THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING! THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING!!!
STARTING IN 22 DAYS!!!
The Vancouver Olymipcs
I eat knitting deadlines for breakfast.
After I completed the tubular cast on obstacle, everything was going smoothly. I went up a needle size, the knitters intuition was eerily silent and the cuff fit over my hand. JOY!
Then I completed the rib section. You know what came next.
All hell broke loose, that's what.
For some reason, I couldn't get the hand portion of the mitten to cooperate. I had too many stitches or too few stitches or the chart scrambled itself or the gauge was off or the instructions were in Greek. You know. The usual. I knit and frogged back. And knit. And frogged. After 5 or so attempts over two nights, I sat myself down, read the instructions and tried to figure out where I was going wrong.
Seems reading helps!
I took my time and was able to get passed the first 4 rows. Seems it's a good thing I didn't get too far anyway, because on my previous attempts I had totally left out the thumb gusset. And the boss has thumbs. So, as you can see it's all working out, Anemoi and I are friends and getting along splendidly. I should have these babies done with plenty of time to spare.
Of course, today I casually ask my boss when she plans on leaving for Vancouver. She pauses and says...'Well, things are crazy and I don't know if we're actually going to go!'
Then I said, "OH HELL NO! I AM NOT SLAVING OVER 5 TOOTHPICK SIZED NEEDLES AND FINGERING WEIGHT YARN FOR YOU TO BACK OUT NOW!!!"
No, I didn't say that. But I was silent for a long while. Then I said, "we're just going to hope that it can happen".
Regardless, she'll have a beautiful pair of mittens and a lovely hat. And I'll try not to be sad that they might not get it's debut at the Vancouver Olympics.