I guess you could say I’m *this* close to being disqualified. Six days have been marked off of the Olympic Knitting Calendar. And I’ve only knit about 25% of my Sitcom Chic. I didn’t take another picture, because quite honestly folks, there’s nothing to see. Why didn’t anyone tell me that knitting Sitcom Chic would be mind-numbingly boring??? I mean the sweater is a cutie. That’s for sure. But the knitting itself is snooze-a-rama as only miles of stockinette could be. I can’t even bring myself to think about the sleeves.
To make matters worse, the TV is conspiring against me. I thought that if there was interesting stuff on, I could knit through the boredom. But no…. Gilmore Girls was inspid this week *yawn* and then Supernatural and Lost did a double whammy on me. They had lots of grossness. (Gross is relative I know. It was gross to me.) So I had to close my eyes a lot. And while I can knit without looking, for some reason closing my eyes totally throws me off. Why? Who knows.
But I have done some very good knitterly things. Oh yes. The fifth FO of 2006, first in all it’s glory blocking…
And then hanging out on the bed. Because yes I wore it today, but no, I am not showing you the oh so popular shawl shot. You know the one. Where they hold it up behind them with arms spread wide and someone takes a picture of their ass. You do not wanna see a picture of my ass. We are in the process of reducing said ass and we do not really need to see it to know that it is big.
Project: Leaf Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark (Fibertrends)
Yarn: Zephyr Jaegerspun, two 2 oz. cakes, 630 yards each, held doubled
Needles: Size 7 Crystal Palace circs, 32 or 35 inches
Notes: The zephyr is to die for. Except for the fricking, fracking knots. I literally screamed out loud (once in the yarn store) when I found the last two. It really pissed me off that there were so many (at least 7) knots in the one cake. The CP needles though worked like a charm. Much better than the addis I’ve been attempting to use for lace. I did 12 repeats of rows 31-40. When all was said and done I only had 6g (out of about 112g) of the yarn leftover.
Please don’t tell the knitting police about my Olympic failure so far. And Beth, to make matters worse, I’m giving serious though to finally finishing Rogue by adding the zipper and attaching the sleeves. I’m hopeless.