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Update (sort of...)

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Hello,
it has been too long since my last post to this blog. I think that I've had a severe knitter's block (similar to writer's block) in doing everything. I started knitting again this past week and the progress is astonishingly slow, but my projects are getting down slowly.
Also I had all kinds of obstacles like with my new projects: my cable knitting needle was missing (found it exactly where it was supposed to be), run out of filling (can't finish my new pattern without it and also I've lost some notes from that pattern too, took me almost an hour to count all stitches and try to write pattern down again) and I borrowed my sewing machine to my lil sis, and it is still wtih her.
And I really need to buy new cotton yarn, I don't have enough bright colours (like that is actually boring, to go and buy new yarn). What I learnt is that: remeber to check your needle case when looking for a knitting needle and when writing down a patttern, hit the save-button ofte…

Land of amigurumi

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Hello,

Spring is finally here, at least I can see flowers starting to bloom, while walking back from work.
We visited Japan few weeks ago and it was super amazing. Commuting from place to place was done by trains/metro, so I had time to do some crocheting there. And hey, where does the word amigurumi come from?
Where I live, you can get as cute phone decorations or clothes as in Japan (that is my personal opinion and not a fact). People were friendly, eating out was probably cheaper than in Finland and we don't have that many Sakura flowers in Finland. I didn't know that there were so many different colors of Sakura flowers.
 Mostly I made small amigurumis and gave them to people we met. These two are probably my favourites: a duck and a cat. I'll post the pattern next week(at least I try)

- Minttusuklaa


Lizzie Lizard (free pattern)

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Here is the lizard pattern as promised, I try to add a pdf to my Ravelry store (you can find me, with the username Minttusuklaa)
Lizard


You will need: DK yarn, two colours. 50g of MC 1 and a little bit of MC2 Filling 3mm needles and DPNs Safety eyes (size of choice, I used approximately 18mm/20mm)
Abbreviations: MC1 main color 1 MC2 main color 2 K knit P purl M1 make one kfb knit front and back of the st knitwise Kwise knitwise Pwise purlwise CO cast on st stitch st -st stocknitte stitch k2tog knit 2 together k3tog knit 3 together skpo, slip 1 knit 1, pass slipped stitch over psso pass slipped stitch over yrn yarn round needle
Head: CO 13 sts with MC1. P1 row Next row: K1, [m1, K3], repeat [_] to end. P1 row Next row: K1, [m1, K4], repeat [_] to end. P1 row Next row: K1, [m1, K5], repeat [_] to end. P1 row Next row: K4, m1, K1, m1, K15, m1, K1, m1, K4. St-st 5 rows Next row: K6, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k13, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k6. P1 row Next row: K6, k2tog 3 times, k11, k2tog 3 times. P1…