a sad story

April 25, 2013

The summer term started almost three weeks ago and pretty much all the classes I’m taking this term seem to be very time consuming. But having classes from the early morning till the evening is pretty rad because it means lots of knitting time! (Also lots of walking across the campus and thinking ‘I need to bring my big camera’ whenever I see all the gorgeous trees. I still haven’t gotten around to taking proper pictures so I snapped some with my cell phone the other day. I’m so happy it’s finally spring over here!)
Yep, I’m one of those annoying knitting in class advocates ūüėČ
So well I’ve been knitting the still light tunic and it’s knitting up much quicker than I had expected. I took this picture two weeks ago after 3 days of knitting. Not bad considering it’s knitted with a small needles and thin yarn, right?
(I got much more likes and comments on this picture than usual on instagram – maybe I should show bare skin more often? haha)

Add a short knitting break while I was studying for an exam and one week of intense in class knitting and I was just two rows away from dividing stitches for the pockets. Which basically means I was done with 3/4 of the body. Then I had a social club meeting (during which I knitted of course) and we went to a bar afterwards. Unfortunately, my knitting project bag didn’t make it home afterwards.
I suspect that it must have fallen out of my bike basket on the way home because it wasn’t found at the bar. Five skeins of gorgeous alpaca yarn, my bag with my scissors, spare needles, crochet hooks, my row counter, my cute handmade knitting bags… all gone. Not to mention Two weeks worth of knitting.

When I realized it was gone the next morning I was hoping that I had forgotten it at the bar or one of my friends found it and took it home. But so far, nothing. I rode the streets like 10 times, hoping I had dropped it and someone had put it on the sidewalk or something but apparently it’s just… gone?

The guy at the lost and found bureau told me to call again next week but I don’t think it’ll show up again. As you can imagine, my motivation to start something new is pretty much non-existent and I’ll need a couple more days to ‘grieve’ for my knitting bag. So please excuse the non-creative blog content for the next couple of days.

To cheer us all up, here’s a short Lina story:
My parents have this really ugly ‘J√§germeister’ reusable bag that magically appeared in their house one day. Nobody admits to having brought it into the household but just getting rid off it wouldn’t be ecologically correct either, so it gets some use occasionally. The other day I collected all my flats and flip flops that were still at my parents’ house and the J√§germeister bag was the closest one so I grabbed it. The minute I got home and unpacked my shoes Lina jumped into the bag and whenever I try to take it away from her she gets mad at me and give me the look.
J√§germeister means ‘master of hunting’ which is pretty ironic considering Lina has been an indoor cat for her whole life and hasn’t even managed to catch a spider (at least not since she moved in with me…). Isn’t the master of hunting adorable? hehe.

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  • Reply Esther April 26, 2013 at 01:27

    Oh Marie how terrible. I think I would have cried! Two weeks worth of knitting and your supplies! How frustrating. I seriously hope some kind soul stumbles upon it and decides to turn it in. Try and stay positive. xoxo

  • Reply Lisa-24-7 April 26, 2013 at 12:26

    You take such lovely photos. I am very sorry about your knitting bag, I really do hope it shows up. If I lost my primary one I would be the same way, not wanting to start again for a long time. But I know you will get back on that horse!
    Lina is so darn cute!

  • Reply Woolly Bits April 27, 2013 at 14:19

    loosing the bag is really annoying, but maybe the finder finishes the knitting and brings it back?:) to make up for it – the cat pic is really cute – and the bag goes so well with her fur:)

  • Reply Froschkoenigin April 29, 2013 at 09:42

    Oh now, how sad! But you're really fast, it took me more than three, nearly four weeks to separate the pockets… Haven't knit much more since then as it is sooo boooring. 26 cm of st st…

    Hope you'll somehow get your bag back!! ‚ô•

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