Sunday, November 18, 2012

Knitty Gritty

When I was in KLU in October, I bought a pair of fat bamboo knitting needles on a whim. The day after that I thought getting some wool as well might be a good idea and picked up 5 skeins in these gorgeous colours, that I wanted to go with my new Uniqlo down jacket:
I left both needles and wool in KLU as I was en route to Paris then and next time I visited finished a massive scarf (requiring the purchase of an additional ball) in one weekend:
When I arrived in KLU on Friday night, a 4-pack of structured "wool" was waiting in my room. My Mum, ever eager to support any creative tendencies of mine, no matter how short-lived they may be, had concluded from my recent burst of "power-knitting" that "you are in a knitting phase" and got it for me. At first I was rather ungrateful, telling her I only wore genuine wool and didn't really like those fancy structured yarns at all, but then I got going and finished an entire infinity scarf on Saturday evening in front of the TV. I quite like the outcome and it actually goes with 2 coats of mine:
Mum and I agreed that if I get bored of my dayjob, I could think of applying in a Chinese sweatshop specialised in knitwear, what with my good piece-work record...


Blogger alcessa said...

Looks good and great choice of colours!

In 2009 I didn't have that much work so I took up knitting, too. When I finished the scarf I realized I couldn't really wear it because it was way too wide (and also too long, even though I am 1,75 m tall) - I enjoyed the process so much that I had made myself a real blanket :-D and I thought everyone could see that so I keep it at home ...

11/18/2012 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger onemorehandbag said...

Haha, that sounds familiar! "Der Weg ist das Ziel", right? ;-)

11/18/2012 12:42:00 PM  

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