Monday, February 13, 2006

Day 4: Wait...what?

Well, it's day 4 already and I'm not quite where I thought I would be. I've been hoping to finish the back for two days in a row and yet...it's still on the needles! Those last 8 inches are taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r. It seems that everytime I stop to measure it, there are 4 inches to go. When I finally made some measurable progress, I noticed a purl row on the right side about an inch and a half back. See it there in the photo? Cue horror flick soundtrack...

I considered living with it but it is actually kinda glaring. I'm going to have to frog it back. Ugh. I'm taking a break from it now because ripping this yarn with all the little ringlets is going to be a nightmare. Someone asked in the comments the other day, what yarn this was. It's the new Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan. It is 60% merino wool, 30% microfibre and 10% cashmere. It is wonderfully soft and coushy and I'm sure will be one of the coziest sweaters I own. But it is kind of a pain to knit with (especially on extra slippery addis). The colour I am using is eloquently named "brown".

And the timer keeps counting down (leave your e-mail address in the comments or e-mail me at annypurls(at)hotmail(dot)com if you would like the script for your blog). Only 12 days left, that's 20% of the time elapsed. Yikes! I really need to hit my groove soon if I'm going to make it.


6 comments:

  1. I think your making great progress. Keep your chin up. Since I'm not doing the Olympics I will be on the side lines cheering everyone on.

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  2. You can do it!!! Pour some coffee and get the chocolate out and you'll zip along!

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  3. Go Anny go! Beautiful Brown!

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  4. Oh no, frogging!! Ack!! I love how it's knitting up though. It is gorgeous! :) You can do it, I know you can!! :)

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  5. Go Anny! LOve your sweater. Also love the countdown ticker - could I get the code?! :) THanks! :D hello(dot)lovely(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Love the sweater. I would like the countdown ticker too!! msnuggles976ATaolDOTcom

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