Sunday, February 26, 2006

Knitting Olympics.

I've completed my Olympic project but am unhappy to announce technical difficulties due to insufficient equipment. If you are planning on knitting the Langsjal from Three-Cornered and Long Shawls, please be advised that you will probably require 1000 - 1200 yds to complete the project.

It all started so well, I cast on at Madrona knitting with friends. It is now obvious to me that I should have taken the spilled wine as a sign to join Team Merlot. Oblivious, I knit on. Here I am on February 16th.

I am becoming suspicious as time goes by and my ball of yarn is dwindling alarmingly fast. I chalk it up to codeine-induced hallucinations and reassure myself that everything will work out fine. Here is my progress by February 20th.

I am forced to face the music very shortly afterwards and realize that I have only completed 16 of 28 repeats of the centre but a little judicious weighing has me knitting the opposing border and grafting. The remaining yarn - about 10 metres. I now have a very pretty, very wide, rather short scarf.

I'll try for an in-use photo tonight.


Blogger Jessica said...

Oh, that sucks. :( I also have yarn shortage problems with my Olympic project.
It's beautiful though.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous megan said...

congrats on finishing -- it looks gorgeous. I can't wait to pet it!! Might I see you and it's lovliness toinght?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

it is beautiful. but then, you always do beautiful work. and the only thing that i would have changed about madrona would have been a longer visit with you!

11:57 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Sorry to hear about the yarn shortage. It seems to be going around :-(

12:55 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

glad you're feeling better! the lace is lovely as always :-)

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Wahhhhh! It looks lovely, I hope you'll still get to wear it.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Lavender said...

That is still really beautiful. Is is possible to get more yarn?

9:12 PM  
Blogger Marlene said...

I hope you'll still be able to use it. It's very pretty.

12:14 PM  

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