Showing posts from July, 2012

The King of the jungle/Viidakon kuningas

And happy end of July to everyone. Well, I still have a week left before my summerjob begins and I've been busy. (Blueberries are just too good to be left in the forest)
But anyway, here is my new tenant in the Mint Village. His name is brobably Late Leijona (Larry in English) and at first he was supposed to be a bird. But somehow I managed to turn the yellow in to a lion. The body part was easy, but I really disliked crocheting the hair on his head. Hair is attached straigh to the head and I didn't to it separately. Poor fellow has just to rows of hair, hope he doesn't mind...

Heippa taas,
Mustikka-aika alkaa jo mennä ohi ja ensi viikolla jatkuukin taas työt, mutta onneksi on vielä viikko lomaa jäljellä. Tällaisen pienen Late Leijonan sain väsättyä, kaverista piti tulla lintu alkujaan. Mutta jotenkin keltaisesta langasta vaan muotoutui leijona. Kyllä vartalo oli helppo virkata, mutta harjan kanssa meinas kyllä pinna pettää. Virkkasin harjan suoraan päähän kiinni ja le…

*Miss Monkey* free pattern

I finished my pattern and I have to say that after awhile writing down patterns is actually quite hard.
Meet little Miss Monkey, I made her a doctor since my Mint Village doesn't have one already.
But now for the pattern:

You need: Brown yarn (I used Menita Cotton Dream) White yarn or lighter brown yarn DPNs to match the yarn and gauge ( I used 2,5mm needles) Stuffing Safety eyes Oddments of light brown, red and pink yarn (Felt or yarn for the nose piece)
Legs (make 2): Cast on 9sts 1st row: P1 row Next row: K1, *m1,k1* to the end. P1row Next row: K1, *m1,k1* to the end. St-st 5 rows. Next row: K7,k2tog 3 times, skpo, k3, k2tog 4 times, k7. P1 row Next row: K4, k2tog 3 times, skpo, k1, k2tog 4 times, k4. P1 row Next row: K3, k2tog 2 times, k3tog, k2tog 2 times, k3. P1 row In the beginning of next row k2tog (you should have 10sts). You can knit the rest of the leg flat or i-cord. I tried both ways and I think i-cord is quicker. St-st 48 rows (or as many as you want, depen…

Summer sales/kesä-ale

Well my local yarn store had a sale and it was my payday, so you can probably guess the result... Suprise, I bought only 5 skeins of yarn, bamboo needles and random other things ( and a couple of old sewing magazines, but those were from second hand shop, were they also had a sale). I'm actually quite happy about everything I bought, though I have no clue what I'm going to do with a single skein of dark blue cotton yarn... Probably more birds? Brown skeins are for my new pattern (I've already done legs and body) and it should be ready some day next week (hopefully.) :)

Lähilankakaupassa oli kesäale!!! No itse asiassa mukaan tarttui vain viisi lankakerää, bambupuikot ja pari käsityölehteä (jotka oli tarjouksessa kirpparilla). Kaiken kaikkiaan mä oon tyytyväinen saldoon, eikä rahatilannekaan pahemmin kärsinyt tuhlailusta. Kaikelle muulle kyllä olen keksinyt käyttöä, mutta yksinäinen tummansininen puuvillalankakerä kyllä aiheuttaa päänvaivaa. Mitä ihmettä siitä tekis... Eh…

Holiday hello!

I've been away,without Internet and with reindeer (my sister counted 32) and mosquitos (I counted 2 billion), for over a week. Reading, orienteering, hanging with family, swimming, catching a flu etc. I just love holidays! Of course I took my crochet and knitting supplies with me and even though I haven't done anything proper (I got the idea for my new pattern though), I still wanted to share this little bird with you. Pattern is my own (didn't write it down. Maybe I  do that when I finish the yellow one).