Skew

Ich war sehr still hier in letzter Zeit, sorry dafür! Mir ist am gleichen Tag, als ich die Anleitung für „Nuvem“ fertig geschrieben habe, die Kinderbetreuung komplett zusammengebrochen – ich musste alles neu organisieren, meine Tochter in ihre neue Kita eingewöhnen, nachträglich einen Vorschulplatz für den Großen besorgen, zwischendrin mich mit der alten Kita und dem Elternvorstand auseinandersetzen. Alles sehr, sehr kräftezehrend. Fürs Stricken war nicht allzu viel Raum, auch wenn ich zwischendrin doch noch meinen lange zuvor gebuchten 4-Tage-Urlaub an der Ostsee machen konnte. Darum hab ich einfach meine vor langer Zeit begonnene Skew-Socken weitergestrickt: Eine großartige Anleitung, in der unglaublich viel Hirnschmalz und kreatives Um-die-Ecke-Denken steckt. Allerdings muss man schon gewaltig aufpassen, beim Stricken nichts Wichtiges zu verpassen. Also eigentlich zu anstrengend, wenn das Leben gerade anstrengend ist. Aber bald bin ich fertig, und dann hab ich ein paar tolle, warme, super passende Socken in meiner Lieblingsfarbe („Roter Himbeermund, Wollmeise Twin), genau rechtzeitig fürs kalte Wetter. Und das ist hier die erste gute Nachricht seit Wochen. Aber ab nächsten Montag, wenn mein Sohn zumindest vormittags in der Vorschule ist, hab ich wieder mehr Freiraum. Für die Arbeit, fürs Stricken, fürs Designen. Freu mich schon sehr darauf.

Skew

P. S.: Danke hierfür!!

Skew
I have been very silent around here, and I am sorry for that! On the same day that I published „Nuvem“ my whole system of daycare for the kids broke down. I had to organize something new for both children. Luckily, I could still find a spot for my son at a pre-school nearby (although pre-school started back in August), but he will start there only next week, and all spots that included lunch and afternoon activities were already taken. So he will be home by 1 every day (instead of 4), which almost cuts my workday in half. For my daughter, I found a lovely tiny daycare center that’s open until 2.30 pm, and she has been going there for three weeks now and quite likes it. In between I have been arguing with the old daycare center and the parents‘ organization, which occupied my mind quite a bit. Not much room for knitting or being creative, although I have been able to take my little 4-day vacation that I had booked a long time before this crisis happened. So I just knit on something I started a while ago: Skew, which is an extremely clever and innovative pattern, which I enjoy although I really need to peek into the pattern every five minutes to make sure I am not missing anything. So, not really as mindless a project as I would actually need right now. But I will be done really soon, and I will have a new pair of warm, pretty and pink socks („Roter Himbeermund, Wollmeise Twin) that fit really well and come just in time before it gets cold outside. And that will be the first good news in almost 6 weeks. Next Monday, my son will start Pre-School, and that will give me at least a couple of hours per day to work, knit and be creative. I am really looking forward to it.

P. S.: Everyone who took up „Nuvem“ – thank you so much! I am glad you like my work!