Nick's 8-square slippers

A while back I blogged about the failed Christmas present for Nick, which felted so badly I had to throw it away. Well, I knit it, or them, again, and felted them with much caution this time - and they worked out fine this time!


They are the 8-square-slippers (in Finnish) and they are gorgeous! Plus, Nick loves them, he wears them all the time. Success!


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Guess what? I'm making more socks.

What do you know, I'm making more socks. The Sukkasato KAL is still going on for a couple of weeks, and I'm trying my best to knit as many socks as I can for it.


I have one pair ready, again child size. I cast on 32 stitches with Lana Grossa Meilenweit held double, and made the foot with some Novita Julia mix blend yarn (but really soft!) My needles were 2,5-3,5mm, a mix of what I had free... I think I must have lost some needles somewhere!


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New socks

Some new socks for Sukkasato


First the bigger ones, from the rest of Lana Grossa yarn I used for the Hederas (which are also done! But not to be shown here as they are a christmas present)


Needles: 2,5mms. 40 stitches around, 4x1 ribbing.


The second pair is from small scraps I had left - they have 28 stitches around in 2x2 ribbing, made with odd needles from 2,5 mm to 3,5mms!

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I am such a good person

I feel like a good person sometimes, especially when I've been working on my charity knitting. Last weekend I finished another pair of preemie socks (that makes 4 pairs altogehter) for the ongoing charity and some mice to be sold for the benefit of the local animal shelter "Tierheim Essen" They now just need to be felted and filled with a jingle bell and some stuffing.


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Knits, and a new hair

I have been knitting a lot, but I finishing little... Lately I've been starting a thing every couple of days, and the WIPs are starting to fill the place up! I have finished some small things, though, like another pair of preemie socks and a scarf.


The socks are 28 stitches around, with a short row heel, and 2,5 mm needles. The yarn is Lana Grossa Meileinweit Magico, the first ever sock yarn I bought!


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Little knits finished and on the needles, too

So, for the Sukkasato  knitalong there's finally something finished to show in - the children's lace socks (which I call Pretty socks - you can see what I mean) plus a teeny weeny pair of preemie socks for the German ongoing charity project at I have to say that ball of Regia has been plentiful - three pairs of socks from one ball!


Next, some things I'm working on for Christmas and birthday presents for my family. So if you are family - don't look!




Perheenjäsenet! Älkää katsoko "read more:n" taakse! Pilaatte jouluyllätyksenne! Muut - katsokaa ihmeessä!



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Sukkasato - Sock Harvest

I joined another fun sock knit-along Sukkasato (that's Finnish for Sock Harvest) - which runs September and October. It's Finnish, and the sign-ups are closed, so don't feel bad if you missed it. However, I especially like the fact that children's socks count, and that people are encouraged to knit for charity. I have lots of sock yarn rests, which make perfect children's socks.


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