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04 October 2009 @ 10:31 pm
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Been fighting all weekend with stuffy nose, constricted lungs, red eyes. I thought it was ragweed. Oh no. It's mohair. No more Lamb's Pride for me. As soon as the knitting was done and ziplocked, it cleared up.

How sad, I like the feel and weight of this yarn.

Heidi Hat 2, complete.
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Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: huh? Castiel by lovey_lorajenna_thorn on October 5th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Sad on the mohair, since I love it and am sad you can't share. Here, have Castiel being confused to cover a sneeze.

You made the second Heidi hat in one weekend.

*boggle*

I know in my head how much faster you are, but sometimes it still surprises me anyway. this is why stuff like the knitting Olympics is so unreachable. I know my limitations and it takes me half an hour to cast on less than a hundred stitches and stitch the first row. (BTW I cast on Kevin's hat this morning. I also got another three rows done on mom's blanket thisweekend, in between our adventures in octopus watching. I might get both these done by December 25 after all. Still haven't cast on Carol's headband thingie. Sigh.)
beadslutbeadslut on October 5th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
I would have been done sooner if I didn't have to rip back to the earflaps twice. I have to remember to start the front and back on the second pattern row, and the braid from the left up next. Also, if I hadn't crossed the wrong way on one of the cables because I was laughing so hard at the Bears.

I've been knitting for a long time, though, and that's where the comfort comes in, not so much the speed. The point of the Knitting Olympics was to choose something that would challenge you to complete in the timeframe, not something that was overcomplicated for your skill and patience level. Honest.

Plus, you're doing it. Knitting regularly and if you put in a stitch every day, eventually it will get done. I promise.

Edited at 2009-10-05 02:14 pm (UTC)
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: safety dancejenna_thorn on October 5th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
one stitch a day is still progress
That's pretty much my mindset on the project that lives in the car. It can't be too fancy, as I have to be able to commit the pattern to long term memory (another reason I will be doing the kitty hat forever - cast on 84, seed (or in this case 2x2 rib) as long as you need the bottom band to be, then stckntt until you eyeball it and decide to go to decreases, then grab the book and look it up *nose crinkle*) but with five minutes of knitting time every two days, it'll get done eventually, and with three hours each way in the car at T-giving if Himself drives, I can knock out a sizable chunk in one stretch. Then I get home and slow to a crawl. The pink and black that I started when we were up with you? Still on the needles. Aigh!

But I really am slow. I sat down a couple of weeks ago with someone who wanted to elarn and showed her how to knit, how to purl, how to cast on, and let her play once she got eh hang of it (a bunch of cast one stitches ( I didn't even count, maybe eight inches?) then garter along the sides and stockinette in the middle to get her used to the idea of borders to keep from curling, garter, stockinette, purl and knit, and front and back sides. By afternoon when I left, she was faster than I am.

At least the Bears gave you something to laugh at. But hey! How bout those Saints!