Sunday, February 19, 2006

Event #2 Complete

Ok, clearly I either underestimate my knitting speed or overestimate the difficulty level of patterns, because I figured I would take most of the rest of the Olympics to get Kris's sweater ripped back and re-knit.

I was wrong. I did it in less than 24 hours.

It started out like this:

Not bad, but the neck is a little wonky and wide, and it just looks, well, odd. So, he asked me to fix it. I was totally ok with that, since it was the first thing I had designed, and I really wanted it to be nice-looking and, you know, wearable.

We talked about it, and we decided on making it a turtleneck. I figured I would rip back to before I started the short rows that I did across the back of the neck, and start again. I ended up holding about 18 stitches in the center front, and working short rows around the back from there, continuing the raglan decreases at the same time. Once I got it to a place I liked, I had him put it on to check the neckline, and then I started the ribbing for the turtleneck. After knitting during yesterday's Olympics, I had him check the length of the neck, and he decreed it satisfactory. So, as of about 8:30 last night, my second event was completed.

And here he is, in his new, improved sweater.
And I swear, he is the only human being I know who decides that it is a good idea to shave his head when the weather turns COLD. He's silly like that.

By the way, thank you all for your lovely compliments about my sweater - I am really thrilled with how it came out, and I really enjoyed working on it. I have some yarn left over, so I think I might make a scarf to go with it.

So, now my decision is this: do I start a third project, or do I just accept that I completed my Olympic challenge and be happy about it?



At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Necia said...

Start a third project. Geesh woman, what are you a speed knitter? Maybe you should challenge Lily Chin. Hahahahhaha.


At 8:35 PM, Blogger Pyewacket said...

Oh the new neckline makes all the difference! Very nice design.

At 1:18 AM, Blogger Zonda said...

Love the new neckline! Makes the sweater look even better!

Yeah, go ahead and knit your poor cold hubby a hat! haha!

I bow to your speediknitiness! :)

At 12:22 PM, Blogger betzig said...

Nice work! I say add the scarf as olympic project #3.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Sherry W said...

Wow, your right, ripping it was the way to go! looks great!

Yes, your done! :)


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