14 February, 2010

Knitting Olympics and Other Life Bits

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Mine's been very nice - chocolate and a phone call from the Faraway Sweetie. 

Now to business...The knit mojo?  She is back.

I have opted in to the Knitting Olympics this year.  At first, I thought I'd shoot for the Argus Shawlette, but after I whipped out 198 Yds of Heaven [Ravelry link] in 4 days (new speed record for me!!), I thought lace isn't as much of a challenge as it used to be. Here is 198 Yds, on me as I wore it yesterday at Wagamama, and displayed outside...

Instead, I'm tackling the lovely cardigan pictured below, for the girlie bean.  In exactly that shade, per her request. Here's my Ravelry project link.

This is my Olympic Torchlighting Cast-On Picture.  See the Opening Ceremonies in the background there?  I did DVR and watch them in daylight, given that it was 2 AM or something here when they began.

And for the record? Stylecraft Brushstrokes?  Pretty color, but hideous, hideous, HIDEOUS to knit with.  Squeaky, sticky, icky yarn that makes my teeth itch to work with.  Good thing she will love it.


Susie J. said...

See how creative you are, taking pics in front of the Olympics... I just knitted and didn't bother picking up the camera. I suck as a blogger.
And knocking out 198 Yards of Heaven in 4 days?? WAY TO GO!

Bec said...

I'm participating in the spin-off event on Ravelry. Working on a Rusted Root.

Where did you go to Wagamamma? I want to go! Where's the nearest one? Ate there in London on my birthday in 2000 and on my half birthday in Sydney in 2008!

Knitting Out Loud said...

That photo of your farm is so beautiful! Here I come!

Village Books said...

Your blog is lovely! I'll be following along.

Lynn said...

Four days?!?! WOW! And it is gorgeous! LOVE the color!