Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh, Ffffffalkenberg!


So, I've had this kit for like, 3 years now. It's a Hanne Falkenberg I managed to pick up at a fairly reasonable price along with the Ballerina kit. To be honest, even the fairly reasonable price made me cringe but I scrimped and saved and bit the bullet and picked them up and then stashed them in the closet.

I don't know why, but I was (and still am a bit) intimidated to get this thing on the needles. I think it's because I've never invested so much money into a knitting kit that maybe there's a part of me that feels guilty for even having it. That, and I'm worried I'm going to mess it up.

A few weeks ago I ran across the scarf shown above, called the Lascala. Oh man I love this thing. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the pattern, the colors are beautiful and the detail, which isn't so clear on this picture, is spectacular. So I got it into my pea brain that I was going to knit this sucker up and have it ready to proudly wear for the winter. How I thought I was going to have time to do that with the kids, my crazy projects for school and everything else, I dunno...but dang it, I was gonna knit it.

So I pulled it out, took inventory of the yarn, and then opened the instructions so I could grab the proper needles. And this is what I saw:

What? What is this? omg? The pattern was in Danish? Oh dear. Panic set in. Was this how they were supposed to be? Shouldn't I have figured out that I needed to speak another language in order to knit this thing up? What do I do now that I have had the stupid kit for over three years? I went into panic mode. Started Googling. Posted on the Ravelry forums. omg, what was I going to do?

Fortunately the folks on Ravelry were kind enough to help. By the time it was done I had sent an e-mail to Hanne Falkenberg's company and had someone willing to translate for me. Oh yay. About a week later I heard back from my e-mail and they were mailing me new instructions...in English! Yay!

Now. Who wants to come over to babysit Clara so I can knit a bit?

Today was the last day of school for Sebastian. Instead of getting my daily "What's for dinner?" text after school, I got a text that simply said "It's all over!" He brought home an awesome report card too. Well, awesome except for math. We're still having problems with multiplication tables and I'm on the hunt for a computer program or an online site that will help drill the facts into his head. Anyone know of any good places? I don't mind paying for software or for use...but need something that focuses primarily on multiplication.

Anyway, I'm turning my alarm off and I'm going to sleep in tomorrow! I really shouldn't...I have research to do for a pretty big and important project for class, but if Miss Clara will let me sleep in, I think the extra rest will actually help a bit.

On a sad note, my favorite slippers have died. I'm hoping that Target still sells them...they're sock monkey slippers with button eyes, they were awesome and they were comfy and now they're just plain old worn out. RIP, monkey slippers. :(

I'm off, have a lot of work to do and reading to get done.

Hope you're all having a great week!

1 comment:

Free Blog Makeovers by Louise said...

Oh noooooo! Now if that wasn't annoying I guess it would actually be funny LOL. Its not something I'd of thought to look at then but then again I'm not much of a knitter.....in fact I'm absolutely rubbish at it and haven't got the patientce for it. You must have the patience of a saint!