Friday, January 18, 2008

Only 202 days to go...

I have a resolution. I realise it's 18 days into the New Year already, but I was thinking about a resolution I really wanted to achieve this year instead of something like not buying yarn in 2008. That just wouldn't work out for me - I would have my knitting needles crossed as I said it.

So I have it: 202 days until the start of the
Beijing Olympics.

In these 202 days I want to either complete or frog the following wips so that I will be prepared to take on the Olympic knitting challenge - which this year will be the completion of
Rogue (stop laughing - I can do this!) I have gauged Rogue - I know the needle size I need, the yarn is bought - I'm practically finished already!




At the moment I'm working on the 3 projects above - The Force scarf is a concentration/home one, the Summertime Tunic is a knitting group/work one, and the crochet wrap is for when my hands hurt from too much knitting!


These blasted armwarmers are practically finished - I'm up to the thumb of the second one - it would take me a weekend. Why can't I just get on with it?!


Above is Luna Moth - I'm going to go easier on myself for this one. It does require extreme concentration and about a gazillion stitch markers. I'm about halfway there. A quiet day off could make a big improvement in this. I want it for summer too...


Glasgow night/Kingfisher socks *sigh* my gauge was 7.5 stitches - yes I gauged in the round. Surely this deserves a reward, right? But no. My actual gauge is 8.5 stitches. So these must be frogged back a bit and made into wristwarmers now. Just psyching myself upto gathering the stitches to frog.



The 2 Branching Out scarves; the top one I want finished for spring time. The second one is to be frogged - Kidsilk Haze blows. It's just urg to knit with.


Picking up Pinwheel and learning short row shaping to try and bring her back to life is one of my biggest challenges. I'm going to do it though... I am!



And finally; Jaywalkers. I'm on turning the heel of the 2nd sock so again, not far to go. We'll just keep quiet about how these were my last Olympic knitting project *whisper* in 2006...

Wish me luck!!

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Worthy goals and I KNOW you can complete them. My challenge for myself is to knit 33 miles of stash during the next 1001 days. I've knit 800 yards so far. Like you, saying I'm not going to buy yarn is, well, a big fat fib.

Flavaknits said...

ooohhh! brave of you to put pictures up - I'm too much a coward! lol Go on , girl , you can do it!

Lori said...

You can totally do it! If you finish the mitts this weekend, it will give you a great big boost toward finishing the other projects. At least, that's how it works for me. Good luck! Lori

TangledFrog said...

You are a woman on a mission! Very impressive! Lovelovelove Luna Moth, BTW.

TangledFrog said...

Heather tagged me and, in return, I am tagging you. Consider yourself tagged!