Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category
Hi everyone! New week again – I hope great one! At least no storm or thunder and even sunshine … to wash laundry. I am knitting a cowl and I think I shall name it Cloudy Cowl because it’s bluffy and soft like beautiful clouds. But the colour is exactly the turquoise from the sea …
When visiting Finland in spring, I still found lots of yarn – from me, my sister and my mom. Only few came with me but more came with friends at the end of the summer. I had in my mind to make a crochet cowl because Avis is making a beautiful stripe blanket. But I wasn’t happy with my yarns and colours (those which were suitable for crochet). Then I saw these yarn balls and knew that they will be my new cowl. I was hoping to get two cowls, one turquoise and one light pink.
There was only one ball in both colours. I couldn’t know how far they will take me, so I just began and thought we’ll see … of course one wasn’t enough. Usually I like to match and mix colours but this time I took brave dicision and just continued with the second colour. This was also the easiest and quickest way to make the cowl. If I had started to make a plan how to mix the colours, it would have taken much time. Now in few late evenings I have knitted more than half. I am planning to write a simple tutorial at the end of the week. This is easy and quick way to make a lovely cowl and there is still time to knit it for a Christmas present!
I have been so delighted to hear that you liked my tea cosy tutorial! Thank you for your sweet words! If you subscribed to the newsletter after it was published, you can see all Cindy’s newsletters in her blog ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’. My tutorial is under the ‘November 2012’. And to find beautiful fabrics to make your tea cosy, go for shopping to ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’ fabric shop!
One day after the storm the scene over Chania was this! Like a spaceship was going to land! It looked really amazing, so strong light through the dark clouds!
Lots of rain and still warm temperature helped my poor rosies and now they are flowering.
It’s orange time! Who could believe that in one month we have Christmas and the magic Christmas Eve has already passed! Clups – I should be with my sewing machine …
Jennifer from ‘Ellison Lane Quilts’ is hosting a great event ‘Deck The Halls’– every day one blog is showing one tutorial and has a give away! Ideas and inspiration for your Christmas sewings! You find the button also from my sidelist so you can easily visit every blog-stop!
So hop hop – you and me – to make presents and cards!!! I just wish that these were fabrics … paper napkins from my Marimekko collection!
Thank you for your visit and for your always sweet comments! I enjoy so much changing thoughts and ideas with you! See you soon with the ‘Cloudy Cowl’!
Something on a sunny Sunday – Hi everyone! Did I say something about socks last week? I had to take my cool summer dress again because it’s summer here!
Orange is good but I wanted also green. Green and turquoise are good, too! They are quite a nice couple!
Have you entered or visited ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’? I have seen there so many beautiful, interesting and inspiring quilts! It’s great to see quilts from friends (“ah, that I have seen, it’s hers”) and to find new blogs and talented people! I saw some quilters that I remembered they had last spring fantastic quilt and now I was happy to meet them again!
My latest project has been something related to these tea cosies, but can’t show you yet …
Nero and Hanna eat they salad every day. They enjoy having all the soft and fresh grass after those rainy days we had last week.
When ever it’s sunny, Hanna enjoyes her sun baths!
My sweet girl! She had a shampoo bath also yesterday and now she is so smooth and smelling so good!
I hope you don’t remember that one year ago I started to knit ‘Rainbow’ jacket … because I never made it. If you haven’t read that post, there is also a funny ‘scrap’ pillow that I really like. It’s in a new home … I should make a new one!
About the jacket … I was asked about the yarn and it’s from Finland. It’s from famous Finnish company NOVITA. Unfortunately their site is only in Finnish and as I saw they sell online only in Finland. Perhaps I should tell that there are many knitters who would like to order abroad?!
So I didn’t manage to knit the rainbow jacket. I started it many times but never the pattern felt right. I am also sewing so much lately that there is not much watching tv with a knitting. When I was in Finland last spring, I bought natural colour yarn for a jacket (from Novita again). Their, biggest in Northern countries, yarn factory is in my town. I sarted to knit it straight away in the spring but then it got too hot … can you imagine that I used to knit all the time? If I didn’t have planned next project when the other one was coming to an end, I got panic! Now I need fabrics and my quiet corner. But about this newest yarn … here it is …
After several tries I created this simple pattern. First sleeve is going well … my lovely project paper-bag from Novita … I think I shall spend my Sunday afternoon knitting in the garden …
My give away is still open HERE!
Thank you for your visit and for all the adorable, sweet comments you have wrote! I want to say big thank you also to all my readers and followers – you make this worth of effort! I’m so happy that you like my new ‘Butterflies’ quilt and that it has given inspiration to you!
If you see me ‘no-reply’ it’s a wordpress-blogger issue and I hope you take the time to write me an e-mail, if you have any questions or just want to say hi or what ever you have in your mind! my e-mail is nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com, it shows also in my sidelist after my photo. I love to hear from you – new and old friends and followers!
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL TIME!!!
Hi everyone! After a brake it’s not so easy to jump to the train again … so I started to knit socks that I had promised to my friend last autumn! Also I’m in something new to me … English paper piecing and a Bloghop!
Last summer my Finnish friend brought me this adorable rainbow yarn for a jacket and I said when the jacket is finished, I’ll knit her socks with the left overs. No jacket yet, but at least socks I have to make now.
I just finished this sock and the second one is going on. Perfect project to start autumn!
The other exiting project I’m starting, is going to be English Paper Piecing! yes … my first ever paper piecing! My dear blog friend Laura from Quokka Quilts, invited me to join a bloghop! … my first ever bloghop, too!
Laura has so great ideas – last autumn she invited me to join a blog party to make a mug rug which has something to do with my country. I had to decide which country and I chose Finland and finally I made two mug rugs … and they became a little bit bigger … more like place mats because I wanted to make pictures … ‘Summer in Finland’ and ‘Autumn in Finland’! This is autumn in Greece – olive trees full of little olives (every day bigger and bigger) and white clouds on a blue sky!
Laura had again just perfect timing because I didn’t know exactly how to start to sew again and also because for me autumn is always the best season for new beginnings and to start new things! First I thought oh, how on earth I’ll manage to start paper piecing, but after searching a little bit around the links she gave, I started to be really exited! Now even at night I think pieces of papers and what fabrics to choose!
Laura and Katy are hosting ‘The Travelling PicStitch Bloghop’. Their idea is that we choose photo (perhaps from the place we live) and make a colour palette from that. Then we pick fabrics with those colours. With EPP = english paper piecing method we shall make a rose/star block. I have already made lots of colour palettes and can’t choose which one to use! You can make colour palettes for example here.
Visit Laura’s blog to find more details, inspiration, helpful links how to make blocks by English paper piecing, how to make colour palettes and to see what amazing presents there are waiting for us! If you would like to join the bloghop, please contact Laura and ask if there are still available dates. My date is in November … I thought I need lots of time for this … but guess what … I have already made my first templates! I’m not sure yet if that is going to be my final block – I’ll see how it goes when I start to sew. I thought it’s better to make templates first with hard paper and later if I get hooked with this, I can order good plastic templates.
Jessica from ‘Life Under Quilts’ has made really good, easy and fun video how to make English paper piecing.
Today I happened to see a fantastic puzzle quilt and thought you would like to see it, too. I love puzzles and I think this would be great way to make one! Visit ‘Helping Little Hands’ to see how great and easy idea Polly had to make a Jigsaw Puzzle baby quilt!
We had first rain two days ago! as you see earlier, but now it’s summer again! Perhaps some clouds but they look also amazing with the sunset!
Thank you for joining me today and also my warmest thanks for all your comments! They have been so important to me these last days and I’m so happy to know that You are there! I wish you already wonderful weekend and hope to see you very soon!
Hello my Dear Friends! We have had few days spring and today it’s almost summer! In the shadow +20 and in the sun perhaps +26 or even more! But I want to tell you about yesterday … also the most beautiful and warm day … with a present travelling from far away! My I show you my new Knitting Dolly …
Have you seen these or perhaps had one when you were a child? I had never seen these dolls (I don’t think that I could have forgot it so totally if I had) … till my dear friend Lori had them in her blog a while ago.
Lori is writing a beautiful blog with amazing photos ‘lori times five’! I really love her photos, stories, knittings and crafts! She is also the most sweet person – I couldn’t believe when she wrote to me and said that she wants to send me a knitting doll!
But here it is and in the sweet packet followed by this beautiful card!
I love that box – to keep me busy …
Lori wrote in her card that she have add something else in the box. Can you see something wrapped in the flower paper? What it could be … sea glass!!! I have never found or had sea glass and I was so thrilled! My first sea glass and from California! Thank you so much Lori!!!
They are just so beautiful as this unique card with the most sweet message!
So about the knitting doll … but first I like to show you who helpped me to open the envelope. I new that my cute friend would love to help! And today she led me to a treasure! But that’s an other story and have to wait till next time …
Because I had never knitting doll, I had to look the tutorial how to knit with it. Lori had a link to good video how to use knitting doll in her post.
If you are a knitter, I’m sure you would like to see Lori’s great tutorial how to make a pocket to your knitted jacket (after you have finished the jacket/sweater or to an old one)!
Something I managed to do, even my helper tried to fix it, too.
This is really fun and I believe also good way to relax. If you are like me that you need to do something all the time, you can just sit, play with your doll and yarn and let your thoughts fly.
Nero had his opinion … don’t play only with that doll …
It is so nice outside that I think I go to play with Nero!
Thank you for stopping by, for your wonderful messages and I was so happy to hear that you liked my ‘Parasols’ mini quilt! Enjoy the spring and take care that you have always pockets for treasures! ?! If you are wondering why, please read the most sweet and best ‘pocket story’ by Lori!
Today I was lucky to have my jacket and pockets, even it was so warm – only my pockets were not enough!?!
See you next time on the beach!
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