Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Getting ready for easter?

I think I might have killed an easter ball.. :/ A few weeks back I bought a new pattern pamplet from Dale of Norway, featuring new designs by the previously mentioned Arne & Carlos, and this weekend I started knitting one of the patterns (the basis is the same as for the Christmas balls/julekuler, but the design/pattern is more angled towards easter traditions). The one I started is the one in bright orange and white - and lets just say that (before steamtreatment - apparently this is the thing to do with knitted items - and filling) it looks nothing like a ball. Nothing. (I think I'll have to take pictures to illustrate this phenomenon..) Atleast I know where I did wrong.. I have a problem keeping the correct tension (or lack of such) when knitting with more than two needles. Perhaps it's the "I really don't want to lose any stitches"-fear that makes me pull the yarn too much, or what else it might be, but the smooth ball-shape in the pattern definetly lacks resemblence to my bulky, halfway egg-shaped thing. Yes, thing. Maybe I should give it a couple (or more) eyes and some teeth and call it the easter monster? Add a little matching hair or a tail?

I've been doing very little sewing lately. In my mind, I've finished both this and that and made tons of something else - but reality shows little to no progress. It's still easier to pick up the knitting needles and watch a movie/some episodes/some general crap on TV than to go to in to the bedroom and sit down by the machine. Not to mention cutting fabric, finding a pattern - and ironing.. You need a page out of a pamplet or a book (or on the laptop), a couple of knitting needles and some yarn. Easily kept by the couch. Easily picked up during the day. Easily put away at night. Can someone invent a "think-and-sew"-machine for me, please?

1 comment:

Laila said...

Can't wait to meet the new family monster. :-)
Why stress with the sewing... times will come when you can do that. Enjoy knitting or reading :-)
Head-sewing make no noice and mess, and can even be done in bed at nigthe.A great way to get things done untill you got time for your sewing machine. Belive me - I know :-)