Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Olympic Update: Day 12

I had exactly the kind of weekend that I needed, and I cranked on my mittens.

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It looks like I’m done, doesn’t it? But I’m not. See how the mitten on the right is curling a little on the bottom and the one on the left isn’t? What you also can’t see in the photo is that the mitten on the left is narrower and a lot thicker than the one on the right. Why?

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One liner finished, one to go! Friday is pretty much my only knitting time for the remainder of the Olympics, but I’m hopeful that I can finish in time. But I’m not going to finish with a lot of time to spare.

So yeah, I picked my project wisely. Challenge to finish, but not crazy-making. Thanks for the reassurance on project selection, and if you are participating in the Knitting Olympics, I hope your project is going as well as mine!

On a different note, thanks for your kind words about my friend Carol. I think all of last week's posts were skipped by most feed readers, so I was hoping at least that one would "catch."

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Goooo MITTENS!

Bezzie said...

I agree. Perfect project. And mindless knitting at the end (mostly). Bonus!

Jen said...

Your mittens are looking great! Sorry about your friend. :(

Zonda said...

Awesome mittens! Go you on the 2nd liner too! I'm trying to catch up during my forced lace knitting breaks. :)

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Those are truly stellar winter olympic mittens!

Donna Lee said...

The mittens are beautiful but the tribute to Carol was even more so. It touched my heart.

candace said...

The mittens are lovely!
I just now read your tribute to your friend. Very moving.

SJ said...

Wow, these are looking great! Go, Amy go!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow! You're nearly there! Go Go Go!