Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Second FO in March - Panbe - dress ( really a tunic- in my humble opinion) I got all exited about knitting this one! It went so fast... and such a relaxed knit.

Pattern: Panbe Dress by Cecily Glowik Macdonald from Knitscene winter/spring 2010 (ravelry)
Yarn: Rowan All season cotton , in #212 exactly 384g
Needles: 5mm

Other than that - we've been sick one after another for weeks now - and it is starting to get to me. So looking forward to spring and summer and hoping that this flue season would end. (and just looked out of the window and thermometer shows -9Celsius. Bugger!) Send us some warm weather - please!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


I'm participating in Finnish Lankahamsterit (Yarnhamsters) again - this year the month is March and the rules basically are that:1) you cannot buy any yarn during this month - and 2) you try to knit as much as possible from your own stash. (for me that should be easy - as my yarn stash is definitely over 50kg ...)

Somehow right after the olympics and the quite challenging knitting I felt almost uninterested towards hamsters this year. I had difficulties to choose what to knit. (that hardly ever happens to me) and decided to listen to my DH and finally knit that teacosy (actually for coffee pot) that he's prompted me to knit for several years ...
It came out rather nice.
Pattern: none (made it to fit our coffeepot)
Yarn: New Lanark Aran in natural black and some Novita Aino in red for the pompom
Needles: 5mm
Total yarn consumption 87g.
I also added some padding for extra insulation and a stripy cotton lining.

A good ice-breaker - as immediately after finishing this one I cast-on a Panbe-dress, which looks really promising...

Sunday, 7 March 2010


Here' s my first BSJ ever. It is a very clever design by Elizabeth Zimmermann - as everyone knows. It took Emma to get pregnant with a little baby girl for me to start knitting this pattern for the very first time. (I finished it already in February but didn't want to post it here before having sent it to Emma) I also made little socks to go with it. (because - lets face it, although booties are oh-so-cute - they are unpractical as they won't stay on on a normal baby (I think that they might stay on if the baby is VERY calm, but my girls at least have always moved their feet to the extent that no booties have stayed on for longer than a couple of minutes...) So socks it was...
Pattern: Baby Suprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Twilleys Freedom spirit in Bliss a bit over 100g for both the jacket and socks
Needles: 3,5mm

I'm thrilled with the design. And it was so fun to knit! I only can hope that Emma likes it as well.