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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

WIP or UFO-list... Sweater confession!

For you non knitters (have I not scared you away yet?) This is knitting-lingo, UFO is unfinished object, and I always thought WIP was "very important project" but that should be VIP - so "Work (knitting is not WORK) in progress". Hmm, Im sure you will correct me. ON or OtN is also ok - "On the Needles". And that is true. I buy knitting-needles. They are all tied up in some yarn ;-) When is it a knitting project a UFO or WIP? for me it is all UFO. When Im knitting on something else. Especially when I start with something new. Definitely more than casting on. Interesting. The Sweater A Month KAL forced me to make a list. But - this is only a "drip" in the ocean of started sweaters. So this list will just make you tired. And order? Should I start with "least time left to knit"? Gah - I have the list below right coloumn... hmmm. The best way to make a list (which I love - I love MAKING lists)... but difference with work is that this list is not solid in rock. This is plan that can be changed. So- what about this? Plans to knit 2007 (ha!)
August Sweater: Must finish top, must finish domino top - and maybe Noro Silk-garden cardi. September Sweater: I already started - It must be WILDAPPLE Bohus. I will try and get it on the long flight! Also, Start on 6 cap's to boss. October: Brioche- one threaded lime-green - one front half shoulder and collor - and two sleeves. and starting on Viola scarf November: Hanne Falkenberg Sweater Studio 9 (alt- Marianne Isager) (This might be Hexagon sweater instead - where should I fit it in?) December: Jaeger Aran Cable sweater with left to do is: front and two sleeves then start on Islandic Cardigan (Sticka-pattern). But friends: Im going to China (Shanghai and Beijing) on Saturday. Anyone knows an address in Shanghai for a Cashmere yarn? Time to tell me now! Anyhow - the long flyingtrip will definitely make it a 24 hour + knitting trip. That will definitely make a dent in some of the knittingprojects. Is that good or what. Im more thinking about what knitting to bring than any other packing. It is the first thing I pack. Today was a happy day.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Those little buggers are eating my rose-buds. But Hubby at least captured the little devils (yes they do have horns) on camera. Nothing has happened that is not work-related. At least I had a good nights sleep and a great lunch. The Ikki-zen at Kista Galleria - which is a bento of tempura, sushi and same Yakitori. You have realized Im only filling blogspace up - instead of talking about somehting more knit-related. Knit related. What is my
my UFO - planned project list? Would that make us happy? Or is it just stressing? OK, UFO-list! Socks: 3 different pairs ongoing: 1. Hydragena socks from Hila, 2. home-spun woolsock where my fleece ran out (need to spin more now for second sock) and my third sock is the Austrian wool sock, where one heel is finished, and starting on then second, but yarn will be different for toes probably. Mittens: 1. From Handplagg (the Norweigan mitten book) p.203 Telemark Vott, I have knitted the gloves (1.25 mm) but all embroidery is left. 2. I have a started 1 Latvian mitten in Baby Alpacka in blue, white &grey that is sooo slow, but will be great to wear - except detailed pattern will not show and 3. the other Latvian mitten in Östergötland woolspinnery that I entered the contest (and lost) with - I only had yarn for one mitten, now I got more. and 4 the secret brother half-glove mitten for wood chipping and collecting in winter... needs to be re-knit. And then: UFO shawls: 1. Haapsalu lace shawl from Tiina course. Pattern and all memory of it is gone. 2. I have done the Faroese shawl, but must have taken in too sharp and messed up in the end, so I plan to frog half of it and reknit. 3. I must do Aunt Violas Birch in dark blue. Ahh... Lets wait with the UFO sweaters list for another day ;-)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hoho... work and fun! so much OT:..

One of my more successful bowls in stoneware. Very Japanese. Anyhow, now the flash is on and working. Wow, what close-ups. Fantastic camera. Hubby could spot it was time to fix those eye-brows. That picture is NOT here, but the magnification is amazing. Blogs are a powerful thing. By just complaining on my Domino-top, I got the strenght to work on it on the way to the shop. I also had to review some 9 papers....its been a working weekend. But cold is getting better. I just wish I COULD RELAX. Im high strung as a violin, and I feel Im not enough. That is a bad state. I catch myself longing for swimming in the sea. Then comes a hefty shower, making that heat turn in to fresh - and cold. The nights are getting shorter, already darker at half 9, tells me the fall has arrived. And I have to force myself back to some more work. Long week.I know I have had this pic before, but Televinken has captured my hart. My childhood idol - painted by my brother, is what I which I could have - always right - very creative and curious. He waves to you out ther in the blogiverse. I realizes I do not like the current state Im in. Not taking care of my health. Not being able to relax. Why do I feel so much pressure? Well, time to make things managable. Make take a walk. I have only taken 1389steps today out of 10 000 so it is time to take a night walk.