Monday, March 06, 2006

CAll-Out to the Bobbbi Bear Team

Considering your Olympic Success, I was asking for help. Did you use the blue sky alpaca sportweight from Loop? Were the short rows challenging? I'm only okay at those...

Thanks!

Friday, March 03, 2006

olympic show offs

Would anyone like to show off their olympic knitting and get their photo taken? I've been tapped to take photos for IK Press of people and their handknits. I thought that people and their olympic projects might make good camera fodder. If you are interested, leave a comment and let me know when is good for you. I have until the 12th and I have plans to be in Rittenhouse Park this sunday at 3pm.

And in the interest of fairness.. anyone who will let me take their photo can get an emailed copy for themselves. I don't want you thinking they just poofed in the night.

Thanks!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Another Team Philly Triumph

Magda writes:

Well 2 1/2 out of 3 isn't bad. I got the baby sweater and blanket done last week Wednesday, and silly me, I convinced myself that I could conquer lace weight mohair and create 14" x 65" of magic by Sunday. Alas, I did sleep, eat, go to the movies and … oh, yes... I went to work for about 8 or 9 hours each day. So half of the stole/ scarf is done. I am proud nonetheless. Now I am itching to get started on the veil. My own private Olympics are set to begin! Wish me luck.

Thank you for posting this for me.

Magda

We did finish!

Sue and I did finish on Sunday. No big celebrations unless you call dancing in the kitchen like we were 18 again celebrations...

Sue finished her first sock. She was bummed that she didn't get 2 done. But that first sock is an amazing feet *ahem feat. And now that she knows she loves to knit socks she will knit more!! and perhaps some for me if I can persuade her.







So here is my lovely Turino Prep Sweater. I think it is hysterical that the colors of the sweater are the same as the billboards Turino had up for the figure skating. (Ah yes.. Amy who dyed the yarn said she planned it that way over a yr earlier. ha!)


Post-Olympic Depression

Anyone else feeling this post-olympic depression. I'm not longer competing against 4000 international knitters. No longer making huge pots of coffee and ignoring dishes, my boyfriend and my laundry. Gone is the rush everyday of working, striving for the golden finish. Now, it's back to just knitting...

Monday, February 27, 2006

In absentia

Congrats to all my Team Philly teammates on the podium!

Representing Philadephia in absentia (Providence, RI), my teammates and I had our closing ceremonies - complete with actual gold (colored) medals. Details here.

Two More on the Podium

Beverly's finished scarf:
And, Trish's "finished" baby sweater - I'm sure, by now, the sweater is finished - this picture was taken yesterday, well before the flame was extinquished, and she was seconds from the finish line!


Congrats to all of the exhausted Olympic athletes!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Golden Moment

So my very pregnant friend Sue's smile was golden to me:


So, my Olympic season is really complete.

And, Sue's is just beginning . . .

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

all done!

Today was a good day. The flower Basket shawl is done blocking.
Crazy speed skating Dutch 'Orange' fans go wild!




Pattern: Flower Basket Shawl, IK
yarn: Knitpicks dye your own laceweight Cushings' acid dyed in terra cotta
Notes: Yarn doubled, 9 lower shawl pattern repeats

Tulle, and Sequins, and Fringe, Oh My!

As we have all witnessed, this Olympics will not go down in fashion history (unless of course, you're a drag queen looking to "enhance" your wardrobe")












On the other hand, this unborn baby will be extremely well dressed (and snuggly in her pinwheel blanket) with my finished Olympic picot dress - she will not have to sift through her closet, oh no! Fashion will be at her finger tips!


So, my Olympic season has come to a close, and to finish it in style, Lisa Meyers, of Rosies, at 21st and Locust, a few steps down, has offered to host a closings ceremonies bash, to toast the end of the Olympics season, and all knitting Olympians (oh, and anyone else who is thirsty for a cocktail . . .). Hope to see everyone at Rosie's on Sunday at 4:30-6:00!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Closing Ceremonies?

Speaking of getting togethers , Lisa's blog mentioned chamagne as the torch died and I was wondering if anyone was celebrating the close of this challenge.

Look's like I'll make it!

I am getting closer and closer to my gold medal! I have the sleeves done, the body up to the armpits, and I am ready to attach them and start the yoke. I cannot believe I am going to get this done in the required time.

Sue, on the other hand, had to rip out twice this weekend on her first sock. But she is enjoying the process and is happy to finally learn how to make a pair on her own. I think she will get 1 sock done before the torch goes out.

Just an FYI. I have a knit/fiber nite at my house every other thursday. This thursday we are celebrating the olympics with tortellini soup (it looks just like those cra-zay medals!) and knitting. Feel free to come by and work on finishing your project.. or bring something new you've just started. I live in S. Philly and can send directions if anyone needs them :)