March 25, 2008

Books for sale!

First of all, thank you all for the very nice comments about my Chuck's socks!

And then, the content of this entry. Last summer I got new bookcases. They are a bit smaller than the old ones, and I have pushed forward sorting out my books for a very long time. This Easter holiday I finally got around to do something about the piles of books I have that I no longer use. Some of the craft books are books I of different reasons have got doubles of, but most are books I have knitted one or two items from, and most likely will not use again. There are also some books by Tasha Tudor or illustrated by her that I have got doubles of. Due to the less space I have for my books now I have decided to try to find new loving homes for the books. The prices mentioned are all without the cost for mailing, the actual cost for mailing depends on where the book goes, and will be added to the cost of the book.

So, the following books are up for sale:

- Knitted toys by Fiona McTague. Hardcover 2004. Condition slight wear on the dustjacket, otherwise as new,10 euro.

- Knits for Barbie dolls, 75 fabulous fashions for knitting, by Nicky Epstein. Hardcover 2001. Condition slight wear on the dustjacket, oterwise as new, 10 euro.

- Charmed knits, projects for fans of Harry Potter, by Alison Hansel. Paperback, 2007. Condition very good, 10 euro.

- Miniature needlepoint carpets, by Janet Granger (dollhouse sized carpets). Paperback 1996. Condition very good, 10 euro.

- Bloomsbury needlepoint, from the tapestries at Charleston farmhouse, by Melinda Coss. Hardcopver 1992. Condition very good, dustjacket shows slight wear, 10 euro.

- The handmade soap book, by Melinda Coss. Hardcover, 1998. Condition very good, 10 euro.

- Making your own teddy bear, by Peggy and Alan Bialosky and Robert Tynes. Paperback 1982. Condition wear on covers, otherwise in good condition, 5 euro.

- Kauneimmat kanavatyöt, by Kaffe Fassett. Paperback 1993. Condition very good, 10 euro.

- Vantar, mössor, sockor och sjalar, by Anita Gummerus. Hardcover, 2001. Condition very good, 10 euro.

If you are interested, email me at mfast @ welho . com (omit the blank spaces), and ask for mailing prices and details about the books. As soon as a book is gone I'll take it off the list. Payment with PayPal or directly to my bank account.

There will be some magazines on sale later on!

February 04, 2008

You make my day

Sorry for having been absent for a while, but I caught the cold my husband had, and was in bed for most of last week and weekend. After that had a nice mountain of dirty clothes accumulated in the laundry room, the dog cried for long walks and the house looked like a real mess. This weekend was mostly spent cleaning and washing, how fun.

I have got the You make my day award from several people during this week. Thank you KaisaKaisa, Francesca, Kathy and Mel!


I must pass on the You Make My Day award to ten other bloggers who bring me happiness and inspiration. The four people giving the award to me are all people I would have put on the list, if they hadn't given it to me already. You won't get it back, but just so you know. Here we go:

Cosmopolitan purls, Craftoholic, Nature Knitter, Fluffa, Knititude, ZebraKnits, My fashionable life, Peacock Chic, Reunasilmukka and Sweetgeorgia . Some of you don't post so often, but I still enjoy your blogs! I tried to pick blogs that haven't got the award from before, but if you've got it and I just haven't noticed you blogging about it, just ignore. You still make my day.

Next up will be pictures of the finished Tangled Yoke Cardigan, the first of Chuck's cabled socks and the Friendship shawl. Stay tuned for actual knitting content!

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.

October 16, 2007

The reason for not blogging, commenting or knitting

I have been a very slack knitter and blogger lately. I have read a lot of very comment asking blog entries, but still not given myself the time to comment. And the reason is here:


May I present Ludde, the Afghan hound puppy.

Ludde is today 13 weeks, but has not been by us even a week. He’s charming, interesting, already a real afghan in attitude, but at the same time he can’t hold him self back and behave like a puppy after less than five seconds of the afghan attitude. He’s leaking like a sieve, like all puppies. But I’m getting better on knowing him and reading his signs, and a lot of potential disasters when done inside the house, has been done outside. If you want to see pictures of adult Afghans, here is a link to pictures of his Dad Tack and his Mum Chica.

He’s eating raw food, which is a lot of grated vegetables and raw meat and bones. The freezer is filled with bones and meat. Strange addition to the pesto and ragu sauces and home made ice cream we used to fill it with.

Sometimes he seems to miss his old family. He lived with three adult Afghans (well, Roosa, the youngest, is only one year old, so technically not adult), two small children and their parents. Being at home with me is boring, and he is happiest when our four children come home from school. He is very playful, and his baby teeth are very sharp. He already knows that it’s generally bad idea to taste bonsai trees, and that the canaries are best left in the cage. He also seems to think goldfish are like the TV, one can look at them for a long time, as one can with the ducks in the pond outside. But most of the time he just sleeps.

Exploring the grounds and the closest area around our house takes time, and there are many leaves to turn around and inspects. He’s hilarious to look at, and a master of mimics.

I have spend way too much time reading books, food forums, afghan hound forums, sight hound forums and generally surfing the net. My younger afghan hound* died almost 15 years ago, and folks, things have changed. It’s almost like getting an afghan for the first time, only I know how much work there is with the coat and how much the afghan needs to move in order to stay sound. But how you treat the coat is different, what you feed the dog is different, and for sure, there will be a lot of other things that are different too. Fifteen years is a long time.


*I had two afghan hounds when I was a teenager, Ch Tuohi-Tikan Husaari (Husku, who also loved racing, even if he wasn’t very fast), and Tuohi-Tikan Liki (Maxi, with CACs from both Finland and Sweden when he suddenly became ill, and his show career was past time). Both lived until well over twelve years old, but spent their last years with my parents. Taking the old dogs with me when I moved to my study apartment was not an option

August 20, 2007

What I have been doing

Schools started last week, and I have had my hands filled with odds and ends. But a little knitting has been done!

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Blustery is finished!

More pictures of the finished Blustery will follow, I must only adjust the buttons. And look, I have been sewing too! I took out all the WIPs from last summer, and started working on them. I also started and finished something totally new:

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Curtains for SIL and BIL in Marimekko's Unikko fabric

August 12, 2007

Eva from Gorizia!

Eva, could you please contact me! My computer continued to act up, and I lost a lot of e-mails. I got you long and kind mail, and I would so much like to thank you for all the information you gave me, but I don't have your email address anymore.

July 18, 2007

Back after a mini vacation



On Monday, when the weather cleared up, we decided to make a short trip to the archipelago, where my parents-in-law are having an island with summer cottage and sauna. We had planned to stay until the afternoon today, but the wind started blowing, and we had to start early in the morning back, the boat is small, and can't take too big waves. And we had to be back before Thursday. Pictures of the two finished sock pairs as well as the new socks I started this week will be posted tomorrow! A clue for the new socks, they are by Nancy Bush and have traveling stitches...

April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter! Glad Påsk! Iloista Pääsiäistä! Frohe Ostern!


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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