On Giants' Shoulders

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knitting Olympics

Well, the nice symbol somehow didn't get posted on my blog, but I am doing the knitting Olympics this year. I feel like a figure skater who decided to change the long program at the eleventh hour, however. I started out thinking I was going to do a three color sweater with stash yarn, only to discover that I didn't have quite enough of any one color to do the bottom and the sleeves, so I've changed my design. I am now doing a "Ringing the Changes" sweater with 5 colors from my stash. It's rather like taking all of your scrap cloth and making a quilt, instead I'm taking yarn left from an Abby project, a Jim project, and a couple of Luci projects and turning it into a striped sweater for me. It's a design I've wanted to try for awhile.

The object of the knitting Olympics is to cast on during the opening ceremonies (done) and then finish the project by the closing ceremony 17 days later. I overslept this morning, so I'm feeling like I'm already falling behind, but I've got the ribbing at the bottom done, and I'm onto the second color change.

So now it's back to the needles pondering whether it wouldn't have been more prudent to do a "Ringing the Changes" sweater for Luci instead of me....


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