Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Yes, I competed. Yes, I completed. Yes, I did pass my test. Not as well as I would have liked, but damn that sweater looks good. I will do this pattern again. At a saner pace. At a saner point in my life. Thank you Stephanie (aka the Yarn Harlot) for making this possible. I will do it again. Hmmmm, maybe a self designed shawl.....
And here is my gold medal to prove it.....

Saturday, February 25, 2006


It's done. I've finished the Olympic Sweater. What's more, hubby won't take it off!!! I will post photos as soon as they're developed.

Now back to our regularly scheduled semester. Next test, Monday. Yes, as in the day after tomorrow. Nothing like waiting until the last minute...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

So much for projections

Yeah, so the sweater is not done. Seems I way overestimated the amount of knitting time that would be at my disposal yesterday. Turns out I got an hour. One measley hour. At least the sleeves are started. Now I need to get my rear on back on track for school. Hubby is recovering nicely.

Wow, what a day.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

If all goes well...

I should finish the Olympic sweater for my true love on Tuesday... Just sleeves to go. Unfortunately, he won't be able to wear it, because he'll be in surgery on that day for his shoulder. Oh, well, it will be ready for him when he's healed.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I was sooo bad, and yet so good a the same time

I played hooky from the studying yesterday. Instead of focusing on the topic of seizures, I took a trip. All the way to Santa Clara (100 miles away) to go to Stitches West. This was more than I had imagined, much more. I could have easily spent $1000 there, but I didn't. I only spent $25 on one skein of beautiful yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I bought sock yarn in the color carbon. I will definitely be ordering from them in the future.

There was just so much fiber everywhere I looked. Next year, I will have a larger budget, much larger budget.

On the Knitting Olympics, I have split off the front and back. I should finish the back today. After I study for a while

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sweater - Stage 1

Boy, was I happy to cast on this sweater. I've been working on it as often as I can. Seeing how it's the weekend and all, I've been able to get pretty far. 12". Not too bad. Only 7 1/2" until sleeves. Wow, this is going to be nice. Now if I can just stay focused.....

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Here are pictures of the sweater and the yarn for the Knitting Olympics.


The Knitting Olympics 2006

The games begin tomorrow...

For my project, I have selected this sweater:

Zig Zag Pullover from Knitpicks
Made from this yarn:

Wool of the Andes, Color Mist – also from Knitpicks.

Am I exicted? Am I anxious? Am I terrified?

Uh, yeah!! I will be attempting to knit this sweater in 16 days, for my loving hubby, who has a 52” chest. To add to the difficulty, I will also be studying for an exam, attending lectures and clincal rotations in my last semester of nursing school.

Why would anyone put themselves through this, you might ask? (Okay, my friends won’t ask, they know better). Well, I just don’t seem to have enough to do, silly. Besides, I need something to do at night when my head just won’t put the words together.

I figure it will take roughly 20 hours of knitting. Heck, I might get that many just on the day Hubby has his surgery. No way I’m getting anything remotely resembling studying done that day.

Wish me luck (or something like it)