It’s been a long time since I last posted. Time is limited since Mini was born but since I use public transport for the commute to work I get some thirty minutes most workdays to knit.
January 21, 2011
A year ago when I summarised 2009 in numbers, I hoped 2010 would be a year of finishing. Don’t think it was. Maybe the year of socks, since I finished three pairs of socks. In doing so I doubled the number of knitted socks I’ve made so far.
2010 in numbers
WIPs as of end of 2010: 15
Maybe not so much goals, but hopes for the new year. I’m hoping to reduce the number of WIPs again this year. I’m hoping to try something new and that I will have time to knit at all. The something new I see in my near future is using beads and I hope to try a project with steeks (Scary!).
January 20, 2011
It’s been awhile since I’ve used my blocking puzzle. I just laid out my cardigan without to much effort to get it to size. Once dried I have to weave in some ends and then I have a new FO.
January 20, 2011
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So I joined my first mystery KAL. I started late but for the fourth and last clue I had caught up. It was Stephanie van der Linden’s advent calendar. She posted a clue on the Friday before each advent weekend and shared bits of the holiday spirit with us on each day up to Christmas.
Pattern: Gaudete by Stephanie van der Linden (Ravelry)
Yarn: 22 grams left from 2 balls of Drops Fabel in coulorway 105, dyelot 8180, turquoise
Needles: 2.25 mm circular for two at a time magic loop
Size: 38 wide
Started: December 3 2010
Finished: December 19 2010
Notes: Well written pattern. Laying it out flat it really has the same shape as a foot, which is probably why it fits superbly. Just as a reminder, I should not knit socks in December and use 2.0 mm needles. Why? Well, I used the 2.0 mm needle for picking up stitches for the hem and just as in December 2009 I put my hand on it and it snapped. Maybe I can put the two broken ones together and make one whole???
January 16, 2011
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Five years of hard work has finally come to an end. On Friday morning it was time for my dissertation defence. I passed and now our home is filled with beautiful flowers.
I also got a wonderfully wrapped present from my lovely friends L & A. Yes, they are knitters .
Part of the decoration was two cones of Bart & Francis Shantung Yaspee in the SY 713 colourway. I spent quite some time yesterday browsing Ravelry for a suitable project and my fingers are itching to cast on for at least a swatch. But I’m gonna be strong and finish two WIPs first.
Inside was a wool winder. Usually I just put the skein around my neck to not waste time winding a ball by hand. Now I just need to find a swift and bye-bye to the skein necklaces. Thank you L & A!
January 8, 2011
I added some ribbon to my geodesic cardigan in December. Come New Years Eve I couldn’t find it. Today my husband found it in with hid laundry.
Unfortunately, he found it before loading the dryer but after washing a complete cycle.
December 2, 2010
I’m a bit tired, so I’m chouchsurfing trying to decide what to knit. I’m thinking of joining the sock knitting advent calender. Never done a mystery KAL before, but I need to find the right yarn for it. The latest issue of Interweave Knits just fell on my door mat. So I will look through that for some more inspiration.