Jan 11, 2015

Knitting dreams

This week I found a pretty little cissus from our local flower shop. Ever since I bought it  I have been thinking about spring and summer season, warm evenings and light. Oh, how I miss sunlight. We have had quite grey days here in Finland lately - well actually since November. I remember one sunny December day but otherwise it has been grey and cloudy. But guess what? Grey is one of my favorite colors so I am trying to make the best out of these days too.
One day my son came to me and asked if I would knit him a grey cardigan or hoodie. Yes! Yes I really would like that, I answered. He is very fiber sensitive and can not stand wools that tickle him (at all) so we begun testing what kind of a yarn would be something he would like. He choose Pickles Summer wool (I have it in my stash in soft pink) and we ordered it in grey  right away. It arrived this week and I am very happy about the color. It is a grey with a green touch, I think. I think it is so lovely that my son nowadays asks me to knit something for him, like a cardigan or this fox scarf I did earlier. I did not have any pattern but just experimented and had fun with the project. Now I finally found buttons for eyes and he has been wearing it even inside the house today (Can you see those cheeks? Like red apples. I took the picture after  a two hours time playing outside) Just now I found the creature on his bed with all of his stuffed animals. This all makes me so happy.
I have many knitting goals this year. Actually they are more like dreams because I do not want to think about knitting as something that will stress me and a word 'goal' has a little stressful meaning for me. My knitting time is mostly in the evenings after my son has gone to bed and after house work is all done. I rarely have a possibility to knit during daytime. One dream is to find days that would offer me an occasional, even a little moment with my needles during daytime. Another dream is to knit this hoodie I mentioned and then I have a list of garments I would love to try. One of them is this Viuhka.   This one is on my needles right now but I have not made any progress lately. And then I would just love to knit something from the new oncoming Madder anthology 2 book by Carrie Bostick Hoge. This Leigh Tee is so to my taste and  Rowan Cocoon..... I found a tiny little Cocoon swatch I once knitted and now I am so hungry for that yarn.
Mainly my dream for this year's knitting projects is to knit with fibers and  yarns that are kind of "yarn love" to me. It doesn't matter how much I actually get done but the journey with lovely fibers and time with my needles is something I am looking forward to. I have so much to learn and I am enjoying every new project whether it is small one or something bigger.
Oh yes and I finished my grey Bas Relief Hat. I like it so much!



  1. oh those cute apple cheeks...i want to HUG them : )!! he must be exstatic over this lovely fox you have made him, such a kind mom you are. and it must be so heart warming for you that he wants you to knit him something...i get moved just by thinking about it : )

    your wonderful and cosy pictures makes me dream too...
    looking forward to see which knitting dreams you turn into reality this year. one thing that i know for sure is that they are all going to be gorgeous : ))

    oh i LOVE that Viuhka, been madly in love with it ever since i saw it the first time a few months ago. i HOPE the pattern will be released in English too, SO want a grey colored one.

    be blessed my friend and hug those cute apple cheeks for me please!: )

    ps: if you have a hard time finding Cocoon i can easely buy it for you here. my favourite yarn shop has a huge selection of it. i have one (long) cardigan that i have knitted with this yarn and i hugely like it. and the color shades that this yarn comes in are such gorgeous ones.

  2. Dearest friend
    Thank you for your kind words! Your comment made me so happy.
    Viuhka is something so incredibly beautiful and I hope is is soon available in english too so you can knit it. This weer I received a parcel from London full of yarn for one of my knitting dreams - a scarf from Botanical knits. Happy!
    Thank you so much for offering to get me some cocoon! I will tell you if I do not find some here. I also love the color shades of that yarn and would like to see them in real life before I make up my mind about the shade. Nearby yarn shops do no have that yarn nowadays but I try to find it in Helsinki or Tampere...maybe on my winter holiday in February. If I am not successful I will tell you.

    Have a happy Sunday my friend!

  3. Ohlala, all this wool and knitting is such a nice thing to look at! I love this little fox on lovely cheeks!
    I'm working on a raw cardigan, first project for me since my baby is born… hope it will be finished before his first anniversary!
    Have a lovely sunday!

    1. Thank you so much! Your comment made me so happy. I wish you enjoyable days with your newborn and also lovely moments with your needles.

  4. Your hat is such a lovely pattern; and a perfect colour (from a fellow grey-lover)! Just lovely knitting; looking forward to seeing future creations :)

    1. Thank you very much Donna and how nice to "meet" another grey-lover :)
      There are so many lovely shades of grey. I think I never seem to get enough of those.

  5. Lovely Anu. I'm also another grey-lover.

    1. Thank you for stoppping by and I am happy to hear that. Grey is such a beautiful color.

  6. I love your hat! Grey is my favourite colour too.