Thursday, May 24, 2012

Erlebniss Verarbeitung: Experience Processing

Hello everyone. I just returned from an overwhelming trip to Germany. While I take my time sorting and thinking about my experiences, here's a distracting contest for you!

So, last winter I had a hat pattern published in the book Fair Isle Basics & Beyond. Here's the hat:


And here's the original version of the hat (note the use of yellow), which was knit as a present for Andrew Kolb, the illustrator who drew an image of me knitting and drinking a scotch.

And here's the book! When I organized my things to move into my studio, I realized that I have two copies.


Would you like a copy of the book? Yes? If so, leave me a comment with either a piece of advice about how to get over jetlag or a link to something that you find visually fascinating. I'll draw a winner randomly on Monday after I . . .

Get back from teaching at Fibre Space! What are YOU doing this weekend? Are you in the Alexandria area? If you are, why not come and take a class with me? I'm teaching a square shawl design class and a color theory/Albers cowl class. These classes promise to be extra fun and slap happy because I'm so disoriented after all the traveling I've been doing. It will be a riot.

Finally, in the next post: The CONTAINER SHIP club is revealed!!! I'll be posting a photo of the first pattern and you'll have a chance to sign up for the super-low introductory rate. It promises to be a club like no other!!!

35 comments:

kleggett said...

To get over jet lag, force yourself to stay awake until it's time to go to bed, eat whatever you feel like, once in bed set your alarm to wake at your normal time.

Nina said...

Oh wow -- I relatively recently got back from an also overwhelming trip to Germany. Jet lag tip: naps, lots of water, and occasional ibuprofen. Something visually stimulating: this glimpse of sky above a bridge over a pretty fantastic site in Iceland, where I had a two day stopover while coming home ... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eJ9gLoGmsk4/TwXbn78QUbI/AAAAAAAABBo/ato5CHbPJ5g/s1600/Gullfoss+Bridge%252C+Iceland-001.jpg

Nina said...

Having just gotten over a bout of jet lag, I can recommend power naps, lots of water, and occasional ibuprofen. For eye candy, here's a pretty fantastic glimpse of sky above a bridge over a river in Iceland, where I got to stopover for several days coming home from Germany!

Nina said...

D'oh -- the link: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eJ9gLoGmsk4/TwXbn78QUbI/AAAAAAAABBo/ato5CHbPJ5g/s1600/Gullfoss+Bridge%252C+Iceland-001.jpg

Sally said...

Just clicked over on your photostream; my most recent visual stimulation is that FREE table from neighbor Travis! SCORE!!!!!! So happy for you! (and a little jealous ;)

Laura said...

Love the hat! The best getting-over-jetlag experience I've ever had was, unfortunately for you, traveling in the opposite directions (Boston to Lisbon). We arrived first thing in the morning and our hosts let us nap until noon. Then they got us up and took us out to a street festival which lasted into the wee hours of the morning. We were exhausted enough after that that it was no problem getting to bed on time the rest of our trip. Can't wait to hear about Germany - it is such a beautiful country.

n said...

With the little experience I've had with jet lag, I find just forcing yourself into your new sleep schedule is what works for me, even though it may not be fun.

As for something visually fascinating, I'm kind of in love with The Desktop Wallpaper Project at The Fox is Black.

Clstal said...

Ugh, jetlag is the WORST.

Whenever you manage to crawl into the land of the living, go outside and spend at least 20m in direct sun, even if all you can manage is to just sit there. Eat a large heavy dinner but don't drink - I always try on day 2 or 3 expecting it to help but it just makes things worse.

Oh, and don't nap.

:-( But yay Germany!

that clever clementine said...

Uber inspirational: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=167882896585109&set=a.155440067829392.34983.112397672133632&type=3&theater

elisabeth said...

Amazing hat! You have such a unique aesthetic. The yellow/ green one reminds me of peacock feathers. Drink lots of water (or coconut water) because flying is dehyrating. I have a couple aerial pictures I took on my last flight here www.portlanddiy.blogspot.com that I like alot.

emilyg said...

Ah, the jetlag. Drink at least a few sips of water during each of the daylight hours. As tempting as coffee and beer and delicious sugary foods will seem, keep them to a minimum (no coffee or stimulants after 12 noon-1pm if you can manage it).

And, if you absolutely must lie down during the day, make it a light catnap, not a long sleepy nap! Good luck.

indigoeddy said...

To get over jet lag I use lots of water and a sleep aid. Helps reset.

Taloferia said...

Since I've very little experience with jet lag, I will share a visual fascination: Missed Connections.

http://missedconnectionsny.blogspot.ca/

Forever my favourite.

Amanda said...

As someone in a long-distance (5,000+ miles) relationship, I've had to do a lot of traveling internationally, and the best cure for jet-lag is sex! Not really, but wouldn't it be nice? I've found that spending as much time in the sun as possible helps reset my clock.

Ytknits said...

I find the best way to fight jet lag is a mix of some of the earlier comments. I drink water along with soothing herbal teas and I usually have to take acetaminophen for the headache long flights always give me. Hope this helps!

Yolande

kayteau said...

It's a bit late now, but investing in a package of the homeopathic remedy JetZone is the best bet. It was developed by flight crews from New Zealand and is amazing. I recommend it at work all the time and get nothing but positive feedback (and it made a trip to Australia much more enjoyable coherent).

And I finished my Albers that I started at your class at Dragonfly Fibers last month and spent a blissful hour this morning playing with my color wheel.

Thanks!

love2stitch said...

Oh, you went to my home country - I still love going back!

On jetlag - first of all NO meds of any kind; try instead drinking a lot but slowly to stay hydrated (many people say only water works but I like diet ginger ale or ginger tea which has added advantage to calm stomach), go to bed and get up at your usual hours but if you get really tired during the day allow yourself to take a short 15-30mins nap (not longer though) and you will be fine in no time. I travel a lot and also to Asia where your day is turned upside down and that regimen helps every time.

CanarySanctuary said...

Let me tell you, I wish I had an answer to getting over jetlag. I recently returned from Germany as well (so awesome), and the jet lag kicked my butt for almost a whole week upon my return home.
Sheesh.

danschka said...

getting over jet lag: I take benadryl or another sleep aid to force myself to sleep!

Knitted Gems said...

I've never knit in fair isle. Ridiculous, I know. Especially when I love the look of fair isle. Your hat is just lovely.
Jet lag is beaten by switching to the new time immediately. Then, eat and sleep when the locals do. Enjoy!

stipton said...

I love your version of the hat! Ugh, jet lag. I've never been able to force myself into the sleep schedule. I try to grab naps when I can, and a nice scotch can raise morale.

A Crafty Lawyer said...

I try to reset my watch as soon as I get on the plane, and don't allow myself to think about what time it is in the place I just left.

I just finished blocking my homework square for the square shawls class - see you on Saturday!

Pork with Bones said...

I lve your original edition of the hat.

Jet lag tip: stay well-hydrated, get daily exercise, and mind your nutritional needs.

Kathleen Lawton-Trask said...

Stupid jet lag! Drink lots of water and always eat on the schedule of your destination country (too late for this, I think). And use a light box in the mornings for a week or so.

Your version of the hat is gorgeous. Could stare at it all day.

Bonnie said...

I subscribe to the National Geographic photo of the day. I love it! http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/?source=NavPhoPOD

Mara said...

As for beating jetlag, I would recommend massage and/or acupuncture. Congrats on being published again!

magneticwave said...

I always find this painting to be visually fascinating, mostly for the way that the colors come together. Oh man, that Picasso. Always kicking it with the ladies. http://www.oilpaintingonline.com/largeimg/Picasso,%20Pablo/28010-Picasso,%20Pablo.jpg

debd94 said...

There is some research suggesting that it helps if you get on the meal schedule of the new time zone as soon as possible. Good luck, jet lag is tough.

R. said...

To help with jetlag, try melatonin. your body produces it to help with your circadian rhythm. you should be able to find it in drug stores or even in grocery stores with the vitamins and supplements.

barrett13 said...

A bloody mary? I don't really know a cure for jet lag so here instead is my visually fascinating photo - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wrightfallingwater.jpg P.S. I prefer your colors in the original hat.

msloloknitter said...

Traveling to and from Las Vegas last year was fun and exciting, but the jetlag was overwhelming to say the least. I went to the fitness center and worked out until I was tired and went to sleep. I changed my watch immediately, so I would not think about what time it was at home.

Elizabeth said...

The way to get over jet lag is to keep on flying to your home away from home and hang out with your besties in MD/DC/VA. I heard Karaoke is a good remedy, too. If all else fails, pick someone's bday and celebrate with them. Xo-

Marnus Patrice said...

My jet lap tip is similar to the others. Force yourself to stay awake to the new time zone clock, drink lots of fluids and get outdoors for some time walking in the daylight. Then a glass of wine at bedtime while reading a book and light's out.

Debbie said...

I do not travel that much, but my suggestion to avoid (not get over)jet lag is to sleep on the plane, in the car, on the train, etc. as much as you can. Also unless you are over 4 hours in a different time zone from your home time zone, don't reset your watch. But I guess you were farther away than that.

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