Thursday 28 June 2012

Phone covers

I, too, suddenly jumped into the smart-age this spring, after I had changed my old phone for a brand new pink Nokia Lumia 800. Really great phone, by the way! I love it! And especially love the girly colour :)

Anyway, I didn't want it to get scratched, so I knitted this cover for it:

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

Then, a friend of mine who also bought the same phone (but in blue), wanted to have some covers too. So here's what I made for him: 

Two different ones so that he can change it once in a while (and maybe wash it). These are also knitted with 2 mm needles using cotton yarn.

I actually plan to write down a pattern for this, as I've already promised to knit yet another one of these for a third Lumia phone. The cover-thingy isn't actually at all difficult to make, but perhaps there's someone out there who would still want to have it written down. So maybe you'll hear more about that later this summer!

Sunday 17 June 2012

Easter ornaments

I am very sorry for how quiet this blog has been all spring. What can I say? Something came up :) But even though I haven't felt like updating here, it doesn't mean I haven't done anything. Quite the countrary! I actually have so much to show you that I don't know where to start. But perhaps it's best to start at the beginning, i.e. with my oldest stuff. So therefor: an Easter post in June!

For Easter one of my colleagues at work had found yet another ornament pattern by Arne and Carlos, you know those knitting guys from Norway. This time it was a pattern for Easter eggs and balls. And since our museum is a very handicraft-orientated museum, I was asked to knit a few ornaments to decorate our porch. So I did.

Pattern: Påskeegg by Arne & Carlos (found in Finnish in Suuri Käsityölehti 3/2012)
Yarn: random cotton yarn from my stash
Needles: 2 mm

I actually knit five of these, but only four of them is shown in the picture. The last one was a blue round ball with a red Easter flower on it.

Then, last but not least, a photo a little bit more appropriate for this time of the year:

And this time, I'll be back soon! Promise!