Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I did not finsh my sweater for the Knitting Olympics.
I am listed as DNF. It is ok. I will eventually finish the sweater.
I think I just need to take it slow if I want to knit Intarsia. Can't force myself to do it.
It took me over 6 months to finish the Flame Sweater for my son and that was only on the sleeves. So how did I expect to finsh a whole sweater in 16 days?
Truth is I never expected to finish the sweater. I just thought I would finish more of it.
Ah well.
It will get done one way or the other.
We had a terrible storm blow thru here Sun and Monday. Luckly I didn't get to wet. My son was soaked coming home from school Monday, better then on the way to school.
We are suppose to get more rain this week. Hope no one else gets soaked this week.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Knitting Olympics

I thought I had written a post about my hands falling apart and how hard it was to knit and type. I haven't seen it post yet. Sometimes they take days to show up. Very strange indeed.
I spent all of yesterday home and kept my hands covered in vaseline and while I still have some cracked knuckles they do look better.
I will continue to knit.
I decide that in order to finish the sweater I can't stress myself. So one day a week I will knit while watching TV and I will knit on my Pumpkin sweater then.
That way I should be able to wear it for Halloween.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Knitting Olympics Progress cont....

I've been sidlined with an injury.
My hands are falling apart. It is winter. My hands always fall apart in the winter. When I signed up for the Olympic Knitting started the weather was nice and sunny. My hands were in good shape.
I guess you could call me the Tonya Harding of Knitting Olympics.
I've finished one sleeve, started the other sleeve, I think I've finished 5 rows on the ribbing. I think I've knitted 2 more rows on the back of the sweater. I think I'm doing well and then I realize I picked up the light orange instead of the bright orange. So that means I have to rip back and start again. I'll do my best to knit this week. I do have Fri/Sat night off so I'm good for a few hours of knitting then.
Hope everyone else is doing great with their knitting.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Knitting Olympic progress

Day One: Finished the 5 hour baby sweater. Slept while I watched the Opening Ceremonies. Kids would wake me up to look at the TV.

Day Two: Knit 1 inch band on the back of the sweater. Found out I had already knit on sleeve. Yea, I'm ahead. Looked at graph and all my little balls of yarn. Knit 5 rows on sleeve band of second sleeve.

Day Three: Knit 2 rows of sweater back. Yarn is all tangeled. Must untangle it before I continue.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Knitting Olympics 2006

I'm ready to start knitting. First I will finish the 5 hour baby sweater I stared on Wednesday. I want to finish it first. If it feets a baby that I know then I'm giving it away. Then I will start knitting my Halloween Sweater.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I'm not sure.

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