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! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ™‚

Knitted socks of leftover yarn

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

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. πŸ™‚

 

Knitted socks for my niece :)

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I just finished the knitted socks for my niece Wilma! πŸ™‚ 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 25Β 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. πŸ™‚

 

 

New year, new projects

Happy New Year! πŸ˜€

It is now January 1, 2017. I spent the midnight knitting socks! πŸ™‚ I spent quite a long time at my sister’s house this evening (from 6 pm to 11 pm). We got home at 11.30. I almost immediately started knitting. It’s a good method to stay awake. I am sure I would fall asleep almost at once if I put my head on the pillow.

My niece wished for some long socks that she can use when she skates. She will fold them over the skates, I think. I am sure she will use them other times as well. Today she was wearing a pair of purple knitted socks that I knitted a year ago! They are pretty worn out by now.

This is what I have knitted so far:

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I have knitted socks for myself with this yarn, and the yarn in the picture was left over. I will knit as much as possible with this yarn, and then I will buy a new yarn from the store, with the same colors of course.

I am not sure if the store where I get the yarns is open tomorrow or not. Or I should say today, as it is past midnight. It’s almost 1Β am.

Usually I knit 15 cm before starting on the heel. My niece want these to be 25 cm before the heel starts.

She is 11 years now and my feet are the same length as her feet! I am sure she will soon have longer feet than me. πŸ™‚ We measured the foot, so I know how long they need to be. She wanted them a centimeter longer than her foot is now. That way she can wear them for a long time.

I am sure I will do lots of crafty things this year! πŸ˜€ I would like to learn how to knit better than I do now. I mean, I want to knit dolls, and may be something else. I will for sure knit leg warmers and I also want to make arm warmers that are longer than the ones I have know.

And then there is of course crocheting, cross stitching and all sorts of other crafts! πŸ˜€

 

Merry Christmas! :D

Merry Christmas to all who reads this! πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€ 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 mittens! :D

I wrote earlier that I would probably not use the knitting needles any more this year… But then I also wrote that I might quickly change my mind.

Well, here are my first pair of knitted mittens! πŸ˜€

I finished the left hand mitten a few days ago. Today I started and finished the right hand mitten. So that went really quickly! πŸ™‚

I did everything on the mittens, even closing them at the top. Mum has never knitted mittens before, so I could not ask her how to make them.

They are the same type of yarn as my socks, Novita 7 brothers;Β yarn that automatically change color.

They are OK, especially considering they are my first pair and I had zero experience of knitting mittens before. I had a description to follow. I printed it out from the Novita website. I watched a YouTube video how to make the thumb, because I didn’t really understand the written description.

I don’t think they will be so warm, but I think they can be used when it’s a little warmer outside, some plus degrees Celsius. There are some gaps in them, so the wind will blow through them. But may be I’ll wear them if I take the bus to town or walk across the street to the grocery store.

I am not entirely comfortable with the location of the thumb and the first thumb (the left one), might have been a few millimeters too short. But I stretched the mittens a little while wearing them. So the left thumb now feels better. I think I did the right thumb a row or two longer.

Well, knitting mittens was pretty easy, at least this model. But I usually have pretty cold hands when I am out, so I want warm gloves. As I wrote, I will use them for warmer days and when I am briefly outside. But I think I have more use for socks, which I wear almost every day during the autumn/winter months.

Knitted socks

These are the socks I have been knitting in the past days! πŸ˜€ (Mum made the white and pink stripes at the top to finish them. I can not do that yet.)

I am almost always using yarns called “7 veljestΓ€” (=7 brothers) from a company called Novita. They have a lot of different colored yarns and also, like in this case, yarns that change color automatically! I can not change color if I am stitching with two single color yarns. So it’s good that there are these yarns that give a pattern automatically. This specific color combo is called Karkki (=Candy). πŸ™‚

I like how the white stripe surrounds the heel part, making a Y shape.

Not all yarns give striped socks. Other patterns are possible too.

Later I will post pictures of my other socks etc. that I have been knitting in the past. But I think I will do that later this week.

The socks are comfortable. Not itchy at all. I really dislike yarn/clothes that itch.

I use the same 7 brothers yarn for the African flower blanket, but those are single color yarns of course.

I will now put away the knitting needles for a while.