I think I did pretty well, considering I just started them two weeks ago. They were knit on size 1 dpn's, using Katia Mississippi 3-ply (terrible sock yarn, by the way, unless you are into cotton that has NO ease whatsoever). I still have to finish my other niece's pair of socks, but I'm not making Jaywalkers for her. I like the pattern, but this yarn is too hard to work with. I'll make a pair for me one of these days, but first I have to work on my
Yesterday, I finally (really) decided what I was going to knit for KO2006. It was all sort of up in the air until I found out that
I also cast on all 353 stitches last night. And I knit ALL DAY on my shawl. Wanna know how many rows I've completed??
Wait for it....
13. 13 lously little rows, and I've knit ALL DAY! I kid you not. This baby is going to take me a lifetime to complete. One row (and I admit that I made a ginormous mistake) took me TWO HOURS to knit!!! TWO HOURS, what with all the yarn-overing and the slip-slip-knitting... I'm going to have grandkids before its done. So I'm (again) revising what I consider my Olympic knitting... I really think that if I get as much done on this as I can, I'll have accomplished a lot. I'm making this for my best friend's wedding, and I really want it to be done by November. So the fact that I've started this is HUGE. And, since I need to really concentrate a bit on packing and planning for my move (and spending time with Chelsea before hers) I think my goal is going to be at least one pattern row a night. Every night. Until I'm done. And who knows?? Maybe I'll finish it before the end of the Olympics. Oh yea, progress pics are always nice
On a completely unrelated note, I bought a drop spindle!
I bought it last Sunday, at the Springwater Superbowl sale. There were a few other things that couldn't help but get snatched up:
To become a dop stitch scarf, holding together with Trendetter Dune (or I might use Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair.
To become a purse from Knitty.com
To become a pair of socks for me.
At the Superbowl Sale, I was fortunate enough to meet