I had some wine too

Today I managed to turn a heel. It was great, I’ve been working on this sock way too long now and the heel is the halfway mark, at least in my head. I’ve been crazy tired but at least I have a heel.

I’d say, take your time!

There is just no time right now. If I can manage two stitches in a day, I’m lucky. Today I managed to make a few rows of a heel flap while waiting for a librarian. Ot’s not quick but at least it’s something.

Pleasures of summer pt. 2.7 – the light

Well, technically it’s fall but still. We can also enjoy the pleasures of fall. The light. Being semi young in this in credible town and watch new students arrive. The smell of late night lectures and setting sun. The light. I love it. It’s different depending on the season but oh, so lovely no matter what time of the year it is. You just have to stop and look at it.

Bring the bonnet back

It’s getting cooler and it’s time to start put on your hand knits. Last fall I made three hats, or rather helmets. They are the funniest shape but a quick knit and fairly fun to make.

Once you finish the knitting you have no idea how on earth that will transpire to a hat. When you sew the head seams you get a better understanding but the helmet still looks super weird until you put it on, then everything makes sense.

Hats have a tendency to drop off a baby’s head but these helmets stay put and they really cover the ears, something other hats might have trouble with. It’s tricky for a ht with a round brim to cover both ears while not covering the eyes.

This helmet has a brim in a zigzag pattern and therefore the ears are covered and they eyes are not. A very good feature in a hat.

Pattern: Hjälm from Nordiskas stickbeskrivning. Yarn: Mandarin Petit from Sandnes, color 4621, Drops Safran from Garnstudio, color 01, and Baby Cashmerino from Debbie Bliss, color 340018 Light Pistachio. No mods.

I must hate myself

Why do I keep doing this to myself? I mentioned earlier this summer that I don’t like these kinds of yarn balls. In some kind of weird irony three of my projects this summer has been knit or crochet with yarn that comes like this. That is a total of eleven yarn balls! I need to stop it! After this project…

Purty!

There is not much knitting going on right now. It’s like I’ve forgotten how to take advantage of the opportunities that arises. I simply forget to pick up my knitting. Or even worse, I forget to bring it. This will not be good for me in the long run.

Today I did manage to squeeze in a few rows though. I’m slowly moving forward with my shawl design and let me tell you, I love it! It’s turning out great! I can’t wait to see its progress. I probably should try to squeeze in some more knitting…

I can feel it

First day of the new university semester. This is, finally and from what I can tell right now, my last semester at uni. When the tundra rose blooms, the sky feels higher and the air smells of ripe apples, that’s when school starts and you know it’s fall. It means the start of something and fresh books and new pens. It’s easier to breathe and anything can happen.

It makes me wistful but it’s good, it’s familiar and comforting. There will always be a new fall and the beginning of a new school year. It’s safe and maybe every school year is not super exciting but this year is. It feels great.

Optimistic was the word

September 1. The first day of fall. Summer is over. On Monday I start school again. I’m looking forward to it. It’s been a long and hot summer and fall feels like a relief after this heath. The last couple if weeks have been rough, not heathwise but… well, lifewise and I’m sure September will change that.

It started extremely well. I was at a “finishing feast” (or fäst in Swedish, pun intended) at my friend Annelie’s, we had tea, freshly baked bread and chocolate and we wove in ends and sewed and so on. I had a million ends to weave in (what’s up with all the ends, crochet?) and I did them all. Now two shawls are just a block away from being finished.

  • Since this was one of the rare occasions where Me Made wasn’t present, I had high expectations of what I could accomplish and I brought an insane amount of projects. Three knitting projects, one crochet project and of course the two projects for weaving in ends. Well, no surprise but I was a little optimistic. I did finish weaving in ends though and most importantly, I had a wonderful time.