Category Archives: Knitting

The Haapsalu Shawl

The Haapsalu Shawl is a traditional Estonian shawl that is extremely fine knitted although the yarn is 100% wool (extra fine).  It is so light and lacy that can be pulled through a finger ring. Haapsalu shawl consists three parts: a center section, a border and an edge which is knitted separately and sewn to the main part.

I finished my last shawls last month, but just this week I made my husband to make some photos of these (with me 🙂 ).

There are two of those – black and white. Both knitted according to traditional Haapsalu shawls.

As I couldn’t choose 1-2 photos, I present all of these:

“Sofia”, black, size: 180 x 75 cm, 100% Merino wool yarn, extra fine


and

“White Silvia”, white, size: 180 x 75 cm, 100% Merino wool yarn, extra fine

They are soft, elegant, warm and lacy.

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It has been awhile…

… since my last entry…  I have to admit, that I have not yet opened my Etsy shop, however, it will be my goal for this year. There have been several reasons for that: not having a credit card (and as I live currently in Norway, I cannot get it before the end of this summer, I hope); finding out that as we have so many relatives, most of the things that were prepared for Etsy went to Santa’s bag; and the biggest influence for my lack of interest in creativity – I got pregnant and although this is my third time, it has been the  hardest …

It is going much better now – I have much more energy and have fond my creativity once again.  Mostly I have knitted Estonian national shawls called Haapsalu sall and now I have come to the point where I am ready to sell my shawls.

My knitted shawls and other things I have made can be found from my estonian blog.


My craftworld

Finally I got to the point where I felt that I need my  craft space in english.  I have actively done my craft work for about two years and now I am planning to open my etsy-shop, but there is still much to do.

I like to try different styles and techniques and I am still in the middle of finding myself. I guess this will be the lifelong learning experience.

I am doing  my craft along with the changes in the nature. Right now, when it is getting darker and colder more and more each day,  I find myself doing felting and knitting.

My latest passions are felted balls and Haapsalu laces. Of course I don’t make the snowball-like-balls just to bring winter emotions to my heart and decor, but I have some other clever ideas what to do with these.  Wait and see!

Black and white

There is also another love in my craft-life and it is making journals. One of my last journals was made for my husband for his notes about movies. First time I used rings for binding, but it is a good option for this notebook, as he can take pages off and also add new ones when necessary.

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The other album is made for my dear friends who just got their second daughter. And this Japanese-style binding (with some modifications) seemed to work perfectly together with the cover. I must say that I love these papers I got from Panduro Hobby shop that I used for covers and inside.

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