Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Progress: 5 Days to Go

The second sleeve is finished. The second front is started up to three inches of ribbing.

If this sweater is to be finished, I am going to take my friend Liz's suggestion and attempt to seam without blocking, a frustrating prospect, but hopefully less time consuming than the alternative.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Progress: 7 Days to Go

That includes today... Uh. Oh. I'm 1/3 of the way through the second sleeve... and then I have to do the second front, the hood, and the ribbed edging. Not to mention the blocking and seaming. Uh.Oh.

I will continue trying to get it done, if for no other reason than to be that much closer to having a finished sweater by Sunday, but my hopes are dwindling.

So here's a cute video of one of the possible reasons I get less knitting done than necessary to be an Olympian:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Progress: 10 Days to Go

I'm nearly done with sleeve one. I hope to finish it and start the next (or one of the fronts) before bed.

I might be in trouble, folks. I don't know if I can get it done...

But if Lindsey Vonn can win with swiss cheese on her shin, so can I.

ETA 10:20pm: Sleeve finished. Left front started, 2.5 inches of ribbing.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Progress: 12 days to go

The back is finished. The first sleeve is knit beyond the ribbing.

I'm so glad the married Chinese couple won the pairs figure skating! Now please, friends from the East, MOVE IN TOGETHER AND WEAR YOUR GOLD MEDALS AROUND THE HOUSE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS!!!

It's what we would do...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Knitting Olympics

17 days. One sweater. All in, no looking back.

I cast on for my Central Park Hoodie on Friday evening with the Opening Ceremonies of Vancouver 2010. I could hardly wait to start it! In good knitting company, I sat on my couch, kept one eye on the baby, who cooperated wonderfully, and one eye on my black wool silk blend as it began to grow into a sweater.

I took care of baby business, but beyond that, I knit for 6 hours straight and had several inches of sweater back to show for it by bedtime.

I knit as much as I could both Saturday and Sunday, and now it stands at 20 inches of back. I'm hoping to finish the back tonight. Barring any unforeseen complications, knitting or otherwise, I think this is a reasonable goal.

Then on to arm #1. Then front #1. Then arm #2. Then front #2. Then seaming and the hood.

It's totally doable. As long as Elliott's minor experiments in small w walking don't turn into capitol W Walking too quickly... Baby, it's all in your hands. Be good to Mama...