Saturday, December 21, 2013

My last one

My boyfriend was in desperate need of new socks, because his old ones were way beyond repair. So I quickly knitted him a pair of basic socks, as a sort of early Christmas present. Here they are:

The yarn is Nalle kukkaketo and needles are 2½mm.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Number 12

Actually, I already have the pair #12, too. Knitted a pair of red and white striped socks for the niece of a friend, but forgot to take a foto... Do they count :) ?

Socks number 11

Quite surprising, actually, that these are the socks number 11 this year! They are for a nephew for Christmas. Again, basic sock pattern, needles number 4, the yarn is Harmonella täyskampalanka, spun in Teuva, Suupohjan kehruutehdas oy. Really no idea any more where and when I bought it... :-) The stripes in blue are Novita seitsemän veljestä.

Pirkko´s retirement socks

These christmasy socks went for a very nice person who is a former neighbour of my parents and just retired after 45 years for the same employer!
Basic sock pattern, Novita seitsemän veljestä and a silk ribbon.

Socks for Elsa

My daughter wants to wear thin wool socks, so I knitted her some. The blue ones are toe-ups, I used a Regia sock yarn and my finest hight tech carbon fibre needles - perfect fot knitting socks!

The red-and-green ones are Novita Nalle, basic sock pattern. I suppose there are not going to be any Christmas socks for Elsa this year!

Slippers for X-mas

I suppose these slippers are the only thing I managed to do well in time... The yarn is Novita seitsemän veljestä, I used a number 4 hook for crocheting. The pattern is in the Novita sock magazine.

Socks for a friend

These socks I knitted for a friend as a thank you. She helped me in the summer as my daughter had her confirmation. I used Gjestal Spire, a thin wool, and 2,5mm needles. The pattern is from the Novita sock magazine.

For some reason I can´t get the foto "up"...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Socks for Christmas

My sister-in-law asked if I could knit her a pair of socks, and I was more than happy to do that. The socks needed to be almost knee-high, but otherwise I could decide the color and the pattern myself. So I decided to make these lace socks:

Yarn is plum-colored 7 Brothers, 3½ mm needles, pattern: Novita sukkalehti, size 39, consumption: 151 grams
I like the pattern, the lace pattern was easy to remember and they were quite quick to make. Or I had time to make them when I had the flu and stayed at home and rested.

Here you can see the lace pattern more clearly:

I like the fact that the lace continues in front all the way through.

I also knitted another pair of socks for my niece who is 2½ years old. I did some research and concluded that size 26 socks would be ok for someone her age.

Basic socks with stripes
The yarn is 7 Brothers and 7 Brothers stripes, 3½ mm needles, yarn consumption 56 grams.

I hope they fit. These will be a Christmas present for her.

Edit: I just calculated that I only have one pair left for this year's challenge. These socks were number 11 and 12.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn socks

I've knitted two more pairs of socks this autumn. They are both very basic socks. I would like to knit something more elaborate, but in the end I just make something uncomplicated. Maybe the next pair will have something special.

This pair I finished last, it's made of Maija and a self-striping yarn I don't remember

This pair is made of Regia Cotton stretch
I think I'm gonna give both pairs to somebody for Christmas, haven't yet decided to whom. They are both approximately 38-39 in size.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I started these socks when we had a knitnic last time, seven brothers yarn seems to be a hit this summer!

Dad´s socks

These socks I knitted for my dad for summer. Seven brothers again, not very summery, I admit :-) But they are a bit shorter than the winter versions...

Socks for charity

These were my charity socks earlier this year. All of them 7 brothers of Novita, basic sock patterns.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Socks for my sister

I knitted these socks for my sister for her birthday. The yarn is Schoeller Stahl's Fortissima Socka and I used 2½ mm needles. They are just basic socks, but the colors are nice and my sister's favorite colors.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pippi Socks

I got inspired by the colors of my Seven brothers and decided to do crazy stripey socks. The stripes are made at random, but I think the end result looks kind of cool. They actually remind me of Pippi Longstockings.

I think this is the sixth pair of socks I've made this year, so I'm not even halfway through this year's challenge.

Correction: this is my seventh pair, so I am over halfway through.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Train socks

I knitted two pairs of baby socks for a charity. The socks are given to newborn babies in the local hospital. The pattern is called Train Socks, the yarn is Sirmione sock yarn, and I used 2½ mm needles. One pair was actually knitted during a train ride from Vaasa to Rovaniemi and back.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Socks for charity

Our project this year is to knit thirteen pairs of socks in 2013, and here are my first pairs. These are for a charity cause in Vaasa. The socks are donated to children for example in an orphanage. These are all basic socks made with Novita 7 veljestä and Novita Nalle (second from the left), and the sizes range from 42 to 26.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

32 squares

 Here are finally pictures of the squares I've made for two different afghans. The first 16 are blue, turquoise with touches of yellow, red and green.
And the next 16 are green, yellow and brown. Tessa inspected the squares and she approved.