Monday, January 14, 2013
I'm not a very patient person. Whenever I start a project, I wanna finish it within a reasonable time frame. That's also the reason why I don't knit many 'big' projects like sweaters, blankets, etc. If I can't finish a project rather quickly, I put it in a corner and usually forget about it, until I find it months later and decide to frog it. But what's even worse than those month-long projects is blocking!
Just imagine you finally finished a project after days of intensive knitting and then you're supposed to wait a day or two while the thing is on the blocking mat? And you don't even get to take pictures because a) it's huuuge and you live in a small apartment and you have a prime lens, thus it's literally impossible to take a picture and b) as soon as you give it any kind of attention (e.g. marvel at how great it turned out, try to block it more symmetrically, ...) the cat follows you and gives your project some attention as well (as in sleep on it, chew on the pins, walk across it several times, ...).
I'm in that unbearable situation of anticipation right now. I hooope to share my new shawl with you tomorrow (if it's dry by then and I manage to take some decent pictures tomorrow). In the meantime, I have started a new 'in class project': a new pair of warm and soft and bright mittens! We've had some snow in the past days and it's freezing cold outside. YAY. I love winter! I love winter even more when my hands stay toasty warm when I ride my bike to campus early in the morning.
I almost finished the first mitten in class today, so I'm confident that I can share them on here by the end of the week. So until I have something crafty to share, some pictures of my latest yarn purchase (malabrigo knits up like a dream! It's likely to become my favorite yarn company), my lazy kitty and a homemade chai tea latte.