Knitted socks – again!

So I have been knitting quite a lot in the past few days! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 itโ€™s okay.

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

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

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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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Knitted socks of leftover yarn

Tonight I finished knitting these socks with leftover yarn. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Knitted socks for my niece :)

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I just finished the knitted socks for my niece Wilma! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 25ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Merry Christmas! :D

Merry Christmas to all who reads this! ๐Ÿ˜€

In Finland (and some other countries) Christmas is celebrated on December 24. So today we get gifts from Santa Claus, eat dinner and meet relatives and family. It’s also a tradition to go to the cemetery/grave yard, whatever you want to call it, and put candles on some graves.

My sister will come and get us in about 30 minutes, we will go to the grave yard first and then to her house to eat dinner and later in the day open the gifts that Santa left under the tree… Well, Santa left some here too, that we will take with us. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I have been knitting like a maniac… I really wanted to finish these socks:

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The yarn is called Joulu, which is Finnish for Christmas. ๐Ÿ˜€ I finished the socks at noon and now it is 1 pm. I am wearing them now and I am going to wear them all day! Many other days too of course. The yarn is only sold in December in a couple of stores in town.

For the first time, ever, I have finished the socks myself! ๐Ÿ˜€ It doesn’t look as good as when mum finishes the socks, but it’s okay.

The other thing I wanted to show here is the wreath (if you can call it that) that I have on the door to my bedroom:

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This is something I made last year (if it wasn’t 2014…) I don’t really remember when I did it. It’s a very long strand of crocheted chain stitches, wrapped and glued around a styrofoam ring. I also added a ribbon.

For the teddy bear I made a Santa hat and a scarf of fleece and cotton. I also made the little gift that he is holding in his hands. I think I glued the hands to the gift or attached it with a little stitch.

Well, better get myself ready. And I’ll cut a couple of herrings for the cat, so he can eat them while we are gone (pretty much the rest of the day).

 

Knitted socks!

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Well, how could I resist knitting socks with these lovely blue/white colors? My favorite color is blue! ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t make them identical, because the pattern was so irregular. I don’t know where the pattern repeats itself. So I just started where the first sock ended.

But now I am not going to knit any socks for a while. My next knitting project, which I started tonight, right after the socks were done, is this:

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It’s going to be leg warmers for my niece Wilma. She will get them for Christmas. She loves wearing socks and leg warmers every night during these cold months, and she asked for a pair of leg warmers. Mum already knitted a pair and she has been using them a lot, but she wished for an other pair to change with.

It’s a little dark, with lots of purple, dark pink and dark blue. But I think she will like them. I’ll show you when they are done. But she wanted them to be 30 centimeters, so it means I am going to have to knit a total of 60 cm! Right now I might haveย around five centimeters.

Mum is knitting leg warmers for my sister, using the same colored yarn as my knitted mittens. So her leg warmers are going to be different shades of grey, white and a little red.

 

Knitted socks etc.

As promised, here are pictures of the socks etc. I have knitted.

I don’t remember in which order I made them. I think I might have started with the rainbow socks, then the pink camouflage, the ones above (which was called parrot) and then the yellow/orange/pink/white, which I made recently. That yarn was called candy.

I don’t remember at which point I made the leg warmers or the hand warmers. I don’t use the leg warmers so much. I mostly use the socks and the hand warmers.

Oh, and I did a pair of socks for my niece too, which are like the pink camouflage in purple shades. I think the purple ones were the first pair I made, before last Christmas. So all of the above are from this year. I probably finished the rainbow ones in January.

I also have another two pairs of knitted socks that I have been given for Christmas.

It took a few socks before I could make the heel. Mum made the heel on the first two pairs, I think (or three pairs if you count the niece’s socks too). And I still cannot make the toe part. I try to reduce the number of stitches, but I can not pull the yarn tight enough. It looks like big holes in the sock. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The leg warmers I made just as I did the first part of theย socks, but with more stitches in each round. They don’t stretch at the other end, where I stopped knitting, so I always have to put that side around the ankle.

The hand warmers I also made like socks (the first part), but then they are smooth (I don’t know the English knitting terms). I had problems figuring out how to make the hole for the thumb, but eventually got it. The last part of the hand warmers (after the thumb) is a bit stretchy. When I do 2 + 2 on the beginning of the socks, I did 1 + 1 on the end of the hand warmers. (Two of one stitch, then two of the other kind of stitch etc.)

I use the same kind of yarn for all the knitted things (Novita 7 brothers). I also used 7 brothers for the blankets I have crocheted. The yarn changes colors automatically, so I don’t have to think about changing to another yarn. I don’t know how to change to a new yarn when I knit.

I would like to knit something else too (like a cap or mittens). Ultimately I would like to be able to knit dolls or things like that, but that’s very far into the future. First I need to know how to make the toe part of the sock…

Well, we’ll see what I knit next. I don’t plan to knit anything during the remaining year, but you never know. I might change my mind quickly, especially if I get my hands on a beautiful yarn. ๐Ÿ˜‰