Thursday, February 11, 2010

Olympics, here I come!

No, we're not planning a day's drive north to attend the big event in BC. Not that it wouldn't be fun, but as you may recall I wrecked our economical ride and we're saving our pennies for an eventual replacement (and driving ourselves crazy with research and test driving). Instead, I'm going to be IN the Olympics - the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics!
The much anticipated and somewhat intimidating Aran vest will be my event:I've already swatched with my much bulkier-than-called-for yarn, and must do some maths in preparation. I will be casting on during opening ceremonies Friday evening; my sister and her husband will be here for a welcome visit so I will probably get a slow start, but it's not always the fastest off the block who wins! Not that I need to win, just finish. Hmm, that's a tall enough order in and of itself. Wish me luck as I go for the gold!

That's it for now from . . .

7 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

That is a fantastic vest! You'll do just fine. Have fun :-D. I'm swatching my cowl this afternoon. So far, so good.

A :-) said...

Oooo! That's a great vest!! You're going to do great :-)

schoonoverfarm said...

That is a great vest and looks very doable during the Olympics. I thought about participating but am right in the middle of making socks on my antique sock knitting machine. I didn't want to stop, and I do not think these socks will qualify.

sheepsclothing said...

That is a very handsome vest. I thought about going in for the knitting olympics,, but haven't managed to get myself organized in time. Go for the gold!

Theresa said...

Lovely vest! I am always fond of doing cables. I had the same issues with the sweater I am working on now, adjusting to a bulkier yarn than the pattern called for. Remember to keep an eye on your length too. Maybe not so important with the vest but I had to watch my sleeves and move the decreases along a little faster so it didn't look like the sweater was made for an ape.;-) Not that I have anything against apes, just that I am not sure my Dad would appreciate extra length in the sleeves!

Franna said...

Oh! You chose a sweater vest, too. I almost forgot about the Knitting Olympics, but have the Sleeveless Hoodie picked out. It's going to be a challenge!

Diane said...

That's a great looking vest, perfect for Oregon weather. Wooly warmth for the body and arms free for everything else. Beautiful!