torstaina, syyskuuta 30, 2010

Tallinn in September 2010

I celebrated my B'day in Tallinn with a really good friend. It was so relaxing and fun. We spent few hours in the Beauty Salon and I can strongly recommend the Ilukeskus. The spa-pedicure was divine!

A little shopping, good food and sparkling wine... The perfecty recipe for ladies short break in Tallinn.

The view from Radisson hotel roof terace.

The view from my hotel room. 8 am on Sat 25th of Sep 2010.

This is the best restaurant I know in Tallinn! I really recommend this one! Traditional Estonian food.

The interior of the restaurant.

The funny thing is that I did not buy any yarn! I didn't even go to a yarn store. I did buy a knitted dress and a scarf and books but no yarn.

torstaina, syyskuuta 02, 2010

Long time no see...

It's been a while... Okay, it's been too long since my last post. I'll try to fix that now.

I actually spent a knit-free summer. Well, almost. I think I knitted few rows of my cardigan and few rows of DS's jersey. But I didn't buy any yarn at all. Until this Monday. I saw this beautiful bamboo skein and I just had to buy it. So you could say that I'm back *lol* I started new Baktus with that bamboo yarn, should be nice and soft. Me like!

I've got too many ufo's atm, so I need to get those done asap. I've got so many plans, but I've put those on hold for a while. I'm always starting new projects and then I have these bags everywhere with ufo's in them. I'm trying to put a stop to this bad habit. Finish what you start, right?

Actually I was planning to do quite a bit of knitting this summer but it was way too hot in Finland. If it's + 35 degrees, you just do not want to knit. So I'm really excited about fall, I just love to knit again. Yay!

Me at work in July... It was so hot!

lauantaina, lokakuuta 31, 2009


Happy Halloween!

Scary pumpkin and the fake friends

karmaiseva kurpitsa ja muoviset kaverit

Giant baked fingers
Jättisuuret paistetut sormet

The table before the kids found it
Pöytä ennen kuin lapset sen löysivät

"Pumpkin" cake and Banoffee Pie
Kurpitsa-täyskäri ja Banoffee pie

maanantaina, lokakuuta 26, 2009

Mitäs olen puuhastellut? What have I been up to?

Syksy iski päälle ja reippaasti. Se tarkoittaa kaulureita, pipoja ja lapasia. Nyt on valmistunut 3 kauluria tällä ohjeella, 4 pipoa tällä ohjeella, 2 läppäpipoa tällä ohjeella ja kahdet peruslapaset. Vielä olisi oma pipo neulottavana, langaksi ostin kokeiltavaksi sandnesin duettia. Jospa se ei kutittaisi. Samasta langasta neulon esikoiselle vielä Thorpen. Kumpikin kärsimme villan kutinasta. Pitkään tauolla ollut tilkkupeittokin on saanut lisää tilkkuja. Jospa saisin sen vihdoin valmiiksi. Sitä tarvitsee kylmillä ilmoilla sohvalla teekupin kaveriksi.

Sitten alkaakin joululahjarupeama. Langoiksi olen valinnut puuvillaa, hamppua ja villaa. Enempää ei voi sanoa, jos lahjojen mahdolliset saajat käyvät täällä lukemassa. Urakkaa piisaa, eli omaa neuletakkia en pääse varmaan ennen joulua viimeistelemään.

The fall is definitely here. That means neckwarmers, hats and mittens. Now I've knitted 3 neckwarmers with this pattern, 4 hats with this pattern, 2 hats with earflaps with this pattern and 2 sets of basic mittens. I need to knit a hat for myself with sandnes duett yarn. I bought enough yarn for sons Thorpe as well. We can't wear wool, it just itches too much. Maybe 50% cotton helps. I've managed to knit some squares for my hibernating snooze afghan. I'm hiping to get it done soon as you really need an afghan on the sofa with your cup of tea.

Next it's the Christmas present knit-marathon. Yarn-wice I'll use hemp, cotton and wool. That's all I can say as I don't know who reads my blog. Quite a lot to knit so I don't think I'll be able to finish my cardigan before all the pressies are done.

keskiviikkona, syyskuuta 09, 2009

Beautiful September

The fall's here. It's so beautiful. I really like September, not so hot anymore but so colourful. Yellow leaves on the ground (but not yet everywhere). And I get fresh blackberries every morning from our garden. So delicious!

And time to knit some hats, mittens and neckwarmers. I started early this year:

Garter stitch beanies for DH and DS:

My son's neckwarmer knitted with O~Wool Balance. He loves this yarn, it does not itch at all. This pattern is perfect for kids neckwarmer. Will knit another one for younger son as well.

My son's Almost Hawk-hat knitted with O~Wool Balance.

I finally did the finishing touches; my FLS is done. Buttons and all. I love it!

tiistaina, elokuuta 04, 2009

My pride and joy (in the garden)

My lilies:

I just loooooooooove lilies!

torstaina, heinäkuuta 30, 2009

Gosh, time flies...

What have I done this summer?

2 Tilda-style noticeboards:

This one is for photos:

A fabric "picture" for the bedroom wall:

Several bracelets:

My younger son made these (mommy helped a bit)

My older son made these (mommy only helped with knots)