Tuesday, February 28, 2006
About Those Knitting Olympics...
Heh, well... needless to say, I didn't make it. Fiesta Feet is definitely a fascinating sock, but not one cut out for record speeds. What you see is the cuff of sock #1. I took this picture about a week ago, so I'm a bit farther along than the picture would suggest. This is an awesome pattern, by the way, and it only gets better the further you knit.
I've come to learn that I'm not really a speed knitter. I enjoy the process too much to be concerned about finishing something quickly. That's not to say that I'm not a quick knitter, I'm just not out for speed. I generally take my time through the first sock, then speed knit for the second. It was a relief, though, to have finished the hat and the argyles as part of the Olympics. They were projects that were hanging around for no particularly good reason, and now they are actually done. Congratulations to all of those knitters who made gold!
I haven't posted in awhile. Last week was a strange but necessary week, and I'm glad it's over. This week, on the other hand, started off with a spectacular contra dance! Lissa Schneckenburger from Boston was playing, and she did a fabulous job. If that weren't enough, fiddle legend Liz Carroll showed up for awhile and joined in on a few tunes! Lots of friends were dancing, too. It's almost like spring is in the air or something.