Sunday, February 28, 2010


Right under the line, I suppose:

I cast off during the men's hockey gold medal overtime. At least, I started casting off then. Finished soon afterward.


Tonight after I finished some work stuff, I blocked it. Both of these are crappy nighttime pictures.


It's really pretty. I never stretched it out on a larger needle, so this was on a 16" circ the whole time, and I never realized how big it was getting or how striking the color striation was. I love it. Knitting it wasn't a joy-fest the way Shetland Triangle was, but part of that was the thick-and-thin nature of the handspun yarn - definitely imperfect and a little odd. Overall, I'm very pleased.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I cast on my Knitting Olympics project at Paige's Olympic Cast-On Shindig, during the opening ceremonies. Despite a cold that knocked me out for a massive portion of the weekend, I was here by Sunday:


Here I am, a week later:


It doesn't look like much, but I promise it's progress. I have 20 g of yarn left, and my calculations make me think I can pull off one more repeat of the main chart, and then the edging chart. I may just make it!

Knitting tv has alternated between the first season of The OC and the actual Olympics. I am learning about sports I've never really watched before. Moguls skiing is awesome. All the sleddy stuff scares the crap out of me. The skating is really cool - and there are parallels in technique to auto racing (esp. short-track) that makes me want to watch more of it.

Knit on, folks. Faster, Higher, Stronger!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Apparently I've been knitting

Instead of blogging. Here, have a few finished things:

Socks. Garter Rib pattern, Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Jabberwocky. Love these. Warm, squishy, and fabulous. I've barely taken them off since I finished them Friday morning.


A scarf for my Mother-in-Law. Yarn is Malabrigo Twist, which is yummy. Pattern is Diagonal Lace Scarf, free on Ravelry.


And the most epic finished thing lately:


A cardigan, started in September of 08, it's finished, it fits, and it's warm and wooly and just what I needed for this snowy week. Pattern is Twist from Chic Knits, yarn is discontinued Knitaly, bought from a closing LYS. Woot.

That's it for now. There were a couple of other smaller things that got done too, but these are the biggies lately.

I'm working on an olympic project, I'll have an update on that soon.