Archive for February, 2006

The Knitting Olympics are concluded

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Citius, Alitius Fortius Latin for “Sweet Mother of Mohair, I cannot feel my hands”. The Knitting Olympics have concluded. As the lights dimmed and the music played, there were 4,071 knitters standing solemnly in their virtual stadium holding untold yards of yarn. Some were holding finished objects. Some were still holding mostly skeins. Many needed […]

Oh boy, this is going to hurt

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I am so far behind.

Final Crunch

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Hoo-boy. I am running behind in the push to the finish line. My second ho is just at the calf right now. I haven’t even started decreasing. This is going to be tight. Pictures later on if I can bear it. I think I’m going to be sleeping with my hands in a bucket of […]

I got smoochies!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Welcome, Cast On listeners and readers. Thank you so much Brenda for the shout out – I’m glad you like Visiknit so much! (Oh yeah, just to be clear – SweaterProject is the site, Visiknit is the software. Got it? Good.)

Sock It To Me

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Well, the first ho is done! I am happy, but not content. I’m still running about two days behind in my goals for the Kintting Olympics, but I think I might be able to pull this off it time. My joy is indeed frabjous. But, as long-term kiltwear goes . . . eh, these may […]

Check out my ho.

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Here is the progress over the last two days. As you can see, I’m still significantly behind. Eeek! The calf of the first ho is shaping up nicely, but I’ve only got two days left (including today) to work on this one. I should have turned the heel already. So it looks like this weekend […]

See what I’ve been driven to?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

I’ve been productive, no doubt about that. But these Knitting Olympics are driving me to extremes that I never thought I’d go to. In the drive to stay awake, I’ve had to turn to chemical enhancement. Thing is, I’m really picky about how much sweetener I put in my coffee. You can’t be too careful […]

First Weekend’s Progress

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Here’s the beginning of the kilt hose. A sock kit, if you will: I bought a new set of rosewood needles for this project, and so far they feel fantastic in my hands. They’re a definite improvement over bamboo, which surprises me because I’ve always loved bamboo needles. But at such small sizes, rosewood just […]

Here we go

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Now it’s on. I finished the first sock last night at about 7:30, then promptly dove into the kilt hose. I’ve decided to go with an ultra-simple pattern for them. I’d like to have a pair with cables and fancy ribbing, but when doing time-constrained knitting, tradeoffs must be made. I am really happy with […]

It’s On!

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Well, it’s almost on. The Olympic flame has been lit! The Knitting Olympics have begun! Oh, and a bunch of athletes are doing their thing in Italy, too. Whatever. I haven’t yet finished the prototype sock, so I haven’t cast on yet. Yeah, I know, time wasted can never be regained. I’ll just have to […]