Thursday, April 18, 2013


I was browsing some old photos here and discovered how many followers this blog once had, and that I never told you that my blog has moved to website.
You are all very welcome to join us there!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kalmer the teddy bear

 Do you remember my little niece Kaisu? She just celebrated her first birthday.
Kalmer the teddy bear had to be made for her birthday, but I didn't have an opportunity to finish it on time.

Making him was quite a challenge for me, because I haven't done toys before and I thought I never will. Tiny legs and hands plus clothing were finished in a week, next to other project I had to make.
I like the result and Kalmer (my coworkers gave him a name. Although I thought he looks more like a girl, they desiced that a boy's name is more suitable for him) will get some more bear friends soon!

Pattern is my own.
I will list him to my Etsy shop soon!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Woolmint moved


Woolmint has a new blog address:

Previous entries have transfered there, see you :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Giveaway winner, finally!


As I mentioned before, because of illness I had some very bad days before holidays.
I'm very sad that I wasn't able to collect all your contacts you sent for giveaway, but I just didn't feel well and I was surprised by the big amount of subscribers.

I got 137 people to participate. Wow! picked a number 81 (how can I copy the photo here, anyone knows? first time I used it...) and the winner is Melanie R. from Canada.
I'll contact you this evening and ask for your address! 

Because of the late post I would like to double the bid: winner will get a pair of fingerless gloves with her neck warmer and of course, the color of neck warmer is up to her too. I'm ready to to everything personal!

I have some fun projects going on, I'll write about it in my first newsletter and I promise a lot of news ;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


 Hi all!

There's still the winner of giveaway and I'm sorry for that.
I had some busy working days in Italy, with limited possibility to use Internet. Now I'm back, but I'm sick and it's hard for me to keep my eyes open and get off the bed.
I'll complete the list of participants as soon as possible, winner will be announced and parcel sent before Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Long creamy winter socks

I wanted to write more about the long socks I made last week, but happened that a day after I finished the pair, they were already sold. Probably a Christmas gift to someones wife or girlfriend :)
The plan was to make better photos before blogging, but now they're already on their way to US. 

I'm not a fan os sock-knitting, especially long socks. But I had a perfect wool for making them and I wanted to prove myself that I'm patient enough for completing both socks.

I have about about six or seven lonely knitted socks (and four mittens) in my craft basket, because somehow I lost motivation to make the second one. It was more fun to start new projects rather than doing the same thing twice.

The pattern is my own, a mix of previous designs. I probably make another pair (purple!), but a little different: less lacy, more cables.
Yarn: 100% wool, about 100 grams
Needles: 3,5mm bamboo
Length: 43cm

Next week I'll be in South-Italy, Bari. Already found an address of local yarn shop, would like to take my knitting needles with me (hours long waiting in airports), but it's mission impossible. The airport security always take them away as very dangerous whepon :) So I won't even bother this time...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Like kid in a candy shop

Wow, I have 50 followers!
It's a big compliment to me, I'm so happy you have found something that keeps you coming back. And please, leave comments, I love to know who you are and what you like :)

I feel like a small kid in a candy shop now. Just bought so many new yarns, the basket is filled. And more coming tomorrow!
Some of them are for custom orders, some for experimenting with new designs.

I have a basic policy to use only natural fibers.When I started knitting years ago, main criterion for yarn buying was cheap price. In last year it has changed: I value more quality than quantity and I want my designs to last longer than two washings.
You'll find no acrylic in my stock, mostly wool, merino wool, silk, alpaca, bamboo, cotton and mix of them.
Yep, acrylics are cheap, but loose shape quicker than natural materials and crunch under the fingers while knitting. I do make exeptions for some effect yarns, but usually artificial is outsider in our house.

Monday Moodboard: Purple

My mood is made by fleurfatale, wearaddiction, milloo and mysticfibers from Etsy European Street Team.

Let's face it: purple is a hot color at the moment. It wasn't one of my favorites until this summer, but then I discovered different shades of purple and find it very rich and ambitious color. If you haven't fell in love with purple, you should try: sometimes things surprise and you can find a cool new favorite.

More moodboards on FleurFatale's blog.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Little knitting

Do you remember my little niece? She has grown since you met her last time, the small lady is seven months old.

But it's not the only reason why I wanted to show her fresh photo, taken today when my brother and his family stop by.

It's about the cardigan too. I knitted it a while ago and already forgot I have it, but now, when I was reorganizing my craft boxes, I found it again.
Fits perfectly to little Kaisu (Kaisu is her name and means Cuddly in English. Not very popular name and first I thought my brother is joking, if he told the babies name, but now everyone is used to it), although there's enough space for growing too.

The yarn is ordered from Ebay, from some kind of Chinese seller. Pure wool, extra soft and warm. Not like Estonian wool which is often itchy and uncomfortable. Chinese sheep have probably more sun and daylight than ours, it makes a difference :)

The jacket was knitted months ago, but knitting kept me busy today until midnight. Wanna know what I did? Still too early to tell, but I'll give you a hint with this photo:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Charity fair in kindergarten

On Wednesday we had a charity fair in Oliver's kindergarten. It was a first time event, so nobody really knew how popular it will be and how many parents are ready to create something for selling. You can see the result on first photo, our groups table was filled with interesting things. Most of us made handmade items, some parents brought old toys and other stuff, teachers baked muffins and waffles.

I made some crocheted hats, a neck warmer and 2 pairs of knitted woolen sock for the fair. Socks were sold a day before the event and all items found a new owner :)

Guess what I bought? A jar of jam. And one more... And one more... And more and more and more. 6 jars in total, all with different tastes: cranberry, strawberry, apple, plum and others. Now you must understand that I'm crazy of jam :)