Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Friday, September 15, 2006

My name is Garngamen!

Well, "My name is Earl" is going here, and I also get into Karma-stuff. Not that I have a list. I only have a list of KNITTING projects. In Sweden we have a calander that hands out names on each day. So today is my name-day. No - it is NOT Garngamen! Celebrated with Penfolds Koounga Hill Shiraz and some Lindt 85% chocolate. Well back to the Knitting-list. I feel lousy about the KAL's I have joined. I hoped they would encourage me to get done. Instead they fill me with guilt. All these knittings are in trouble. I'm not super happy with the Tudor rose: 1. Catherine Parr. I´m thinking secretly about doing 2, Katherine in Rowan Harris DK Tweed but definitely need to stock up more yarn then, or just order Henry? I do not need more yarn. I just need to copy the pattern for myself, so I do not have to carry around the book, which I have in bubbly plastic (!). 3. The wonderful Twisted float cardigan is so big it cannot be moved. It means sofa time to finish its last sleeve. There has not been enough sofatime in my new job. And I doubt I will do anything more than work, eat and sleep next week. Big conference in Linköping! Wow!
And then, my last Dear Danish Hanne Falkenberg, in 4. Studio 9 and Da Capo (nr 5) that I have two kits. They are just in the wrong place. Need a smaller more carryable bag. and I was frogging, because one stich looked bad in my increase. So.
What am I knitting? Carrying around Julia's sleeves (6). Started on a new grey (7). My Green night silk sweater 8. My one thread patent (9) cardi..and my spinning exploration (10). My Fardhem SORK and homespun (11) and (12) my Ishager diagonal (13).
And, ny Noro (14) experiment in Shinano. My second Latvian mitten (15). Ok. That is the "closest" knitting project that I really have ONGOING. I need time!Anyway, the library got filled (a reward from winning best speaker), with knitting books. The fox and geese mittens was very american, and contained for me most old news. But, ok, some hints. Inspired Cabels was ok, but, gave me dejavue. I didnt get a book I have? Crazy. But "Best of Lopi" is a treasure. I'm in love. Got to knit a Islandic sweater very soon. And I must work on my Twinni Speede- (in IK called Nattetröjor) from Skåne, south Sweden. And Bohus. I luv Bohus. So much thoughts, so little time. I need to be weaned of the computer. I spend my time blogging instead of knitting. PS: Vadstena was cool. Especially the scrub-spa treatment I bought. Ahhh. Aloe Vera.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Workloads - insights

Sorry, Im boring you of the same hanks of spinning, but I read this fantastic book "Merino-wool" from a self-taught spinning-lady in Kiwi-land (N.Z). She really explains the difference of spinning with washed and unwashed wool. That makes it very visible how the wool puffs after washing. Also interesting, that spinning directly from fleece (från tott) will accentuate this unevenness. Anyhow. I'm drowning in workload. Up 6 and finishing work around 9. Going to Vadstena tomorrow. Work around the clock! Need a knitting with no pattern."Brainless-knitting", best for talking and knitting at the same time!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Empty? Or filled with love?

A bottle. So, no comments. I guess people are busy, not having time to read. Being sick and not energy to more than blog with some other outburst of spinning or knitting. Silence is obvious. Today my mother is 75! Congratulations. I wonder what life has is store for me. Found this TAROT quiz. I have used tarot for years. It has not to do that they are right. Any card is right, and they expand your outlook. But this looked like the state I was in right now.
You Are The Moon
You represent the unconscious side of life, what happens in dreams.
You are capable of great genius - but also of great madness.
Emotions tend to be primal for you, both your fears and your fantasies.
Your intuition is always right, listening to it is the difficult part.

Your fortune:

You are about to embark on a very important journey - and a very difficult one.
Some of your deepest dreams will be realized, as well as some of your deepest nightmares.
Follow your creativity and visions; stay away from your weaknesses.
You are taking a voyage to the center of yourself, and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you discover.