Tuesday 17 November 2009

Elephants marching home...

This is another thing I finished a while ago. It's an elephant beret. The pattern for the beret itself I found from this wonderful knitting blog Jatta Soheltaa but after searching and searching and searching the web for a nice elephant chart, I gave up and designed it myself. And I have to admit that I'm pretty satisfied with it :)

What else? Nothing, actually... Same old stuff... I've almost started to miss Paris, especially the spring over there. The weather in Finland is just so dull. It's dark and cold, but still not cold enough for snow. So in stead it's just raining all the time. I'm sick of it! But at least you have a good reason for sleeping 10 hours per night and stay at home, drinking hot chocolate every night. And watching movies! :)

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Some finished handicrafts

I don't know if you remember that I earlier showed you a picture of a scarf I had started knitting. Well, now it's finished! And looks like this:

Oh, what a lovely autumn day it was when we took that picture... There were still a lot of yellow and orange leaves on the trees. Now it's just dull outside.

I also finished another scarf that I use when I'm working, because it's always so cold in the museum. And where we sit when we don't have any guided tours etc, there's the air-conditioning right above our heads, so all of us guids who's been sitting there, always have a stiff neck and shoulders. Anyway, that one looks like this:

I don't like this one that much... There's too many errors :) But well, it was my first lace-scarf, so I guess you have to start somewhere...

Then I also managed to knit my first mittens ever! Yay! (No, I didn't even knit mittens in school. I know it's strange, but it's true. It wasn't compulsory for us) I'm actually very pleased with the result, even though they turned out to be a bit too big for me, so I'll give them to my mum in stead. Maybe the next pair I'll make will fit better.

Ok, there was a lot of handicraft-news this time. I hope you, who aren't interested in handicrafts didn't mind. But for you guys I have one thing to say: You don't know what you miss! Doing handicrafts is just so relaxing. And you feel so pleased when you've successfully finished something. You should try it! :)