Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

This was made over 20 years ago by me. I'm so glad my sister found it and gave it to me.

Kotikotoa löytyi seimiasetelma, jonka olen tehnyt yli 20 vuotta sitten. Mielestäni etenkin Joosef on todella näköinen.

Ompelin pikaisesti kaitaliinan pöydälle. Joulupuu ei kantanut palloja, joten laitoin pelkät valot.

We even have a Christmas tree with lights. Now it's time to eat chocolate and read books and eat chocolate and other goodies.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I do still knit! I dyed a skein of KnitPicks bare lace green and it came out so beautiful I just couldn't imagine parting from it. Then the new Knitty came out and there was a perfect pattern for this yarn, Citron (or in my case, Lime).

Here's a start:


Perfect no-brain-knitting while watching telly or surfing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More color

I finally got the Luvotex- color set I've been waiting for. I just love all the mixing and measuring and counting, reminds me of the days when I studied chemistry. Laboratory work was always my favorite, not the boooring lectures. Only thing that bothers me with the Luvotex is that one is supposed to use a salt with it, but it's not clarified what for a salt that is (it's not NaCl, that they tell you). It's doesn't really matter, but I'm just really curious. I bet they don't tell, because it's cheaper elsewhere (plus it's not really necessary every time you dye, depends on what effect are you aiming for).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One more skein

Here's one more older skein of sock yarn.

Green with yellowish shades and darker flecks.


Sunday, November 22, 2009


I'm taking this saleposting off, but I'll leave the pretty pictures. Tui got the nice brown one :)

1) Green yarn - light to dark green, semisolid.


2) Brick - light to dark brick brown, semisolid. -Spoken for


3) Deep sea - grayish blues, semisolid.

Deep sea

4) Berries - light red purple, blue purple. Note: this yarn is unevenly colored, there is no way you can make identical socks with this!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Italian tubular cast on

A skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn is tempting me to knit a hat. For a hat one needs a pretty and stretchy cast on method. Here's some favorites:
A tutorial for a great cast on for 1*1 rib without a scrap yarn. Let's do it Italian style baby!
And with a little helps from Ysolda you can turn that to 2*2 rib as well.