Monday, November 10, 2008

And they rode a Kamatik into the sunset

Okay... misleading caption. I took a picture of a random kamatik witht the sunset behind it and I'm tired and I don't want to organize myself to take pictures of my current UFOs. I turned the heel on my jaya's prism socks last night. So I'm hoping to have them done next weekend. Today, I decided what I really needed was some serious me-time - so I indulged in knitting and watching multiple episodes of Due South - thank you kindly :D. I wandered onto the For Better or Worse Website and ended up reading about Elizabeth Patterson's life.. and really my mom does have something there - her life definately has some strong echoes of mine.

As for knitting, aside from continuing to work on my socks. I started a nice scarf out of Paton's Rumour Alpaca wool..... nothing fancy - just kpkpkpkp with a side selvage - 32 stitches wide on a pair of 7.5 needles. Its a sort of horizontal garter stitch I guess. I'd meant to do another in seed stitch, but in the end I'm actually very happy with my error (need an odd number of stitches for the seed stitch). The wool is various shades of red twistd together.... its alpaca.. so I'm covered in bits of hair and it'll probably be a pain to wear until I've washed it a bit. However, its soft and squishy and wonderful to touch. I think I'm going to finish it with tassles.

I think I'm going to switch over to hats once these projects are done. There is a norwegian ear flap hat I have a pattern for that I think will turn out nice in the Cascade wool. I think I'm going to make myself knit at least 30 minutes a day - see if I can't get a bit more finished. A nice pair of trillium sockes in reds and greens is also on the list and maybe some dishclothes. I'll have to get some pictures taken and up date my ravelry stuff soon. Once I get home I'll have to get that shawl finished up and the thumb on my mitts that have been sitting aroudn for a few years... A thumb should only take a 30 mintues with finishing stuff up..... my hands aren't very big.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


Interesting blog... not that its that important, but the proper spelling is 'qamutik'....

Have a nice day :)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Jennith said...


My dictionary which is a Baffin Dialect spells it Kamotik - so I'm still wrong. The local spelling is qamutiq. So I guess its very dialect specific. We actually have 11 different dialects in Baker Lake, so I don't even know if it is the only spelling for here

10:32 AM  
Blogger Jennith said...

Further correction - after consulting with our Inuktitut teacher here - the local "Inland Dialect" spelling should be qamutik.

12:14 AM  

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