Monday, August 22, 2016

Rejected Tweets

Thought the wrist twinge meant rain, stayed inside all day; this morning I can't move my hands.  #WHYgarterstitch

Why don't I work with cotton yarn more?  /forearms attempt to secede from body/  Oh yeah, now I remember.


Trying to knit and play Minesweeper at the same time-- almost dropped several stitches.  #timeforamovie

Is Color Me Beautiful legit?  Am I an Autumn?  Asking for a friend.

RORY GILMORE YOU HAVE HORRIBLE TASTE IN MEN YOUNG LADY

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I'm Like the Katie Ledecky of Knitting

...at least that's what my friends tell me.HA!

Ever since the opening ceremonies in Rio, I have been superglued to basically all Olympic coverage--
I'm a sucker for the summer games, and this year's swimming and gymnastics competitions have been especially stellar entertainment.  I've even watched some tandem kayaking.  It was cool.

When I left for my vacation in July, I brought this blanket as my only travel knitting:

It grew and grew, through train rides and car trips, until I returned home ready to start the decreases:

And lo, it has been my constant companion these many Olympic evenings: simple to enough to knit without watching the stitches, large enough to be an accomplishment when I finish...
eventually.  Soon?  Please?
Not pictured: the millionty ends I have already woven in
The Olympic half has 3x wider stripes, because sanity prevails.

* yes, Mama, I am quoting Mrs. Elton!  :)