Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rockin' Girl...Yeah...?

Guro nominated me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Thanks Guro! Now I get to nominate five more bloggin' girls... a tough choice. I chose some blogs that I find very inspiring - even though I can't read estonian and finnish- and that haven't been nominated yet (I hope...). Here they come - in no particular order:

Marianne at Heegeldab (Check out her awesome Flickr-account!)
Mademoiselle F. at Tricot M├ęthode Frankenstein.
Tant C at Russian Tea Time (love the artwork and pictures)
Marjut at Marjutin Neuleet (the ideal mix of knitting and cats)
Queen Mudd (check out her Flickr-account: so many fantastic wristwarmers -"muddar" in swedish-)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Granny afghan

The granny square afghan is done: I've sewn all the squares together and finished it off with an edging. I didn't want a systematic approach and just mindlessly crocheted away, piling the finished squares up in a dark closet, so it was a surprise to me that no two squares came out the same.

My cotton yarn stash has not exactly been downsized after this project, as I had planned. I really had to buy some extra skeins... And then some more... And then one more just to be on the safe side. The thought of running out of yarn on a dreary sunday afternoon, oh, the horror...! Next project: I will make some mesh eco-environmentally-friendly-everybody-can-see-you-bought-tampons-
and-for-heaven's-sake-don't-put-your-keys-in-them grocery bags of the leftover yarn.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Mean machine

Today is the sixth rainy vacation day in a row, so I dusted off the sewing machine and finally shortened my curtains, partly serving as carpets. Finished the job without much swearing or blood loss, surprisingly enough, as I am a horrible seamstress. The machine is a Singer 191B from 1959 or so.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

My personal granny square organizer

The granny square afghan is coming along just fine...