måndag 19 november 2012

Susan, progress

Finally, some Susan progress! Have you been looking out for it :-)? 6th repeat soon done, and only two more to go before edging can start to be attached. Looking forward to it.

Hippeastrum, potatoes and an introduction to Kochin

When the first frosty night arriwed I had to get out in my garden to take out the last potatoes. So, I started digging and there they were, the last hidden ones. Nice! And there! more of them! and more and more and more. I kept on digging for hours. Lord, gardening is good exercise for a consultant, desk bound all days of the week! I think we can live on these for the rest of the month and even longer. What a nice summer memory
But enough of summer talkning, i have started Christmas decoration. I know, it's way too early but I need Christmas. I need flowers, I need light and I need candy.
-Hi, I'm Kochin. I'm a Cochloides laminata, a snail. I try to get out of this jar where I have been held prisoner for weeks. I'm hostage to a 8-year old girl who seems desperate for a pet. She has named me after a species of chickens! What the...! My shell is long and not well designed for high jar climbing, but somehow I need to get out of here. Can't you see me? that's because I was finally released this weekend. Chickens... Hah! See ya' around sometime!

Mittens, lots of mittens

It's getting colder and colder for every day and the family members asked for new mittens. Strange pairs of mittens... The man of my life wanted a pair of male half-mittens for use in his extremely cold office(shame on that boss! but well... I can fix that). He also needed a beanie because a few years ago moth punched the old one (!). And a few pairs of lace half-mittens to give away sometime.
The little daughter asked for new girlie-girlie Norwegian mittens with sloppy cuffs(sloppy cuffs, I refuse to to that! Well I got an explanation: to be able to quickly take them off when playing... aha...well, I can fix that).
A halv Swedish, half Norwegian two years little old man has grown out of the previous mittens I knitted when he was born, so I made him a new pair in soft baby merino.
And finally, test knits for my new project, felted mittens for any wooly yarn.