Olympic Dreams

I had a very large list of things to accomplish during the Winter Olympics. First, I wanted to knit a February Lady sweater:

Pattern: February Lady Sweater modified by Flintknits from an EZ original

Needles: Size 8 circulars.  My Knitpicks cord broke, luckily I was at Hanks and had the ability to buy some lace turbos to work with.

Yarn: Tess Designer Yarn, Superwash Merino.  I bought 2 skeins of this several years ago at MSW and was glad that it got to be used.  The stash is happy for a wee bit of extra room, as well.

Issues: I had serious button hole issues and Leslie was awesome and sewed them closed for me.  I’m not going to lie, they still kinda bother me, but not enough to rip out the sweater over.

The second goal I was trying to accomplish is spinning a pound of fiber.  I got 5 ounces done:

This is Lorna’s Laces in Icehouse.  I received the fiber in a swap a little bit ago and couldn’t wait to spin it up.  I spun it on mom’s Sonata so there was a definite learning curve.  Mom only had 2 free bobbins so  it’s Navajo-plyed and over twisted to all get out, but I think it will make some very cute baby somethings.  I got 150 yards out of it and it’s more a worsted than anything else.  Maybe a Milo vest?

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