A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Didn't I tell you that this week was going to be all about recovery from the Knitting Olympics? Blog maintenance, etc. Well, that was before I spent my whole week confusing my circadian rhythms with overnights in the ER. But we'll get there. We have a couple of KALs for the Scrapbook this week, so I'll try to do them justice in our weekly knitalong update.
The Knitting Olympics
Crossed in Translation
My Olympic gold-medal winning sweater was Am Kamin for the Crossed in Translation knitalong. Many thanks to Cara at January One for introducing this sweater to the knitting world. I love it more than words can say. Final comments are here, but don't be suprised if it shows up in every photo of me you ever see. It's that amazing.
Still stash-alonging . . . So why isn't my stash getting any smaller? I keep knitting and knitting, and the big bin of yarn in my (non-working) fireplace doesn't seem to get any smaller. How does that work?
Count Your Socks
Add one more to my tally! I finished my 91st pair of socks for my dad's birthday. The Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks. I've said it before, I'll say it again. I want to start a Nancy Bush fan club. One of these days, I just might.
It's Not A Gift
Jenn is closing this post-holiday Knitalong. Since I've knit almost exclusively for myself since Christmas, I think I more than held up my end of the Not a Gift bargain. It's been all about lovely sweaters for myself:
Knit the Classics
Reading: I completely skipped February. Remember the Olympics? But March is going to be a good month for reading. The novel is Yann Martel's Life of Pi (hey Amanada - I borrowed it from your bookshelf), which I've been hearing about for a while.
Knitting: I'll come up with a project when I start reading.
Socks are all I've been able to knit since the Olympics, which is good for my sockpal. I cast on and have knit at least 6 rows of ribbing.
Yarn: Sisu, a superwash fingering weight wool blend in a bright blue (cornflower-ish, maybe?)
Pattern: Cascade Lace Socks by Anne Woodbury in Cast On from Summer 2004.
And now I think we're caught up. Unless I joined any other KALs that I forgot about. Possible, but let's call it done for now.