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

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Black times.....

When you need a flash to take a picture outside (midday!) you know it is getting close to the darkest time of the year here in the northen hemisphere. It is black outside so early. It is rainy, chilly, and just above freezing. The very dark snuggly improvised pullover I started will not be ready yet in any reachable time.. with its 2mm knitting needles. I also mix in silk thread of lime and turquoise, with a machine-knitting yarn (thin) to make the wonderful yarn from Fleece-artist to last as long as possible. Soft it is, one ball Cashlana, 2 balls "2nd sorting"....unnamed.... One of the "finds" in this summer in the "Seattle, Vancouver shopping spree. All my current mood colours. Sinister dark, with the bright light shining trough. A reflection of me. Nothing seems to go my way. Research is slow and problematic, work is problematic, the home is in a mess, and my hoyas are dying, and I feel I have not called any of my friends or relatives back for a very long time. And even the wonderful pink Denise needles on the bottom (Islandic lopi cardigan) BROKE on me. It was the long cable, so the needles are still ok, but anyhow. Im also finally officially super tired of knitting socks. I have been struggling the last two pairs, since you all know I work hard to do my sock a month KAL. The last energy gone when finding yet another "crossing stitch/cable" pattern for November sock. Knee high. I still have half a sock left from October. Im so behind....The knitted Dress which I really knitted up with a great knitting -itch (Stickig!) in double meaning. Both did I knit like a maniac doing it, and yes, the acrylic gives it a bit of an -itch too. A great Garngamen improvised pattern. Still fits. It is a manifest of my former "knitting" craze from the 70s (or was it 80s?). Sigh, I do not remember. Even my memory is black. (That is why they call it black-out.) Well, I got really sick on my 2 rows a day, on all my knits... progress is so slow and Im just jumping around, starting new, instead of finishing any of the the 30 + UFO's. So I thought a "quick" yet stash-busting and very warm cardigan from Lopi nr 23 (pattern no 1) would solve all my problems. HA! It is heavy, it is 3 strands of Plötulopi- from Halla "home-shop" in Täby ;-) and I just confirmed the pattern will not fit (it is Alafoss Lopi)... So adjustments ahead for yoke.. and also, the dark-blue will no be enough... Sigh. Yet another project - with the purpose of being smooth and problem-free turns on me. Black magic. Karma please Forgive me. At least Im not sick. That is a lot to be thankful for. I just feel so black. Knitting godesses! I will repent. I will finish sock. Next year - NO KAL's! I will be "knit-alone" instead of "knit-along"! Easy to say. I rather search patterns in Ravelry and look at all others blogs, and fantastic accomplishments. than chase those needles that slip out in the sock, dropping stitches again.. It is called hour-glass, well the hours are running away. Im getting older.. Black times....

4 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

I agree, the KAL pressure was too much for me as well. its should be fun and easy!

Sue said...

LOL....love "knit alone, not knit along!" i don't get farther on the KAL's than reading everyones post!

castingaway said...

just stopping in to say hello. I've been so horrible about reading other's blogs or even posting to my own. All your travel looks so exciting...and tiring. Your knits are beautiful. I understand about the sock-fatigue. I've been suffering, too. Hard to think of Sweden as being dark since I've only seen it when the sun hardly goes down! All the best!

Milly said...

it is getting dark early here, as well. well early for us. 5:30PM and it is dark.
it is getting colder here, in the high 30s and low 40sF, it won't be long before we have freezing temperatures. I hope we get a little snow this year.