Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Loneliness of a Long-Distance Knitter

Olympic Knitathalon update: Day...whatever.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Competition sucks."

There's that little voice that constantly nags: "Come on, you can't just give up; you can't be a LOSER."

Then there's that even smaller voice that cajoles: "Now, it's alright to change your mind. It's all about the personal challenge." Yeah right.

So the scarf bit the dust after the fourth try at making the design knit up smoothly without jagged edges. I have to adjust the pattern design somehow. I'll put the pattern on the blog next week and anyone who wants is welcome to play with it. It's an "unofficial" scarf design for Team Wales -- although any team is invited to substitute their name in the pattern.

After pulling out of the scarf event, I entered the felted bag sprint. Starting out with the "Fulled Lopi Tote" pattern from helloyarn.com, I changed the proportions so that it would felt into a bag sized perfectly for carrying around a 2- socks-on-one-circular project. I believe that I medaled in this competition! Tune in for the pic of this one.

And no Olympic drama would be complete without the "family crisis." Tune in for the details of Leo's series of unfortunate events....
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