Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Midtime- Olympic knitting, and some explanations...

Haha... Cecilia, You have not looked at my entire blog have you? Lower right is "ongoing?" How long is the list? Well, I just have one arm to go, but - I'm not happy with the Vougue Knitting Circular cardi - the frontpage fall 2005.. So I'm wripping the other arm up to make it tighter, then, I will reknit the last 2 dm of the big circle. So, What happened? Christmas! Trying to finish the Bohus on time (as you noticed, it became done after) so I tried to interviene with the lopi mittens. Ok. approximate Christmas. Then, the Latvian mitten craze got me, just enough for starting three projects, and- the The Harlot got my attention - it is OS for all what I got. So, here is the update of the OS knitting. I'm running out of my fancy Colinette Point Five yarn! But, I have one front from being a long vest. Then the arms, a collar, and the pockets, and some brim. It will be VERY tight to make it on time, but that was the purpose, to challenge yourself. Anyway, I think it will be great. Staying positive!
After OS-knitting of my Winter coat, I will go back and finish my Latvian mittens, and THEN is the time for Circular Cardigan. It just felt like a bad design for me. A bit too heavy going down to my knees (in the back) and absolutely no cover in the front. So, I'm thinking of redoing (with some short-rows) the front. But then it is not a circular cardi. So I need to think about it. I will give you a picture, and then you will immediately understand the problem. (Where is the camera now!)... Ok, later. Must knit my winter coat now, I'm loosing seconds in the hill... by I might make a Bronze medal ;-) Your Yarn volture/garngamen.

2 comments:

Cecilia N said...

Thanks for reporting. 20 items on pins! And yarn for 20 more! I think I'm a rather modest knitter...

I was concerned about that front when I heard about it too. Sorry it really is that bad. Then it's no cardi, but a shawl with sleeves... ;-)
But I really loved the way you treated the colours in this picture. Therefore I wanted to see the progress.

Heja heja the Olympic knitting! I´have almost finished the palms on my mittens.

Garngamen said...

Many many thanks... I must say, comments are very encouraging, Makes you want to finish things and show them off. I might have mistreated the pattern somewhat, maybe my yarn is heavier, and Maybe my large middle is not fit for the model (the last part the most probable), but thanks for the colour encouragement. Though, that is what I enjoy so much with yarn, you can remodel, add on, fit etc... so some short rows and it is a wonderful jacket. Thanks my friend. Heja Sverige! Must get around the front today, so I will start on arms tomorrow, to have a chance!