04 February 2006

I broke down and did it

First things first. I have been totally slacking as far as the ABC-along goes. I have not posted a single photo and we are quickly approaching the letter D. (Imagine Big Bird doing a little dance here.) So, in an effort to catch up, I present my letter A:

A is for . . . Apple green yarn. Kidsilk Haze to be exact and the color is really called "jelly" but who has jelly this color? It looks like a granny smith to me. This leads to my title. "Did what?" you may be asking. I broke down and joined the knitting olympics and this apple green yarn will be my main (only) event. I have swatched and frogged anout 5 times and cast on for real and frogged 3 times so I'm hoping that if I put it down and knit it during the olympics, the moral support will help me actually knit it. What is it, you're asking? I have decided on the River stole from Rowan # something-or-other.
Since you can't really see the pattern in Rowan's picture ( I hate it when they do that!), here's a link to Diana's very pretty finished River.

I was going to knit a different pattern(s) but I didn't like it and then I was going to knit the main River pattern but add my own border but I think now I'm just going to knit it like Rowan designed it. Except with smaller needles and in stockinette and not garter stitch. Oh, and a different color.

It was nice of Lolly to delay the beginning of Project Spectrum until March, well after the Knitting Olympics craziness. I am really excited about the project. I so often focus on patterns and ideas and not so much on colors. It will be fun to see what examples of the chosen colors people come up with. Since March is red/pink month, I was thinking that would be a good time to finish my second red sock since the 1st sock is getting really lonely. Now that I can't (re)start the river stole until next week, I need something to knit until then and the red sock is it. It won't be hard, though, to find something else red or pink to make in March!


candsmom said...

Ooh, that KSH is such a gorgeous color!! Your River is going to be so beautiful in that KSH. I've been admiring River on other blogs and hope to make it someday, too. Can't wait to see yours!! Take care, Casey! :-)

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Great color for the KSH. Go you joining the Knitting Olympics - I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines!

~kirsten~ said...

River is pretty. I'm Not A Fan of laceweight, but KSH is supposed to be fabulous...get ready, get set...GO! Did you read about there being more Knitting Olympians than ACTUAL Olympians?? Isn't that amusing? :o)

Bonnie said...

I am digging the color even if it isn't exactly very jelly like. Can't wait to see the finished product, it looks so elegeant and comfy which is a combo you don't see too often.

Knittyknitter said...

wow- nice scarf!