Saturday, 21 January 2017

Dozens of socks and some blocks

The new year has started with knitting projects so I thought I'll show you some progress on that front first. Remember the Blue and White Baby Socks project? Our area is doing very well, about 47% of the socks needed  have been delivered to the local hospital's maternity ward. This lot is among the socks they already received.

These I took to the Lentävä Lapanen, Flying Mitten, on Wednesday, and they had two baskets full again waiting to be collected.

For Christmas I experimented with coloured yarns and my sock variation of the Aino'S mittens. These were all gifts to friends near and far.

This funny pattern was in a magazine, and I just had to buy some of that rainbow yarn to make them exactly like in the magazine, for someone who loves rainbow colours.

The rest of the burgundy yarn was enough for a pair of socks for our grandson, and he will get a pair of mittens too.

Sock front finally dealt with, I can show the little progress I have made with the Splendid Sampler quilt blocks. I have 79 normal blocks now and 8 bonus ones finished.

We had a late breakfast today, and before that I caught the beautiful pink and blue shades in the sky opposite the almost rising sun.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Day 24

Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for following me this year.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Day 23

A week ago I went to the Cathedral of Helsinki together with our younger son for our favourite musical event, the Christmas Oratorio by J S Bach. We enjoyed the concert very much. It was not allowed to take pictures during the concert so this is just the organ at the back of the church as we were settling down to our places. In the second link you can see the Cantores Minores choir.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Day 22

One last look at the Villa Cooper Christmas. Tiny tonttu elves had taken over one of the fireplaces and were busy with their own Christmas preparations.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Day 21

I forgot to show these horses with the other toys. They are a big hit here, and the girls even have their own races.

About half of our hand knitted wool sock sortiment.

Hand painted china for the Christmas table.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Day 20

Doll's clothes,

hand made toys

and ornaments for the tree or the table.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Day 19

Wreaths, candles and hand made Christmas cards.

Table runners, stars and other ornaments.

Himmeli ornaments made of straw in a traditional way.