Blue/white knitted socks

Finished these at the first knit and crochet cafe after the Christmas break. In the picture the white looks almost beige, but in reality I would say it is a very, very pale blue. But it’s supposed to be white. The yarn was released last year I think, to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. Many Finns knitted these socks last year.

So it was the first time I tried another heel than the one I usually knit. I watched a Swedish tutorial on Youtube. Some larger holes in the heel, but I might try to sew a few stitches to make them smaller later.

I finished the socks quite early in the evening, and I only had that yarn with me. So the rest of the time I started knitting wrist warmers. You’ll see when they are done. Probably going to take a while, because I have no pattern to follow. And I want to focus on the cross stitched bookmarks now.

 

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2nd cross stitch diary, day 70

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All cross stitches done! 😀 I made the last ones this morning. In the picture is now the areas that need back stitches. I’ll start in a little while.

It was so frustrating, though. I had done this much of the Santa hat:

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Then I ran completely out of red thread! 😦 In the kit was 31 meters of red. Could they not put 32 m?

I have a ton of left over threads. But finding the right shade for the last 18 cross stitches was really hard. Some were too light and some too dark. I think I found the right one at last, or at least really close:

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It’s the first five vertical lines of red from the left (top of the Santa hat). I compared the threads under a bright lamp.

Last, I finished my niece’s Christmas gift socks this morning:

She has slightly longer foot than me (and she’s 12 years!), so they should fit her feet.

I’ll start back stitching in a few hours.

Pattern knitted socks!

Don’t look too closely at the stitches! 😉

Finally I finished the socks I have been knitting for so long! I asked my niece, and she said I don’t need to add the letters.

This is the first time I knitted according to a pattern, with three different colored yarns. For many, I guess this would be a piece of cake and they could finish a sock in a day or two.

But for me it was difficult, being the first time. And there were lots of threads to fasten afterwards.

The colors are those of her gymnastics team. They celebrate 20 years I think, and designed their own knitted sock, in case grandmothers or other relatives would wish to knit. She is 12 years and a talented gymnastics girl. 😀

I am happy these are done now. I can try knitting something else. But for now my main focus will be the cross stitch picture.

I will cross stitch a little bit more before posting here again later in the evening. 🙂

Knitted socks – again!

So I have been knitting quite a lot in the past few days! 😀 Tonight I finished these. They are made with a Swedish yarn called Raggi. Mum bought the yarn in Sweden. It is a little thicker than the yarn I usually use, so I had to decrease while I made the foot part. They look a bit odd, but they are quite nice to wear. May be a little to lose at the heel. But it’s okay.

My niece’s socks and the crocheted blanket has suffered a little. But I wanted to get these socks done first. Now I’ll focus on the other socks. I hope they’ll be done on the weekend. I should crochet on the blanket too, but there is no hurry with the blanket.

Tomorrow is Friday! We’ll see what I’ll do when I come home from work. Cross stitch, for sure, and maybe the other sock.

Knitted socks

I haven’t finished anything creative in ages! But today I’ve done a lot of knitting and was able to finish these socks! 😀

It is the same yarn that I use every time I knit. This color was called “Marja”, which is the Finnish word for berry. I don’t know what berries the yarn is supposed to look like. May be raspberry for the dark pink and blueberry for the dark blue.

I am watching the first semifinal for the Eurovision song contest right now, so I think I will start crocheting some small animals to stay awake. I want to see if Finland makes it to the final on Saturday! 🙂

Knitted socks of leftover yarn

Tonight I finished knitting these socks with leftover yarn. 🙂 I was a little unsure of whether I had enough yarn, especially the pink yarn. But I did. As you can see, not much remains of the yarn. I have more of the purple yarn.

I have socks that I have knitted with the pink yarn. I think I knitted socks for my niece Wilma with the purple yarn.

When I wear the socks, you can’t really see the pink part, because the pants are covering the pink part, so it looks like I have just purple socks. 🙂

It’s the first time I have used two different yarns. At first I thought they looked kind of weird, but now I have gotten used to them. I will wear them as many times as the other socks that I have knitted.

Both yarns are called Polka and made by Novita. That’s why the stripes are similar, although you can’t see the pink pattern as good, because of how it was knitted.

I don’t know if I will knit socks with leftover yarns again. May be sometime in the future. But not for a while. 🙂

 

Knitted socks for my niece :)

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I just finished the knitted socks for my niece Wilma! 🙂 In the picture I put my own socks in the same color for comparison. The top part of my socks have stretched so much. They have the same number of stitches per row (48 separated on four needles = 12 on each needle), but one has 15 cm and the other 25 cm before the heel.

I should try to wash them in the washing machine. Then they might shrink a little. Wilma’s socks looks so narrow, because no one has used them.

Mum will take the socks to grand mum tomorrow, where my sister will be too. So my sister will take them home tomorrow. Wilma is at gymnastics camp out of town, so she will get the socks when she comes home late on Saturday. She was here when one sock was finished, so she tried it on. The size is good.

On to the next project then… But I don’t think it will be knitting. 🙂