Friday, February 10, 2006

Knitting Olympics, Day 1

Well, we had intended to make a Team Procrastination button, but we ... never got around to it.

I have been sidelined by a stomach bug for a few days, but I did manage to knit a quick scarf for my mother (pictures tomorrow, needs finishing work) and coerce my wonderful husband into winding the balls of yarn for my Knitting Olympics project (he's a truly excellent ball winder - but sorry, he's not available for rent or sale). I am making Noro Knits' Eloise as a vest for my grandmother (she lives in Florida, so the sleeves would be overkill). Instead of Noro I'm using Cascade 220 in an as-yet-undetermined stripe pattern.

I swatched on 8s as called for in the pattern - yup, too tight. Got gauge and a nice loose fabric with 10s, and cast on at 2PM. Spent most of the afternoon and evening doing a little knitting and a lot of undescribable stomach virus related program activities, but got this much done :

I took one additional picture with the flash, but eh, it's ribbing. You know what it looks like.

1 comment:

  1. Not to rain on your parade, Krista, but did you wash your swatch?

    (And BTW, I reaaaally do want to borrow that husband of yours for ball-winding duty after the Olympics. There's this pretty laceweight in my stash...)