So…It’s day four of the Olympics. I’m working on my Olympic knitting, but it’s slow going. Let me just say I really hate colorwork sleeves in the round. I’m so desperate, I’ve now switched to double points. I hate double points.
Here’s what I’m working on.
I mentioned in the last post that I was going to try to finish some projects, rather than starting new things. Does anyone recognize this?
How about this?
Yep, it’s my Damask Kauni. It set off a pretty big craze for a while. I started it in 2007 and never finished it. Why? Because there is no possible way it will ever fit me. I think it’s destined to live out its life on a mannequin as a decoration. I last worked on it in 2009. When I stuffed it back in the bag, I had about 4 inches left on one sleeve. During the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and later that night, I finished the first sleeves. On day 2, I picked up stitches for the second sleeve and knit a few rows. Day three was pretty slow too. This morning, I pounded out a bunch. I ‘m still only about one third of the way through the sleeve.
I was wondering why my knitting looks so uneven, and then I realized I steamed the rest of the sweater. Colorwork loves steam!!! I steamed the rest of the first sleeve and it looks pretty decent. I’m going to knit as much as I can the next couple of days because I want it finished!!!
The other thing I mentioned in my last post is that I had hurt my right hand. I rested it for a couple of days, and it seems to have cleared up. It gets a bit sore when I knit too much, but a nights rest takes care of it.
Gotta go. The color work is
screaming at calling me. I need to work hard. Doesn’t every Olympian want their mom to be proud???