Friday 27 August 2010

Helsinki Here I Come!

When Christine came for the weekend, I bought this wool in Bangles and Tat in Ashby de la Zouch for a holiday project

sirdar crofter

I am pleased to report that not only I have actually managed to finish the garment, but it even looks like the one on the pattern!


A policeman spots a woman driving and knitting at the same time. Driving up beside her, he shouts out of the window... "Pull over!"
"No," she shouts back, "a pair of socks!"

In case you are wondering about the title of the post, it is a couple of years since I posted this, in honour of my friend Lesley, who had a “Finnish Summer” in which she endeavoured to get all her half-done craft projects finished. This month I have managed to complete two quilts and this top. I must go and check if there are any other bits and pieces which need polishing up and polishing off.


  1. Gorgeous wool, very Scottish crofter. I love those gentle colours mixed together.

  2. I love this post - you had me smiling all the way through - love the top - you put me to shame. I might need two Finnish Summers!

  3. Well done! It takes me soooooo long to finish things. I have a yellow cardi that waits for me and every time I pick it up, I have to read over the instructions AGAIN. Your vest looks GREAT!

  4. Is that extremely fancy (and clever)knitting or is that extremely fancy (and clever) yarn?
    The top looks beautiful!

  5. Jane - the little black spot on the top right corner of pattern says "Easy Knit" - and it certainly was. The yarn is brilliant - it's spray-dyed so that it knits up to a Fair Isle Effect. The top is mostly simple stocking stitch [stockinette] with rib edges.

  6. Thank you, Angela!
    Yarn name duly noted!

  7. Very pretty! I love the colors


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