Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Winter's Eve

Almost there! I think I can get it done next Monday. How about you, Nicki? Or did you alrady finish yours?


Saturday, November 24, 2007

A finish and a WIP

I finally got this autumn needleroll done last Friday. I still need to sew it up into a needleroll, though. The pattern is by San-Man Originals, a freebie I found years ago, so I don't know if it's still available or not. I used the Six Strand Sweets threads it called for. But I did skip some of the backstitching.

There's a SAL going on at the Chatelaine BB and I'm participating by stitching on my long neglected Taj Mahal Mandala. This is truly one of my favourite designs by Martina. I often find my self just staring at it instead of stitching :)

I'm currently working on parts 4,5 and 6 simultaneously. Here's the area I'm working on now.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

The mysterious knitted roll

The mysterious knitted roll is nothing exciting, just a plain scarf. But I like it :)And I still can't believe how quickly I did it! A bit on Saturday evening and a lot on Sunday and that was it. I had about 150g of the yarn and used 7mm needles. The yarn is Finnish and from this firm. The colors are a bit off in the photos because it was so dark. The actual color of the scarf is a very light grey. As I understood it this yarn has not been colored, so it's the natural color of the wool.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Craft fair

This past weekend I went to Tampere to visit a friend and a craft fair. It was so much fun! As always. We've been going there for years now.

No photographs from the actual fair, but it was packed full of people. And there's always so much to see and do. Glean new ideas, get to know new crafts, admire the products of the artisans selling their stuff there (and buy some), browse new books and, of course, shop for craft supplies. This year my loot wasn't that sizeable, but I'm very happy with it :)

I got this French cross stitch mag from my favourite Finnish online cross stitch store. I was hoping to meet the owner, Lennu, who is a fellow blogger, but unfortunately she was having her lunch at the time I was in that area. I did meet her mom, though :)

I also got a bit of felting fleece. I saw these cute heart-shaped ornaments there and thought I'd give them a try. I've only felted once before and that was years and years ago in junior high.

I also got this. Or rather, the big skein of Finnish wool from which I knit this during Saturday evening and Sunday. I still need to steam it before I can show it to you properly.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WInter's Eve progress

Sorry, I seem to have disappeared! First there was the unfortunate incident at the school in Jokela. It didn't touch me personally, but I did spend a couple of evenings just watching the news and reading about it online and talking about it. Then my mother came for a visit. And this weekend I was on a cruise to Stockholm with my friends. We had such a great time! We don't see each other that often since we live in different cities, so it was great to get to spend some time together.

Here's where I got to on Winter's Eve on Monday last week:

And here's where I am now:

I've also started doing the beading and worked on part 1 on both Mondays.


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Winter's Eve

I finished part 5 of Winter's Eve on Monday! Shall we start we part 6 next Monday, Nicki?