14 February 2010

Sunday Olympic Update

Way to go Canada! The opening ceremonies were really nice, and so far everything seems to have gone well.

I didn't cast on during the opening ceremonies, because I had to finish a sweater for my friend's daughter. It is a basic bottom-up seamless raglan, split to make a cardigan. I did the edges in seed stitch, and made the sleeves straight. I haven't blocked it yet, and I still haven't put on the snaps that will close the button band, but it is almost done. Yarn is Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed Worsted in Ginger and Sea Blue.

I did cast on yesterday while visiting the in-laws, starting with a bib. This one is from Mason Dixon Knitting, and was super easy. I haven't blocked it or sewn in the ends yet. I'm thinking of doing something a bit more complicated next time, but don't hold me to it. KnitPicks Shine Worsted in a mystery color.

During the men's short track speed skating, I started the first burp cloth. This pattern is really fun, and with this yarn, is making a squishy, super soft cloth that will be really great for Baby. There are three mess-ups in it that I'm just leaving in (it's a burp cloth, after all!): one from when the Koreans fell, leaving Apollo Ohno the silver (schadenfreude all around); one from when Heather Kearney won the gold in women's freestyle moguls, and one from when my brother-in-law said something weird this morning. I'll take a pic of those tomorrow.

Faster, Higher, Stronger!

11 February 2010

Knitting Olympics

Yes, I fell for it again. I'll be joining the rest of the crazies in the Knitting Olympics! I'm going to knit all of my remaining cotton into burp cloths and bibs for our baby, who is going to arrive some time in July.