2.4.2012

Gray rug

The spring in Finland is very "interesting"... one day it's warm and lovely, the next day it's snowing. And so it is today, snowing. I already took my bike out and it was great to get around much faster than by walking. Now I'm walking again as I don't dare to bike on the snow. Oh well, in a week or two, or at least in a month, it'll be a lot different. But so far, there's snow on the ground and at the moment, in the air as well. 


Last week I started a new crochet project as I finished the granny square blanket. I have seen lots of rugs made with Lilli-ontelokude (cotton), either with Juhannusruusu- or Aura-pattern by Kauhavan Kangas-Aitta. I chose the Aura-pattern and used a hook #10. I still need to crochet the 3 last rounds, but before that I need some more yarn... so I'm going to the yarn store tomorrow. The rug's diameter is about 130cm when finished and it weighs almost 4 kgs. Crocheting a thick yarn with a big hook was great... I think I'm ready to start a new rug soon :). 


A friend of mine completed her studies and she bought a new sewing machine for herself as she got some money as a gift. I thought I'd make her a pretty little pincushion, which is always useful while sewing. I also gave her a jar full of colorful ribbons and buttons, just to inspire her for making things. 


Despite the gray, snowy day... I'm happy to stay inside and craft. More Birdies will be ready soon... so until then...

Have a happy week :)! 

8 kommenttia:

aqui pelo campo... kirjoitti...

Today its warm here...22 degrees...but who knows tomorrow...We had no Winter this year, and thats not good!!!!
Lovely crochet, Mervi!
Have a nice week!

Johanna kirjoitti...

Sinulle on haaste blogissani: http://tuumajatoimi.blogspot.com/2012/04/haastettuna.html
Käypä kurkkaamassa :)

Karen kirjoitti...

I am amazed by your crocheted rug, Mervi, beautiful! And the sweet pincushion is a lovely gift. All of our guests always admire the heart you sent me years ago - still hanging in the stair-way window! Belated Easter greetings and sending you thoughts of warm and sunny spring days! xo Karen

Estilo Hedónico kirjoitti...

SO NICE!!! I LOVE your crocheted rug!! :)

http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

Mervi kirjoitti...

Really, already that warm?! It was snowing up here the other day... so you'd better send me some warm breezes ;)! Thanks, Mila... have a nice weekend!!!

Mervi kirjoitti...

Oi kiitos, Johanna!!! Ihan ensimmäinen haaste minulle... olen kyllä otettu! Pitääpä vastailla tuohon haasteeseen...

Mervi kirjoitti...

Thank you so much, Karen :)! I'm happy to hear you've still got the heart hanging in your house!

Warm and sunny spring days are something we're still looking for... it was snowing just a couple of days ago :( so we're still waiting. No greens here yet, at all.

Hope you'll have a lovely weekend!!!

Mervi kirjoitti...

Thank you SO much!!! I'll be visiting your blog soon too... thanks for your visit :)!