Thursday, September 06, 2007

Howdy folks!

What a surprise I had today when I visited our neighbourhood department store. The good people at Stockmann had decided to put together a New York theme. In their own sweet words:

New York arrives at Stockmann on 5 September. Latest fashion trends and ideas for your home. A lot to see, hear and taste.

Taste the City! Flavours and aromas of New York in all the
Delicagtessen (sic!) departments from 5 September.

So, I immediately rushed to the aforementioned Delicagtessen department and look what I found! Oh goody!

Oh, how I envy you, New Yorkers and other Americans! I hope you realize how lucky you are! You can buy Uh-Oh Oreo cookies and Double Stuf Oreo cookies every day.

Eating Oreos has given me a sudden urge to knit... more blankets. And what could be more appropriate, since Tilkkujen Yö 2007 is a-coming. Yippee! For those of you who can't read Finnish (And why can't you? Shame on you, it's not that hard. :-D): Tilkkujen Yö is a kind of get-together for blanket knitting people. We bring our yarns and needles and - of course - loads and loads of delicagtessen. We sit and talk and knit squares for blankets all night long. Local yarn stores donate yarn for our little event, which we are hoping to develop into a massive world-renowned extravaganza. This is what Piikkopirta donated for us crazy blanket people:

And this is what I bought (not that I need to buy more yarn, but who cares):

Naturally, I could not wait for September 22nd. I simply had to start on my own:


At 4:02 am , Blogger becky c. said...

Wish I could attend that blanket festival!! I'll enjoy watching it from here - nothing I like better than seeing you whip up a new blanket.

At 9:20 am , Anonymous Helmis said...

Hih, mä ennen ihmettelin, että miten joku ( esmes sinä) voi tehdä noita peittoja loputtomiin.
Mutta nyt narahdin itse tuohon tilkkujen tekoon ja periaatteessa pystyn kuvittelemaan itseni tilkkupeittofanaatikkona, jonka pitää aina aloittaa uusi tilkku ja uusi peitto. Jämälankojakin riittää varmaan ensi vuosikymmenelle ja sitten luultavasti ryhdyn purkamaan vanhoja kutittavia villapaitoja tilkuiksi..

Mutta sun tilkkupeittosaavutus on kyllä ihan uskomaton, katselin sitä diasarjaa jonain päivänä tilkkublogissa :). Ne peitot ei siis missään tapauksessa ole booringg!!

Eilen juuri tiirailin kaupassa isovelilankoja eikä niistä mikään sytyttänyt, mutta nyt alkoi tehdä mieli tuota viininpunasta!

At 8:23 pm , Blogger kelli ann said...

yo, happy tilkkujen yö. still loving the blankets over here, me too!! cheers

At 10:38 pm , Blogger Kennoska said...

Vau vau vau. Mä sain muuten kivan lahjoituksen tänään tilkkujen yöhön. Oikein herkulista lankaa Pirtin kehräämöltä rouva Xn kautta.

At 1:09 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mustarastas laulaa ja sirkuttaa; Sinut on haastettu, käväise blogissani!

At 2:40 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love your blankets and had noticed that you had a series of albums on Yahoo photos which are now no longer available. I am writing to you in the hope that I may be able to procure these albums from you. I want them just to look at and enjoy. I would be so grateful if you could help.

At 1:40 pm , Blogger Tilkkusisko said...

Hello Anonymous!

The blanket pictures can be found here:

Anna :)

At 1:03 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your reply to my enquiry about the photos of the blanket pictures. I have tried the site you gave me, but unfortunately I had no luck. I would be grateful for any further help. Tnanks.

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