Vacation at home

September 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

So, honestly. I’m at my parents’ for 10 days, including two 5.5 hour train rides, and what knitting supplies do I pack? An almost finished pair of socks, the second glove to a pair, and my shawl without an additional ball.

I finished the socks on the train ride here, I’m up to the pinkie finger on the glove, and what’s left of the shawl ball wouldn’t make another row. What was I thinking???

Fortunately I’m going yarn shopping tomorrow, I’m guessing I’ll purchase at least a kilo (900g for christmas knitting alone – my two families plus that mutant Adam – plus whatever tickles my fancy), as I said, and since my 2.25 KnitPicks sock DPNs are free now, I can start on my Christmas knitting. Did I mention Adam has size 48/13 to 14 size feet???

Though, you know what they say about men with big feet.

Oh god, did I just really think that?

Christmas time… oh god

September 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

So I’m going to Wickede (Ruhr) and the Zitron workshop tomorrow to buy yarn for christmas knitting. I decided everybody’s gonna get socks – including Adam, and holy shit, he has size 13/14 feet??? Which is like a 48 here??? *dies*

So that’s 9 pairs of socks. *dies* But I have about three months left, so… that’s alright I guess.

A week in knitting

September 17, 2008 § Leave a comment

Well – the last week has been truly knittastic! I’ve barely done anything else I didn’t have to, which surprisingly enough does include swimming, shopping and cooking as well as bathroom breaks.

But. I made two pairs of Dashing mitts, one for myself and one for my sister’s birthday. I attempted to make a matching hat for my pair, but when I was almost done I realized that a) I had run out of yarn and b) that it was too small and I had to rip it back up anyway.

Then I started the Elf Socks a couple of times and ripped them up almost as often – in fact, I think I’ll frog the current attempt too.

Frogged the yellow hat as well, might start it again on bigger needles, though it’s getting a little chilly for a thin hat like that.

And – I started the Aerang Shawl. In the 5-ply Micro Bamboo Spray that I had lying around, except I bought 200 g more cause it was on sale? I was halfway through the first Chart 2 repeat when I realized I’d fucked the left side up and had to rip it apart again, but it was worth it. I started the¬† second Chart 2 repeat today and it’s starting to look pretty amazing.

TV was at the Strickcafe today, v. exciting. I blabbed something about how knitting used to be men’s work in 18th century Scotland and attempted to work a heel over the stitches of one needle, and generally had a blast.

Man, knitting! I get all jittery when I don’t have anything in my hands when I watch something, and believe me, I’ve watched a crapload. Including Seasons 3 and 4 of Queer as Folk.

Good lord.

Leipzig!

September 12, 2008 § Leave a comment

Wow, I haven’t updated in forever!

Anyway, pictures of me are featured on the Strickcafé Blog РI went there on Wednesday and it was super cool.

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