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January 21, 2008

At the finishing line, almost

Okay, it’s no longer weekend, but the belated updated is due to having too much to do during the weekend, not to having got worse. In fact I’m quite all right, but my husband and younger daughter have caught the cold. Poor them. Yesterday I had the best vitamin shoot you can have: I went with Ludde for his first show training. There where five puppies and five adult Afghan hounds gathered, and it was great fun. For those of you interested in Ludde pictures, there are pics from the trainings in Ludde’s blog.


Someone said in the comments that knitting is good medicine for colds (thank you for all the lovely comments, they really cheared me up). Indeed it is, and especially stockinette knitting is good. Mindless knitting with a steady rhythm, and no thinking involved. My brains were not up to par during this cold, and when it took me two days to knit one and a half sleeve and the stockinette portion of the yoke of the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, it took me two more days to knit the cabled portion of the yoke. That is not many rows a day, considering that the cabled part is less than 20 rows high. Any way, I finished the yoke yesterday and picked up the stitches for the first button band in the morning today. The fit of the cardi looks very promising, and I much look forward to finish it. I’ll visit Helsinki on Thursday, and I’ll look for buttons then.

I have promised pictures of the mittens I years ago knitted from yarn made out of Afghan hound hairs. This yarn was one of the first I spun after learning to spin, and it is not a very even yarn. Nor is the carding of the Afghan hairs and the wool anything to brag about. But the mittens are very, very warm. The fairer part is knitted out 50% wool 50% dog hair, the darker only dog hair. I think the pattern is taken from Anna Zilboorg’s book Magnificent mittens, started from the tip and ended with the pompoms in the cuff. Click here for a detailed pictureof the cuff. The pictures are a bit dark, and I guess you have a hard time believing me when I say they were taken on Friday, at twelve o'clock daytime, outside. Yes, the weather is lousy again.


I’ll be back tomorrow (I hope) with answers to Romi’s meme, and my candidates for the You make my day award I got from KaisaKaisa. Both need quite a lot of thinking about, and I think this entry is long enough as it is.

January 18, 2008

New gallery

Hello all! I'm down with a nasty cold, but wanted to share what I have managed to fix: I gathered all the Eunny designs I have knitted or are knitting to one gallery page. The PrintO'the Wave link is not working, so ignore it, otherwise it should be ok. There is a link in the sidebar, and here you have it too:

Eunny Gallery

I hope to be back in the weekend with knitting pictures, pictures of the mittens I knitted from Afghan hound hair and a thank you to KaisaKaisa.

January 08, 2008

Problem solved

Sorry, it was not my intention to disable commenting on the Enpaper mitts post. Don't know why commenting didn't work, but the content is posted in a new entry, and it does work.

The Endpaper mitts

I had the weather on my side this weekend! The sun was shining both on Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday morning, after having taken the second morning walk with Ludde I took a couple of pictures of the mitts. The morning sun was warm, but the wind quite cold, so when I later saw the small bump from my watch on the modeled picture, I decided against going out in the wind taking new pictures with bare hands.


Project details:
Pattern: Endpaper mitts by Eunny Jang.
Yarn: Vuorelma’s Satakieli.
Needles: 3mm dpns.
Alterations: None. Again a superb pattern by Eunny. I especially like the tubular cast on and cast off.


WIP update: The Tangled Yoke body is almost done, and the friendship shawl has reached bud row number sixteen. I would have knitted more, but I have been occupied with making own home pages for Ludde, this time working from scratch, and coding the pages with css and html myself. The blog (only in Swedish, sorry) is based on Movable Type. You’ll have the address when they’re done.

January 04, 2008

Tangled Yoke progress and New Year's knitting goal

So, how has the New Year begun for you all? Everything all right, I hope? Lots of laughter and joy? Good!

The weather is cleaing up here. I read in the paper today that the Helsinki area had got 20 hours of sun in December. No wornder it felt like it was always grey and cloudy, eternal November weather, and never weather for taking pictures, neither inside nor outside! Today we’ve had sun and about 5 C degrees minus, refreshing, and oh so bright! A little bit of snow wouldn’t hurt, but this is all right too.


I have had a pretty hectic schedule today, but managed to take a couple of pictures of the Tangled Yoke body before sundown. I haven’t forgotten the pictures of the finished Enpaper mitts, but had no time for them today.
I have reached the increases in the body part; in fact I have made about half of them already. Rowan Felted Tweed is lovely, and the gauge is still right. I tend to go to loose with metallic needles and Felted tweed, and do nowadays always choose bamboos for that yarn. It’s a bit slow in the beginning, but you get used to the different rhythm pretty fast. I’m very much in love with this project, and have interrupted my knitting only for working on Ludde’s web pages. This is the first time I’m doing all the coding myself, not working from a blog program and tweaking that premade setup. Quite exciting, I must admit! I’ll give the addy as soon as the pages are in better shape.


As for New Years promises, I haven’t made any, but I have a goal for this year: to knit all the designs Eunny Jang has made before 2008 (I’m sure she’ll publish more this year, but I’ll consider them as they appear). Eunny has so far eleven published designs, of which I have made/I’m making seven: finished are the Deep V Argyle vest, Venezia sweater, Anemoi mittens, Enpaper mitts, Bayerische socks, wips are Tangled Yoke Cardigan and PrintO’the Wave stole. What I have left are the Entrelac socks, Chucks cabled socks, Autumn Rose sweater and the Ivy League vest. Two stranded works, two pair of socks. I don’t have schedule for it yet, but this is the plan.

I hope to be back this weekend with pictures of the finished Endpaper mitts and a summary of my knitting projects 2007. Until then, be good, and knit a lot!


Ludde sleeping in the sofa. What you see closest to the camera is his left front paw, he's sleeping on his back. He hunted down a crow yesterday, and was very pleased with him self! And slept very good after that.


Welcome to my blog! My name is Maud, and I spend my free hours grooming Afghan hounds, knitting, cooking, and growing bonsai trees. I am since the summer of 2012 reporting from Stockholm Sweden, entries before that are from Esbo, Finland.

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