Friday, February 19, 2010

I am NOT an Olympic knitter

I am stunned at how fast some people knit. I am NOT one of them. I have been knitting my squares, every night, for the Baby's Textured Blanket. I thought I would be alot farther along. I even signed up for the Ravelymics. I am on Team Itty Bitty and entered the blanket as my "event". At the rate I am going, I will not be in contention for a medal. I will be lucky to hit the finish line before they turn off the lights in the arena. I am, however, having a blast making each square. I am perfecting my gauge, learning new techniques, and even knitting the continental method. However, I cannot purl continental.

One reason I am not farther along with my squares, the 2010 Winter Olympics. They are SO addicting. Events I never watched in the past are my favorite this year. And these kids, Shawn White, Appollo Ono, Lyndsey Vonn ........... OH MY GOSH! Since I am not one of those knitters that knit without looking, watching the Olympics is cramping my knitting style.

Now the reason I have not posted much this week, 4 sick grandkids and winter recess. Luiza and Mia have hideous coughs, Neve has the flu, and Nolan has severe bronchitis and RSV. He is only 14 weeks and probably headed to the hospital this morning. Please say a prayer for him. Ella is the only one sounding good. Plus, this week is winter recess for Luiza and Ella. That means during the day, more snacks, more clutter, more joyful noise, less knitting. Today we are going to make Reese's Peanut Butter Cup/Chocolate Chip cookies.

I will get knitting done tonight. It is scrapbook night at the Salvation Army. We knitters have invaded the scrapbookers. It really should be called craft night. There are also card makers. We have a blast. My daughter runs the program. My goal tonight is to finish 2 squares.


Sasa said...

I certainly hope you bring some of those cookies to scrapping tonight!!!!

Sara in WI said...

The girls are super-adorable! I hope that everyone is feeling better today! And good luck with those squares...the finished ones are pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors your selected. That is going to be such a beautiful and vibrant blanket.