Monday, January 30, 2006

Knitting Olympics

Feh. Blogger doesn't want to upload any large pictures right at the moment. Curses! (shakes fist threateningly) I was all set to post the pattern for the sweater I'm (apparently) doing for the Knitting Olympics that Yarn Harlot has set up. I've got a short sleeved 1940's sweater I'm doing which you could all see if I could get the pictures to post, dammit.

The general idea is that you cast on during the Opening Ceremonies (Feb 10) and finish before the Olympic flame goes out (Feb 26). Yup. A little over two weeks to finish a whole something. I usually have no problem knitting crap in less time than that but I hate like a mofo having to sew the thing together. I downright resent it. I pretty much take it personally that I have to now put all these pieces together.

So that's my challenge, to knit and finish a project in 16 days. I should have said I'd do socks because you don't have to sew those. The challenge would have been to make socks I'd actually put on my feet.

14 comments:

Scott said...

This should really be a huge challenge for you because even though you've been knitting for 20 years or more, I've only seen a couple of things you've actually finished. You can start'em like a mofo, but it's the finishing you seem to have trouble with.

Severina said...

You scoff, you bounder!

Now why would you even be interested in anything I'd knitted anyhow?

You just want me to knit you a poncho.

Scott said...

No, I want a jockstrap for my head.

Jodie said...

I thought about doing the knitting olympics, but looks like February is not going to lend any sort of knitting time. Maybe it would work if I got more likkered-up" :) Good Luck!

Severina said...

Oh let's all get likkered up whether we're doing the Olympics or not. Drinking should be a sport anyhow.

Diana said...

I agree drinking and knitting should be an Olympic sport. Anyone can knit, but how many can actually knit under the influence? I thought I had mastered it until the last time I sobered up and had to frog 19 rows. Oh well!

I do want to see a pic of the sweater you're going to knit and FINISH for the Olympics! I just hate sewing the pieces together too! I always need someone to give me a pep talk or I need a deadline to meet. Ugh!

Jodie said...

I play the violin, and recently we had a likkered-up sight reading party. That was interesting, playing the violin after several drinks. I feel sorry for anyone sober. Sight Reading Party

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