fredag den 30. oktober 2015

Pendlerstrik -- 2 -- Commuter Knitting

     For et halvt års tid siden siden skriv Uglemor om de gavnlige virkninger af pendlerstrik. Nu var Uglemor igen ude og rejse med tog alene og med et strikketøj. Og det er helt uroligt, hvor meget der bliver strikket, medens verden glider forbi udenfor vinduet. 
     Denne gang var det ern reparation, der stod for tur. Uglemors yndlingssweater af alpaccagarn var blevet slidt et underligt sted - eller også var der en Ugleunge, der havde bidt i den; ingen navne, tak.
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Some time ago, MotherOwl pondered the beneficial effects of  commuter knitting.  No she once again had occasion to knit while commuting, but this time it was a mending or repair job.
MotherOwl's favourite sweater, made from alpaca, was worn in a strange place, or maybe an Owlet took a bite out of it. No names will be mentioned.





      Der var også gået hul på ærmet, Uglemor har en dårlig vane med at sidde og hvile på venstre albue. Det kunne godt stoppes, men elegant var det ikke. Især ikke på billedet, hvor stoppegarnet pludseligt bliver meget lysere.
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In addition MotherOwl's bad habit of resting on her left elbow while thinking could be seen. There was a hole. It could be darned, but the result was far from elegant, much less so in this photo, where the darning appears even lighter than it is.

     Uglemor kom forbi den lokale garnbutik. Nede i bunden af tilbudskassen lå der et enligt nøgle alpaccagarn. Det hoppede op i armene på Uglemor, og ville med hjem til den stakkels swater.
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While shopping, MotherOwl walked by the local yarn shop. In the box of unmatching odds and ends was one hank of alpaca. It jumped into the arms of MotherOwl with all intentions of staying and helping out with the sweater.

 
Så strikkede Uglemor en lap
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First MotherOwl knit a patch for the darned hole. 



     Og så kommer Uglemor endelig til pendlerstrikket. Hun klippede nemlig brutalt manchetterne plus lidt mere af trøjen, og strikkede nogle nye. Det foregik på vej ud og hjem med toget, og de blev næsten færdige.
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And now finally for the commuter knitting. MotherOwl brutally cut off the cuffs and a bit more, and knit some new ones on her way there and back again. They were almost done.






     Hjemme igen strikkede Uglemor 2 pinde mere og lukkede så af, så nu mangler der bare at blive hæftet ender og syet lap på. Så er Uglemors sweater så god som ny, ja faktisk bedre, for ærmerne har altid været for lange,. Det er de ikke længere.
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Home again MotherOwl knit 2 more rows and cast off. Now darning in of ends and attaching of patch  will happen, and MotherOwl's sweater is as good as new - actually even better, cause the sleeves were too long before this mending.



     Uglemor håber at starte en to nye diller: Dels én hvor man reparerer sit tøj i stedet for at smide det ud, og dels én, hvor man strikker undervejs i stedet for at sidde med næsen i sin iDims. På hele turen hjem var der kun to mennesker, der talte sammen; en bedstefar og hans barnebarn, der lagde kringlede planer for, hvordan de skulle skræmme bedstemor til halloween. Jeg håber planerne lykkedes.
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MotherOwl wants to be trendy and initiate 2 new trends: The first, repairing instead of throwing away, the second knitting (or crocheting) while commuting instead of sitting with your nose glued to an iScreen. Only two people were talking to one another on the train home, a granddad bringing home a grandchild, they were making plans for scaring granny for Halloween. It sounded ingenious, including a toy bear and other thing. I hope they succeeded.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    I like your two new trends. It's always very sad when a favourite item of clothing is damaged. I look for ways to keep mine alive too. Just recently, I've been shortening all my skirts so they are knee length. I feel like I have a whole wardrobe of new skirts. I think they are a better length for me because I am short!

    Everyone on our trains plugs into some kind of device instead of talking to each other. Chatting is actually discouraged. Some carriages are designated 'quiet carriages' and noise has to be kept to a minimum. I always wonder what mothers do when their young children start to make a noise. Is that an acceptable type of noise or do the travellers all frown and point to the 'quiet' sign?

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    1. Let's get trendy :) I hate to give up my favourite wear as well I like my skirts to be below knne length, but then I'm a tall one.
      I would not sit in a quiet carriage with small children, or indeed children at all. Any and all noise is frowned upon, including gadget noises. At least in our Quiet zones.

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  2. Jeg deltager gerne i dillen og har faktisk et par kladder undervejs, jeg trængte bare lige til at afbryde mit marathon og få ryddet op i stuen! ;-)

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    1. Urgh, argh - rydde op. Ja det er en nødvendig plage. Hvorfor kan man ikke bare få det overstået en gang for alle? Glæder mig til du tilslutter dig dillen.

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