Monday, 22 June 2015

Winter Fantasy in Burgundy. Dropsi Talvefantaasia.


I knitted a cardigan for my daughter; the pattern is Winter Fantasy by Drops Design and the yarn is Drops Alpaca. I did not add glitter and made quite a few changes whilst knitting it up. At first I chose tonal colours instead of contrasting. Unfortunately photos don't do it justice at all and I could just not get the colours right. In real life, the pattern of the yoke is more visible. The other change I made was knitting the cardigan from the top-down, starting from the neck. Despite trying to keep the yarn very loose knitting the two-coloured pattern I still had to adjust it later as the loose yarn between single contrasting coloured stitches was pulling. Bear in mind to keep it really-really loose and stretch the knit in every direction to make sure it stretches well and is not pulling.

My tip when knitting back and forth on long cable needles - attach stoppers on the cable to prevent the item sliding back. It's easier to knit this way. I used erasers as stoppers and they work really well. 

My project in Ravelry




Kudusin tütrele kampsuni Dropsi Talvefantaasia mustrit aluseks võttes.
Muutsin seejuures küllalt palju, sest kudusin ülalt alla õmblusteta. Lõng on Drops Alpaca, glitterit ei lisanud. Kontrastsete värvide asemel valisin tonaalsed. Fotodel on värv küll täisa vale, no ei oska õigeid toone sättida. Muuseas, veebipoest lõnga tellides tundusid ka toonid veidi teised. Seda mustrit kududes tuleb lõngajooksud ikka väga lõdvad hoida, eriti just neil ridadel, kus on üksikud silmused teist värvi.
Nööpe sai kahjuks vähe, sest poes polnud meeles, palju vaja ja lõpetamisega läks kiireks.
Lisan ühe nipi: pikkadel ringvarrastel edasi-tagasi kududes kipub kudum liiga kaugele tagasi libisema. Selle vältimiseks panin kaablile stopperid (kasutasin kustutuskumme), on kergem kududa, ei pea nii palju kudumit edasi vedama. Ülalpool on väikesel fotol näha ka.

Lõnga ja vardainfo Ravelry's.

Friday, 5 June 2015

WIP. Mis on töös.

A test knitting of the socks is in progress now. I hope to release the pattern in July. I named the pattern Ripe 'n Ready. The colours are so rich, like ripe plums and pumpkins. The photos do not do the justice, I couldn't get right shades of purple. It was my first time to knit with Cascade Heritage Sock yarn. I am very happy with the yarn, so soft and springy, good to knit cables. Colours are bold and nice as well.


Sokimuster valmib testijate abiga. Õiget värvitooni fotole ei saanudki, peaks olema rohkem ploomikarva lilla. Esimest korda kasutasin Cascade Heritage sokilõnga. Olen sellega väga rahul, imepehme meriino nailoni lisandiga, mõnus palmikute ja soonikute kudumiseks.




Sneak peek of the WIP, pattern and yarn by Drops Design. More later :)




Piilupilt töösolevast kudumist. Muster ja lõng Dropsilt. Rohkem infot, kui valmis saab ;)

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Being busy in May. Kuhu kadus maikuu?


May has been hectic. It's started with a short trip to Stockholm. After visiting Skansen, the Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town we took a trip underground. The stations are like works of art, so beautiful, spacy and airy, really amazing. 
Back at home, so many changes took place in my personal life, new home, new work. 
However I've managed to knit socks and prepare a pattern to be tested. You are welcome to take part in a test knit held in Ravelry.


Maikuu on olnud kiire ja muutusterohke isiklikus elus. Kuu algas lühikese reisiga Stockholmi. Peale Skanseni, Vasa muuseumi ja vanalinna külastust tegime metroosõidu. Metroo on tõesti vaatamisväärsus Stockholmis, jaamad kui kunstiteosted!
Tagasi kodus, tegin kannapöörde oma elus, kõik on uus, kodu, töö. 
Veidi olen ikka kudunud ka, jälle kahevärvilisi palmikuid. Muster sai kirja pandud ja praegu algab testkudumine Ravelrys. 


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Coconut Sunflower Seed Cookies. Päevalille-kookoseküpsised.

I was looking for a flour free coconut cookies recipe on different websites and many languages.
Finally I found a recipe I liked on an Estonian website. It was a basic guide for me however I made some changes; I used more coconut and for the seeds I added a seed mix and I used brown sugar for my cookies. The dough came out very thick and crumbly so I added a bit of milk as well, otherwise the food processor wasn’t able to mix it. After baking I wanted to taste a cookie while it was still hot. It was so crumbly and broke in pieces in my hand so I let them cool down, now the cookies a beautiful and do not break in pieces so easily – still lovely though.
The original recipe calls for ingredients:
150 g sunflower seeds
100 g grated unsweetened coconut
4 tbs sugar
50 g butter
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Method:
1. Put sunflower seeds in a food processor and work with a knife blade until ground.
2. Add all the other ingredients and work until the mix is smooth.
3. Form 1 inch balls using hands. Cover a baking tray with baking paper. Put the dough balls on the baking paper (and flatten them with fork). Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees. Bake 20 min. until the cookies are golden brown.
4. Let the cookies cool down and enjoy!


Mõnusad jahuvabad küpsised! Retsept oli orientiiriks ees, kuid koguseid muutsin vastavalt oma võimalustele. Erinevusena kasutasin 200 gr. kookoshelbeid, 100 gr, erinevate seemnete segu, pruuni suhkrut ja kaht muna, muus osas järgisin retsepti. Segu tuli väga tihke, seetõttu lisasin veidi piima, et üldse annaks segada. Kätevahel sain ikka pallikesed vormitud. Peale küpsemist olid nad küll väga pudedad, maitstes lagunes küpsis näpuvahel pudiks, Peale jahtumist on kõik korras. Nämma :)

Sunday, 19 April 2015

May I Use Your Pattern? Kas tohib teie mustrit kasutada?

Some days ago I got a message in Ravelry. A yarn store owner from Louisville, who is going to be teaching a class on mosaic knitting asked for my permission to use my  mosaic slippers  pattern and thought they would be the perfect project! 

I feel really pleased and honoured! 
This is a nice little project to learn basics of mosaic knitting in rounds and flat.
Feel free to knit up a pair, share your project in Ravelry and link it to the pattern.


Mõned päevad tagasi sain kirja Ravelry postkasti. Üks lõngapoe omanik Louisville'st Ameerikamaalt küsis luba kasutada mu mosaiiksusside mustrit oma poes kudumisklassis kasutamiseks. Mul on väga hea meel, kui keegi mu töö vastu huvi tunneb. See on parajalt väike kiire kudumine, et harjutada mosaiik-kude nii ringselt kui ka edasi-tagasi kududes. Eestikeelne juhend on küll väga lühidalt kirja pandud. Inglise ja saksakeelsed selgitavad põhitõdesid põhjalikumalt.
Koo, ja võimalusel palun viita mu Ravelry mustrile.

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