Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another 'also ran'

Well the Ravelympics didn't work out for me. Watching the opening ceremonies, during the "parade of nations" portion, one of the announcers said something like, "of course the majority of these athletes come here with NO HOPE of a medal..."

What a jerk. I'm sitting there, with my endless knitting project, and my broken damn foot, and these people were AT THE OLYMPICS! It shouldn't matter that they may not be number one, two or three... I find it amazing that they can be number 25! Or 12! Or 18! Or moreso, 4!!! When are we going to learn to appreciate these "also rans?"

Well, I didn't even finish the back of the sweater. But I haven't given up, I hope to finish it for Christmas.

Right now, I have about four co-workers expecting babies. Maybe five. I can't remember. But I've found a really nice baby blanket pattern on line, which I have adapted and adjusted. It initially called for 2 strands of worsted yarn, size 10 needles, and a rather substantial size. I hate working with 2 strands of yarn (it's a waste, honestly!) and I really only wanted something that was small enough to be thrown over a baby or tot in a stroller or car seat. It's cold up here, and I remember tucking H into his carseat and wishing I had a smaller blanket than the ones I had.

So... I've adjusted it to 400 yards of worsted, size 9 needles, and a finished size of 22x28 inches. Once I finish the one I'm working on, I'll post a picture. I also dyed the yarn (Knit Picks Superwash Merino-BARE) with Kool-Aid to make each one more individual. It's really cute.

Gotta go now.


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