I may have finally lost it completely.

Posted on January 21, 2006 by knittingpatterns4you | 3 Comments


That's right, I'm joining in on the Olympic insanity over at Stephanie's blog. I'm going to knit Alice Starmore's Little Rivers pullover.

Lots of things had to happen at just the right time for me to do make this decision.

  1. My friend Margaret recently lent me her copy of Stillwater, which led to my realizing I love this pullover.
  2. I have been meaning to make a Starmore for a long time, but I really don't want to start it and never finish it, which (as you all know) I have a tendency to do once I get bored with something. This will hopefully make me start, work on it exclusively, and finish the thing.
  3. My boyfriend's in England and I therefore have a lot more free time right now, which I won't have later.
  4. Said boyfriend comes home for a visit on February 24th, which happens to be just about the time the contest is over.
  5. Most of what I knit is secret until it's done, so this will be a nice change for you blog readers who would probably enjoy more progress pictures.
  6. A challenge was presented. And I love me a challenge.

SO, I've decided to knit this pullover in 14 days (since Adam's coming home before the official cut-off date). Or 16 days if I can't manage the 14.

Which is, truthfully, insane. I know that. You know that. But let's all suspend our disbelief for a little while, m'kay?

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January 22, 2006

I will not accept this challenge. I will not accept this challenge. I will not accept this challenge. I will not accept this challenge. I will not accept this challenge. I will not accept this challenge.I will not accept this challenge. I will not accept this challenge………….


January 22, 2006

oh Sharon, go ahead, the rest of us have.
Ivete, can you scan a pic of the pullover and post it? I’m dying to see some of the patterns from that book.
I applaud you for choosing a Starmore for the OC. I know how much you are setting yourself up for. Good luck.


January 25, 2006

I joined Team Canada. I’m going to knit a pair of Jay Walkers. This will be my first pair of hand knit socks. (I have machine knit socks before.) This is definitely crazy. The Olympics start during my first week of practice teaching. I will not be on public transit — my primary knitting location — during my practicum. I will have to almost immediately reveal myself as a knitter to new co-workers, as I obsessively knit through my lunch breaks.

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