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Winter is coming

Hello all,

We have snow already!!! Yessssssssss!! To be honest, winter is not my favourite time of the year (it is quite dark in Finland and quite often we don't have snow here...) But november and october are perfect months to knit socks ^_^ I can't remeber when was the last time I didn't knit any socks during autumn.

The pattern for blue socks was a pain in the neck, I had to re-knit my socks probably three times until I realized that the pattern had a mistake. (But I think it was worth re-knittinng from the beginning, the result is super nice). My sister told me yesterday when went to a party: "Well, now you are wearing every shade of blue there is." 

Red and white socks are an older project that I have to finish, the problem is that I can't remember how I made the first sock.

 -Minttusuklaa  (Who is looking for new good sock patterns to knit for Christmas presents)

Early bird gets the worm (free pattern)

My busy 5th year in uni has officially started now (well it started in august, but anyways..) :) And I'm happy about it. My summer was full of work and meeting new people and trying to survive in away from my family and boyfriend.

Because I'm already starting to miss summer, I decided to design a new toy, to with bright colours. This idea popped into my mind during one lecture. Try to listen Ob/Gyn lectures with a new pattern design in mind... (It is hard)
I've wanted to combine crocheting and knitting in pattern for a long time, just to see what the result looks like.

I'm not very happy with the legs, (maybe I'll have to redesign them later, if I can come up with a better solution), but all in all I'm happy how she turned out.

Knitting and more knitting

Hello all, I've been busy knitting and planning new projects. As you can see in the picture I've made a doll project and started another. I'm trying to continue my stash busting and that's why I'm knitting socks (again). Doll pattern is my own and so is the lemon pattern I'm working on. With the doll's head I made the mistake of using m1 increasing and now I have small holes on his head (next time have to make kfb type of increases). My sisters told me that his feet are too big, so next time a bit smaller feet. I'm so glad to more opinions than just my own while knitting and designing new patterns. And I hope to get him ready soon. My smallest brothers wants that I turn him to a ice hockey player, well we see about that. I'm trying to figure out how to knit skates and a helmet. I've had a great February, of course I'm busy with school. Tests are coming up next week and I'm glad that after that there is only one test to take this spring.…

Stash busting, right?

I've really tried my best to use my old stash (trust me, I have a quite a lot in my closets), but today after school I happened to pass by a yarn store (probably the best one in Finland) and of coure I had to stop by and you don't have to be psychiatrist to know that when a knitter visits a yarn shop, she will leave the store with new yarn... And not wiht just a skein
Sorry for the crappy picture, it's taken with my phone so the flash is not the best around..

Spring-is-not-here-yet feelings

Hello all,

I've had an amazing weekend and I hope you've had too. I and my boyfriend went to a Christian youth conference this weekend and it was really great :) Meeting new people and seeing old aquintances and sharing experiences is amazing.
And I had lectures earlier this week so I had time to do some knitting and finally had time to finish my lil bunny. The dress is a bit crazy coloured and with quite springlike colours
. One thing I'e noticed over years of knitting plush toys is that when you finally think that you've learnt to pick right needles to right yarn, something still goes a bit wrong in your gauge and the filling shows and there's nothing you can do about it... But never mind, I think she is still a cutie. The yarn is from Lidl (it is supermarket in Europe, a bit like Tesco in Britain) and was super cheap. I thought it would be pain to knit and look like a mess, but in the end I was surprised how well their cotton yarn works for bunnies.

I've als…

Winter and so...

Well, it is totally snowing!!!! :) :) :) and I love it!
There is more than 30cm snow now and I'm so grateful, but beccause it is winter I had to make something that reminds me of summer and this time I crocheted a panda bear. Pattern is my own and still needs some fixes, but all in all I'm quite happy this little panda turned out. I like pandas and well quiten often we (meaning my boyfriend and I) call each other pandas. The reason is that after we've talked on the phone 'til 1am or so and school begins at 8am, you almost look like a panda bear ;)

The books I found from post-xmas sales. The left one is basic instructions to different knitting stitches and on the right is Tilda's Spring (yup, I'm also waiting for spring...). I also found a very good handbook about sewing (my little brother is borrowing that one right one, so it's not in the picture.

For me my Christmastime this year was a time to take a break from social media and TV-watching. You can't …

January fun

Hello all and Happy this year,

My studies began a while ago and I'm very happy to be back to school. My laptop died this week and I havn't bought new one. I've knitted socks and picked up my crochet hook again. It snowed quite a lot this past week and i really enojoy winter now. It is so comfortable to pick up knitting needles and a cup of coffee and start studying in a warm place and just look outside. I really thank God for that.
My other projects are a few books I need to read (besides school) and I found very good books related to knitting and sewing from post Christmas sales.
And I really hope that after my computer dying I might be able to save unpublished patterns from my old cds

- Minttusuklaa