An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Tuesday, February 12

Where Did I Go?

February 12, 2008 Posted by Vaire

I'm sorry for going quiet so suddenly. I'm still adjusting to the new schedule and the last week was very intense at work. We have lots to do (which is a good thing) but I have much less time to reload my batteries due to longer commute. I must find a solution to that because I can't go on much longer feeling like a zombie.

I want to do fun stuff at home, not just sit in front of the computer and read blogs or Ravelry forums while listening to audiobooks because I have no energy to do anything else. Some nights I don't even knit!

I did knit some in January: a Happy Hat, a Karelia, a simple scarf for LB for catsitting over Christmas, two squares for Pratchghan and several washcloths. Small, quick things that don't take much brain power.

Pratchghan is a project of Ankh-Morpork Knitter's Guild* to knit a blanket for Terry Pratchett with text "I aten't dead" on it. The project was a reaction to his announcement that he has Alzheimer's and specifically to the way he worded the announcement. I got to knit two squares because I volunteered to knit/crochet a letter for the text and the project coordinator decided that those who make a letter should be able to make another square of their own choosing.

Pratchghan I square

I happened to be the first one who mailed the coordinator for a character so I got the "I". I didn't trust my intarsia skills, but used tunisian crochet instead to make the white base and embroidered the black letter on it with long-armed cross stitch.

Pratchghan black cable square

I had problems deciding what to knit for the Discworld theme square and finally settled for the black off-centre cable to represent Death's realm.

I know that the squares don't look white or black, this was the best I could do with an ailing camera, winter sun, north facing windows and Gimp.

* A group of Terry Pratchett fans on Ravelry.

I hope that I get some energy somewhere because there's so much I want to do and make.