2012/11/10

Knitting Hag Socks

Neuleharput (The Knitting Hags) is a group of knitters - and more importantly, a group of friends - that meets few times a month in cafés of Vantaa, mainly in Fazer Café in Jumbo shopping centre and Kulmakonditoria Café in Myyrmanni shopping centre.
When I decided to leave the group (not that it was made easy or anything), I wanted to desing something equally crazy and lovely as "the Hags" are for them to remember me by. On my farewell party in April we Kool Aided some yarn, that I ment to be used for this project, but of course everybody were free to choose any yarn they wanted.
I casted on with another hand dyed yarn and knitted the first sock toe-up and second cuff down. The pattern, feather fan-lace and triple cable create interesting effect when knitted this way, and to be honest, it fits well to Hags.

Hopefully You'll enjoy knitting The Knitting Hag Socks as much as I did enjoy desinging those. Happy knitting everyone!

2012/08/05

Did I actually finish it?

I think I did. Finaly! It only took about year and five months and four days. And about 2100 gramms of yarn. I ended up to size 13x14 squares, one square being about 12x12cm, used 14 different colours, (13 each) and there are 9 each left over for Mom to make a blanket to herself if she wishes to. Used 3mm hook. 11 squares/100g of Novita Nalle (Marjaretki/Kukkaketo), 230m/100g.
I LOVE IT! (And due the winter on southern hemisphere I've slept underneath it for many nights already and LOVE IT EVEN MORE!)

(First picture, middle row:) All the pieces are done (14x22) Colours from top left: rose, violet, anemone. Second row top left: lilac, daisy, no-name-green. Third row top left: cloudberry, blueberry, lily-of-the-valley, cress. Bottom row left: lingonberry, cherrytree, bluebell, flower mix

2012/02/05

To OTF-Friends...


You got to love Snow!
(Not to mention that during these pictures taken between 3. and 5. of February the temperature has been down, up to -30 degrees Celcius).