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.

Happy Monday!

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  • Reply Jenn V January 16, 2013 at 02:46

    I love your chai photo…that cinnamon looks delicious!

    I totally know what you mean about having trouble photographing. In the winter I am always waiting for the light! Only I'm always working when its light out. Then, whenever I start photographing a project, my kitty comes right over and gets into the frame. Funny guy! Something about that shutter click sends him running. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Clement February 4, 2013 at 02:32

    Ooh…can't wait to see the mittens! 🙂 Your cat is super-cute, and how good does that coffee look?! Happy knitting (or photographng…he he).

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