Fashion

Finally!

So, on January I started ordering VOGUE USA, and since it comes from the states getting the first magazine was evaluated to come in 4-17 weeks. And now it finally came, my baby, and my inspiration 😀

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I’m not sure how something as simple as a magazine arriving make me so happy and jumping around the apartment, but it does. I pretty much went through the April Vogue from cover to cover twice during the evening and it does give me some inspiration on what I like what comes to the type of clothes I would like to learn to create.

So, just wanted to share my excitement and can’t wait for next months issue to come out.

 

XoXo, Saara

Textiles

Fun and Fancy

Last week when I was visiting my moms place she gave me a pack of these textile colors that her neighbor had given to her. These seem to be relatively old but they still work pretty well (although I only tried them to a piece of paper).

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-I must apologize for the poor quality of this photo!-

I’m in the process of figuring out how to use them, if I should get some white fabric and then try to make some sort of picture or pattern to it.

That’s just something for now.

XoXo, Saara

Knitting

New Yarns from Novita

So today I went for a little shopping, and only had planned to get some groceries and one PC game.

But, as it usually happens to me I always end up getting couple yarns with me as well. Today was no different from that. I ended up buying two of my favorite brand (Novita 7 veljestä) – colors 553 (fuchsia) and 522 (rose) – and can’t wait to use these to create some pretty socks.

Novita also has some great patterns to search from and I used their website when I was learning to make my firs pair of socks, it was especially helpful when I was learning the heel part.

So this was all I wanted to share tonight and I’ll continue on knitting now 🙂

 

XoXo, Saara

 

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Some of my knitting works

Knitting socks is probably at the moment I’m most proud of doing. I think I’m improving my skills by each pair I make and also very eager to try out new ways of making my works little bit different from just “normal” wool socks.

I love especially making socks for my friends and family, they’re my biggest inspiration in life and wish that I can show them my love for them with my crafts.

Also some time ago I got back to crocheting and just using all my leftover yarns to crochet a napping blanket.

I don’t have a lot of pictures to share cause all my pics vanished when I broke my phone on Saturday so these pics are relatively old. I’ll promise to share some resent ones when I get more knittings done.

XoXo, Saara

 

 

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Beginning

Hello everyone!

First of all I want to start my new blog by introducing myself. My name is Saara and soon to be 26 years old and living in the capital area in Finland.

I love knitting and been knitting pretty actively for about 5-6 years. My inspirations are my (now passed away) grandmother who I always used to observe intensively as a child when she was knitting. In my mind she’s the one who always made the best socks, mittens, hats and all you can think of. When my youngest brother was born in -95 she even made Moomin sweaters for me and my second brother.

 

My other and bit newer interest is sewing and fashion. For the past couple years I’ve been browsing for fashion blogs and sites and searching for inspirations and seeing which type of style is most to my liking. Also I’ve been intensively watched Project Runway.

 

What comes to fashion I love 50’s and 60’s fashion, especially Jackie Kennedy. Stylewise I also love Natalie Portman and Beyoncé. And absolutely adore Tim Gunn as a personality and his fashion sense and expertise.

I made myself a promise to learn this year how to sew and got a sewing machine, which I’ll introduce later this week, and some cheap fabrics from my so far favorite fabric store here in Finland (Eurokangas).

I think this is enough for the starters. I hope you’ll be here to read more and follow my progress. Thank you for that in advance.

 

Yours, Saara !