed home so much!).

My second year at the university of Tampere starts on 1.9. and I'm very excited about that too :) I'm planning to have all my 3 years studies completed in 2 years, so it's going to be a busy, BUSY year! (But not too busy to knit, and besides, it's Christmas in like just 4 months, got to knit like a million pairs of socks anyway).

And! Because it's fall already (it's cold enough to be fall, no matter what the calendar says), it means that there's going to me a FAIR! I haven't bought a single skein of yarn since last Christmas, and 19.-21. 11.2010 the Suomen Kädentaidot 2010 fair is held at Pirkkahalli! Yummm!

So, lets hope that I have enough time to update a little bit more often.. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


It's been a while (again) since I last posted... But anyway, I've been kinda busy with my summer studies, and now it seems to me that I really CAN manage all the stuff I'm doing... So, now I've got some time for knitting, too.

These Spring Socks are basic socks with a little cable rib.

Pattern: Improvized
Yarn: Novita Four Seasons Kevät
Needles: 3mm
Consumption: 110 g

And here's my pride: the 362-blanket is now halfway done! 181 blocks...


I've also been sewing, I've made curtains and a skirt (for my sister), and now I'm sewing an evening gown for my husbands reserve officer course party herd in 3.-4.7. I'm almost done! I'll give you pic's as soon as I'm ready. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010


So, the last exam's over and now I have time to knit and sew!

It's been a while since I finished this one (27.4.), but anyway:

Pattern: Vernal Equinox Shawl (@ravelry)
Needles: 4 mm
Consumption: 215 g

And! I've finally bought the fabric needed for my ball gown! I just fell in love with it, and now it's mine! And, I also found another piece of fabric for a summer dress to be worn in Jussi's cousins party. Yeah! I just love to sew :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring sewing

Every spring it's the same thing. My yarn feels too warm, and I just HAVE to sew something.

So, I've made that spring coat I've been dreaming of:

And, these summer capris are for my husband. Just basic staight trousers, only shorter.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Socks, socks... And sewing!

Lyyra's are ready.

Pattern: Lyyra
Needles: 3 mm
Yarn: Novita Nalle
For: My Mom
Consumtion: 70g

I've been knitting these sneakers, I'm improvizing and they look pretty good :D

I bought a book called Joka tyypin kaavakirja, and I've made my first top:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FO and WIP

I've been into socks, lately. These I made for my sister M.

Pattern: Mittatilauspolvarit (@ravelry)
For: My sister M
Needles: 2½ mm
Yarn: Idena Bambino Ull
Consumption: 155 g

9th May is Mothers Day, and I'm knitting these Lyyra-sock for my Mom :) I still don't know what to knit to my mother-in-law!

Pattern: Lyyra (@ravelry)
For: My Mom
Needles: 3 mm
Yarn: Novita Nalle

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FO: Snow White

Okay, it's not really as snow white as it should (since the yarn was white-blue!) but here it is. I ended up knitting a poncho, which is weird because I hate ponchos. :D

The pattern is my own, and I think I'll write it down some day...

Pattern: Snow White
Yarn: Novita Twist
Needles: 10 mm and 8 mm
Consumption: 335 g

Sunday, March 28, 2010

FO: Spring Cap

Jussi wanted a cap for spring/summer, that wasn't too hot. Here it is. :) I'm amazed how little time it took to make this, because I had a super thin yarn and 3 mm needles!

Pattern: Improvized
Needles: 3 mm
Yarn: Zettl Sirmione
Consumption: 30 g

I started a shawl made of VERY thick yarn + 10 mm needles... Let's see what happens!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

FO: Stripes

This one was a fast project too. I really didn't have a pattern, and it amazes me how well it fits. Allthough size S/M is a little baggy to be a slim model :P

Pattern: Improvized
Yarn: Novita Rose Mohair
Needles: 4½ mm
Consumption: 230 g

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FO: Lace Mittens

Sometimes I just knit and knit and knit... I started these yesterday, and finished them today. :) I really like these, but I think that my Mom would love these.. :)

Pattern: Moda 6/2009, 51. Pitsilapaset
Needles: 3½ mm
Yarn: Novita Wool
Consumption: 60g

Yesterday I started yet another project. This one's a tunic :) I don't have a pattern for it, so let's hope it fits! :) I'm making stripes: grey-green-light green. Yummy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

a WIP for a change

I didn't know what to do next: I have the newest Moda, Novita and Suuri Käsityölehti, and I can't decide where to start. So, I picked up a cute pattern for mittens (again!), from a Moda published last year.. (51. in 6/2009)

I like the colour so much, and Novita Wool is soooo soft :)

FO: Kai-Mei

I decided to finish these before starting a new project. Wasn't that hard, was it? :)

Pattern: Kai-Mei by Cookie A./Sock Innovation (@ravelry)
Needles: 2½ mm
Yarn: Novita Nalle Marjaretki
Consumption: 85 g

FO: Branching Out

This one was one fast project too: I had 10 mm needles and it didn't take long to finish :) I think I'll give it to my sister; she likse light blue. :)

Pattern: Branching Out (@raverly)
Needles: 10 mm
Yarn: Novita Polaris
Consumption: 200 g

Sunday, March 21, 2010

FO: Lace Bolero

My newest FO is here! It didn't take long to knit this one. I picked a lace motif and combined it with a bolero and added a ribbing and shortened the sleeves. And I think it works :)

Pattern: Novita Kevät 2010, Lace Motif 77. Pitsijakku, combined with 45. Pitsineulebolero
Yarn: Novita Nalle
Needles: 4 mm
Consumption: 215 g

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's been quiet here...

I've been busy looding weight, so I really haven't got time to knit..

But, today I finished this slipover. I really like the way it goes with the pink shirt underneath and the belt. Yummy. :)

Pattern: Naisen slipoveri by Tekstiiliteollisuus (published in Moda 5/2009) (@ravelry)
Yarn: Novita Rose Mohair
Needles: 5 mm
Consumption: 165 g

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FO: Valkealan lapaset

Mittens, again! This time I managed to make them big enough... I like the pattern, it was simple yet cute :)

Pattern: Valkealan lapaset
Yarn: Novita Nalle
Needles: 3½ mm
Consumption: 75 g

And, I bought myself a birthday present: Sock innovation by Cookie A.! I just love this book! Now that I've turned twenty, it's time to buy some lovely and amazing books that I've always been dreaming of..!

Friday, February 12, 2010

FO: Kainuun kukkalapaset

I don't like them at all. Besides, they're too small for me.

Pattern: Kainuun kukkalapaset
Needles: 3½ mm
Yarn: Novita Nalle and Novita Four Seasons
Consumption: 60 g

Monday, February 1, 2010

WIP: 362 Blanket and some other stuff

So, the blanket's doing well. I've finished 36 blocks... only 326 to go...!

So, me and my husband got a great weekend. It's kinda sad that my life is now all about waiting. In Sunday evening, when he returns to Parolannummi, I start waiting Friday evening when he gets back. At least I've got plenty of time to knit.

There's been virtually no progress with my Kainuun kukkalapaset-mittens. I've started a mohair slipover (Moda 5/2009), and I've been knitting the blanket. The slipover doens't really look like a slipover now, so no photos. But here's the blanket:

Now, back to my needles.

Oh, and by the way: I didn't buy any yarn during January, wow!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

FO: Cable Hoodie

Finally a FO! I've been knitting pretty big stuff, first a shawl and then a hoodie!

It could have been just a little bit longer, but it'll do. :)

Pattern: 1. Naisen hupullinen jakku, Moda 5/2009
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Needles: 4 mm and 4,5 mm
Consumption: 600 g

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So, here I am now. Alone. My husband is in the army now, and we only see on weekends.. Kinda rough, I mean, I like being alone (=not with friends), but I love my husband and would like to be with him all the time.. He's going to serve one year there, so I guess I just have to get used to this...

I've been knitting, of course. The cable hoodie is doing fine: only 1,5 sleeves and the hood to go.

I've also started these Kainuun kukkalapaset. I'm not sure if I really like these colors. Maybe I'll give them to my sister, then...

The 362 Blanket is also doing good - I've already knitted 23 pieces, even though Jussi has been away "only" 17 days.

I'd like to knit something else... I have so much yarn, and I'd like to do some small projects that I could finish fast (before I get bored again). I do have 4 skeins of Puro, I could make a hat (again), or a shrug, or a scarf. Well see.

So, no FOs this time. Let's see if I can finish something for my next post :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

First FO of 2010!

I'm really proud of myself! I've managed to finis this one, the pattern is Spanish Armada. It took me only 8 days to finish it, wow! It looks a bit weird on this photo. That's because my blocking tressle was too small so I had to use our king size bed too...

Pattern: Spanish Armada by MMario
Yarn: Novita Nalle
Needles: 5 mm dpn's and circs
Consumption: 380 g

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