Knitting, Dogs and More: 02/05/2006 - 02/12/2006

Saturday, February 11, 2006

FLAK and Olympics

The Opening Ceremonies where fun to see. Great show with 80's rock music topped off with Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Perfect for the project I'm knitting for the event. The ribbing went quickly and I'm a little ways into the pattern. I'll work more on it tonight. Right now I'm supposed to be cleaning the office/sewing room/yarn storage room. Yikes! I want it organized so I can come in here and easily work on whatever I want to work on and then put away so I can work on the next thing.

Here's my progress on the FLAK. I worked on it as much as I could knowing it will be set aside until I'm sure I can finish the Olympic project in time.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Pre-Game Jitters!

I just looked a few blogs in which Olympic Knitters had chosen fingerless gloves, scarves, and other various SMALL projects. WHAT AM I THINKING! If I didn't have to work and take care of a 3 year old I'm 110% sure I could complete this sweater. Now I'm thinking I'm in over my head. Oh Well! At least it will give me a good start. I'll see how the first few days go. Just hope my luggage isn't lost with my yarn knitting needles etc...

I updated my WIPS page to show the two projects I frogged. After I'm through with the Olympics and FLAK I'll think about starting them again. I may swap the yarns though.

In honor of U2 winning 5 Grammys last night I changed the video. Also, any feedback on the video? Does it show up okay? I wonder if it makes the page slow to load, is annoying to some, etc.....

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Needles?. Check! Yarn? Check! Gauge? Check! Performance Enhancing Substances? NEED MORE CHOCOLATE!

Today I'm getting psyched up for the Olympics. I don't know about you but I want that darn ol' Michelle Kwan to just win a Gold Medal! She's the most medaled skater in the sport, just DO IT! I want her to win fairly though, I love when EVERYONE skates well and the person that wins skates even better!

As far as the knitting Olympics, I'm going to be playing sick....I've yet to truly shake this cold/sinus infection/flu/virus thing I've had. It's not gonna stop me! I'm Ready! I'm taking it easy these few days before the event. Frogged Town Square and will do the same for Ribbby. I'll work a little bit on FLAK and Hubby's Guansey as well as the Afghan.

Kristen asked about the Afghan. It's a pattern from a Bernat Yarn label. I got the skein on clearance in the early nineties just for the pattern.

Monday, February 06, 2006

More Birds! and a new WIP!

This is an afghan I had started and ripped out along time ago because I didn't like the yarn I was using at the time. I'm using Brunswick Germantown so of course it is lovely. My justification for starting this project is I'm going to need to rip out my Town Square Jacket and Ribby and restart them. I don't know what I did to Town Square but I cast on and knit the wrong number of stitches. My gauge is also smaller than my swatch. The Ribby was started before I worked on improving my knitting (tnesion difference between purl and knits) so I'll need to restart that too.

This afternoon I noticed about a dozen Robins in our trees and our neighbors trees. I haven't seen them for awhile. I'm really going to have to learn more about our feathered neighbors but I think they migrate south in the coldest part of winter. The picture in a previous post of what I think is a woodpecker maybe a female Nutall's Woodpecker.

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