early to bed, early to rise

Now that my Open University course is in full swing1, I need to try and balance my desire to knit with my need to study.  One possible solution is to get up earlier so I can study in the mornings, leaving evenings free(er) to continue indulging myself in bad tv and knitting.  So I’ve signed up for this lifehack challenge.  If nothing else it’ll break me in for when the clocks change next weekend.

My two seekrit projects from the ravelympics can now be revealed …

Curling Mitts, for mum for Mother’s Day
curling mitts, for mum
so-named not because she’s going to curl in them but because they were mainly knit at silly a.m. watching curling matches
pattern: improvised, to match her Christmas beret (
yarn: Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk Aran shade0133 cardamom & Noro Kureyon shade 183

Lennard-Jones socks, for Karl
Lennard-Jones socks, for Karl
Lennard-Jones socks detailso-named because the stitch pattern reminds me of a Lennard-Jones plot

pattern: improvised, because I couldn’t find a man-friendly pattern than worked with the yarn
yarn: Violet Green Solemate shade B5

I’m pretty happy with how both of these improvised patterns turned out, and will maybe get around to writing up the patterns one day.

Now I am twiddling my thumbs, yarn-wise, waiting for the colours I need for my fair isle jumper project to be re-stocked.  In the mean time I am grinding out a few rows of the never ending crochet blanket of doom.  Why I ever decided it was a good idea to make it full single-duvet size I have no idea.  Still having thoughts of stopping now and calling it a lapghan ….

1. and if you happen to be a chitosan chemist, do say hai; that’s what I’ve opted to spend the next 6 months studying. Yes it is just a co-incidence that one of its many applications is to make yarns

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreyrobowen/4450565616/&#8221; title=”curling mitts, for mum by audreym, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4450565616_24ca4051e0_m.jpg&#8221; width=”240″ height=”205″ alt=”curling mitts, for mum” /></a>
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8 responses to “early to bed, early to rise

  1. susetheslowknitta

    love the curling gloves!

  2. lol at the Lennard-Jones socks! best.name.evah, and very handsome too

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  4. Ah Lifehack…would have joined you but I am usually up between 4 and 7. I think what I need is a challenge to get to bed earlier…

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  6. Kate Lennard-Jones

    i’m a ‘Lennard-Jones’ and i love the sock idea- very funny! please get round to writing down the pattern!

  7. Kate Lennard-Jones

    Just having a family conversation about you! Sorry reply is a year later, yes, my husband is Sir John’s grandson.

    P.S Still interested in a copy of your pattern if possible!

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