Sunday, February 28, 2010
Knitting Olympics: Crossing the Finish Line!
Ready to cast off and block the piece overnight. Fanny's in the background, wishing I would shut up already so she can get some sleep!
Saturday night: Make a poncho shape by turning the short edge to meet the bottom of the long edge . . .
Ribbons hold the pieces together while I sew the seam. . .
Sewing the seam (Do ya like my red Rocket Dogs?) . . .
Crocheted a border all around and . . . Finished! -- in time to watch America win the gold in the four-man bobsled race!
Snuggly warm -- This will be a great garment to wear in Chicago. The yarn is Berocco "Cuzco" -- a 50/50 blend of alpaca and Peruvian wool.
And here's my gold medal, from www.yarnharlot.com:
What fun! Next Knitting Olympics, I'm going to try something more difficult. But right now, I'm going to cast on a little dress for Arabella . . . and maybe some little red booties to match Nana's red Rocket Dog tennis shoes!