I’m awarding myself an unexpected gold medal because I did in fact finish my Knitting Olympics wrap before the extinguishing of the flame at the end of the closing ceremonies. Of course, this was on NBC time, rather than the Korean peninsula time zone, but so was the casting on, so I’m counting it.
I owe my victory to two snow days and a late start, so thank you Canada for the cold front assist.
The blocking may have been a bit excessive – this thing stretches to the floor if I don’t double wrap it. In some hazy future I will soak it again and reblock for width and reduced length, but for now, I’m just loving it. I’m almost sad that spring is finally starting to show up because I won’t get to wear it for months and months.
Not sure why it then took me two weeks to get that finish posted, but life gets in the way.
I’ve moved on to another wrap, this one called Pralines. I ripped it out three times in the early stages, twice because I didn’t like how I was managing carrying the light yarn up the edge, and the third time because I decided to change the contrast yarn altogether. In stead of a greeny-blue yarn I dyed a while back with Olympic white left-overs , it is now the greeny-blue with a variegated lighter green. Looks less like I’m knitting nautical wear. If I had the brown yarn shown in the pattern, I’d have used that because I love the color combination, but I’m trying to knit from stash.
Which, by the way, is totally my excuse for buying three new skeins of yarn at the Rose City Yarn crawl last weekend. I needed the new yarns to go with three skeins I already had, so I could make some two color shawls I have my eye on. can’t knit from stash if it doesn’t match! None of my remaining sock yarns really went with each other. So I was pretty much forced to buy more yarn, right? (Oh, rationalization. It makes for great shopping sprees.)
My friend Paige came down to spend the weekend, so there was much knitting and yarn shopping and making of bagels.
That last became a full family affair because the many stages of bagel making were so interesting. Kneading and pulling, then broiling, boiling, and baking. We had a great time, and then a fabulous bagel feast.