Owls! (Birthday/Christmas Presents 3/10)

This is the other hat I made for my goddaughter; she’ll probably get this one for her birthday and the other one for Christmas. The pattern is the utterly adorable Who? – and for the records, yes, these are owls, even though not a single member of my family recognized them as such. They are…

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Astronomer (Birthday/Christmas Presents 2/10)

I adore knitwear for babies and children! But I’m too slow for it. Everytime I finish something for my goddaughter, she has already outgrown it or will in approx. 2 seconds. This time though she’ll have to try very hard, because I can wear that hat! It’s unfortunate that it ended up being so big,…

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Turquoise (Birthday/Christmas Presents 1/10)

At the end of every year, I’m stressed. As it happens, all of my family and friends that I give presents to have their birthday either in November or even December. That means I have to come up with two different ideas for presents within a month. I’m really bad at thinking of good presents!…

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My first cardigan!

I finally did it! I finished my first knitted piece of clothing! You see, I’ve been knitting hats, scarves, shawls, socks and whathaveyou for years now, but I’ve never been brave enough to tackle a cardigan or sweater. What if I made it too small? Too big? What if I made a mistake in the…

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Helsinki 2012

I was in Helsinki over the weekend to visit a dear friend of mine. Ol’ landlubber me was of course very impressed by the sea and all the huge ships, haha! For the first two days we looked at all the tourist-y spots in the city, like the churches and all the other important buildings.…

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Apple Pie

Autumn is pie season if you ask me, but that is mainly because I love apples and damsons and I love pies with them! We’re not big pie or cake eaters in my family all in all (although that’s an entirely different matter if I’m in former Habsburg territory because boy do they know how…

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Butterfly Shawl

Oh boy, taking pictures of this thing was a major pain in the ass. My camera was all like, let’s make this as blue as possible! When the original’s colour is more like a red-violet. Even the pictures below aren’t entirely correct, but they’re close enough and I can’t be bothered anymore. It’s the second…

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Tátra Utca Shawl

The pattern is just for a kerchief; it was smaller than I had pictured it, so I added another repeat of the stockinette pattern to make it bigger and use up all the yarn. (I have quite a huge collection of leftover yarn. It’s usually too much to throw it away, but too small to…

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