sunnuntai 11. joulukuuta 2011

A new hobby

Last winter I got bit by the knitting bug. After a 25 year break and watching my daughter turn out some nifty knitted projects, I stopped with the "I wish I could do that" and chose my pattern. I found a snood pattern for beginners. The big bulky yarn I used was very forgiving of my knitting skills. I’ve made 5 snoods using this same pattern I got from Novita Syksy 2010. The yarn is Novita’s Jambo.

A scarf from Novita Talvi 2010. I also used Jambo yarn for this.

Here is a snood also from Novita Talvi 2010. This knit is called Tunturineule (fjeld knit – own translation), which was really interesting to try. The yarn I used was Novita 7 Veljestä Linnut – Punatulkku (Bullfinch). I had made this for my husband, but being the polar bear he is he doesn’t use scarves or snoods. So my youngest daughter took it, although I borrow it quite frequently J

And here is a baby blanket that I made for my grandson. I got the pattern off of the label of the yarn I used – Novita’s Pretty Baby. This was a really simple pattern, but it was a good way to work on my ‘handwriting’ and it was also nice to have something to do that didn’t require much concentration.

The next project is a pillowcase that will take me a long time to finish. The pattern calls for a length of knit almost as long as I am tall!
Happy Knitting J

sunnuntai 16. lokakuuta 2011


Yesterday's walk

Yesterday's companion

Yesterday's wildlife

Yesterday's warning
                                             "Watch out for flying disks from the left"

I guess if they come at you from the right, you're on your own :)

torstai 13. lokakuuta 2011

Moving sticks

It was an amazing feeling to be back on the trail. I kept whipping my head around to see if anything had changed. So glad it is too chilly for the adders to be sunning themselves on the path. I've had a couple of encounters of these sorts. The first time was the 'stick' that started moving as I was about to step over it. I haven't gone walking without my glasses since then.

tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011


I hate clutter, yet I can't seem to get away from it - my desk, my countertops, my thoughts, my dreams!

Walking used to be my clutterbuster in so many ways. The exercise and fresh air energized me. The things I could accomplish when I got back and how I felt going about my tasks were --- wow! The time alone was a way to let my thoughts go wild: I could make plans, create ideas for work, solve problems, vent, take a trip down memory lane, or just day dream.

I need a new clutterbuster. (Or batteries and spare parts for the old one :=)

maanantai 10. lokakuuta 2011


"A word or an expression that serves as a figurative or symbolic substitute for another."

Let's find some answers!