Tuesday, 29 January 2013

And the Giveaway Goes to...

Mollie


Send your address to aihblin.celt@luukku.com and I'll send you the pink skein!

Congrats and thanks for all for participating!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Lemon Zinger


pattern: experimenting...
yarn: Knitlob's Lair Väinämöinen, in colour Oliivi
needles: 2.25mm circular


I guess I don't need to explain to you people how craft fairs go every year for those who love all kinds of pretty, pretty [cough, expensive], pretty yarn: if you're a broke student like me, you have a strict 50e budget and thus will be able to buy only 2 skeins of something awesome and 5 of those Twizzler-like liquorice. And 2012 craft fair wasn't any different. So I bought whatever I bought that day and was forced to leave Väinämöinen skeins there because I simply couldn't afford to have them.

Here comes the awesome part of the grandma story: my lovely friend, who has to put up with my rabid yarn rants all the time, was aware that I, with an unfortunately skint arse, had eyes on three colours: Oliivi, Antiikki and Vadelma. Knowing those tough decisions made at the fair, she bought me a skein for Xmas! Wordless here, dear lovely friend.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Knitter's Mug



These pics are pre-Xmas and the mug is a super-duper-awesome pressie from my lovely people. I mean, it's pale pink and has stitches on it! Could it be more me?!? And then there were those bonbons... a box of handmade chocolate bonbons that had peanut butter inside. Needless to say, those things didn't last till Xmas eve. I regret nothing.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Kool-aid yarn + 2013 Giveaway


I got new Kool-aids from a friens and I just had to try them. But since my stash is chock-a-block stuffed with pink yarns, the pink skein in the pic is a

GIVEAWAY

So the rules are simple (and probably really familiar to a lot of you):

- One name ticket in the lottery bowl for a comment
- One ticket for being a reader
- One ticket for sharing the giveaway notice in your blog

= altogether 3 name tickets max. per participant

The giveaway is the pink Kool-aid dyed skein in the pic, 420m/100g sock yarn.

The giveaway lottery ends on Sunday 27th Jan

Eli siis arvonta. Tutut säännöt, yksi arpa kommentista, toinen lukijuudesta ja kolmas arvonnan mainitsemisesta blogissaan = max. 3 arpaa per naamari. Arvonta päättyy 27. tammikuuta. Palkintona tuo pinkki vyyhti ylemmästä kuvasta.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Isabel Met an Enormous Bear

Isabel, Isabel didn't care.


pattern: Isabella d'Este by Jayme Stahl
yarn: Cascade Heritage, 73g in colour Raspberry
needles: 2.25mm




Absolutely lovely pattern with no errors and 5 wonderful charts (I love to knit with charts)! Pompously named after a tough lady of the Italian Renaissance, but I can't help thinking Ogden Nash' poem Adventures of Isabel (oh, peasant me). I loved the quirky back ankle and the droplet in the instep, they kept the whole thing interesting.

Sorry about the stitches grinning, these are size 37 and my feet are 38 and something (of course not fitting 38, but way too small for 39).