Friday, August 15, 2008

Ravelympics

This is one of my favorite yarns.


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Its so very wooly, even has bits of straw in it. It's nothing you'd want next to your skin, but as an outer layer, it can't be beat!
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And here is all the paraphenalia I'll need to make my lobster sweater. This is the 5th or 6th one of these I've done. I have to dredge up an old picture of one; they are all pre-digital.

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Here are the buttons for the sweater. I got a couple dozen of these back before I had the Things.
Since I all but stopped knitting, I have many, many left.

So, this is my Ravelympics project. The event is the Sweater Sprint.
Progress is looking....well, not very good!

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That's about 6 inches or so...It's 11 inches to the armpits, when I'll split off to front and back on straight needles. I don't steek. I'd like to, but I would have to be heavily medicated, and well,  I have those kids....

The master plan is to get to the armpits, split onto straights, and cast on both sleeves at once-magic looped. If I can get the sleeves under my belt, the rest should be pretty quick. 
Oh, I just remembered the hood. Yikes, I've got to get moving on this.
I am so NOT the Michael Phelps of knitting!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh I can't wait to see this lobster sweater finished! If I ever recover from my last sweater, I'd like to do one of these for my DS...someday ;o)

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