Monday, February 27, 2006

Blog button!

So, in a fit of frustrated creativity, I made myself a blog button. The back ground for the button is Rowan's Weasley sweater (which he has nearly outgrown, by the by).

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I didn't get the gold

My plans for the Knitting Olympics did not include the national roll out of Borders Rewards, nor 11+ hours of mandatory overtime. Alas! Woe! While I might be able to afford some yarn, I did not finish my shawl.

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This is me, Sunday night.

I think this picture speaks for itself.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Olympic Progress

My Olympic progress thus far has been (in my not so very humble opinion) pretty spectacular.

Day 1: completed Clue 1 and a few rows of Clue 2
Day 2: completed Clue 2
Day 3: completed all but a skosh of Clue 3
Day 4: completed Clue 3
Day 5: a day of rest

My big plan for this evening includes watching more Olympics and picking up approximately 5 trillion ickle stitches in my lace weight merino. That'll be fun.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Pre-Olympic Jitters

Well, I haven't finished anything else. I have made some progress however. My green tank top is coming along nicely, and I guess I better find the pattern soon so I can do the shaping. I've also been working on Morgan's Cardigan. I engineered the shaping for the cardigan front neck(s), and figured out a button-hole that would suit my purposes. I have the second front about 1/4 of the way done. Then I have sleeves and the making up.

Meanwhile, in Harlot-town and Torino both, the Olympics are starting tomorrow. Which means my other finishing efforts are going to be set aside until the MS2 is complete. I am rationalizing thusly: Stephanie allowed for swatching, and I figure if something's swatched then its started. Therefore, the MS2 qualifies for both events. Tidy, eh?

I'm not feeling an overwhelming landslide of finished-ness. I keep repeating to myself "You went from 19 UFOs down to is February 9.....this is a marked improvement.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Drive By Posting

Its my day off so, rather than write about knitting I'm going to go curl up with a cup of tea and knit read a romance novel. More news (with pictures!) tomorrow.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

How Cool am I? Or, "And Then There Were Seven"

So, in a fit of extreme groovitude, I finished Rhiannon's socks last night. That's right folks, I finished my first UFO on the first of February.


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And the ubiquitous "Sock on Feet—Action Shot!"

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Project Specs
  • Lionbrand Magic Stripes sock yarn in colorway "Purple"
  • Two size 2 circulars
  • CO 60 sts.
  • Project begun — some time in December 2005
  • Project finished — February 1, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February is For Finishing, Day One

Okay, I'm all excited, because I've roped three other fools serious knitters into Finishing with me. In my incredible geekitude, I've even made a blog button and added a list on the sidebar.

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As we finish things, let me know, and I'll start a counter, and post either a link or a picture of the item, if you have one.

I have kicked major patoockus on Rhiannon's second sock, and might conceivably have it finished today or tomorrow. Now wouldn't that rock?