Saturday, February 13, 2010

As You Wish!

So last night I went to my friend Jolene's shop (Cloverhill) for an Olympic knitting party! All was planned out - someone brought a TV and we planned to watch the Opening Ceremonies over the internet via steaming video. We all brought our yarn and needles and were posed to cast on as soon as the Opening Ceremonies began.

Right before it was supposed to start, the video feed crashes and there's nothing! The computer types tried for a while to get it back or to find another site that was streaming it to no avail. I even tried going online on a different computer to find one but there were none that weren't either shady or required money. Sigh...

So - instead of sitting and knitting with nothing to watch on our lovely TV/computer setup - I logged into my Netflix account and started looking for a movie to watch. I was hoping to find an Olympic themed movie like Cool Runnings or The Cutting Edge... but alas they were not available over the web. I just started reading off the names of the movies that were available and finally hit on an all around fav...

The Princess Bride.

Who doesn't love a good love story! So with the princess on the tele and knitting in our laps we all cast on for our projects.

I am knitting Sweetgum Duncan - a top down yoked sweater. It was actually a last minute decision! I had my math all figured out for a top down raglan, but then the more I thought about it - the more I wanted a yoke instead of a raglan - round vs square. Ravelry saved the day and after a quick search - I found just what I was looking for.

I cast on with my handspun and have been knitting on it ever since. Here's how it looked earlier today:

44/365 (Feb 13)

I have several different skeins that I plan to use for this sweater.

Future handspun sweater!

So far I've finished one and started the second. I hope I can keep up my pace! What are you knitting for the Olympics - anything?


Lucy said...

What yummy handspun! I can't wait to see how your sweater turns out!

bySarah said...

this sweater is going to be amazing!
i cant wait to see more of it knit up.
yay for olympic knitting!

turtlegirl76 said...

It's going to be GORGEOUS! You've got a great pace going! Keep it up!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Okay, the sweater is adorable but your yarn is beautiful !!! Your yarn would turn even the ugliest sweater into a swan !

gnomegarden said...

so gorgeous Jody!!

Zonda said...

Loving it so far! It's going to be an awesome sweater!

Heidi Maxwell said...

I plan on whipping out that pair of socks that I started - TWO YEARS ago. It was my first ever knit socks - and they are still on the needles. If I can accomplish even one sock, I will be amazed.

For now, I am working a little Tawashi for my toddler to use as a bath scrubby. It's crocheted and it's easy and fast. And pink.

Ruth's Place said...

It's going to be gorgeous!

I'm not knitting anything for Olympic knitting since we have no coverage on TV and my IP is blocked from viewing video as it originates outside of North America and Europe.

Donna said...

Your handspun is gorgeous. I can't wait to see how the sweater comes along.

I am making an EZ percentage sweater with my handspun. I hope to get picks on the blog tonight.