Friday, March 24, 2006

Construction work

I've been catching the train to work for a few months now. I've discovered that it's actually making me more punctual to work because I have to force myself to get up in the morning to get the train. When I was driving, I would always be late because I always said to myself "5 more minutes!!". When I was a poor uni student, I used to HATE catching public transport. But now I actually enjoy it because I get to sleep, read and knit on the train. At the moment, they are re-doing Chatswood station and I think they are building something there. I took a photo of the construction this morning on my way to work, because I'm quite fascinated by how something that is on such a large scale be acomplished by little men in bright orange vests!!

Here is a photo of the shrug that I am knitting using the pattern on Craftster. It's actually sucking up a lot more wool than I anticipated. I was hoping that I can get this done with about 6 skeins, but I had to keep going back for more wool. It just looks like a blanket at the moment, but hopefully when it gets all stitched up, it will resemble something wearable. Also, with this wool, because it has a component of angora in it, it's leaving behind all this fluff on my black clothes!! I actually look quite feral when I get off the train after knitting it.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Inspirations

I've been really quiet lately and that is due to a couple reasons. Firstly being, I've just started postgraduate studies and am now working my way through the Grad Dip in Knowledge Management. To a lot of people, this sounds like a glorified Information Management degree. It's actually a bit more than that because the focus isn't just on managing information (like in a library context) but focuses on communication as well. I don't like telling people that I'm studying this because, well.. becuase I don't like explaining. It's like how I give people looks when they tell me that they are doing a course on Project Management. Why that requires a separate degree, I don't understand, but then the people who do it probably feel that this is hugely necessary. Second reason why I've been neglecting the blog is that my digital camera batteries have become flat and I just have not had the time to do the environmental thing and get rechargeable batteries. I have literally had no time to go shopping! If they don't sell it in Lindfield where I work, then I've been living without it.

I have, however, been quite busy on the knitting front. I've completed about 70% of the maroon vest. I got to a point where I decided to make it a V-neck, but the problem with that is I'm having trouble continuing the other side of the V. So at the moment, it has been relegated into the "too hard basket". I also made this
funny pixie hat
from notmartha with some scrap wool I had (pictures in next post). I have also started a circular shrug from Craftster from some wool which I got for 50% off at the LYS in Lindfield.


I've been trying to get some inspiration from Anthropologie for my next project. It looks like a bunch of nanny squares which I can crochet pretty quickly!