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Saturday, February 25, 2006 

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL

I have finished my son's cardigan just in time for the end of the Knitting Olympics (Only 22 hours left). Ladies and Gentleman here is the Shawl Neck Cardigan which was great fun to knit along with the other 4000 knitting Olympians. Yesterday and today I knit both sleeves and sewed them to the body, I also attached the buttons ripping them out twice due to misplacement.
















I am quite proud of finishing this in 15 days as it is my first cardigan, and my first item of knitted clothing.



Friday, February 24, 2006 

This and That

Today its friday only two days and a couple of hours to the end of the Olympics and most importantly the knitting olympics and I still have a sleeve to knit, two sleeves to sew to the body and buttons to attach. OH MY G*OD and I am here updating my blog wow.

Being friday I was very happy thinking about the weekend but then during my last half an hour at work all hell broke loose and I got several calls about a problem, why do these thing happen always on a friday?. Well now I have to go clean the house so tomorrow I will have a day free to finish the sweater hopefully. Bye Bye update tomorrow with a pic.



Thursday, February 23, 2006 

Knitting olympics update

I was quite busy these last couple of days and I am sorry to say that I neglected updating my blog. I did not have a lot of knitting time but still I managed to finish both fronts, back and collar of the cardigan by last Tuesday as you can see in the crappy pic below :)





I am quite happy with the progress since on saturday I had only this done


I realy hope to be able to finish in time, as I still have two sleeves to knit and buttons to attach. Bye Bye for today



Tuesday, February 14, 2006 

Yummy yarn

Today I received the yarn from Adriafil, very beautiful yarn here is the pic



Tomorrow more new stash pictures from handpainted yarns. I have a headache post tomorrow.


Monday, February 13, 2006 

Olympic update no 2

Here are my updated photos of the olympic cardigan. This is saturday's progress:

And this is Sunday's progress. I have finished the back and casted on the left front:


I have also received some yarn from http://handpaintedyarn.com/index.php and from http://www.adriafil.com/ that I will get to see tomorrow as I was not home when the postman and the DHL man came today. I am happy to receive the yarn as today was a shitty day at the office and I needed a little smile. Tomorrow you will get to see photos of everything.


Saturday, February 11, 2006 

First olympic update and some new stash

Here is my first pic of my olympic cardigan. I cast the back on after 2.00pm and this picture shows the progress when I stopped knitting at night. Here I have 23 rows of double rib and aprox another 16 rows of ss. Tomorrow I will post the next updated pics.

Today I went shopping for some yarn as if I did not have enough already. I got some lace weight, some variegated for socks and some bulky for a couple of scarfs for my son. I also bought a copy of woman's weekly which has a nice intarsia sweater pattern and the March issue of Simply Knitting which had some cute place markers as a gift. Now all I need is time to knit all the yarn.

I am going to knit some more on my olympic cardi hoping that 16 days are enough to finish it. Bye bye for today.


Friday, February 10, 2006 

Let the Knitting Begin

Here we are about 4000 people casting on for the knitting olympics. I have cast on my 92 for the back of my sons cardigan. I am truly happy to have become part of these olympics and here is a link to a beautiful post by Stephanie the creator of the knitting olympics and our torch bearer
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/02/10/needles_raised.html. Stephanie you are an amazing woman I wish to meet you one day. A big hug to all the men and woman participating may you all achieve your goals. xoxoxo



Thursday, February 09, 2006 

The mother of a migraine

I have one of those migraines which is keeping me up at night and I have had it for the last couple of days. It Hurts even to go out in the morning, the lights are killing me and I cannot stay in front of a pc for five minutes. So today I am home and I hope to gather enough strength to clean the house a bit so tomorrow I will be able to relax and wait for the start of the olympics without this migraine.

In knitting news I have knitted quite a bit on my first lacy shawl and am nearing the top cast off, then I will start on the edging then wash and block it. I hope to finish it soon after the knitting olympics are over. I am also waiting DESPERATELY for the postman these last couple of days as I have ordered some yarn from overseas and I have also won some Kid silk Haze from e-bay and I cannot wait for it to get here. I so wish that here in Malta we have a decent yarn shop then I would not have to wait so long to start a project with some beautiful yarn.


Saturday, February 04, 2006 

Tom and Jerry Knitted toys

I am having problems posting here as my posts are dissapearing. The knitting olympics rock over 2500 have joined and will cast on their project simultaneously when the olympic torch is lit. It is incredible that knitting and Stephanie of Yarn Harlot have managed to join so many people around the world.

I have finished two knitted toys pattern by Alan Dart which was featured in woman's weekly magazine many years ago when I had not started knitting yet but I saved the patterns and now I am knitting the ones I like especially the toys which my son adores.

Here are the knitted TOM and JERRY. Cute aren't they? My son loves them and I have managed to post a photo here after the 10000 try.


Thursday, February 02, 2006 

After daily reading knitting and craft blogs I have decided to start my own knitting/craft blog. I am a 30 something Maltese mother and wife, I work full time and I love to knit, crochet and cross stitch. I decided to join the Knitting Olympics organised by Stephanie at Yarn Harlot http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ details can be found here http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/olympics2006.html, I just wish that I knew some other knitter's from malta who would like to join me in this mad mad adventure. Well I decided to knit a shawl collar cardigan for my son which must me ready in 16 days. Yes that's right in just 16 days it must be ready to wear, as it is my first cardigan I already imagine myself throwing it across the room in frustration if my dh does not throw me before lol. I have many obligations a full time job and a family but I love a challenge. In this blog you will see progress pictures of this sweater and many many more projects and from time to time you will get to see pictures of the new stash I buy.