Thursday, August 21, 2008

More like a marathon, less like a sprint

As you can see from my last post, I've signed up for the Ravelympics 'Sweater Sprint'. My chosen project is Rowan Geno. In 4ply Rowan Soft.

That's right: A 4-ply sweater. In 2 weeks.
Am I nuts?

In fairness, I got off to a good start. My bum has been firmly rooted to the sofa whilst my eyes have been glued to the box, and my hands busily knitting away.


The good news is that the back is now complete, and the left front.
I've just started the right front. So there's that, the sleeves, the button band and the finishing. Doable by closing ceremony? Probably not. But a valiant effort? I think so. ;)

13 comments:

Stacey said...

Wow! I think you may surprise yourself and pull this off. Your sweater looks amazing!

Luni said...

Regardless of the finishing time, you'll have a great sweater. The lace detailing is beautiful, and the color really shows it off.

Michelle said...

Looks great! I wonder if you could finish it actually though. The fronts go way faster than the back, between all that lace and it being half the size. And you are making the short sleeve version right, so that makes it more attainable.

StarSpry said...

You're doing great! Your sweater looks beautiful, and I think you can make it :D

Disneyfan91 said...

It looks great!!

You can do it. Dig deep and go for the gold :)

Corwink said...

I can't wait to see it finished. it is going to look so cute on you. Love that color!

Bea said...

Even if you don't manage it thats still a LOT of knitting for two weeks! I am super impressed.

Bea said...

By the way...the sweater so far is lovely.

tiennie said...

That is going to be a gorgeous sweater!

WandaWoman said...

On those tiny needles, you've made great progress. That color is divine! I think I must have some of that yarn.

Sue said...

Watch out for the sleeves! The pattern is more than a little strange - they turn out a strange bell shape. I had to redesign mine. It took me three attempts to get them straight.

amanda said...

I'm dying to know if you finished this! Love your colour choice btw?

Joanne said...

Wow.. and I'm impressed that you're not afraid of thin yarns. That's my kind of knitting!

I hope you'll post about your blocking board. I'd like to know more.