February 28, 2010
working this pattern, i learned to do a lot of things i’d never done before including:
hiding wrap and turns
bottom up sweater
extensive color work mixing english and continental knitting
i also learned that jared flood might be the next ysolda teague. the pattern was definitely unclear at times, and not easily modified to achieve a different fit. i would NOT recommend this pattern for the inexperienced knitter.
i want to say i can’t believe it, i can’t believe that in two weeks, i finished this sweater that was a real challenge for me. but honestly, i can believe it. i’ve learned that i do in fact know what i’m doing and that gosh darn it, i’m a pretty damn good knitter.
so yarn harlot, your team may have won olympic gold, but did any of those hot hockey men knit a sweater?
i didn’t think so.
February 27, 2010
due this week:
one theory book
and, as you know, tomorrow evening my knitting olympic sweater is due.
of course i have to tink back a few hundred colorwork rows tomorrow before i can move forward.
how am I handling it you ask?
February 16, 2010
i’m having an emotion right now.
i received a package today.
that’s right folks, it’s my green mist bohus hat kit.
the one i wanted to knit for the knitting olympics.
however, i will continue on with my sweater.
i’ve made my commitment,
and some good progress.