Team Chattylibrarians

We are members of Chattylibrarians who are participating in the Knitting Olympics.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Congrats everyone!

Congrats to everyone! It sounds like everyone either completed their project or got done what they wanted . . . either way, knitting was accomplished! :) Go chatties!!

and I am glad to know seaming gives others fits, too . . . I just hate it . . . I know I could work on circulars and at least avoid some seaming, but I don't really like them, either!

oh well.

I enjoyed doing this!!


Monday, February 27, 2006

Well, I sort of finished the Clapotis on Saturday afternoon. Sort of in that I _did_ run out of yarn. I'm sad, because I probably only have 10 rows left to do, and the Lorna's Laces yarn isn't exactly cheap.

But I found an online yarn store that had my colorway in stock, and it has already shipped. I should have it midweek. I suspect that I have about an hour left, and then will wash & block it. I wanted to wear it to a meeting tomorrow night, but it will have to wait until next month's meeting.

No biggie. I'm glad I haven't ripped it all out, because it's beautiful, but I still wish I had done my research & bought four skeins from the get-go. Because I'm confident I would have finished in time. As it was, my fingers were itchy last night not having a project to work on during the closing ceremonies (I'm waiting to start anything new b/c I'm going to sew a bunch of things for Bobbi's next craft fair...)

- Amy W.

hat done, baby sweater not done

For some reason I thought the Olympics ended on Feb. 28. So it is a good thing I actually took time to block my hat on Saturday. And I learned that blocking the hat while it has pom-poms attached doesn't work so well (at least not when you don't attach them well). I managed to re-attach the pom-poms more securely (crochet hook through the yarn that gets wrapped around). And my cascade 220 superwash did stretch out when I blocked it, the hat is not at all snug now (but still fits nicely thank goodness). I am glad I used a smaller needle despite not meeting gauge. I'll try to post a picture tonight.

I have seven inches of the baby sweater done, but also have a sneaking suspicion that I will end up ripping the whole thing out. I put a purled design on the front but since I made it up as I went the design ends up starting right below the armhole.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Serious annoyance

So I got all the seaming done, but I have been defeated by the neckline. Seriously, it's a mess - not only did I wind up pickig up stitches in the wrong side of the fabric, but when I went through to pull everything out, I managed to screw up part of the front, and now I'm really not sure how to fix it. I'm going to take a break and eat some ice cream, and see if I can finish by midnight, but it's not looking good. :(



OK, so if we happen to go a tiny bit past the extinguishing of the flame, what happens? Can we still get our medal? Because I got all my knitting done and spent a ridiculous amount of time weaving in ends yesterday, so I'm down to seaming, and it is taking for-bloody-ever! Argh! Ah, well, if the closing ceremonies last until ten, I still have a little over two hours. Maybe I'll make it yet...

Friday, February 24, 2006

In the home stretch now...

OK, I've got @2/3 of a sleeve left to go, then it's just weaving in ends and sewing pieces together. I loathe weaving in ends, and I am a rotten seamer, so I hope to finish the sleeve tonight so I have lots of time over the next two days to accomodate 1) procrastination and 2)pulling seam stitches out so I can re-do them more neatly. But the finsh line is in sight... :)

How's everyone else doing (besides Bobbi the overachiever ;) )?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Well, I finished my sweater last night and am wearing it today to see if it is offically "done". I believe I need to block the sleeves out a little longer since they seem just a tad short . . . but otherwise I think it is a success!

I hate seaming!! It was a pain, and of course, once I began the process last night, I knew I wouldn't sleep until it was done!

I'll try and take pictures tonight. As much as I like it, I do think it will be put up in my etsy shop . . . though not until I finish the matching scarf (which I am doing since I have enough yarn left over.)

I'm happy I finished it but am already psyched about starting something new for spring and/or for the March 18th handmade market . . .

Hope everyone else is doing well!!!


Monday, February 20, 2006

Wow, almost finished

Well. I actually did better than I thought I would. Amazing what happens when I get slightly obsessive about knitting. I need to block the hat. I guess I'll do it flat. All I know is the yarn bled last time I got it wet and I don't want it to do that while I'm wearing it. And instead of being good and swearing to finish a WIP I've decided to try and create a baby sweater. And make up the pattern as I go.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Quick update

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of contributions: I'm traveling for the first week of the Olympics, currently in Texas. But the sock is coming along. I'm on the foot now. I'm having trouble posting pictures here, but come see at my blog. Hope it's going well for the rest of you!

Clapotis detail - WIP for KO

Clapotis detail - WIP for KO
Originally uploaded by Amy Watson.
Good morning everyone! I finally uploaded my photos to my Flickr account, so I thought I'd share my work in progress...

- Amy W.