Monday, 29 November 2010

Another pair of socks

I made another pair, this time for my daughter. The yarn is Novita 7 veljestä and again I used Novita's instructions (sorry, available only in Finnish or Swedish). I modified the pattern a bit since I wanted to do something different from the first pair I made. As you can see, not that many modifications, just basic ribbing to the whole sock.  Again I used size 3 needles and they seem to be good for this yarn, since it is a bit thicker than Nalle that I used for my socks. I did not bother matching the stripes, but started wondering whether others do. Matching stripes or not? What do you think?

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Finished socks

I have been using these the whole weekend, I am so happy that I actually understood the instructions and had the patience to make both socks! I have tried kntting socks years ago, but managed to knit only one, then I got bored.  Anyway, next time I will use smaller knitting needles, since these socks seem to be a bit too loose. I used these instructions from Novita and they were quite easy to follow, even for a beginner like me. The yarn is Novita Nalle Kukkaketo and I used size 3 knitting needles.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Work in progress - socks!

Actually, I finished these socks yesterday, but I just didn't have enough light to take a proper picture of them yet. So annoying!  But aren't the colours pretty? I would like to see a bit more white, a somewhat calmer colour palette, but these are my first knitted socks, so I am happy! The yarn is Novita Nalle Kukkaketo (colour 817).

Monday, 22 November 2010

Knitting trials

I finally had the courage to try knitting. I somehow think that winter, wool yarn and knitting belong together, so I just had to try. It was surprisingly easy! I actually made something else first and these wrist warmers are made from the leftover yarns of that project, but since I have not had much success in taking acceptable photos of the first trial, I just had to start with these ones.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Jeans skirt

Jeans skirt made from my husbands old, really worn jeans. There were holes everywhere but that's OK. I kind of like the worn-out look. I just need to make sure my daughter does not make the hole even larger...

Apologies for the crappy image quality, it seems that November is too dark for mobile phone snap shots. Go figure. I need to buy a real camera!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Black, white and yellow

Black, white and yellow. My favourite colours, looks surprisingly good on Emma as well. The fabric is Marimekko jersey from Eurokangas, pattern is my own (drafted from some old shirt).

"Mom, can I go now???"


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