Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Camera

Since my old pocket camera "died" I had to buy a new one. After testing my dad's camera for a while I thought I must have a DSLR. On Saturday I came home with a brand new Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm lens and 35mm lens. So here's a photo splash of my last two days of photographing:

Lai-la-lai Yarnz (blog is in Finnish) Shakespeare club package number two. The yellow is fanasticly soft Cleopatra Fab Lace, 1200m/100g, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere and the blue-purple one is Tempest Merino/tencel lace, 800m/100g, 50% merino and 50% tencel.

The Nykarleby star. A MUST when it comes to Christmas. No Nykaabi stjäärno - No Christmas.

Bought two gorgeous Christmas star-flowers from a collegue.

Some spinning.

My camera bag. :) It's pink inside and hold both my camera and the second lens.

Aura shawl that only needs blocking. Some day...

"Glögg" a typical Finnish/Swedish christmas drink. In my Christmas mug. I have 6 of theese. All with different motifs. Hm... Something to set up for a photo?

Christmas present?

Stairs to the appartment I will be moving into at some point. If all goes well...

Since I'm so into photographing (of course, with new toys it's hard not to be excited of photographing) I'm thinking of starting a separate photoblog so not to fill this one with a lot of various photos. I still want to keep this as mainly a knitting blog. (As you can see from my last blogpost about My Ponies. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

My little ponies

Completely non craft-related post. My collection of My Little Pony's.

A flood of memories came when I saw these and my Barbies. The ponies are more important though. They had clothes. (The normal sized ones.) And my aunt and godmother Heli made those for me. Just one set was bought. The big one I remember whining to dad that I wanted one as a birthday present. He said of course no. And when my birthday came there it was! I felt so spoiled. Can't remember which birthday this was, but I was in school. The baby pony and the dragon came in a stable-set. The stable we threw away during mom and dad's move since it was quite broken. But the baby and the dragon is stuffed away with the other ponies to wait for a new player...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SYTYCK-projekti etenee

Juu, kyllä täällä tehdään SYTYCK juttuja vaikka ei kuulu mitään.

Tämä kasa on muuttunut


Ja siihen lisätään vielä nämä

tai ehkä osa noista vain. Katsotaan.

Ja vanhana kilpailujuttuna piti blogata omasta neulenurkastaan. Tosin SYTYCK projektini ei ole edistynyt neule osioon vielä, mutta tässä minä neulon:

Ja edellisessä bloggauksessa olikin kehruu "nurkkani", mutta tässä oli aikaisempi kuva missä näkyy SYTYCK kehruuprojektini:

Shortly in English: My SYTYCK project is half way spun. I will add some odd beads to it while plying. Then a few photos of where I knit and spin.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Just look at this:

No wonder I'm not taking any pictures at the moment. And I haven't gotten anything finished for a looooong time. I have though spun a lot and knitted a lot. I've also bought a bit of yarn and been to Tampere for the Handicraft fair. I'm so happy I managed to get Sarah and Chris over there and to meet them was so much fun. Check out Sarahs blogpost about the trip.

However I borrowed my dad's DSLR which is something like 6 years old. Or read: I saved it from getting smashed during their move. I want one! Here's a few pictures I just taken with it.

My spinning place. The red thingy on the pink chair is a HumanTool. It is actually quite nice to sit on it while spinning. The pink chairs are old 80's chairs from my grandmom that my mom renovated. I just love the pink-black combination and it so does not match the humantool or my appartment (which goes in brown and green).

What I'm spinning. Something purple. Don't ask what it is or where I got from. Probably from someones stash in Ravelry. Thinking of plying this with some other pink yarns.

My Christmas party nails. I got home last night at 2:30. Woke up today 14:00. I sang karaoke the first time in my life. "Fly me to the moon." I'm not sure I'm going to do it again though.

Have a nice weekend and relaxing pre-holiday times! I'm sure I will blog some more now when I got a fun camera borrowed.