2013

Happy New Year everyone!!! I really hope you all had a wonderful celebration and that Christmas brought you time to exhale, letting go of all the duties and chores of every day life. I for one did. Everyone that run or work in a shop knows that December is absolutely exhausting, it is a rush from start to finish, so for me Christmas has been all about doing nothing, together with my family. I had one plan though, and that was to knit. The great irony of running a yarn shop is that I never have time to knit my self, honestly my knitting year has been a disaster, looking back at what I have completed in 2013 this is about it:

Maya's 2013 knits

Maya’s 2013 knits

And then there is this:

Maya's work in progress

Maya’s work in progress

My basket of started, but not yet finished projects, and these are those I actually am working on, there are a few tucked away in a box somewhere as well. My plan for this Christmas was to complete some of these, but then I got caught up in doing absolutely nothing….

I am per definition an egoistic knitter, I mostly knit for myself, but lately I’ve been thinking that it is about time I made something for my better half. To be fair, I have knitted for him in the past, a pair of socks, a hat and a scarf, but some would say that this counts as nothing considering that he has put up with me for nearly 14 years. So now I’m on the search for the perfect boyfriend sweater. For inspiration, look at what I’ve found so far:

Gorgeous colour work sleeveless pullover by Susan Crawford. ©Susan Crawford

Gorgeous colour work sleeveless pullover by Susan Crawford. ©Susan Crawford

Charlie Sweater by Ann Weaver created for Spud & Chloë ©Spud & Chloë

Charlie Sweater by Ann Weaver created for Spud & Chloë ©Spud & Chloë

Hugo Sweater by Veronik Avery for Brooklyn Tweed ©Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

Hugo Sweater by Veronik Avery for Brooklyn Tweed
©Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

Speaking of inspiration, rumours have it, that the new Coen Brothers film soon to premiere in the UK, Inside Llewyn Davis will feature some great knits for men (not to mention the great men wearing them). The cast includes Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake, with newcomer Oscar Isaac in the lead role. Just look at this!

Inside Llewyn Davis by the Coen brothers

Inside Llewyn Davis by the Coen brothers

Yes, in a way this sums up my New Year resolutions as well, to knit more and to watch more films, in the cinema that is. What are yours?

2 thoughts on “2013

  1. Godt nyttår til deg og dine 🙂 Ja, du må absolutt strikke mer, det er godt for kropp og sjel. Filmer ser jeg en del av – mens jeg strikker. Jeg ønsker å lese flere bøker. Leser på senga, men føler jeg burde lest mer.

  2. Hei, og godt nytt år Maya.
    Det du sier med å drive garnbutikk og nesten ikke får strikket, er vel det samme som bakerens barn får ikke brød, skomakerens barn har ikke sko. Og jeg vet om en fortvilet fru som ikke har lister i hjemmet sitt…..og mannen er snekker.
    Her hos oss vil jeg helst bare strikke, så mannen lurte et år på når jeg skulle gjøre rent til jul. Jeg svarte hver dag med: i morra…..hi hi

    Det har blitt lite kinogåing på meg de siste årene, men jeg ser heldigvis filmer på tv……som Elisabeth , så strikker jeg mens jeg ser filmen.
    Ellers savner jeg å lese bøker, siden jeg prioriterer strikking. Det samme med å male og tegne……uff, jeg kunne vært enda mer kreativ. Men jeg er. Kanskje litt lat også? Utrulig fint å kombinere med strikking, ikke sant?
    Håper du får gjøre litt mer av det DU liker best i år. Klem

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