Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Ja Hyvää Pyhäinpäivää kaikille suomalaisille lukijoille! :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Finished the longies! Plus started on Chrissie pressies

The longies are finished, yay! And eventho I made them lots shorter than the pattern said, they're still very much too long for the babe. Good thing I didn't make them as long as they were supposed to be. :) And as a bonus, they're really cute. See, aren't they cute? :)
I ran out of yarn at the waist, so the waistband is knitted with a different yarn. You really can't tell tho, because they are both dyed with similar colors. The pattern was really easy, I'll probably make another pair for next Winter. :)
Pattern: Vilsongit by Sirkku Siiskonen (only in Finnish)
Size: about 86 cm, I think. Thereabouts
Yarn: Novita Wool, Kool-Aid dyed by me, plus a bit of Novita Nalle at the waist
Needles: 3,5mm
Love these!

I've also started working on Christmas pressies, I have three kids to make pressies for, and they will all get something knitted and something sewn. The first thing I've sewn is a raglan blouse, with 3/4 sleeves, it should be anout a size 92cm. It's still missing the elastic at the neck and sleeves, I'll have to remember to take a pic when I've added those. Plus I was thinking that I would want to add an appliqued heart at the hem, haven't decided about that yet..
The second pressie will be an Abigail monster. :) I just think that my version might me a lot smaller than in the pattern, but we'll see how it works out. Here's the very beginning
I think I might need to use a slightly thicker yarn, I'm not sure yet. And that's all I have for now, I hope you've all had a great weekend, and will have a great week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quick note

I'm offering free shipping on all items in my Etsy-shop until the end of October! That is all for now, hope you all are having a great week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quickie update

making progress, originally uploaded by RainbowDash2008.

Just to show you where I'm at with the longies. I'm at the butt right now. :) I'm making these shorter than the pattern says, because the pattern is for size 92cm, and the babe isn't even 80cm tall yet. I'm using 3,5mm needles, so I'm probably nowhere near the right gauge. (In case I've never mentioned this, I'm a very tight knitter.) I need to measure some of the babe's pants, to see just about how much I need to knit to make them fit her at the waist. That is all for now, carry on. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

No FO's to show off

So instead I'll show you what the 5yo and I did the other day. I saw these
in a magazine (Suuri Käsityölehti 0809) a couple months ago, and have wanted to make some myself since then. Now we finally got around to it. We used both Fimo and Cernit modelling clays. Our finished jars aren't quite as pretty as those in the magazine, but it was just our first try, so I'm sure the next ones will be better. :) I bought more clay, in several different colors, so that we can get much more colorful things next time. The girl thought it was loads of fun to make these, tho big bro was a bit disappointed that we made them without him. Here are our finished jars, I put them on a shelf in the girls' room.
For the next ones we have many more colors to use, like orange, red and glow-in-the-dark! And now I know what to do differently next time, to get a prettier result. ;)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The only thing I've sewn all week

Is a pair of pants for my 5yo. Honestly, this is depressing. And the only reason to why I've even had time to make these, is that I made them during my sewing course on Wednesday. Have I mentioned before that working full-time sucks? I have? Oh. Well, it does. And eventho I've had the weekend off I haven't gotten anyhing done because I've been too tired. :( Ok, the complaint portion of this post is now over. On to showing you the pants, and here they are
What can I say, I think these are really cute, and the fabric is adorable. :) Plus it's nice and soft too. It's a corduroy that I got from my local fabric store a while back, it was half-priced so I just had to get it. :) The pattern is from some Ottobre magazine, I have no idea which one tho. I just drew the one pattern up from the magazine, but didn't remember to check which issue it was. The pattern was really simple, and I'll probably be using it again, when I have time. The size is 116cm, and the pants are a bit big on the girl, but like my mantra says: she'll grow into them. :) I would have liked a different kind of elastic for the waist, but I only had this thin kind at home, so I had to use what I had. I couldn't remember if the pockets were supposed to go on the front or the back, but I decided to put them on the front. :) Here's one more pic of my daughter's Sunday outfit
ps. The longies are coming along quite well, I have one leg done, and am about halfway on the other.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout..

Down came the rain and washed a toxic spider out.. No, wait, that's not right.. Anyway, my boy asked me for a black hat with a green spider on it, so that's what he got. (just as a side note, he's usually very specific about what he wants me to make him, like the tome he wanted a black and white hat with a yellow lizard on it, or telling me the exact shade of red to use for his sweater.)

I didn't want to make him a woolly hat just yet, altho with the temperatures we've had lately maybe i should've, so I decided to use this new yarn by SandnesGarn, called Duett. (oh, I used the same yarn for the first hat, that the husband got.) It's a blend of 55% cotton and 45% wool, and I think it's just lovely. I definitely want more of this yarn, I'm sure it would be wonderful for kiddie clothes. I didn't have just the right shade of toxic green that I wanted for the spider, so I had to dye some up myself. It went just a teeny bit too dark, but it's quite close to what I had planned. For the spider I used PumpkinMama's spider chart again. And now I've been jabbering on enough, so here's the hat
The spider works as a reflector too, as I used a reflector thread along with the green yarn. How clever am I? ;) Here's a close-up of the spider
I know, I know, my duplicate stitch isn't perfect, but it's good enough. The boy was happy with it, and that's what counts. :)