But the truth is that this week I´m very greatful that I still have my day job – believe it or not.
Because my knitting seems to have reached a dead end.
I haven´t even bothered taking photos of all the knitting projects that have gone wrong lately.
For instance, I started a second sleeve that became a LOT bigger than the first sleeve. I ripped and started again. And the same thing happened again.
I´ve also come to the conclusion that I picked the wrong yarn for the lace cowl that I started knitting a little while ago – after casting on about 500 stitches and knitting one pattern repeat of 20 odd rows.
So that is a gonner, too.
So last night I decided to knit something completely different and cast on for a cable cardigan in some old Rowan denim that I´ve had in my stash for ages. After five rows it still seems fine – but I´m holding my breath.
Before my knitting became a sworn enemy I did manage to finish two hats though. And last weekend on Edö I even managed to take some photos.
I have made a new version of my Maja hat in yarn from Östergötlands ullspinneri. I think that Ann at Anntorps Väv dyed these colours especially for me some time ago.
The yarn from Östergötlands ullspinneri is quite a lot thicker than the original yarn that I used for the Maja hat and I had to change the pattern quite a lot – or the hat would have become enormous. The re-designed pattern will be available at Anntorps Väv.
And I´m glad that I managed to finish a new hat before all my troubles started.
It´s a hat that matches my Märta mittens.
I think the Märta hat will become one of my favourites the coming winter.
It has a different shape compared to my other hats.
And I think that it looks slightly old fashioned. But as a friend pointed out - most of my designs look slightly old fashioned.
It took a whole week of my holidays to make this hat. It took a lot of ripping and re-knitting.
Yes, life can be pretty tough even when you´re sitting on the jetty in the sun...