Progress!

I thought I’d add an update while I’m still in the midst of just getting started excitement. Of course, if I keep up the pace, I’m hopeful I might actually finish the sweater in two weeks–but I’ve tried this before, so I’m not going to hold my breath!

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I started with the left front of the sweater (Pattern: Ondulé) and am almost finished with the increases after decreasing for the waist. I’d like to finish the front tonight, which would put me in good shape for my goal. It’s looking like I’m not going to be too busy this week either, so I might even have some extra time to knit.
Who knows? Maybe this will be the year I actually make my goal!

Competition Time

I love watching the Olympics–Summer or Winter–and have for as long as I can remember. So it was a given that I would watch this summer. Less certain was whether or not I would challenge myself with a specific knitting project. Perhaps this wasn’t the year. But after finishing my two long-term projects and becoming re-energized to knit, I’ve decided to challenge myself yet again.

Now, I’ve never actually met any of my knitting goals during past Olympics. But why should I let that stop me now? I’ve decided to resurrect a project I started not long before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics but which has long languished. So long in fact, that my knitting tension changed on me, so I’m starting from scratch. I’ve already frogged and the yarn and needles are now patiently waiting tonight’s Opening Ceremonies.

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With any luck I’ll have a finished sweater in about two weeks. Or even finished pieces would be great!

I am also participating in this year’s edition of the Ravellenic Games, Team Briar Rose. Seems appropriate since my yarn is Briar Rose Legend, a lovely 100% merino sport-weight yarn.

Long Time, No Write

So…..it’s been a while. And I’m afraid to say the knitting was waning. Other interest beckoned. I was starting to think that perhaps knitting was no longer a strong interest for me. But then, this:

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Not one, but two finished shawls within about a week of each other. Sure, the ends need woven in, and blocking is very much wanting, but two finished shawls nonetheless. And now I’ve been swatching and planning and sketching and playing with yarn–I think I’m back!