Sunday, February 12, 2006

2006 Knitting Olympics begins

Got my new knitting backpack together with all the tools, accesaries and yarn that I needed to start my cast-on after 3:00 pm for the Knitting Olympics while I riding home on the train. As you see, I didn't forget anything. This back pack even includes a place on the side for a "water" bottle and my cell phone. As I said, all the necessary tools. I had 270 stitches to cast on ... and I did it! I had to count at least 3 times to make sure I had 270 stitches..... not an easy feat, I admit. But I knew once I got past the ribbing, it would be easy sailing. Or so I think.... how nieve of me you say, huh?

Once I got home, I had to use my magnifiers [now doesn't that make me look like a SpaceShot?] to be able to see that I didn't split the stitches while I did the Knit 2, Purl 2 for the ribbing on ten rows with Knitpick's Andean Treasure [a dark color called "Mystery"]..... Okay, that's done, now on to the serious Fair Isles knitting... the fun part!

Knit on to victory!!

1 comment:

JulieLoves2Knit said...

I LOVE the back pack - what a great idea!!!

Don't feel bad about using magnifiers - I had to buy a new lamp for my Village spot!!