Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Knitting Olympics
I've been very absent and don't have much to show for it. I kicked off the knitting Olympics late and didn't cast-on until Sunday. The kids have kept me from watching most of the Olympics. I do have about 6 inches of the back of Elfin completed. I think I made a mistake on one of the decrease at the side seam. I think I K2tog when it should have been and SSK. It's hardly noticeable and I think I'll just leave it that way.

I don't know who I was fooling. I'm the Jamaican bobsled team of the knitting Olympics. I'm here but there's no way I'm going to complete Elfin by the end. Maybe if I didn't work full time and I didn't have 2 toddlers. Maybe in another dimension. At least, I've gotten a start to Elfin.

My poor FLAK has been set aside for now and Elfin is a welcome break. Except for the Ruffles which appear to be easy but very tedious, Elfin is an easy sweater to knit. There is some simple shaping but it's mostly just plain stockinette. The Rowan felted tweed is an interesting yarn. It varies in thickness a bit and has that felted fuzziness. It knits amazingly fast on my addi-turbos and I actually had to use #6 to get gauge. Amazing since I usually need to go down a size or two.

I couldn't resist a deal on ebay and purchased 12 skein of Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran yarn in purple. I've already selected a cabled sweater in Rebecca 31. I'd like to make Knitty.com's Mariah and Girl from Auntie's Rogue but both require more than the 1200yds of yarn that I have.

I wonder what my secret pal is knitting for the Olympics. I'm sure her progress is better than mine.

My DH delivered on Valentine's day with flowers, heart balloons, a card, and a box of chocolates. He didn't get the good chocolates but I give him credit for the rest. The kids got way too much candy as DH and I both bought them chocolates. Is it possible to have too much chocolate? Yes, when you're trying to get your kids too sleep. My son is a chocolate fanatic and keeps demanding more chocolate.

2 Comments:

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Zoya! I promise, I chose a much less intense Knitting Olympics Project...but I'm not going to tell you what it is, so you won't be tempted to go sleuthing! I think Elfin is wonderful! I really, really, REALLY like it , and I can see that as a project I'd like to do for myself...maybe we'll have to trade when the SP thing is over! I suspect you will get a surprise in the mail today..and give yourself a break on Knitting Olympics...sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, so to speak! Have a good day!

 
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