Thursday 30 December 2010

Winter wonderland

Here's some photos I took one morning when I went to work. They're all from Espoo, more precisely from Glims.

Gingerbread elf

I know I've already said it, but I absolutely love this winter with all the snow <3 Everything's just so, so beautiful.

Monday 27 December 2010

More Christmas presents, part 2

My mom got to choose her Christmas present herself, all the way from the pattern to the colour. She has an old hood, but I thought it's time she'll get a new one. So I suggested I knit this for her:

Pattern: Luxury cowl / Hood by Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Needles 6 mm

It was an quick and easy knit, maybe even too easy since it got a bit boring in the end. And since the pattern is called luxury cowl, I decided I had to do something to make it even more luxury: sew on some pearls around the edge. I actually added one more row of white pearls after taking the photo, mostly because I was at work at the museum and didn't have anything else to do since it was the day before Christmas Eve and NOBODY had time to come and visit a museum. But that was even better for me since I got my last presents finished AND had the time to make some small cards for the wrapped gifts.

Sunday 26 December 2010

Some presents, part 1

Finally I can start posting some of my latest finished knittings! Here's at first a Totoro hat that I made for my lovely little godson:

Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Needles: 3,5 mm

I actually made it already during the summer when I had lots of time to knit. But now during the autumn when I've been watching him grow really fast, I've been afraid it'll be too small, even though I made the biggest size available! And, well, he did grow too fast. I just hope the hat will stretch a bit.

I also had the time to finish a phone cover for a friend. He just got a new phone with a big touch screen, so he wanted something to protect it from scratches.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Novita Tennessee
Needles: 2 mm

I decided to improvise the pattern, and it wasn't even that hard. I just started with an invisible figure 8 -cast on with 13 + 13 stitches, and then increasing 2 stiches on both sides. After that, I knitted in stockinette stitch until it was big enough to fit the phone.