Knitting, Dogs and More: 02/12/2006 - 02/19/2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Olympic Progress

I heard from Family Circle about the Cover sweater on their August 23, 1977 issue. This is the sweater I'm knitting for the Knitting Olympics. I have permission to make 10-20 copies and distribute them. I'll figure out how to do this both financially and the best way to make the copies as readable as possible.

I also want to lead a KAL. If you're interested let me know in the comments section. If I get more requests for copies than I have permission to distribute we will have to figure out a selection process. Also let me know when you'd realistically be able to start. The original issue came out in late Summer. I thought in keeping with the theme and title "Anti-freeze sweaters: Make them now, wear them later" we could start in August. I would have my experience behind me, could clarify some of the tricky parts and share info on swatching by then. The tricky parts come from how the pattern is written and the print is so small. I remember my Mom having some problem with the hood, but I'll let you know how that goes when I get there. So far it has been fairly smooth. My gauge on the Honeycomb is smaller than it should be, so I probably should have added a repeat. I'm thinking outloud so I'll go and get to work so I can spend some time on my Olympic knitting.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Olympic progress!

This picture cracks me up because it without a reference you can't tell the measurements. It's about 12" long and 19" wide. It folds a bit so you can't see the whole width but it kind of looks like a sock. I made a few changes to the pattern. I may not put in the pockets but if I decide I want them will do it when the sweater is done. I think the pockets would add unnecessary padding to my hips but would be kind of fun. There is also a strip of garter stitches near the pocket. I didn't want to put those in because of how different and stretchy garter stitch can be. Anyway, it looks like a have a good start but for the next few days I won't be able to work on it. That's why I came out charging when the flame was lit.

I also want to dedicate my efforts and medal (if I complete this) to Michelle Kwan. She showed such grace and true sportsmanship these past few days. It's a small gesture but heartfelt appreciation of her wonderful character.

  • Hooded Cabled Pullover
    Family Circle 8/23/77

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