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Tres Chic Veronique


my Olympic goal

I decided not to participate in the Knitting Olympics because the only goal I could think of went against the rules. (And no, drug testing has nothing to do with it).

The Olympic ideal is to cast on for a single, brand new project during the opening ceremony and finish it by the closing ceremony. Now, this makes sense: it's very easy to cast on for a project, but not too easy to actually finish it, so the Knitting Olympics is a good way to ensure you will actually finish something. Plus, you get to read everybody blog about it. It turns out that I have plenty of half-finished projects lying around in my living room (surprise!). So my personal Olympic Goal is to finish all these damn projects already.
And, boy, have I been busy!

Here are the tipless gloves:
commissioned by my SIL for her sister,
Pattern inspiration: Holiday Knits tipless gloves
Pattern details: from Ann Budd's Handy Book of Knitted Patterns
Yarn: 1 ball plus a smidge of another ball of Baby Cashmerino, in color "wine" (which doesn't look like wine to me, it's a grayish lavendar).

A teddy bear baby sweater:
again, knitted for my SIL's sister
Pattern: Fuzzy Wuzzy by Monkey Suits
Yarn: GGH Esprit purchased from Jimmy Beans Wool. (who were super nice, by the way. I bought the color specified in the pattern and got a big surprise. Perhaps GGH has been changing the way they dye yarn? At any rate, the yarn I ordered was a dark yellowish-brown, not at all beige like in the photo. But Jimmy Bean exchanged it right away!). I am currently knitting away on the hat. Oh, and I haven't made the toggles. But that will be a snap on my i-cord machine, right?

I'm almost done with my mother's rainbow sleeping socks (knitted in Regia Nation sock yarn, the "nation" in this case is "fun nation", which cracks me up; plain toe-up pattern):

I have a couple of other projects to finish. I have until sunday, right? Back to work!

By Veronique
On Tuesday, February 21, 2006
At 2/21/2006 11:56:00 AM