Monday, February 20, 2006

Olympic Glory Is Mine!

Well, I finished my Knitting Olympic items: a pair of alligator mittens. They're awfully cute and, once I finally got into the ribbing groove, found they knitted up fairly quickly.

I also finished knitting the robot. M has named it "Magenta" and insisted on giving her a bow.
I'm now knitting a bear (the other one was sent away) for her and am using the same yarn/colors as Magenta (she once had called the robot Magentle, which was pretty cute - but it's gone back to being Magenta).

I have started to swatch the Pin-up Queen. I like the way the ribbing is setting up, but I think I'm going to have to look at redoing the pattern. I don't like fuzzy stuff as I'm already a "big" girl. Fuzz just makes you look bigger, if you ask me. :)

Anyway, I cast on enough to make the sweater be 6-inches, according to the gauge. It's coming up 3-inches - crap. I'll try knitting on larger needles (I do tend to knit tightly - especially on aluminum needles). If that doesn't work, I'll have to go to my handy-dandy super knitting neighbor who can help me figure it out.

1 comment:

Simone said...

What pattern did you use for the Alligator mittens? I would love to make a pair for a friend of mine. Thank you.