Monday, February 27, 2006

So NEAR and yet so FAR(t)! AAaaaargh. I failed to cross the finishing line despite a valiant effort at the end - I've been working over the weekend and Saturday was hectic, so I'm left with just a few little bits to do. I've got:
ONE cuff, ONE button-hole band, SIX buttons to sew on, pocket flaps to finish sewing down and yarn ends to tidy. Sounds like quite a lot when I put it like that.
I've challenged myself by making it up as I was going along - it was funny to be making the neckband and wondering when to stop, wether to fold over and stitch down and not knowing quite how it would look until I was done.
I also perfected provisional casting on so I could graft the seam on the sleeves. And I got the dam thing nearly finished when it's been languishing in my cupboard for the past two years. My mother's away at the moment. I reckon it might even fit her!

BIG WELL DONE TO ALL OF MY MATES ON TEAM GB WHO DESERVE ALL THOSE GOLD MEDALS! and all the OLYMPIAN KNITTERS AROUND THE WORLD - fab work everyone. And thanks to Yarn Harlot for the inspiration. I've enjoyed it.

10 comments:

BlackCrow said...

Well done matie I'm sure you are still running with a few others that didn't make it to the line on time but you perfected provisional casting on, I don't even know what that is!
It was fun and I met quite a few people along the way the ony regret is that I can't join you for an ale down the pub.
I look forward to seeing your mum in the Boulder:)

Tracy said...

Oh well never mind, call it a silver then and very well deserved!

sal the spider said...

Now, if you'd made clogs.......LOL. You'd have been dahn the pub by the end of the snowboarding (if they said "huge backside air" once more....;-)) but maybe finishing on day three isn't quite in the spirit of the thing!!! Seriously, it's gorgeous and I think your mum is soooo lucky, good work and I'm willing to swear I saw you finish before the end, but then we've established I haven't quite got the Olympic ethos right!!;-))))
Sal x

TutleyMutley said...

Thanks all, me maties, and I'll buy everyone a pint dahn the 'virtual' pub tonite. That'll be nice warm real ale for you, Blackcrow!
HUGE BACKSIDE AIR?! wow, I never heard that? Obviously wasn't paying enough attention...
Clogs is next on the agenda - I'm going to order them as a treat to myself as soon as the Boulder is finally finished.

Sue said...

That is a lovely cardi, your mum will love it! Well done for getting as far as you did!

scarletprincess said...

Thanks for the post :) What's really spooky is... the names I'd picked were gracie or seth... and I noticed that your son is called seth. Hmm... I got one hell of a shiver!
Well done on the knitting!

KlutzyJenn said...

It looks really great though. Congrats!! You've done more than I would have. Nice colors too.

ra said...

nice work.

Remember, it's the taking part that counts!

Rabbitch said...

Well done! We all learned something from this even if we didn't get to the finish line (and even if it was only not to knit to deadline!) I learned the provisional cast-on and made LACE. Me, the Dishcloth Queen, making lace.

Who knew?

Your cardi is lovely. And I am, in my usual ladylike manner, ignoring all references to Large Backside Anything At All.

... off to the pub ...

The Laundress said...

You are well to be proud of having raised such a son... poodle savior and all...

Well, I think any fellow who dives in to save a little doggy is the finest sort! You raised him very well!