Saturday, February 11, 2006

And we're off...


Adamas Shawl yarn
Originally uploaded by Disentangled.
The official start time for the Olympics was 2:00 yesterday. At 9:00 pm I cast on for my Adamas Shawl from KnitPicks. The designer of Adamas, Miriam was kind enough to stop by the other day. I hope I don't have to bug her during this process, but it is really comforting to know that she is there.

It wasn't possible for me to CO before that time because yesterday my mom took me out for my birthday present - a massage and pedicure. We also had lunch at the Spaghetti Factory - yum! And I hung out with my Dad and talked some business stuff in the evening. So, I got a late start. Then by the I CO, I was so tired that I promptly put my knitting back down. Which I feel was a good choice since the Madison scarf was my only experience with lace prior to Adamas and, well, I know how well that went without full concentration.

So, this morning I officiall started and have made some decent progress. I finished the starting chart and I am about to add a life line and begin the body charts. I have already learned so much it is crazy! First, until I finished the starting chart, I realized that I had no idea how I was constructing the shawl. I thought I was starting at the small point and working straight up, but no! I'm starting in the center middle top and working out. All of a sudden things make a lot more sence and I have an unbelievable respect for Miriam. Wow - is all I can say. Oh, and - Very impressive!

5 comments:

Chris said...

That massage and pedicure were probably the best things you could do to prep for the Olympics - you're starting out well rested and relaxed. Go go go go go!

Theresa said...

Of to a great start - keep it up!

Nonnahs said...

I can't wait to see you win the gold! Go Team!

Miriam said...

*blush* Thank you! I enjoy the challenge of making the design do what I want when it's constructed in such a crazy way. I'm glad you seem to be enjoying it so far.

Nasus said...

Gambare!