At the end of my last post, I really want to say why I choose to knit the Hourglass sweater as my Olympic project. Now that Allysa isn't trying to climb up me, I guess I will tell ya why! I've wanted to knit said sweater for, ohhh about a year or so? It just kept being shuffled down to the end of the "must knit list". You see just reading the pattern baffled me. For some unknown stupid reasons I'm sure, I wasn't understanding the pattern, and where the pattern corrections fit in. I guess I've been using patterns that really hold your hand through the whole process. You know tell you every damn detail, like ssk, k1, slip marker, k2tog. The Hourglass pattern doesn't do that. The decreases for the yoke? Well, they kicked my ass. I ripped that f**ker twice. If it wasn't for having a deadline, that bastard sweater would have been in time out still. And while talking (argueing) with my Mom I (she) figured out that you need to place 4 markers (where do you read in that stinking pattern 4 markers?? They tell you to place 2, just TWO markers! argh!!) 1st one before the first stitch of the first sleeve attaches, 2nd one after the last sleeve attaches, 3rd before the first stitch of the second sleeve and the 4th one after the last stitch of the second sleeve. Like that made any sense. But it did to me, cause third time must be the stupid charm! Cause I got's that damned yoke done. I'm sure there must be a mistake, if not a million in this sweater. Cause I know damned well I didn't read the pattern right. I really, really want to knit this sweater again using silk and wool. Oh that would be nice.... anyway... I'm sick *whine* C has strep, and I have it now. damnit. My throat is killing me, slowly. I feel so yucky I barely want to knit. yeah, that's bad I know. But when I called the Dr's office this morning they didn't seem to think that mattered. THE NERVE! I know! They did at least call in a prescription that Mike is picking up now ( I hope ) I started my Red Hot sizzling socks Thursday I think. And since Allysa seems to think the camera is now her's, and screams MINE, MINE, MINE! When I have it. click for a picture cause yes, I want to have something to show her future boyfriends and I'm evil.
After she went down for her nap, cause damnit I don't feel good I don't feel up to the argument I was able to take these pictures of my sock in progress
click for a stretched out on my hand so you can see the pattern picture.
I really, really like this sock yarn!! It's Schaefer's Anne, sooo nice and squishy. Knits up super fast. Alright, I'm babbling now. I'm off to drink lots of tea, eat many popcicles, maybe do some laundry, and see what I can get Mike to cook dinner!
ugh, I feel like dukie.
*edited to add: Thank you everyone for your complements on my Hourglass sweater!! I really appreciate it!! All my neighbors (except one) thinks I'm crazy when I go around showing off my completed projects. The kids don't understand, and Mike's like uh huh. Thanks again : D
So.... we didn't make it to Cleveland, we ended up in State College PA instead. (Gotta love these people, they're very creative when it comes to naming towns. Frog town, Bird in Hand, Mars, Blue balls, Panic, just to name a few) Did a bit of shopping, had dinner (at Quaker Steak and Lube mmmmm!!) all sans kid-o's!! It was strange!
Here is my Knitting Olympic's sweater
As, much as I love my lil photographer sometimes.. she just isn't interested in taking pictures. Here are some lovely mirror pictures that show the shape a bit better.
I blame the fuzziness on the 75 year old mirror!
Pattern: Hourglass sweater, last minute knitted gifts
Yarn: Finnian's rainbow, 5 skeins in lilac mountain 1 skein in green.
Needles: size 8 bamboo circ and dpns.
Time: Started February 10, finished the 23.
My thoughts: This sweater, as easy as it is, kicked my ass at times. This is probably because I didn't really read the directions, I skimmed them. I had to rip out the collar twice, till I got it right on the third time. I can't explain my stupidity on that one right now. I have a 23 month old climbing around me, making it very, very difficult to write. I will knit this sweater again, maybe using a silk and wool blend.
I hope everyone who participated in the KO enjoyed themselves. I know I sure did!
Ok.. bath time for the monsters! Momma's got a sock to knit! : )
I finished my hourglass sweater thursday, I will post pics Sunday or Monday. Mike and I are going to Cleveland, and I don't have the time to write a nice post about it. Hope ya'll have a great weekend! : )
Maybe he's onto something... just maybe... hmmm... huh what? What am I talking about. Oh yeah, well last week B fell while playing at school. He was awarded with a nice size goose egg complete with abrasion. It is enough to make you wince. When he came home from school he was hungry, he wanted lunch meat, crackers and cheese, his exact order. He saw some thin mints while getting some crackers. Sure, he'll have two. I swear, I didn't know it would lead to this:
uh huh, its really a cracker, cheese, bologna and thin mint cookie. ew. ew. ew.
But hey, He's eating it and he swears its good!
maybe he is onto something, or maybe he just hit hit head to hard! maybe......
Finally finished the yoke last night, after three freaking attempts. More on that later. I've ripped out the bottom, ripped back three rows and started knitting with the green. Hopefully will be done tomorrow. *crossing fingers*
Day 7: Totally Torqued Off
I will never forget this one night like 8 or so years ago at my parents house. Everyone was in the living room watching tv ignoring my father was on the phone. Outta the blue he says: "I am torqued off, you can go shit in your hats!" to the guy on the phone and the room fell silent.
Right now, I am totally torqued off. If there wasn't a deadline, hourglass would be sitting in time out (after I jumped on it a few thousand times, and then let the kids jump too!) Remember that picture I posted last night? Almost done? HAHAHAHAHAHA! stinking bastard. I didn't make enough decreases *ahem* WHEN did I discover this? WHEN? When I was weaving in the
damned hem thing. URGH! Must double check self!! For some reason this pattern, which is soo easy, is totally kicking my arse, and has me totally torqued me off!!
hmm... Day 7 looks an awful lot like Day 4 damnit.
There is only one thing that will mend this pain, GS cookies come in tomorrow, Mom and Dad are 15 minutes away, that means I gettta sleep in tomorrow!!! Yippiee!!!