Gelebte Stricksucht

“I’ve got another confession to make…”
Saturday, February 28th, 2009, 20:20
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Yeah, well, I didn’t do it. I didn’t finish Mom’s Seascape Stole. Partly because I actually spent the last couple of days learning (10 hours in the library, followed by whatever I could bring myself to back at home), and partly because my RSI kicked in again. So Seascape will have to wait until my wrist gets better *sigh*
But I’ve got another project coming up: After reading this knitty article and Eunny Jang’s Steeking Chronicles (especially the part on the crocheted steek), I remembered a very old sweater of mine I bought at a H&M store about 8 years ago. It never fitted me very well so I can’t even remember wearing it. It’s got kind of a turtleneck and raglan sleeves, so any large-busted woman in her right mind would have kept her hands off such a sweater. So here’s my thought: Why not find out if the thing looks better when worn as a cardigan? It can’t be worse than it is now, right? So once I’ll get back to Ulm I think I’ll instantly take this thing out of my closet, cut it apart in the middle and sew in a zipper. And of course, I’ll document the process 😉


Some thoughts on length
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009, 17:00
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In the original Seascape pattern there’s a note that some people felt the stole would be better-sized when adding a 7th repeat of the main pattern. I’m already in the midst of the 7th repeat but I still feel that the stole might come out waaaaaaay too short, so I’m thinking about adding another repeat of the pattern. Well, yeah, I don’t even know if the 3 skeins of KSH will suffice for 8 pattern repeats, so IF they do then there won’t be any leftovers for me. But on the other hand, I’m knitting this stole for Mum who bought the yarn. Let’s just hope that I can make it 8 pattern repeats and the finishing – I can always consider other options if it won’t work out.

Resistance is futile.
Saturday, February 21st, 2009, 13:08
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I tried. I really did. But after reraveling this gorgeous yarn from Mommy’s stash I just HAD to see how it would work out in a pattern. Sarah Castor’s Honeycomb vest seemed like the perfect fit for the yarn’s color and quality, and because I wanted (really, really badly) to knit it since I first laid my eyes on it I couldn’t resist. And well, here’s the result:

Productive procrastination
Friday, February 20th, 2009, 17:09
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Well, I’m still procrastinating. I didn’t make it to the library today (again…), since I woke up around 10 a.m. and by then the library normally is crowded. So I stayed at home and guess what – at first I did study quite effectively. But then I thought ‘Why not unravel some of these very nasty skeins you’ve got?’ and startet to unravel and reravel (is that even a word??) some skeins from Mommy’s old yarn stash I’ve inherited when she gave up knitting years ago. Takes approximately half an hour per yarn and is definitely more fun than studying… *hmpf!!!*

Little progress
Friday, February 20th, 2009, 1:00
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So it took me 2 days to finish the 6th pattern repeat on Mum’s Seascape Stole. Even though I didn’t study much today, somehow this day was totally wasted. I’ll have to make up for the time I lost today so I’m planning on spending tomorrow entirely in my university’s library, far away from knitting, household tasks or my yarn stash (which I tried to organize today but gave up after photographing some skeins for my Ravelry stash…). Maybe I’ll finish going through the slides tomorrow – it would be progress that justifies an evening spent with knitting. Or I’ll go out and have a beer with some friends.
‘Finish the slides first’, says the mean voice in my head. Yes, sir!!

Oh dear…
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 14:31
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Well, I know what I should do… I should by studying. Hard. Almost excessively. I still got 9 days left until the exam on database systems. I need to take this exam and I know it. There’s no other way. But I have always preferred the art of procrastination over everything else, so guess what I’m doing? Yepp… procrastinating…
Right now, I’m knitting my ass off for Mom’s Seascape Stole. I started the 6th pattern repeat today and I plan on having it finished by the end of the day. I’m nuts.