September 10, 2006

It's been a hard week's weekend

This has been the first week of the autumn term at the university. I have, unlike earlier years, also signed up for and got accepted to several language courses. And language lessons give you homework. So this first week has already been a pretty busy week, and everything talks for more work later on when a second course in Finnish is about to start, and when I'll also get literature for next exam.

But over to the knitting contents.


I have got a card from my secret knitting pal. She has been to Greece, and was kind enough to send me a card telling me how beautiful it is over there, and how kind the people are, the best inGreece she claims. Sounds like a pretty nice place, and the pictures are beautiful. Thank you, Salainen Neule Ystävä!

I have made some progress on the argyle vest. I was knitting so much late in the evenings that I totally forgot to take pictures, and this is the state of the vest now:


Yes, the vest is knitted and the steeks cut open. I had a slight problem with the steeks, and I knew it pretty much from the beginning. I made several swatches and tested the crochet steek method, but no way that I could get the steeks to hold. So my decision was to sew the steeks on machine, and then, in order to create a neat edge, and only for decorative purpose, to crochet over the sewn stitch. Like this:


The stitches are safe, and the edge is neat, and the tension is as if I had used only the crochet method (I doubt there is a difference between my sewn steek and the crocheted, but if there is, and Eunny claims it is, then this is the same as the crocheted). Next step is now to pick up and knit some 350 stitches in rib.

These two guys are also ready to take their departure. Bye, bye helping bunnies, be good bunnies to the children you'll see.


August 20, 2006

Apupupu and Hjälpjösse - the helping bunny


The first bunny bathing in the morning sun on the blocking board. Scarf still missing.

Apupupu, in Swedish Hjälpjösse, or the helping bunny, is a project designed by Anu Harkki for the Finnish Red Cross. It is a knitted bunny that can be given by the Red Cross when called to help in a crisis, domestic or not, where there might be children in need of emotional help. You can’t buy or sell a bunny, but you can knit one and give it to the Red Cross. The instructions are to be found in Anu’s book, in several magazines, and on the Red Cross home pages. The bunnies have to be easy to wash and easy to transport, and the instructions are therefore to be followed. But it's easy, 100 % wool is a material most knitters have in their stashes, the instructions are very clear, and knitted on 4mm needles is the bunny a very fast job.

Instructions for the helping bunny can be found on the following sites:
Instructions in Finnish
Instructions in Swedish


Welcome to my blog! My name is Maud, and I spend my free hours grooming Afghan hounds, knitting, cooking, and growing bonsai trees. I am since the summer of 2012 reporting from Stockholm Sweden, entries before that are from Esbo, Finland.

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