Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bad weather

Finally, the weather is bad. It's raining and it's cold.
Why this is good news to me? Well, it's November, and the weather is supposed to be bad. Plus, we had a very warm October (it was more like a mild version of summer than a proper fall), then we had about 3 days in early November when it was like winter, even with snow, and then it got warm again as if it was spring. And I really couldn't cope with the warmth, for my inner season sensor was set on fall/winter.

However, the bad weather brings the disadvantage of not being able to take proper pictures during the day, as the sky is completely overcast and gray. So you'll have to believe me when I tell you that the Wavy scarf grew quite a bit; I can wrap it around my neck twice now, and the ends are somewhere between boob height and belly button height. I was pretty surprised by this, when I tried the scarf on last night because I expected it to be shorter; but I think I might want it even longer. I'm at the end of the 4th ball of yarn now, and I have 2 more left. Originally, I had planned to make matching mittens with the leftover yarn, but I think if I keep on knitting, then there's not enough yarn left. And I'm not sure if I can find the same dye lot again. (Serious problems, I know)

Last night, I finally knit a few more rows on K's sweater. I don't know what I'm doing these days, but I hardly get to knit. My usual evening schedule looks like this: Either K or I make dinner, then we eat; I sometimes do dishes either before or after dinner, then we sit on the couch and watch TV. K usually is on the computer, me sometimes too (we have our own laptops each), because I try not to read blogs during the day. Then, all of a sudden, it's almost 10 o'clock, and I have hardly started knitting. No wonder I only get a few rows done! (Except for K's sweater where I have 128 stitches on the needles, that does take ages just to finish one row) Maybe I should keep track of what I'm doing at night, what keeps me from knitting... it's not that I have to or that I want to knit every night, but that's the only time of the day when I have time to do it, and I'd like to actually finish some of the things I've started.

Oh, and Heather, if you're on the blog, please email me!


Elemmaciltur said...

So, are you also aiming for 4.5 metres long Wavy?? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel, the last couple of days here have been bitter cold and I have been loving it because I have finally been able to wear all the knitting that I did this summer :)

Heather said...

Hi Dorothee - sorry I haven't responded before now. Here's my e-mail address in case you want to contact me directly:

I read that you plan to knit a bootie & take pictures to go along with the pattern translation. That's so much more than I expected! I really appreciate you doing that if you have time :) By the way... below is a link to a suede booties pattern I ran across recently. I thought I would pass it along in case it interests you, too.,2025,DIY_14141_3148516,00.html