Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ravelympics: Day two

No way!


That's the finished back of my jacket in all it's 37" long, 22" wide, and blocking glory. I am in utter shock! This is my fastest knitting performance ever. Watching swimming helps apparently.

The riveting competition keeps my mind off the boring-ness of stockinette and the length of this jacket. Case in point, I only stopped to measure my progress twice today (when knitting this much stockinette, I usually feel compelled to measure oh, I don't know, every inch and a half ;0)

Specs for day two: 21 inches and 3 balls of yarn!!!

Coaching support: hubby made breakfast, took us out for lunch and picked up dinner. Plus he brought the boys outside to play after their naps so I could knit quietly. Oh, he also read library books and put them to bed. And yes, ladies, he is already married to this lucky mom and knitter! How I heart that man ;0)

11 comments:

  1. OMG! You're a knitting speed demon! Way to go!!!

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  2. It's not the REAL Olympics! You're a speedo wearing speed knitter!

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  3. SOOOO FAST! Congrats! I am glad! I love to knit watching games/sports on TV! My best performance was during US Open last year.... !!!!

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  4. How fun that the whole family is in on your project (in their own way)! Enjoy.

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  5. You are kidding! I could never, ever, even imagine knitting that fast. Oh well, imagining, yes, but actually knitting! Phew! Way to go!

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  6. looking good... i don't think i could ever knit that much stockinette! i can't wait to see the finished coat!!!

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  7. I can see the smoke coming off those needles! Holy cow you're knitting is fast! Excellent!! :)

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  8. Can I borrow your husband ;) I'm doing the Ravelympics too but mine not too challenging. Just time-challenging for me. Hope I finish. BTW I just finished the Beary Buddy bag and posted it on my blog. I love how it turned out. Super fun knit and the instructions were perfect.

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  9. claudia10:40 PM

    does your hubby has a brother? ;-)

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  10. It looks great, I didn't know that you have to stretch that piece of cloth. It would be nice if you add a video when you finished your jacket.

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