Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Hope you all had a very merry Christmas-time. I did.

Almost two weeks of family, friends, gifts, lots of food (with minimal cooking on my behalf), films, knitting and a mountain of chocolate. It sure was wonderful, but it's as nice to be finally back home.

Our little gifts included some knitted hats and scarves (of which the one for my husband is my favorite) and a simple calendar for next year. So only hand-made gifts this year - maybe next year i won't do everything myself...

Saturday, December 13, 2008


After finishing my plain and simple sweater and casting on two rather big projects, i found myself dreaming of a new hat. Now three days later i have knitted two new hats, but i'm not completely happy about them.

Berets have been my thing for a long time now and finding quick and easy pattern for one made me cast on. My gauge was way off, but i liked the look of it so i figured i could easily adjust everything while knitting. Somehow that was not the case... First it was too small, then too big and now (after finishing) it's just too fluffy (or something).

Pattern: A Country Beret by Erssie Major
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed
Needles: 6,0 mm

The other hat is a sweet and easy beanie. I love the woolen yarn that i used in my drops-jacket and had some left, so this was a perfect project for it. I love the fishbone-pattern in this beanie and simply adore it in this shiny gray color. Even though it is slightly too big for me, i love this hat!

Pattern: Pescovegetarian Beanie by Veera Villapuu
Yarn: Reused wool
Needles: 6,0 mm

Saturday, December 6, 2008

plain and simple

Finally! It's done.

I like this sweater, it's not exactly what i dreamed of but it's kind of nice. I like the collar with those buttons, i like the length and i love the color. Maybe it could have been better with different and a lot thicker yarn.

Pattern: My own improvisation.
Needles: 3 mm and 2,5 mm
Yarn: teetee Kamena