Sunday 12 February 2012

More spookiness

Well, ok. I didn't get back as soon as I intended. What do we learn from this? Never promise anything you might not be able to keep! :)

But now I'm here and ready to show you another spooky project that I actually finished already before the spooky socks. The idea came to me when we for some reason discussed the Pacman-game at work and one of my colleagues said she had started to knit a hat decorated with the ghosts from that same game. I got so inspired that I wanted to do something with those ghosts as well. And here's the result:

Pattern: my own
Yarn: some cotton yarn from my stash
Needles: 2 mm

Have to admit it was pretty boring to knit a tie. The rows just never seemed to end. But once it was finished, it turned out rather funny. And I was surprised it actually looks like a real tie since I didn't plan it at all. I just started knitting, doing increases and decreases whitout thinking too much. But since the tie is knitted in stockinett stitch, it also started to curl up a bit. But I fixed that by sewing on some black fabric on the back side of it. And that turned out to be a really great idea since it now looks even more like a real tie!

I'm not sure though, if this is the kind of tie you could use with a suit... Perhaps this is better for some not that serious occasions... :) Like a fun and slighty nerdy detail.

Thursday 9 February 2012


Hey, here's a hint for all of you who's interested in handicrafts! Finally a lottery with good and useful prices! This is a campaign by the handicraft-magazine Taito, and there's also a pretty good sale on the magazine itself, too! So go ahead and check it out!

More information on the Taito-site.

And I'll be back sooner than you think with a new, spooky project... ;)

Monday 6 February 2012


Here's a few pictures from some time back. They are taken before all this snow arrived here, when all the winter we had was only frost and some chilly air.