February 19, 2006
Olympic knitting - after two false starts
After two false starts (knitting 6 pattern repeats of a 12 row pattern over 80 stitches and having to frog - TWICE!), I am finally making some progress on my Olympic knitting. It only needs one more mistake and the damned thing will be condemned to a small, damp, chilly cupboard for the rest of it's natural life. Only subsequent to employing every single knitters aid I possess, I have finally got the hang of the pattern and have enough safety nets in place not to have to frog back to the beginning again. So here is the progress on Eunny Jang's Print O'The Wave Stole (this one isn't Eunnys, it's mine).
And for Monkee, a couple of lace close ups, which should make Zib happy too as there is a nice fibre shot in there too. Knitting is in Kaalund Expressions kid mohair laceweight, Poinsettia colourway. This is fantastic yarn to knit, warm, soft and fairly flies from one needle to another. But. Addi Turbos for laceknitting and my looseish tension do not match. Stitches are too easy to drop - I need something more grippy, but wouldn't you know it, 3.5mm is the only size that I have no available nice wooden pointy sticks. Oh to be knitting this on recycled ebony! Sigh. Ah well, back to the knitting Olympic challenge, I am way behind and need to get one side of the body of the stole done by the end of today.
Citius, altius, bloody fortius. Or as we say in Blighty (when we aren't very good at something) It's not the winning, it's the taking part that counts. Gawd bless Eddie The Eagle Edwards, wherever he is. And in the words of the coach for Team Angstylvania (which, perversely, is keeping me going) We'd have to care to finish.
Posted by glittrgirl at February 19, 2006 10:22 AM
Hey, nice job there so far. Love the color too! Thanks for cheer up...not sure if I'll finish either??? zknitter
Posted by: Zonda at February 19, 2006 05:47 PM
3.5mm are very elusive aren't they? They didn't exist in old British money I think that is why.
Still looking like lovely knitting to me though.
Posted by: purlpower at February 20, 2006 02:08 PM
Keep going, there, you girl! Whoop whoop!
Posted by: Scumkitten at February 23, 2006 02:44 PM
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