Views and News

Have you ever noticed the relationship between the weight of your bag and the length of time it has been over your shoulder?

Especially in the case of a back pack carelessly slung over one shoulder; the epitome of cool.

Is it arithmatic? Exponential? Or logarithmic, that increase of weight over time.

I can make a case for any of the above.

At the beginning of the day, fresh and full of energy with all those essentials packed carefully, your set off on your journey. The beverages are drunk, the snacks eaten as the day progresses. Perhaps a round or 40 are knit on that sock and a few photos are taken. The bag weighs heavier as the hours pass. Nothing has been added, no shopping, purchases or souvenirs accumulate for the return journey.

So why does that pack drag you down so much at the end of the day, heavier it seems by far as you trudge from the train station through town back to base?

Out the Windows

At work

Office View

And at home. Before you ask – all the mowers on my street seem to be non-operational. If it rains much more, the swath that the Mole accomplished when he was here is going to disappear.

Back View - the whole viewBack View

Sock Wars III Continues

For the affectionadoes – Fran even developed a spreadsheet. I trust that none of you will use it for Spam.

There aren’t any Obits today. There are 700 (as of 2330) fallen knitters, they are just not posting. Waah.

I have had a lovely evening – listening to old Podcasts and knitting these socks. Took out the first toe just in case and I am now doing them both at the same time to make sure that I have enough yarn. STR is not generous with Silkie yardage. A progress picture – and I will post the completed pix before they go in the mail.


The Viking Ship Sweater

On hold for just the day – but this is the catch-up photo, you can see one half of the body completed. The second side is lacking four rows. Since I am doing these back and forth to accomplish the neck shaping, they are a bit slower (two handed purling anyone?).

Viking Ship Sweater

Berlin Muster – SKP2008

Back to these tomorrow –
Berlin Muster

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4 Responses to Views and News

  1. amandaj says:

    Wow. The green! It is green here at the moment, but only for a couple of months and then the grass is yellow again.

    That Viking sweater just makes my head hurt! And of course the socks are lovely! Which podcasts are you listening to? I just culled some from my list – they were really getting on my nerves!

  2. Peety says:

    That Viking sweater is amazing. Sorry you had to knit stupid boring old Sock Wars socks (boring to knit, NOT boring to look at by the way).

  3. kv says:

    can’twait to see the viking ship finished–it’s extraordinary

  4. Venka says:

    Beautiful works!

    I too have the Viking sweater pattern – and yarn – but have been very hesitant to get started. It won’t be the first Norwegian sweater I have done, but then again, I haven’t done one since I lived in Norway in 1985-1986.

    Looking forward to seeing it completed. Lykke til!

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