Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Tempting Fate

Well we are back in town and are in the process of sorting out all the photos from our cameras - and boy there are some fun ones. We had a great time, but a full recap of the A Little Loopy Stitches Weekend will be forthcoming in light of the final stretch of the Olympics. I haven't even gone to the grocery store because it will take too much time away from the SHAWL. I am making decent progress, but I can't let it up quite yet. Right now it looks like it will be done just in the nick of time.

I also have a new bit of inspiration to finish on time. I've decided to give my Olympic shawl to my grandma and I will be seeing her this Sunday. Since I don't get a chance to see her all the time, it would be perfect to give it to her then - especially since she hasn't been feeling all that great this week.

So far, the shawl is going well. It's not perfect but I am happy with how it is coming out and I love my little mistakes - this is a learning process after all. I am even more excited to see how it looks after blocking. One thing I am slightly worried about though...I am afraid I am setting myself up for a Knitting God smack down. I am scheduled to insert another life line, but it takes a really long time to stitch it through so many stitches and I haven't needed them yet - I've been able to fix most of my mistakes where they are. But some how I feel that if I throw caution to the wind, I will be sorry. Let's just hope I can keep them happy with my humble submission to their power.

7 comments:

Chris said...

*sending knitting god supplication for Disentangled... not that they ever listen, but...*

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Go team LOOPY!

Theresa said...

It's the medal round of the Olympics - every hockey team in the world pulls their goalie trying to get that extra goal - you can, too.

knitzalot said...

The knitting gods CAN be cruel. Good luck!

Nonnahs said...

Team Loopy - HA! The shawl looks amazing in person. I am in total awe of it. Your grandma is going to love it!

christine said...

What a wonderful inspiration - making the Olympic event for Grandma! You will indeed finish!
Cheering in Chicago!! You go, girl!!!!!

Miriam said...

good luck! Be bold! Ignore the last lifeline!

M