Saturday, 10 December 2011

Lives are snowflakes - forming patterns we have seen before, as like one another as peas in a pod (and have you ever at peas in a pod? I mean, really looked them? There's not a chance you'd mistake one for another, after a minute's close in
- Neil Gaiman -

pattern: Rovaniemi n:o 89 by Eeva Haavisto
yarn: DROPS Fabel, a half skein white and a little less than one skein black
needles: 2,5mm

This pair is the last of the Xmas presents this year, so now I can sit back and concentrate on my BA paper and a bit slower projects like my Estonian lace shawl. I screwed up one part of these mittens, so I have to return to this pattern one day. Nothing to die for, but even the small errors irritate the shit out of me. All in all, I don't think my brother notices the errors or gives a rat's arse for that matter even if he did.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Butterflies are self propelled flowers
- R.H. Heinlein -

pattern: Vedenharmaa Perhosmyssy by Inga Jaanson
yarn: DROPS Alpaca, 50g (and even less)
needles: 3,0mm and 3,5mm

I just dote on Viron Suurin Käsityölehti, the Estonian handicrafts magazine, not to mention Estonian patterns and handicraft culture in its entirity. They are really femme and fun and draw inspiration from the handicraft history of their country.

This butterfly hat was really easy to knit, the pattern was well written (had just one error, on line 4 in the chart) and it looks kinda nice on my weird shaped head that usually presents any hat in a not flattering light.