Pay no attention to the woman who should be doing her Olympic Knitting. Heck, for that matter, pay no attention to the woman who’s house is a mess because she’s been knitting her fingers to the bone for the last few days! In the heat of the competition, some things have to fall by the wayside and in my case it’s been the house.
I don’t have any updated sweater photos for you, I’m a few inches further than I was in the last post. I put the live stitches on a piece of waste yarn the other day and I didn’t have as much to knit as I thought I did (one of the positives to being a short woman). I think I can make it to the bottom of the sweater tonight and start on the sleeves tomorrow. Which pretty much means that I will not finish my Olympic sweater in time. I’d love to try to convince you all that I really meant to make myself a sleeveless sweater… but I won’t. It’s meant to have arms and that’s the way it will be.
In the meantime, I’m working on a child’s hat for a birthday party we are to attend in 1/2 hour. Yikes, must keep moving!
The sweater and hat you see above is one I finished about a month ago forKnittymuggins.
The hat is Heart on a String from Susan B. Anderson. The sweater is a one skein wonder from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. Both were knit from Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton. Unlike most cotton yarns, this one was soft, fluffy and didn’t make my hands hurt. The only unusual thing that I noticed was that the heart on the hat and the cardigan are made out of the same color – however, when I washed the cardigan it came out much darker than I had expected. I’m not sure why this would be. Both patterns are sweet and easy and I’d knit them again for another baby.