Saturday, February 11, 2006

Knitting Olympics!



I am undertaking the Yarn Harlot and one of my LYS's Knitting Olympic Challenge: cast on a project during the opening ceremonies, knit away during the Winter Games, and finish your project before the closing ceremonies, which incidentally will never in a thousand years be as pointless and tacky as the opening cermonies...my beloved resident Marxist really was in utter disbelief at the pyrotechnics displayed, at one point wondering "What are they trying to do, make the Olympics seem like a joke? Why don't they have Elton John lowered down out of the sky, nothing better than a screaming queen to enliven the show!". When I assured him that a. all Olympic opening cermonies are tacky as hell and that b. Italian television is famous for glitzy, over the top schmaltzy variety shows, he understood a little more. He was insensed nonetheless.
Anyway, I will be completing the Klaralund sweater for my Olympic challenge. It's from the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Noro book #2 and has been featured in many knit alongs. It's done out of Silk Garden and promises to be a worthy opponent. In usual "I can't wait I must have it now" fashion I ordered the book and the yarn together from Webs as no LYS store carried the color I needed. I ordered the 11 balls I needed, the book arrived, replete with errata sheet that said that 'oops! you need 3 more balls'. No problem, except for the fact that Webs was out of the particualr dye lot I needed. Oy gevalt! Luckily Yarnmarket had it and I'm in business...

2 comments:

Knit_Chick said...

I've done two Klaralund and also got burned by the errata sheet. Egads why can't they ever seem to get it right the first time!!

Anonymous said...

I also bought the Noro Cash Island yarn. Love the soft touch. I planned to use it in place of Silk Garden Light for a shawl, but now that I am a few inches into the project, I think it looks too dense.....maybe better for a sweater. There are not a lot of Noro patterns for Cash Island. I'm anxious to see what you do with yours.