Monday, November 26, 2012

My favorite Local Yarn Shop

I had an opportunity to take some photos in my favorite local yarn store. Imagine how it would be to have such a stash at home? :)
I really like that they do great work and sell some hard to find and more exclusive brands here, like Lotus Yarns (especially cashmere!), Malabrigo and Fyberspates.

And you can always just hop in, read knitting magazines or knit on this super soft sofa. They also organize different workshops and knitting events, where I haven't had time to participate yet...

If you happen to visit Pärnu, then this yarn store is located in Ringi street, close to bus station. They also have a Facebook page, search for Käsitööait OÜ.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Exclusive cashmere gloves

I bought some exclusive Lotus Yarns 100% cashmere last week, just to try if cashmere is really that good as some people are saying.
I knit this pair in two weeks, simply because I got addicted to this yarn! Seriously, if I had a lot of money, I would never buy anything else but cashmere. It is one of the softest things I have ever seen.
Fancy yarn needs fancy approach, so I used some high quality shiny beads and ribbon to decorate them.

Pattern I used is the same I use for my romantic fingerless gloves, only this time it seemed more appropriate to knit the gloves with fingers.

I already ordered some new cashmere from Ebay and can't wait to receive it.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

When enough is enough?

How do you know when enough yarn is enough?

I promised about a month ago that I won´t buy new wool (unless there is a great reason for this, like custom rush project or something) before I have used some of my old stash.
Now, weeks later, I have about 2-3kg more yarn in the house, and I struggle with finding a place where to storage it.

But I´m sure that all knitters know the feeling of going to local yarn store for "just" seeing what´s new, and ending up with bags filled with stuff. I think I have NEVER left a yarn store with empty hands, except once in Slovenia when they had only acrylics in stock.

Sadly I don´t have much time to knit these days, because I need to spend my time between university and some work projects. On Monday I´m flying to Brussels for a week, to do some European Media work, and I don´t think I will take a risk to bring some needles with me, because I have never passed a security check in the airports with my needles, no matter if they´re metallic or wooden.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn and gloves... more gloves

Just wanted to share those photos, taken by my friend Laura Toomesoo. If you happen to live in Estonia and need a photographer, I highly recommend her.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Little Teaser

My friend Laura made some new awesome photos of my Romantic Lace Gloves.
I´m currently away from home (I have a school week, learning railway engineering), but once I return to home, I will show you some more.

The pattern is still available on Ravelry pattern store.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Coffee mug sleeves

I´ve been experimenting with knit coffee mug sleeves here.

At first I didn´t understand why some people like them. After knitting one, I start to. It really looks that a hot drink stays warm longer and you don´t burn your hands when you crab for a mug.

I made them from DK weight merino wool in various colors.
What do you think?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Woolmint has moved back

It has been over a year since my last post here. 
It was surprising to see that despite of the fact that I haven´t been writing so long, people still come regularly to this blog address. 

Not entirely because of that, but Woolmint moved back. Permanently or not, I can´t say yet. 
Thing is, I wanted to open an estore on my website,, but „IT greek“ like I am, I messed up a bit. Now my brother, who really knows this stuff, has to clear up my mess. He has done pretty excellent job, but there are still a few things to be worked out.
One thing is my blog. It´s gone. Everything published after august 2011 are gone.

And if you, my dear friends, are still here, please drop me a comment! I´d be happy to see who hangs aroud.