I have my yarn all wound and prepared to go. Pattern has been printed. I'm itching to cast on. Yep, all ready.
The yarn is Knitpicks shadow in the colours Jewel and their paint your own laceweight. I figure if I botch this project up, it'll have been a cheap botch-up job.
I haven't done any swatching.
Would you on these skinny little suckers?
If I run into a problem, which I expect I will anyway, just because, I have 2.00mm dpn's on hand...and 2.25mm and even 2.50mm.
So, what have I done to prepare for the Knitting Olympics other than wind up the yarn? I finished my Trekking XXL #100 socks.
Gorgeous! I love them.
Pattern: My own basic cuff down pattern [I start with 80sts and decrease down the leg to 72sts]
Yarn: Trekking XXL #100
I also whipped out the crochet hook to make a blanket for Ramsay our cat. He likes my dogs blanket, but my dog won't hear of sharing it. Can't say as I blame her.
It's only 24 rounds, but it's large enough for him to snuggle with it in his bed.
Hopefully, I'll try to post more regular updates during the Knitting Olympics on my progress.
Oh, yeah, I changed my blog colours...again. Let me know if you likey, or if you think it's gross, or it just looks blah, or, well, I think you get the gist.
Edit to add: I am so not an eBay girl, but I've been trying to get the Shaun the Sheep and Gromit knitting patterns for some time and I finally broke and did the eBay thing. I won them both. I'm really looking forward to these.
Keep On Knitting...