5K Stash Dash!

currently on the bookshelf

there has been a lot going on here lately…and some knitting as well. i’m only taking one accounting class during this term of 10 weeks, and so i enrolled in an intensive german course through a local language school. we meet in the morning for 4 hours, which doesn’t sound like a lot. but it does seem like i’ve had less free time lately.

last week we covered “time” in german. and all i can say is…wow, it is a little confusing.

Wie spät ist es?

they have official and unofficial time, and supposedly everyone uses unofficial time at home and when talking to friends. here is a snapshot of the “unofficial time.” all i can say is…if i had a few beers, and it was 4:25, i’m not sure i’d be able to tell someone that it is 5 till half after 4. i think i’d get too confused with all of that “math.” the official time is much easier. you just use your standard numbers. so 4:25 would be vier Uhr fünfundzwanzig.

i’ve also been working on my ACCT 311 homework during the week, but mostly on the weekends, which really hasn’t been all that much fun. i am looking forward to taking these classes in a face to face environment, i’m just not sure when that will happen. this week we are covering the statement of cash flows, very fun stuff (kind of). anyway…as far as knitting goes, i’ve finished some things here and there, but i think my favorite thing lately are these socks i made for dana. i just love the color:)

guitar man socks; wollmeise sockenwolle 80/20 twin; we're different batch

i’m way behind with all of my knitting podcast listening, and a bit behind on the knitting video podcasts as well. but i did catch up mostly with the knitgirllls yesterday, and i’m excited about their stash dash. basically the idea is to use up 5 kilometers of your stash yarn between May 27th and August 15th, which equates to 5,468 yards of yarn. i’m going to participate and see if i can manage this. the knitgirllls have a thread on ravelry with more information if you are interested.

i’ve also realized that my goal of knitting 11 garments this year is probably not going to be happen. seeing as i’ve only finished one garment, and i’m working on only one more (and not very often at that) at the moment, and it is soon to be june…yeah, i think i was reaching a tad high with that goal. i’ve also decided to rip out my lettuce and make simplicity instead. more on that later. i’ll leave off with another pair of finished socks:)

thelonious socks by cookie a; cake walk yarns walk base in ness colorway

i love these as well. the yarn was a joy to knit with. i have one more skein in my stash, but i think i want more:) cakewalk yarns on etsy.

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6 Responses to 5K Stash Dash!

  1. LaLa says:

    The socks look wonderful! I’m excited to have you participating in the stash dash!
    Laura

  2. Sara says:

    Both pairs of socks are fabulous! Well done!

  3. Mags says:

    Fabulous!

    The Dutch have the same thing with time. Drives me batty. I just use “official” time all the time.

  4. Lina says:

    Love the socks and I love that you’re taking an intensive German class. I love learning languages… even if getting used to quirky things (unofficial time? what?) kind of sucks.

  5. How funny! I quit my accounting program at school for a life of yarn. It didn’t completely go to waste though – I still dust off my accounting books once a month to do my bookkeeping.
    Both pairs of socks look awesome… I haven’t been brave enough to tackle Thelonious yet. Thanks for the nice words! Good luck with the 5k.

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