I do not want to break the Monday spell, but I really do not have a
lot to show you right now, as I am mostly working for the exhibition and
if I don’t paint I work plan on Christmas gifts which I cannot show you here because my loved ones read my blog.
So, what choice have I left than again confessing a crafting sin which I
originally wanted to hide in the depths of my various boxes: I started
Yes you heard right, although I neither finished my long knitted jacket,
nor the slipover or my second crochet shawl, although I have so much
work for the exhibition and a lot of gift making in front of me, I
started another cardigan.
OHNOOOOOOO I hear you groan, and please believe me, I think the same.
And the reasons why I started something new are not even interesting or
exciting. It was more like a pile made of tiny wishes and ideas. You
already know it’s cold where I live, but that’s not all, it’s also dark.
At roughly 16:00 o’clock the light goes away, if it ever was there
(because of the grey and misty sky). And outside is not a picturesque
landscape of snowy trees but the ugly cityscape full of cold wet streets
with stinky cars. This led to me going out less. Our evening walk
became a rare occasion and after sitting or standing still for painting
the whole day I am mostly frozen through at the early evening. My answer
to this is to bundle up for short time at my huge heater before doing
housework and … yes and… knit.
Normally I would grab a project and knit a bit, but my actual
projects are all in a stage where I cannot simply knit but must think
and plan or even worse sew. Nothing of the latter is relaxing and can be
done for a short amount of time (so my reasoning, I am absolutely
aware, that I am constructing excuses). I even sewed together the back
of my huge knitted jacket, but honestly, not relaxing. After days of
misery in absence of an easy knitting project, sitting with empty hands
at the heater, evening after evening, I finally decided to give in and
cast on a new cardigan.
And here it is my little blue sin 😀 I decided on a top-down raglan
cardigan which is in my eyes the easiest way to make a knitted or
crocheted sweater; near to no sewing and I can try it on while knitting
it. I found this lovely cardigan with a huge shawl collar
on Ravelry and I will try to improvise something similar only with
thicker yarn. The blue yarn I use was in my stash for longer as it is
repurposed from an old crochet jacket, I once made but never wore.
So, my Monday post, many words, little knitting and a lot of excuses, for starting another project.