A lazy sunday

11 November 2007 · 5 comments in Food,Knitting,Life in General

Ever since highschool, sundays have always meant the day that I finish all the homework that I left till the last minute. I also remember it as “family time”, most clearly the weeks before my grandma passed away in lung cancer and my mum spent most of her time in Sweden. I was thirteen, and my dad, sister and I would arrange family “tournaments” where we competed in games like Yahtzee, golf putting and darts. We rented movies and made pizza and tried to make the the very difficult time a little easier.

I don’t have my family here now, but I’ve been trying my best to make do. It’s a gorgeous spring day and having the day off to do exactly as I please is very refreshing after the last couple of weeks of study. I slept in, then went to the supermarket for a much needed shop. This afternoon has been spent with a good book and some great knitting.

Lazy Sunday

I’ve gotten quite far on the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, mostly because I just don’t want to put it down and have had lots of knitting time. After my post on Friday, I swatched several more times and decided on 2.75 mm needles. I liked the blocked fabric best and the gauge is just slightly tighter than the recommended 25 stitches over 4 inches, so I’m knitting the 38 for a finished measurement of 36. The math all works out. The current measurrements are currently closer to the 34 size, but I’m trusting my swatch, which relaxed considerably after blocking.

Sundays are also a day for baking. I haven’t baked anything yet, but I’m sorely tempted, especially since I picked up this little book today. It’s a little compilation cookbook released by Frankie magazine which contains afternoon tea recipes from the contributors’ childhoods. I love Frankie’s aesthetic and this cookbook is no different. I often find myself flipping through my back copies just because it’s just a beautiful magazine.


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Clare November 11, 2007 at 4:25 am

Sunday has become a bit of a special day for me this year as it’s the only day of the week Badly Coloured Boy and I have off together. So mostly I try to schedule homework around Sundays. It’s a good fun day, isn’t it?

neekie November 11, 2007 at 9:28 am

That’s a lovely colour for a tangled yoke cardi, bet it’ll turn out gorgeous.. that one’s been in my queue for months and I’m still dithering about trying to find tweedy yarn in a colour that says “knit me!” :)

theLady November 11, 2007 at 10:36 am

Good luck with the Tangled Yoke!

Emma November 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Sounds like a peaceful Sunday.

jacqueline November 11, 2007 at 7:23 pm

elin, tangled yoke is looking beautiful! i’ve knitted with felted tweed a couple of times and I have to agree with you – the yarn does indeed relax considerably. it relaxes even more when you start wearing it – but not so that the garment is too big or stretches our of shape. tangled yoke is so beautiful that i am tempted to make it myself.

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