Thursday, May 20, 2010


Wow! I´m so excited and happy! I have published my second original design on Ravelry and I am getting a huge response!
Here she is, Timantti:

This shawl is made from the softest merino yarn and the result is a light and airy shawl with a diamond pattern border as the only decoration. Timantti means diamond in Finnish and I think it´s a beautiful word!

The pattern is available as a free download:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Knitting is pure magic! A single strand of yarn transformes into a beautiful cardigan or a soft and lovely shawl. I´m so thrilled every time I´ve finished a project! All those stitches on my needles have turned into something nice to wear myself or give away to somebody I care about.

When a project is off the needles it often looks creased-up and out of shape. It is not as soft as you would wish either. But when soaked and blocked something has happened!
It´s like when the caterpillar bursts out of the cocoon transformed into a beautiful butterfly!

I have been knitting on a shawl for my friend who is moving up north. The yarn felt hard and itchy, but when blocked it turned soft and beautiful.

Here is before and after:

The pattern is found here or here The yarn is Kauni effekt 100% wool.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Myrtle - finally!

My Myrtle is finally off the needles! I love the way it came out, it is really beautiful and fits me perfect. Snowden Becker, I bow to you! The yarn, Regia Silk, is lovely too, especially when blocked. It´s a blend of wool and silk and it´s soft and shiny.

I haven´t decided on buttons yet. Maybe a lot of small ones or just one at the top....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shoes for a knitter

What awesome shoes! If they were mine, I sure would have to knit socks (which I don´t really like)!

If anybody knows were to buy these shoes, please let me know!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Myrtle - a love-hate relationship

I´ve been knitting on a beautiful lace cardigan called Myrtle a couple of months now. The reason it takes so long is that I have to be fully concentrated on this project in order to make it work. I have to sit all alone, no TV, no nothing.
There is so much to keep in mind and if your thoughts wander just for a moment, sh-t happens!
This project has been accompanied by a lot of curses, but there is so much satisfaction when it all comes together.
The trickiest part is when you are going to shape the sleeve caps. The instructions are somewhat unclear, and you have to improvise a lot. I´m so proud that I made it so far, I just have a couple of rows left! I cross my fingers that it will fit me well!

Look at all those markers!!