Saturday, May 24, 2008

Retro Redux Shrug

Here's yet another Retro Redux Shrug! I finished it already in March, but I found this blog only a week ago. I used Schoeller & Stahl's Portofino yarn - I think it's German. Probably some other yarn would have worked better and the shrug would have been more beautiful, but oh well...

This was a very nice knitting project which I enjoyed thoroughly! I just might knit another one with more suitable yarn.

I'm planning on knitting another Lace Style design after I finish the project I'm working on now. Lilies of the valley are just about to bloom here. They are my favourite flowers. I even had them in my wedding bouquet. So of course I will knit Lily of the Valley Shawl - I can hardly wait!! And this time yarn I've chosen should be OK.

Who am I? My blogname is Päivikki and I live in Finland and have been knitting most of my life. Here's my blog address:

I'm sorry it's only in Finnish, but some of it will be in English once the SecretPal12 will start.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Well I liked my wool Retro Redux Shrug so much that I've made another one in cotton. I used almost 2 skeins of K1C2 Ty-Dy (color: 216 Petals)...size 42...using the same needles it called for in the pattern. This is not a good pic, but the shrug turned out nicely.

Happy Knitting!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Tailored Scallops

Here's a blurry pick of the back of "Tailored Scallops." I got the entire back finished in one day:

I'm using Feza's "Fanatic", in Proscribed Colors (thank heavens I found chocolate-and-turqouise yarn!). It's a bit thicker than called for, so I'm using larger needles and adjusting (following the XS instructions for my XL frame, with modifications to make the pieces fit), and it's flying. I got the entire back finished in one day. I was worried, since it's for my sister's wedding, which is sooner than I'd like, but I'm not worried about the time.

I'm worried because I have exactly enough yarn, and if you ever read the Yarn Harlot's blog, you've heard about what a disaster will befall anyone who doesn't get that extra ball of yarn when they have a chance. (I'll be calling my LNS today to see if they've got another bag hidden somewhere!)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Floral Lace Anklets

Floral Lace Anklets
Originally uploaded by sfknitster
I just finished these pair of anklets using the magic loop method. They were both knitted in two skeins of the Idena Bambino Ull, in a light purple colorway. Although the pattern wasn't charted, it was fairly easy to memorize. I had fun knitting these beauties.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Last night (far, far too late), I finished casting off my Lily-of-the-Valley Shawl. Yay! Better pics once I block it, but it's done, it's done, it's done!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Floral Lace anklets 2

Here are another pair of floral lace anklets. They knit up very pretty. These are a gift for my daughter. I used Colinete, jitterbug. One skein was all it took for both socks. It was close though, not much yarn to spare. This pair was a size nine length.

I made a pair for myself this summer and wear them quite a lot.