Sailor themed Baby Blanket

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So it finally happened and we were home from our travels for a total of three months.

No need to mention, that I started digging through my yarn stash almost immediately. I forced myself to unpack first:D I spent hours organizing everything and mostly knitting. Like 12-hours-a-day-knitting:D I just took some days off to satisfy my hunger for crafts.

One of my biggest projects was a baby blanket for our friend. He is a Sailor and my mind raced to make them something in that theme.

So this is what I cooked up:DSC06742
It is made of 100% merino wool and lined with cotton fabric.DSC06750
Cross-stitch Donald the duck and the baby’s name and birth date. DSC06768DSC06773
Took quite some time, but I am fully satisfied with the results. The family was very happy and pleased with their gift.

If you wish to get a pattern, don’t hesitate to contact me!:)

Sailor Themed Baby Blanket Idea

Baby vest and how I miss knitting!

This is crazy. I have been travelling for a while and my cravings, so to say, for crafts, are becoming unbearable. I never thought I could not live without knitting and those boxes of yarn. I have so many ideas!

I was able to use up all the skeins I had with me on the road, though. VestSome of the yarn was made into these..

I also have a pair of unphotographed pants and socks/mittens. And I used up the last piece of yarn to make a toy for a kitten:D

Oh well, I’m probably going to be in my cave knitting for a couple of months after I return:)

“Leftover” Baby Socks

IMG_8133My bigger projects are usually dresses and blankets, sometimes cardigans. However, almost every single project increases the pile of left-over yarn. After stocking 3 boxes with yarns for specific project I haven’t yet had time for and also leftovers from already accomplished knits, I just ran out of space. My solution was, that every time I finish a baby-project, I also knit the left-overs into socks and/or mittens. So far so good, I’d say:)

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Estonian Dress Collection – Dress Nr. 2

Eesti kleit 2The second Estonian dress I made last summer (2014), was the first ever order from a person I did not previously know. It was a proud, yet really scary moment. On the request of the customer, I was using cotton, a material that I wasn’t very familiar with (I have mostly used merino wool) and I was so unsure if I could make the dress that exactly matches my customer’s vision. To top it all – the dress was for a bit older child and so far I had only made dresses for newborns.

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Coincidences And A New Project

DSC04842I have been travelling for a while, mostly in tropical countries, which essentially means no yarn-stores for me. And in short – we prefer not to carry too much luggage, so I haven’t started ordering anything online. Besides, I like to touch and feel the yarn before purchasing.

However, a couple of weeks ago I was visiting Australia and THEY have yarn stores! With no particular idea in mind, I just decided to knit a baby-cardigan in neutral colours. So I could give it as a gift or keep it to myself. Ugh, there were no beautiful neutral colours (in natural wool), so I went with dark blue and natural white.

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