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Wanhan Holviston Joulu - Christmas market at Hamina Bastion

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It always, year after year, fills my heart with warmth to go to Hamina at this time of the year. Christmas market at Hamina Bastion is something more than just a market: self made items, something sweet or salty to taste, a cafe with their goodies, pets to hug, ponies to ride, open fire with lovely smoky warm feeling, Ice Queen and elves and of course Santa Claus. Two days of pure joy for kids with their parents and grandparents. Town of Hamina is always worth visiting and especially this weekend. See you tomorrow!

Vuosi toisensa jälkeen on ihana palata Haminaan Wanhan Holviston Jouluun. Käsin kosketeltava, iloinen ja lämmin tunnelma lämmittävät sydäntä pitkälle kevääseen ja silloinhan voi aloittaa jo haaveilun tulevasta joulusta bastionin kaarien suojassa. Kiitos Teille - ihanille asiakkailleni <3 Tapaamisiin jälleen huomenna!  





100'th anniversary

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Finnish nature shines in many shades of blue and white as Finland's flag. 100 years of independence and I wish many more! The sun decided to celebrate with us today <3



Christmassy weekend

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Strömfors iron mill area or village is like a dear old friend who you love to meet year after year. It was so nice to return there, under old ceiling beams, and feel that atmosphere - snowflakes, happy faces, red ochre houses and the scent of burning candles. I hope you will be able to visit there next year!
Strömfors iron mill 





Christmas markets

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It is the time of the year that we pack our bags and travel here nearby on several Christmas markets. Every weekend before Santa's visit I and my knits set ourselves to most beautiful surroundings. Like today in Neuvoton village at Hamina. The house where the market took place is build at 1930's: floors, walls and ceiling are all made of wood and today wood with a patina. To warm up the place there is two ancient fireplaces that look like two rusty tin soldiers standing on a corner. Because I just love history and historic stories that pretty old house was just perfect for me and my knits. Next weekend we will be at Strömfors iron mill that is about 300 years old area. But about that market I will tell you next time.

On jälleen aika pakata neuleet mukaan ja matkata mitä ihastuttavimpiin joulunajan tapahtumiin täällä kaakossa. Tänään olimme Haminan Neuvottomassa vanhassa seurojentalo Jukolassa. Patinoituneet hirsiseinät, eriskummalisen konstikkaan näköiset pönttöuunit, iloiset…

Fisherman's gloves

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"Do you have gloves for a fisherman?" he asked me. He was over 90 years old man and when he noticed that I was selling knitwear he rushed next to my stand and asked this question. Sadly I couldn't help him at that point. Instead I asked him what kind of would be a perfect glove for a fisherman and he told me. There shouldn't be too much stuff between the fingers just a small thread and he liked the idea of Finnish sheep's wool, that is soft and warm. After meeting this old fisherman I designed my fisherman's gloves. I knit gloves by hand and use Finnwool, natural colors and sizes are woman/man. Fisherman's gloves are available at ApronPocketKnits .

Yli 90 kalastusvuoden kokemuksen mukaan suunnitellut kalastajankäsineet valmistan suomenlampaan villasta käsin, puikoilla neuloen. Yllä olevasta linkistä pujahdat Etsy kauppani ovesta sisään. Lämpimiä kalastus-/puutarha-/torikauppa-/soittohetkiä!




Kitty cat sweater

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My little helper asked me to knit her a sweater with a cat image on it. She selected the colors herself and waited eagerly the sweater to finish. And today, with a happy face, she put it on. These projects truly warm my heart <3

I used:
Kotiliesi Käsityö 7/2017 model 26 as a basic
Yarn Novita Nalle 75 % wool 25 % polyamid color 268 and some black, white and rose for embroidery
3 and 4 needles and 3 needle for making ears

Kotiliesi Käsityö 7/2017 lehti, malli 26 pohjana
Lanka Novita Nalle väri 268 ja kissan kasvoihin hieman mustaa, valkeaa ja vaaleanpunaista
Puikot 3 ja 4 ja korviin 3 virkkuukoukku

Pikku apulaiseni toivoi itselleen kissaneuletta. Hän valitsi värit ja kissan nassun suunnittelimme yhdessä. Tänään kissa sai tutustua kouluelämään emäntänsä yllä. Ihania projekteja!