October 27, 2005
Wait a minute
Sorry, I just haven't had time to update, I have to have a weekend-trip to my mom's house. But my Clapotis is advancing, next row is just the start of dropping stitch. Will post soon!
October 18, 2005
First or one of many daily crisis
Last week-end there is a Knit Out 2005 in Tokyo, Roppongi. I have been there and enjoyed much, but just today, I am not in the mood to report it....why? Because:
1)Since the end of last week, I was sooooo busy to prepare some special event for the work and worked like crazy:
2)Since I have changed my contract for job, I just litterary cannot stay at office for extra time because I have to pick up DS from school, that means EVEN IF I have hell of work to do, anyway I have no choice and have to leave office:
3)Therefore as the result I have to bring my work to home under current crazy situation from last week:
4)Last two or three nights were a crimax for that and I have slept only three or four hours at nights:
5)Last evening my baby DS sneezed some, and this morning his nose started running:
6)Coincidentally my DH has left for the business trip for a week to US yesterday:
7)So far I have to handle this week to bring two boys separately in the morning:
8)Somehow this morning I managed to bring one to the school-bus stop and the sick baby to the hospital before work. And I was late.
You know, it is just one another general day for every working mother, but right now I am slightly tired....have to go to bed. Sorry, not knitting news. Ugh.
October 11, 2005
It's around a week past since I have changed my working condition. I am now very, very happy about it. I feel more human being than before, I am enjoying for cooking dinner for my family every day after work, I am more capable of DS who is at his most mischievous age and always unreasonable, I have more time for dreaming my next knitting projects, and so on. Thank you ladies, I really really encouraged by your warm and kind comments.
Last week-end I have finally casted on my Clapotis:
It is yet the size of a panty, but I am enjoying to knit it! I just love this gorgeous color shade, "Black Pearl" of Lorna's Laces. I have black alpaca long coat for winter, I am already dreaming to wear Clapotis with that...
BTW, did I already mentioned that we Japanese don't have "kfb" or "pfb" ? At first it was a big enigma for me to find out. Now naturally I can do it, though I am not sure if my way is correct or not. I don't care. I can increase the way it might be and it looks working. That's enough. Anyway, that is what I am mostly enjoying to knit with foreign pattern, since I can always learn something new and it is challenging.
I love it!
October 02, 2005
My new scarf and life
In the last post, I showed you my yarns for the trip. My initial plan was that: to go to Paris, I would make a scarf with the Alchemy red yarn, by Wendy's shell-like pattern scarf which requires exactly two skeins of Synchronisity. And to come back to Tokyo, I would try to start Clapotis with Lion and Lamps.
So far I took this photo in the plain:
On my way to Paris. With a cup of tea and sweets, I was really happy for knitting!! Watching movies five or six times, I enjoyed knitting this scarf for thirteen hours flight. I nealy arrived to the end when I arrived at Charles de Gaule airport, but not yet. I took a Roissybus to go to Paris from the airport, which is estimated around one hour ride. As you can imagine, I continued to knit the scarf in the bus. I could finish the scarf in the bus, and weaved the yarn ends at night at my hotel. Here it is:
It is nallow and long scarf. I love this fashonable looking when I put it on. Actually, Paris was cooler than Tokyo, I just needed a scarf there in the morning and evening, so I was happily put it on everyday in Paris. That was really useful knitting.
Oh, and this is the very rest of the yarn:
I didn't waste the yarn!
In the contrary, I couldn't knit a stitch on the way home in the plain. Yes, no appearance of Clapotis. I was just exhausted to take the needles at that moment...Well, but today I am kind of in the mood to start it. I will, perhaps.
BTW, I took a photo of my "French breakfast" in the first morning at Paris:
I took this breakfast every morning in Paris. Very French.
I have mentioned before about my busy life and lack of time for knitting. Recently it became really serious, I had no time for taking care of my boys enough, too. At the beginning of September, I decided to reduce my working time by this and some other reasons. I talked about it with my boss and negociated. Finally we agreed to reduce much time for work and instead, put off some duties and responsibility, cut my salary.
From tomorrow, I can leave the office much earlier. I changed my contract completely and now, I can make peace with it. Actually, I am very happy about it and positive with the result. We will see if it works...