Saturday, February 11, 2006

Let the Knitting Olympics Begin!!!

The flame is lit and the games have begun. I cast on along with over 4000 fellow knitters for this wonderful event. It will be grueling to make it to the finish line, but perseverance is the key to success.

Lady Eleanor is a bit intimidating due to her size, but I am confident I can handle it. The first ball of yarn has been consumed by my project and now I know how many it will actually take to complete. I feared being short a skein at the end for the fringe. Out of one ball I completed the first four tiers and half plus the base triangle row and cast on. The project has 34 tiers plus 2 ends of triangle rows, totaling 36. I have 12 skeins so I figure I need 10 for the body and 1 for the fringe.

I need to run to the glass store and pick up some more stuff today. This will interrupt my knitting event temporarily, but I can catch up tonight. My goal is to knit between 1.5 and 2 skeins a day. This will fit nicely into the 16 days we have with a couple of days left over for "in case I haven't time" interruptions, like work. lol


Marji said...

me too. I've got 12 skeins and plan to make it as long as it gets before I run out of yarn. Somewhere along the line I will cut my fringe pieces (the directions say how many and how long, but I loaned the book to my GF yesterday - duh, what was I thinking?). I've just started skein #3, but know that I won't be able to keep up this rate.
isn't it an addictive knit? I'm loving the watching the colors develop. Would love to see progress pics if you manage to get any.

emmms said...

I've been saying this all over the place, but a Lady E! Man, I'd love to have the guts to knit her. I've a couple of Primary Tool os Procrastination on the go right now, but as soon as they're done (and I scrape up the nerve) I'll be joining you! Good luck!