And the torch is lit.....
Ok, so I didn't exactly start my Olympic knitting on time. But, this fact was slightly under control given that the printer refused to cooperate. And, I also can't help it that my yarn from Knitpicks and the Latvian Mitten book came in the mail. So, during the Opening Ceremonites, I started on this...
The progress is SLOW going. I never would have imagined myself knitting on toothpicks/size 1 needles. I am enjoying watching the pattern develop, but it is a little frustrating because the yarn twists so much. Does anyone know how to help this or am I just SOL? The only other Fair Isle I've done just worked 2 colors at a time and I used bobbins, so I didn't carry the yarn as much.
But, on the official first day of competition, I started Mairead that I am test knitting for Figheadh Yarnworks.
Not too much visually exciting progress, but the Cascade Superwash is really nice to work with, and bigger needles are always a nice change! I am working on the baby bunting first, which is worked from the bottom up. So, I've got 14 inches of stockinette before the bodice of the bunting. I think it is going to be so adorable, it is going to be hard to wait to start on the bodice and the cables. But, since it needs to be functional, I need to suck it up and take one for the team and knit the 14 inches.
A special thanks to my Felted SP for the lovely books I got in the mail this past week (sorry I haven't posted about it before).
Felted Knits and Knit One, Felt Too. I adore both of them and I can't wait to work on some of the projects!
And because we all know you are dying to see cute Olive, here she is...
She has a skin condition and she has to go to the vet for a bath every week for the next several weeks, so she comes back with a cute little bandana. I'm trying to keep up with pictures of her every week so we have some of her baby pictures. I think she just wants to be a model, she likes having her picture taken.
Have a fabulous Sunday afternoon, and stay warm to all of those who are stuck in the snow. It is a good excuse to stay in and knit!