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Wednesday, January 18, 2006
A New Challenge
A new challenge has been issued. I think it's becoming obvious how I can't pass one of these up. But this one has been issued to all of us. Yes, you too! Most of you probably already know. Have you signed up?
The Knitting Olympics.
Challenge yourself to knit something in 16 days.
That's just a tad over 2 weeks.
The 16 days falls within the February sock knitting challenge. But I can change my mind whenever I want and take up a new challenge. Afterall, I finished 2 ufo pairs. So what if I cast on for 3 new pairs. I finished at least one of those as well.
Here's the plan. I may be deemed crazy insane and absolutely out of mind - if you haven't already dubbed me with those titles yet. I'll knit on with the socks until the flame is lit on February 10th. Then I will cast on for my challenge. I'm thinking I will cast on at 2pm per the rules and I'll probably need to be knitting all night long too. Heck, with a teething baby, I'll probably be awake then anyway.
What have I chosen to be my challenge knit?
This is where I seem crazy. I had thought that making Torino would have been fun. However, Torino is not sitting in my stash. Unless someone is going to buy me the kit, I'll have to take a look at the Stash Page. What in my stash is difficult enough to be a real challenge?
Oh yes, no wussing out on this one.
I've chosen Baltic as my challenge.
Yup, that one.
The Yarn Harlot said that swatching is like training and absolutely acceptable. I'll consider that false start, a swatch. Before Februrary 10th I'll rip out the bad uneven knitting (all of it) and get it all ready to start again. This way I'll be casting on fresh like the rest of the crazies on February 10th.
I've even changed the patterning just a tad to incorporate my year of the skull desire. You'll just have to wait to see that. Unless I decided to do a real swatch but we all know how I feel about a swatch.
Hmmm, now that I'm looking at the picture I really want to knit this in Dark green with black accents. That would mean I wouldn't have to rip out all that knitting. Yes the knitting that has been done is worthless, I'm just lazy.
But I don't have any dark green in my stash. Hmmm. Seven skeins of dark green will only cost me $35 and I have a $20 certificate. Here I am thinking of adding to the stashness already and I'm only 3 weeks into the year!
Someone talk me out of it. Tell me how gorgeous I'd be in grey even if I do have green eyes that would be set off so nicely by the green sweater. Tell me grey is slimming or something. Tell me it would be easier on my old eyes to knit a light grey sweater than a dark green one. Something. Tell me something.