Sunday, August 10, 2008

knitting away

for the 2008 Summer Ravelympics!

So Friday night I cast on and started knitting Anouk, my knitting Olympics pattern - I'm hoping to get it done in time for the Olympics and for my niece's 1st birthday - go Gabriella (I really can't believe it's been a year!!).

I'm using a chocolaty brown and a deep pink instead of the orange and green. Get through most of the brown on Friday, start on the pink on Saturday - everything is going swimmingly!



Watched some fencing (go USA!), swimming and some of the opening ceremonies. Then I glance down at my ball of yarn and realize that I only have a few yards left, but quite a bit for the rest of the front side - how can this be!?



After looking at the 5 or so inches I had knit it becomes clear - this is too big. Yes, I did my "training" and swatched - a rather large swatch for me too . (Hmm - maybe that was part of it) Further contemplation reveals to me that the yardage for my wool yarn is about 10 yards less than the yardage for the cotton yarn called for in the pattern. What was I thinking when I picked up this yarn!? I know I had this pattern specifically in mind, but obviously did not pay attention to the details. *sigh* ah well. so it goes.

I do think it will still work - I just need to rip it completely out and begin again with the smaller size, and I may add some color-design elements to assist the yardage along. And so I begin - again. Team keep cheering me on - I will make it to the finish line... I hope...

5 comments:

emily said...

Anouk is a gorgeous pattern, i'm in the middle of making it for my neice for her first birthday too.  Good luck with games!

katerina said...

Thanks I'm excited about it!

Aunt Kathy said...

I really like the brown with the pink, but then again if you want my opnion everything looks great with PINK, lol

addictedtoknitting said...

Keep it up you will get it!

katerina said...

Thanks for all the support!