Friday, 15 January 2010

More knitting

Ever since I knitted the first pair of socks, I think it is absolutely necessary to have at least one pair in the making at all times. It is a lot of fun and so very useful as I tend to have cold feet. My hands tend to get cold, too, or sweaty, or both. Sebastian calls them "cold and grubby little gollum-hands". Charming? No. Funny? Hmm..
Being to stupid to use the camera properly, I made the red socks look extra-red =( They are for me, the yarn is ONline sierra-color, colour 1187. This time I knitted a hybrid heel, which is a short-row heel with a gusset. The gusset is great to make a short-row heel also fitting for a higher instep. I knitted them in a plain stocking stitch as the yarn itself creates a very nice pattern.

The brownish ones are for Sebastian. The yarn is also ONline sierra-color, but this time in colour 1183. I want to knit them in stocking stitch, too, but it seems as if the pattern does not come out so well in this colour.

And my latest project: a coat/jacket/cardigan...not sure what to call it. The pattern is from the autumn 2009 issue of the Verena Stricken magazine, the yarn is GGH Cumba print, colour 102. It is sooo exciting to see the colour change from light to dark. See the zig-zag stripes? Awesome!! It is 41 % wool, 28 % alpaca and 30 % polyacrylics. Normally, I don't like to have plastic in my clothes, but it does provide a bit more durability, especially when it comes to socks.

The yarn is really lovely and a bit fuzzy, which makes it difficult to frog or reknit stitches.
I miss knitting =((

My first pair of socks

My boyfriend found the cable! Great, here come the updates on more or less recent knitting.

Interlude: I'm tired of saying "my boyfriend". It reminds me a lot of a former classmate, who - once he found a girlfriend - kept saying things like "My girlfriend thinks that..../ As I've said to my girlfriend....Tomorrow my girlfriend and I..." While I was happy for him, I couldn't help but thinking "Yes, we get it, you have a girlfriend now. But the girl does have a name, you know?" So from now on, when I talk about Sebastian, I will use his name, alright? So keep in mind: Sebastian = boyfriend *sigh*

Ok, get ready for the first pair of socks I ever knitted. A bit difficult to catch the colours, so mix the two pics together to get an idea of the real look:

And I have matching tights! I had those before, though.
I knitted the socks a bit too large for my feet, but I still love them. The yarn is Regia Galaxy Saturn, colour "saturn lapetus". The heel is a shortrow-heel, which might not be the perfect heel for my feet. I used double-pointed needles and the pattern is a very basic ribbing pattern.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Tek ma tek

I want to show you so much knitty stuff, but the cable thingy to transfer the pictures to the computer is gone....have to keep searching but until then: no looky =(
Man, my wrists still hurt! I have been a good girl and not even touched a knitting needle or crochet hook, but excessive typing might not be so healthy either. Plus I shovelled snow one time. After that, it got a lot worse. I gotta say, I'm a bit cranky. It's not as if I don't have other hobbies apart from knitting, but they all involve my hands! Ok, reading is fine, but stitching, MMORPGs, crocheting...*grmpf* And there is no way I can pause for several months. Some people knit up one pair of socks per evening, maybe they have rubber arms. My boyfriend might not be too happy either with all my whining and forcing him to constantly check my wrists if the little swollen bumps have gotten smaller. Plus, normally I let him watch any movie on DVD, because I am knitting through the evening anyway and don't pay much attention to the movie. But now I have to watch actively, so there is no way we will be watching the umpteenth film about something Mars related, like Red Planet or Mars Attacks... Yes of course I just exaggerated, but there's a bit of truth in it.

So instead of having that wonderful bliss of yarn and needles and the monotonous action my wrists hate so much, I have to keep my mind off things with watching the awesome Dr. Daniel Jackson save the world once more. We have been through all Stargate and Atlantis seasons several times, but that does not matter in the slightest. We're at season 7 now, where Daniel finally comes back, NAKED! I can imagine my boyfriend rolling his eyes while reading this, but I am not able to knit at the moment, for heaven's sake.

But enough of the whining (for now) I have to search for that camera cable thing. Until then, kel vak Jaffa!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year!!

A very happy 2010 to you all! Do you have any New Year's resolutions? Many people seem to have given up on that idea because they would fall back into their old bad habits only one week into the new year. And of couse, you can decide to change your life every monday, or every hour, minute, second of any day... But I still like the idea of starting a new year with fresh ideas and resolutions. It might bring some disappointment and frustration when some things won't go the way you thought and you are still drinking too much coffee and study way too little and are too sleazy because all you can think of is knitting... Nevertheless, I still haven't given up on myself and I really want to change all those things that annoy me most about myself.

I have to go easy on the knitting anyway because the pain in my wrists turned out to be the beginnings of tenosynovitis. Yay me.... I started to panic a bit and ran to the doctor quickly. It's not as if I couldn't stand a bit of pain, but my boyfriend has a chronic tenosynovitis on his left wrist, which gives him a lot of pain sometimes. Plus, I wanted to have those fine things: ManuTrain
They say you can wear those splints and still be active. It turns out, you can't knit or type while wearing them. But they instantly take away the pain when put on, so it is an improvement.

Despite the hurting wrists I have some knitting to show you. And I will, because one of my New Year's resolutions is: Be a better blogger!
So please stay tuned!