Friday, September 22, 2006

Long time no see

Hi pals! Long time no see. I've been a bit depressed lately. Oh, let's be frank about it. I've been depressed not a bit but a lot for some time now. I've re-established my relationship with the wonderful world of antidepressants and things have started to clear up a little. Anyway, I got a valuable and much needed reminder of the fact that I can't kill the bastard, I have to learn to live with it. Depression, I mean.

Here are some answers:
- My lovely little sister (not the genius you all know, she's my big sister) made the square with pink and blue and brown stripes and little brown and pink dots. I made her knit one square when she visited us and I haven't seen her since. It couldn't have been that bad, could it?
- Each square is about 20 x 20 cm, ie. 7.9 x 7.9". Sometimes I pick up and knit to start another square and sometimes I knit the squares separately and sew them together. My favourite yarn for blanket knitting is Novita 7 veljestä.

The newly arisen depression has made me knit even more. There are 117 blankets alltogether at the moment. These are the two Official Kati blankets:




These are called Kati blankets, because all the yarns used for these blankets have been donated by Kati, my secret yarn maecenas. Thank you ever so much, Kati!

This one is blanket number 117. I don't have a name for it. It's just a silly little blanket with no name, but somehow I like it.

12 Comments:

At 3:30 pm , Anonymous amber said...

i *love* your blankets. i subscribed to your blog feed a long time ago and this is actually the first post i've received, and am happy to see you up and running. :) i have a real interest in finland as well, having had a wonderful e-mail pal from there quite a few years ago. i hope to see you post more often!

 
At 4:42 pm , Anonymous k. said...

I am de-lurking to say that I love your blankets, and particularly 117. Something about that silly little blanket makes me happy.

Hang in there!

 
At 5:22 pm , Blogger Becky Clark said...

I missed you! Welcome back to the world of antidepressants, I live there, too. Knitting is therapy for me, but looking at the pictures of your lovely blankets is almost as good. Glad you are feeling better.

 
At 6:34 pm , Blogger Mary deB said...

Nice to see your new blankets!

 
At 7:40 pm , Blogger morgan said...

Depression sucks. I am sorry that you are having to deal with it. I know how much it sucks to have to be one with the anti-depressant!

The blankets are beautiful of course!!

 
At 9:44 pm , Anonymous Kay said...

Anna it's so great to 'hear' you again! And see your beautiful blankets.

I'm sure you wish you COULD kill the bastard; hopefully the anti-depressants will subdue him. xox Kay

 
At 11:35 pm , Blogger HPNY Knits said...

your new blankets are wonderful! I am sorry to hear about your depression coming back, but I am glad to see your creative outlet is working hard to help you battle it.
we all miss you. your work is very inspiring!
blanket number 117 looks like a stained window.

 
At 5:59 am , Blogger laura r. said...

i love 117 too.
hugs to you.

 
At 4:55 pm , Blogger alma vogler said...

After looking at your blankets, i'm making one too. Your work is such an inspiration.

 
At 1:00 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from you again!
Your blankets are lovely.
Keep up the good work.
take care,
päivi.

p.s. I´ve been wondering how you do the v-shape squares, like in olympia-blanket, I mean the dec(s) in the middle.

 
At 5:59 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Am glad you're feeling better, and I LOVE the blankets! Have had several major depressions myself, so I know what you're talking about. I think the repetitive motion of knitting helps to relieve it somewhat. Also, other repetitive things like running, walking, and following the breath in meditation. It 's something about the repeating motions putting people into a Zen state or something. All the best!

 
At 4:35 am , Blogger gail said...

Your silly little blanket is not so very silly. It is fabulous! As for the depression, I understand. Antidepressents are a way of life for me. At the beginning of September a cousin of mine, who also suffered from depression, killed himself. I wrote about it on my blog. I wish more people knew that depression is a condition and it needs medication and treatment to be held in check.

 

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