Ha! The knitting gods did not smite me down for my arrogant prediction that I'd finish early.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Bought in Portland, ME on a weekend getaway.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I'm going to go ahead and shock knitters reading this: I think I'll probably finish my Wisp early! Yes, I realize the deep jink-potential in that statement. I'm embracing it in fact. I know I should know better than to make such a hubristic pronouncement (I am an avid reader of the Yarn Harlot after all). Oh well!
Monday, February 15, 2010
While working the first few rows of Wisp during the opening ceremonies, I had a flashback to my last olympic project. It's both humbling and amusing to remember that at the time (2006), a pair of mittens was chosen as a challenging enough project for the endeavor. Looking back, I wouldn't exactly say that such a basic mitten pattern was that difficult for me. But because I'd never done socks, mittens, or gloves at that point nor did I have much of a record of finishing any project in a short time-frame, the idea of completing something in a new category under a deadline was enough to challenge me.
This year's project also doesn't strike me as particularly challenging, to be honest. But knowing how my work schedule has been these last few weeks, I think completing ANYTHING beyond a hat will be difficult. The primary challenge was, of course, finally using the qiviut. Second to that is working with lace-weight yarn. And third, finishing on time.
Friday, February 12, 2010
What does it say about me that my first post in five months is because of the knitting olympics?