I’m pretty sure I’m obsessed with Vancouver 2010. No, not the Olympics, although I’m enjoying watching. I’m obsessed with the Dale of Norway Vancouver 2010 sweater. Yes, I made up my mind.
I started knitting at 8:00 on Friday night, and I haven’t been to bed before 3 AM since. I have one sleeve finished and the other is up to the colorwork.
I’m pretty sure that knitting a mens sweater on size 2 needles is insane. And trying to knit it in 17 days is more insane. I knit both sleeves at once using the magic loop method. I couldn’t stand it any more when I got to the colorwork, so I finished the one sleeve. My goal is to finish the second sleeve by 3AM tomorrow morning. Then I’ll start the body, which should be faster to knit.
Except that there are 318 stitches in one round. On size 2 needles.
I did a bit of math, and using a rough estimate, I need to knit 8 hours a day to finish this by midnight on Feb. 28. I don’t think it’s going to happen, but I’m not quitting just yet! My Hero and I are going to be gone the last 5 days of the Olympics, and he has to work those days. That means I can knit all day every day. That may be what saves me.
My goal is to have all the pieces knit. I won’t have a sewing machine with me, so unless I decide to do a crochet steek (which seems bulkier to me) I can’t finish it until we get home.
I’m knitting the colorwork with a size 3 needles. I’m very pleased with the way it looks except for under the arm. If I ever do something like this again, I’m knitting the sleeves flat and seaming them.
My plan for today is to keep the laundry going and get it folded. In between, I’m going to get that other sleeve finished! I’ve finished 3 1/2 skeins, so I’m on target. I need to knit a skein a day, with a little more than that on some of the days.
What can I throw in the crock pot? Maybe I need to buy everyone some multi vitamins and load up on cereal.