Sunday, May 10, 2015

Summer´s almost here

I just realised that I'm still writing a blog and haven't made any updates this year. Where did all my free time go to update my blog, has anyone seen it? I'm just stuck in the middle of books and tests and learning new stuff. This spring hasn't been easy for me, and I hate to admit it but I've been quite stressed. So I want to say to everyone of my blog readers that take time for yourself and if you are feeling stressed, don't be too stressed . It is not healthy :)

- Minttusuklaa

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy february :)


I have a winter sports holiday :) :) YAHOOOOOOOOO, haven't had a decent holiday for a while. So I took up this to finish stuff that I hadn't done during Xmas holiday. And I'm thinking a about a new desgin (those yarns are for that) and the legwarmer is still a UFO. But it is getting there.

My february and january have been quite hectic, going between my place and my boyfriends place takes a lot of time. He live about 150km from where I live. Is there anyone who can relate to what I'm going through with this not-so-long-long-distance-relationship?

And can you imagine it, I lost a pair of socks. They were supposed to be Xmas present for my sis, but I couldn't find them anymore after I had put them into my closet.


p.s. Next time a promise to have something that I've finished to show you

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Blessed New Year 2015!

Hello all,

I'm grateful for this year and looking back this year has been amazing. Even though there have been many struggles and hardships in school and realtionships, Im very grateful to God that He has blessed me and given me strength in many ways. Being 3rd year medstudent is not always easy. Having siblings is sometimes quite timeconsuming, but I love all my sibling., Being in a relationship is also somtehing that changes you, but it still worth it. There are so many things I'm grateful for :) and I hope that these last few days there are left of this year are peaceful also for you.
I hate to admit, but for this yrs Xmas presents I had to buy few, I ran out of time with few presents. I still have one pair of socks to finish. But I'll take pictures of the things I've made (1 pair of mittens, 2 pair of socks, 2 hats, one scarf) and write on pattern down in the future, this is jus a sneak peak:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Socktober + Mittember


I found my knitting inspiration again and so far I've knitted socks and mittens :) and I'm quite proud of myself. I decided (for once) to knit pretty socks, and not those brainless socks that are knitted without thinking anything. But the socks I made formyself took quite a time, the pattern was great but somehow I messed it up few times and had to reknit many rows (and it didn't help that at the same time I was trying to listen to lecture, and yes we are allowed to knit during lectures). But the result is pretty, so maybe I'll knit white ones for my mom as a Xmas present.
The mittens I've making are actually wristwarmes but I decided to turn them to mittens :)

 This October has been so far the busiest of my life, school has taken most of my time, but I'm glad that I've had time to knit and sometimes even meet my friends. One thing that med school teaches is that you really start to value your spare time. And if I knitted socks in the October, mittens in November, maybe December will be reseved for hats and at least my smallest bro needs a hat for Xmas present...

- Minttusuklaa

Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn again?!!

Wait, it's september already? Where did summer go? What happened to it?
My school began again and we already had our 1st examen. But that's life. On the bright side (well technically not that bright) I finally got my sewing machine to a mechanic. My poor sewing machine sat totally in pieces for whole summer.
And as for knitting and crocheting, well I haven't done anything special, but I have a few ideas that might turn into patterns someday and at the moment I looking for the right yarn (my huge stash is still not obviously enough)

All the best

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The free week of my summer

Hi all,
My only free time aka holiday came and went just like that and it was just for a week. But spending a week with my family was sooo great. We went to northern Finland, well almost Lapland and it is truly a beautiful place.
We saw reindeer and luckily I didn't drive over any of them. The weather was hot (about 25 degrees) and that is prettty great for Finland :)
This summer I have been a lazy knitter and unfortunately my sewing machine broke down couple of weeks ago ;( and it isn't fixed yet.
But I found my passion to read books again and that is what I've been doing. Believe it or not but since high school I was so fed up with books I haven't read proper books except once or twice a year. But this summer I've read for all the lost stuff I haven't read.
And maybe I'll find a passion for crocheting and knitting too. :)

And then couple of pics, these are taken along a famous Finnish hiking route called The bear's route:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Midsummer's little panda :)

As probably most of you know, I come from Finland and this year the summer so far has been terribly cold. Even now it is 13 celsius degrees outside. To be honest I really don't like this waether, summers aren't supposed to be this cold, but I'm glad that I have summer job that is mostly an indoor job.
Last week it even snowed in some places here, I'm glad that I missed the summer snow :) (Everywhere I went that day, the sun shone and birds sang).

But I had the past couple of days free so I finished this cute little panda and I decided to name her Hao Hao. The pattern is the same as in the cat, but making a bit different ears and adjusting other measurements I made a panda. (Pandas are probably my favourite animals). The chart for her cupcake dress I found from Ravelry, but the pattern itself is something I just came up with. I'm planning to knit a monkey or a turtle next and my fingers are itching to crochet again. I haven't done any crocheting since Xmas, just knitting and sewing.
I also did some sewing with my smallest sister, but our sewing machine broke down yesterday, I'm glad mom promised to get it fixed next week (I have the best mom in the world). And I started to learn Japanese again :) 

Hyvää kesää kaikille! Jos tätä säätä nyt kesäksi voi sanoa, no ainakin olen tyytyväinen omaan kivaan sisätyöhöni. Onneksi onnistuin kaiken lumen ja rännän missaamaan viime viikolla, joka paikassa missä kävin niin aurinko paistoi ja linnut  lauloi :) 
Sainpahan viimeinkin väkerrettyä pandan valmiiksi kun sain vapaata juhannukseksi. Ohje on oma ja sama kuin kissan, vähän muutin korvia ja muita raajojen pituuksi. Mekon muffinssikuvio löytyi Ravelryä surffattessa, mutta muuten ohje on omasta päästä kehitetty.