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

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Standstill or just VERY much on my mind...


What a day, what a week. It feels like I have irritated everyone around me. And Im a bit frustrated as well. I was so planning to present Jaywalker socks, and a new slipover.. with my own cabled pattern. And instead I have But this weekend we have been totally crazy, trying to book a trip to Gran Canaria with mom, mother and father in law, dearest husband and me. And we were on our way to nothingness before we succeed in this fantastic trip. Wow, how fab. I will knit and hopefully see sunshine. And get a dip in the pool. But there is really no excuse. We have just being cleaning, trying to get my life, goals and jobs in order. And renovation. It is not that I have not been knitting. It it the fact I do a bit about every knit. Im reaching the heel-flap on both my Jaywalker socks. I have still one upper half of the vest to go (but it is growing), and then there is the christmas shawl, that i knitted one more ball (almost) of - meaning, only one ball left = 1/3 scarf. Finally... Im slowly, like sipping great wine, knitting on my stranded Wedding cardigan with beads of Poetry of stiches, by Solveig Hisdahl. Another great thing, is that I freaked out on books: I have now the following fab books in my Starmore collection:

22 Aran Sweaters for Men, Tudor Rose, Celtic Design, Pacific Coast, Fair-Isle, Fishermans sweaters, American Portraits, Scandinavian Knitwear, Designs from British Isle -- Lovely!

And I have also got a lot of Danish design-books, Isagers "Inspired from" series: Inka, Japan (added to Knitting out of Africa and Strikk) among other gems. Im truley blessed - having found Amazon! Also, I have placed a huge order on Japanese and other asian knitting books and magazines. Im feeling my knitting library and stash looks really good. And with all cleaning, this place is starting to shape up. No winter this year. I wonder if it will be an early spring, meaning high time to get out in the garden and start the pruning.

4 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

oh ya'! vacation! sounds good! and I also need to do a major clean up here! its better for my head.

gail said...

You live a wonderful life. Jetting off to the Canary Islands for some sun and warmth, all those Alice Starmore books (I am SOOOO jealous!) and no winter. Here in Wisconsin we have had more snow and more cold than in many, many years. It is below 0F today, with wind. Brrrrrrr.

Zoe said...

Enjoy your holiday in the Canaries - after all that cleaning you deserve it.

BertandFelix said...

Oh my gosh, I thought it was just me this week. People have been in very nasty moods.

I made a comment to one of the secretaries that her boss was on the phone all the time...joking...while I was waiting for him. Her response was "that's his JOB." Ouch.

We all need a sunny vacation!