Knittingwise, well, at the end of March we traveled to Tallins (capitol of Estonia) with the knitting group "Neuleharput" (which means both knitting hags and this knitting i-cord device) and of course our main target was the Karnaluks-crafting store. All Finnish knitters know Karnaluks out of large selection of all the possible textile crafting supplies and of the cheap prices, if you buy more than ten of the same item. And we (or at least I believe it is "we") are very grateful that Karnaluks is "cash only"-shop, as usually everyyone end up spending more money that they intended. We had our own conference space at the ferry between Helsinki and Tallins, and of course we knitted a lot, ate well and laughed all day long. I got, as planned, few new crocheting hooks, buttons and a zipper, and some miscellaneous knitting stuff. No new yarns. =o)
|When traveling with knitters one has to have something to knit with, and in this case I hade sleeves for a baby jacket. The Annual ferry-lottery gave me this year this lovely project bag (Thank you again KristiinaS!). The Door to Karnaluks is very difficult to find, as this small sign is the only one. The Estonian Wools are from Pronksi Lõnga pode.|
In mid-April I had invited all the Neuleharput-knitters to visit me, and at the same time we had a farewell party. Again, plenty of kntting, eating and laughing, yet, very bittersweet, as I know that I will miss them terribly and feel already an outsider as they plan a head to visit the Wollmeisse-store in Germany etc. We used most of my Kool Aids and it was suprising to how many vivid knitters the dying with Kool Aid was a new thing.
To complete the set with the "Baby Sophisticate" I knitted a pair of pants out or purpple and teal Aino.
|The beanie took only few hours to make and it is a nice way to store the extra button. I like how the buntches give an adult look to this toddler jacket,|
|I've made three sets with the same pattern of the pants. The first one went to our librarian in Lehtikangas, Kajaani, the second one to knitting friend in Prague, and the third one to my dear friend.|
My Grandma turned 70 years old on Ascension Day, and I had thought to knit her a Northern Lights-shawl. Good plan, exept I had forgotten to take my 6½mm Knit Pro´s with me, as I left for my summer vacation, and I had to buy these awful Novita knitting needles, that were on size 7mm still metallic, and weighted more than the acryllic 12mm Knit Pro heads, and don't even get me started of the cable of the circular needles, as I'm not even sure if it could be called "a cable". Anyway, I managed to knit the shawl, and used 240g of 7Veljestä Jättiraita-yarn, the leftovers of my skirt.
|It is quite big (and just to compare to the Northern Lights-shawl that I knitted to my Mom for X-mas)|
|Touch of red to remind the life will eventually win|
|I found these from my late-Greatgrandma's bookshelv. Guess what they are made of?? The one who said old beer cans was right.|