I thought I was ready to start Ravelympics this morning. Only I wasn’t. I only have one of five skeins of yarn wound. I didn’t copy my pattern. (When knitting lace, I always make a copy of my pattern and cross off the rows as I knit them.) And if anyone had tested my blood for banned substances, they would have found far too much caffeine and junk food in my system.
Anyway, after about four hours of wasted competition time, I’m back in medal contention. Here’s what I’m going to knit in 17 days. Shut up and quit laughing!!!!! That’s rude!
It’s the Flirty Ruffles Shawl from Fiddlesticks Knitting. I have about 2,000 yards of 2 ply 100% Cashmere yarn from Sarah’s Yarns. It’s heavenly!!! Oh, and I’m using size 5 needles. The reason I’m using size 5 needles, is because I have them in both 24 and 36 inch lengths. No, I didn’t swatch. It’s lace. I guessed.
I just completed chart 1. You are about to see what is probably the most boring picture I’ve ever posted on this blog!
See! I warned you. But there is proof that I did something on day one of the Olympics. We have a wedding to attend tonight so I don’t know how much further I’ll get. But there will be Nascar knitting tomorrow, after church.
I read on Ravelry that one person knit the shawl in one week, and the ruffle in one week, so there’s hope.
There’s only one problem. I’m not very driven. I don’t have a competitive bone in my body. And I’m thinking I want to get some quilt tops on my machine next week. College girl leaves for school on Sunday and I get my quilt room back. I couldn’t see the floor all summer.
I also need to study next week. If I’m going to be smarter than a 4th grader, I’d better start studying. Homeschooling starts in two weeks, and Honey and I are gone for one of them!
I’m off to knit a little longer before I have to get ready to go to the wedding. I need to cram my body into some painful foundational garments and put makeup on for the first time this week. And I think I’ll take a couple of Advil for good measure.