Sunday, February 26, 2006

Olympic Review

or 'Wot I Done Larned'

So, after two weeks of mad knitting, what did I get out of my Olympic bid?

I learned:
  • I can knit to a deadline!
  • I can knit on only one project if I'm strict with myself.
  • I can knit and blog during the week even if I think I'm too tired.
  • Three needle bind-off.
  • Knitting sleeves in the round.
  • Not all 100% acrylic yarn is made by the devil. :-)
  • There are tons of really lovely, supportive, talented people out there in blogland who'll cheer you on even when they are facing their own challenges.
  • My cardigan cost me 15 days and less than £4.00!
  • Oh, unless I add in the cost of the bamboo needles I bought especially for it which adds almost £10.00 to the cost... ooops!
  • But they are re-usable so the cost doesn't count!
What I would do differently if I did it again:
  • To be honest, I'm not sure I would do it again!
  • ummmmmm...
  • ...can't think of anything else!
Post Olympic Life
I lied about not knitting today!

I picked up Meg's Flamingo sock this morning. The purple line is where I'll be doing an afterthought heel - my first.

Last night I didn't knit but I did un-knit. I frogged the Sirdar Salsa sweater and here is the proof. I'll most likely be using another Garnstudio Drops pattern for it as I really liked their pattern I used for the Olympics.


Rain said...

Mwahaha! Didn't think you'd be able to stop knitting that abruptly. I've been itching to start something new.

Woolly Wormhead said...

Acrylic is made by the devil y'know, I saw him making it. Honest.

;) x