Friday, September 12, 2008

Don't Stop. Don't Slow Down.

My latest obsession - and it is a bit of an obsession - is this Tomten jacket that I'm knitting. It's just constant knitting without a single purl in the mix - so far. As I write this, I have knit about nine inches, which is 22.5 cm. I think I have another six inches (15 cm) to go before anything really happens. It's just constant knitting, as you can see in the pictures.

I just did some calculations and I believe I've knit about 19,600 stitches so far. It feels really nice. I'm hoping it will be about the fit and weight of a hooded sweatshirt. The color here is not the actual color of the yarn. The yarn is a little darker.

In other news, things are going well here. It's raining and I've had a busy day doing that thing that I do. Lots of things in the mix. I just downloaded a trial version of a program called Scrivener, which I heard about through a woman in my writing group. It's supposed to help in organizing what your working on.

Last night I went to a rather casual meeting of other writers in Amsterdam (who happen to write in English). It was interesting. When I moved here, it took me a while to find a writing group and now there are three groups going. And last night I realized that I need to just focus on something. So that's my goal this year. We'll see how that goes.


Team Knit said...

that tomten jacket is looking great so far! sometimes the only thing that really seems to work is lots and lots of garter stitch. : )

I haven't heard of Scrivner before... I'm going to go check it out- thanks!

- Julie

Anonymous said...

"Literature and Latte"? - Seems like this is what I need right! Thanks for the link! Tomten loks great. The Cavern Cardi I'm making is mx first top-down seamless knit and I'm also really fascinated by how this works (and it really does so far). It's kind of chilly today, windy, cold - so keep on knitting your fall-jacket!! Doris (sorry for still being your anonymous commenter, will change this soon)

Littlelou said...

Wow you have really cracked on with your Tomten jacket. I checked out the pattern on Jared Flood's site and I love it (if only I could adapt it to a 32" chest..hmm).
My curiosity also made me look at Scriver..I could have a autobiography in me waiting to burst out.