As I believe I have mentioned earlier, I was taught to knit by my grandmother. And I am forever grateful for the time she took to teach me. Now she is 85 years old, and still knits. She is a remarkable lady, keeping up with the this teqnelocigal age we live in. She has daily contact with her sister, who lives in California. This January her sister came to visit her for an entire month. Norway in January can be quite cold, so they decided to start a knitting project each. Her sister knitted a cap she could wear during her stay her. My grandmother decided on a top in nice warm alpaca yarn. But when she got home, she looked at the pattern and decided it would take too long. While her sister would finish her cap in a couple of evenings, she herself would end up knitting on this project for a long time. She would rather spend her days painting (witch is her main hobby) , she declared, and gave the yarn and pattern to me.
So, the other day, I started knitting the top for her. And she was quite right. It will take a long time to finish this project.