This is a block for a quilt I'm working on at the moment, and I thought it suits for a hello today.
I have knitted myself a pair of mittens, a very special pair after a pattern The Flying Mitten launched some weeks ago. It is called Aino'S, as the original mittens were knitted and worn by Aino Sibelius (1871-1969), the wife of our famous composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). This year is the 150th anniversary of both Sibelius and his friend the painter Pekka Halonen. They both lived here in the Tuusulanjärvi area, so we have a year of cultural events ahead of us.
I think the cuff is very pretty and yet not tricky to make.
The yarn in 100 % Finnsheep wool. The kit with pattern and yarn will be available in English as well, and for sale at the National Art Museum Ateneum, and at Ainola, the home museum of Sibelius, and naturally at the knitting café.
Young Mister has now this pair of booties. I had to wait for more white yarn just eight little rows before finish!
I found use for some tiny zippers I have bought just because of their bargain price.
This keeps the pencils and colours of a special little girl safe.
And this one is for her little sister
and for her crochet hooks and knitting needles
and the bag with her monogram is for the crochet projects. We made one like this at school ages ago, but mine was green and white.
I think that was all I have been doing for a while.