Thursday, December 13, 2007

Secret Knitting Pal - last package

Just got my last package from my secret pal in a swap arranged by pyssel.net. Just look how lovely wool-silk yarns I got!


Anna sent me this package, and she was also my secret pal this time. Check out her blog to see what I gave her.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ravelry

Yepp, I fell for it and queued for Ravelry and the invitation arrived last night. You'll find me there under the nickname Olebrumm, of course. ;-)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I've actually finished something

In Pyssel.net there's ongoing a swap which I'm part of. Every package has a theme and this third package is something you have done yourself that you should send. Since my swap partner is pregnant I decided to do something for the kid.



Pattern: Bluebell in Ulla by Pia (FIN)
Yarn: Off-white Novita Tennessee 40g and green Baumwolle Classic Color by Schewe 12 g
Needle: 2.5mm dpns

The pattern was easy enough and I had the yarn in my stash, so it was easy to begin. Since the kid hasn't seen the daylight yet the hat will hopefully be just to wear right next summer.

I also wanted to do something to warm the little kids feets and rememberd I had some Cashmere Merino Silk Aran by Sublime left and made these:

Pattern: Booties from Moda 01/2007
Yarn: Cashmere Merino Silk Aran by Sublime (probably something like 20g, max)
Needle: 4mm dpns

The pattern was quite tricky. You had to follow it promtly to make sens of it. But the booties became really cute and I just wish I had more kids to knit to.

From my swap partner I got these lovely fingerless gloves.


They are lovely warm, but I don't know what they are knitted of. On top is a felt heart appliqued. These I'll defenitely wear!

This weeks Tuesday I went with my mom and my grandmom to a Christmas craft evening. We could choose between four different things to do; pearl stars, Christmas balls, bee wax candles and pearl angels. I chose to do a candle and an angel. It was really fun to do some craft togheter with mom and grandmom. :)



I've also almost finished one Christmas present and one scarf, but more about those later. Have a nice little-Christmas weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

All busy, but nothing to show

Since Christmas is coming up there's a lot of hush-hush projects going on. However, I have bought some new yarn and tools. :) I went with my friend to a handicraft fair in Tampere last weekend. This is what I brought home with me.

Of course I had to buy some new tools. Addi needles, Clover helpers and bamboo dpns.

I manage to find lovely reindeer buttons too.

First out are two 500g cones of Merino Blend by King Cole. Project: secret.

Then I reordered my Moda knitting magazine order and got a lovely skein of Elfin by Schoeller Stahl. Project: No idea. Scarf?

I also bumped into Angorina (FIN blog). She makes lovely yarn out of angora, dog wool and lambs wool. This is a skein of angora and wool... Project: Definitely a triangular scarf of some sort.

And last, but not least. My first four skeins of Kureyon by Noro. Project: A slipover perhaps?


All in all a very nice day, eventough due to the busdriver (the only man in the bus, and of course he's to blame) we sat 10 hours in the bus instead of 7. And only 3 hours was spent at the fair, instead of 5. But I'm very happy I went there and definitely I'll be going there next year too.

Now off to my hush-hush projects so that I have something to show after Christmas.

Monday, November 19, 2007

First posting in new blog.

Since my old blog seems to have gotten some hickups, let's try Blogger instead...