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

Sunday, December 09, 2007

FO- Goodnight Quick Knit Sweater

With a fresh Caffe Latte my "Good Night" Sweater, a real quick knit is finished. The yarn was not enough for a collar, but every night this knit has helped me relax enough to go sleep in one of the more work-intense autumns in my history. 6 megere days of relaxing in total for 5 months.... But, I feel good anyhow. My Technological Licentiate is in the print, half way to my PhD! TO be really honest, the snow melted, and we went out and raked the leafs on the lawn (six apple trees, 3 pear trees and 2 Cherries leave a lot of leafs)... and my arms are hurting so bad it is hard to type. Well, I have not invested in my health this fall. it is time to start with some work-out, one hour raking and I have spagetti arms, that is ridiculus. I thought knitting make you strong, but I realize it is the hand muscles. well, 8 balls of Point 5 in 131 Ichia colour from Colinette. Bought at Fantasy at a sale, a LYS in Arvika (where I always shop when Im visiting mother and father in law). What is strange is that for some strange reason I cannot get back to Wildapple. Im now knitting away on the IK Lotus Bloom Tank top By Shoji. I knit in the wonderful Du Store Alpakka yarn Baby-Alpacka and Silk, and it just feels great. Thinking about doing some sleeve. But if I keep raking those flabby arms would improve. Ha. I just notice the sweater looks slanted, but it is just me throwing it on to a freezing hubby taking pic's. Ok, Im at least on September on my Sweater a Month KAL. Again, a bit behind, but hey, 3 more before 31st of December should not be impossible. At least Wild-apple and Grey sweater should be finished... and the Lotus would make it 3... Hmm, the Shinano is rotting on resting... Should I rip the sleeves? or go Crazy?.. My artzy sweater? It will take a LONG time.. My big heavy Kochoran (remember?) you suggested to add more collar. Here is the collar addition, but, Im still thinking If I should add even more! Compare from last (see here) I cannot see much difference in the pic, but it is almost one more ball at the neck. Still have one more Ball. Alternativs are lengthening in the back (it IS front heavy, and a but uneven...) or pockets...... Decisions, decisions. Take care out there, and THANK YOU for all nice comments. you faithfull and new Garngamen blog visitors. Love to you!

6 comments:

gail said...

YOur sweaters are gorgeous. You make so many beautiful things; do you actually get to wear all of them?? Congratulations on your success in your academic program. When do you think you will finish the PhD work??

Garngamen said...

Dearest Gail!
I will finish (since Im working full time) in another 2-4 years... Patience... ;-) Actually I wear my sweaters all the time. Every day. And I still can use about 30-50 more.. Then I wonder what will happen...:-)

gail said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! And thanks for the answer about wearing your sweaters and completing your degree. I have several degrees, but not a PhD. I have what we can an undergraduate (4 year)degree in English, French and Secondary Education--1971. This gave me a license to teach French and English at grades 7-12. I also have J.D. (juris doctor) which is a law degree. Here in the US a law degree follows a 4 year undergraduate degree and requires 3 years of academic work--degree received in 1977. That degree gave me a license to practice law in Wisconsin in state and federal courts. Then, after retiring from practicing law, I returned to graduate school for a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies. Because I "specialized" in school libraries, this qualified me for a license to be a school librarian in elementary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. This degree also follows a 4 year undergraduate degree and is what we call a Master's degree. I would have to do a dissertation to obtain a PhD in library and information studies. While I am looking for a school librarian position, I volunteer two days per week in a public school where at least 95% of the students receive free lunch--meaning that the students' families live at the poverty level or below. It's been an interesting life!

Mary, Mary... said...

I love the color of the Colinette Point 5--well done! Slow down, please, and stop making the rest of us look like slugs...;)

Zoe said...

The jumper and the jacket look great. Well done on all your studying. I have the same type of arms and need to get rid of my "bingo wings" as we call them here!!!

Milly said...

Oh the sweater is lovely and congrats on being on your way to the PhD!