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Disappointed but not completely upset.   The left sleeve is 2 full balls long and 14.5″.  The right sleeve is a tad over 8″ and you can see how much of the last ball I have left.    The goal was 18″ on each. 

But I’m done, now my hands can rest…

I will call Schoolhouse Press tomorrow morning, order at least 3 more balls (one is for another project) have than overnighted and finish this up asap.   I am sorry I didn’t get it done in time but that doesn’t make it less of an accomplishment.

Now I’m free to celebrate my husband’s birthday today…Thanks for being so patient.    Even my puppys have had enough.

And thank you Kim for all your help and for captaining our team.  Bravo for getting yours done.  I can’t wait to see it.

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How do you knit a sweater in Chinese?  According to my friend Tina, who is from that beautiful place in the world, like this…

I AM KNITTING A SWEATER.  Don’t ask me how that breaks down exactly.  The literal translation is I KNIT WOOL CLOTHES.  Well I am and here’s another progress shot as of 6:51pm yesterday. 

Carolyn brought me sustenance.   The food of champions (chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies) and so darn good, thank you so much Carolyn and kids.

Back to work…

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…and all the other phrases used to start sporting events  were heard round the internet this morning as Ravelry kicked off it’s first Ravelympics.

I was on the road heading to work at the East coast start time (8am).  But by 9am I was cast on and knitting away.   After leaving work at about 1pm I headed over to the my in-laws to see my hubby, have lunch and get some knitting time in in the back yard.

The observant among you will notice the date/time stamp on the picture above.  I thought that would be a good idea…keep things honest and believed.

Unlike the skys in China, the view here was perfect. 

A crocheted cast on which was a bit slow going to get all 234 stitches on the needle. 

About 1 1/2″ done as of abut 2:45pm this afternoon.  Ok that’s it.  Gotta go knit and get ready to watch the opening ceremonies tonight…Why am I so excited about all this?  Do I really need the answer to that question?

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Just 2 days to go before the Ravelympics 2008 kicks off and I’ve been swatching away.  After two attempts, I’m still not sure what needle I’m using.  I started on a #2 but the fabric was so dense and tight.  Now I’m up to a 4.  We’ll see.  My goal is 6 sts to an inch.

I’m part of Team Knitting Camp and my project is the New Zealand Pullover by Elizabeth Zimmerman (of course).  All the members of the team are knitting EZ or Meg Swansen projects.  Can you tell we are all still a bit “homesick” for camp.  My event is the Sweater Sprint.  This is going to be so much fun.

Here’s my yarn selection.  Pretty huh?  Shetland 2 Ply Jumper Yarn, color #3.  It’s like oatmeal with some maple syrup stirred in.  I have 13 skeins which should be more than enough. 

Can you picture a better color for me?  No, it’s not brown but it’s still earthy.

Yesterday I had a major wake up call of sorts.  I was reading over the Ravelympics boards and noticed the Time Zone Converter.  That right folks, we’re suppose to cast on during the opening ceremonies which begin at 8pm Beijing time.  What time is that where you live boys and girls?  Here in Nueva York that’s going to be 8 am.  Thank God I don’t live in Hawaii, their start time is 2am…Ouch!  But I’d still be up knittin’.

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