aren't really happening yet. I want to re-write parts of the pattern so I can do it on circulars (thank God for Denise needles, which *just* go down small enough!), thus saving some time and avoiding sewing up. I could just do it in my head as I knit, but I'd rather have it written down as I'll have more idea what I'm doing.
Have you seen the number of participants?! There are actually more people in the Knitting Olympics than there are in the sporty-version!
Here's a useful list of sensible things to do to ensure your hands don't fall off with so much knitting.
Am beginning to think I'm stark raving bonkers (yes, those that know me would probably agree with that). How am I possibly meant to knit TWO baby jumpers in 16 days with everything else I'm meant to do at the same time?!?! The only reason I got all that Christmas knitting done was having tonsillitis for the WHOLE of December. And I really wouldn't recommend that as a strategy...
Anyway, I'm not swatching, can't see the point as it's all DK yarn (and using 4mm needles) and going for charity, so they'll hand the jumpers over to whoever is the right size for them. Below is my pile of DK:
Now, the original idea in this pic was to group it all into similar colours, cos I love the way Mary Anne has her yarn arranged. Hmm. Mine isn't quite as neat. But you get the general idea. Please note that I'm NOT aiming to use all this yarn, only a fraction of it. The jumpers are meant to be bright and cheerful so there is plenty of potential for colourful stripes. Hmm. Just how psychedelic should these jumpers be? This yarn is from a variety of places: inherited, given by friends, found in charity shops, bought in sales. But I cannot remember acquiring the bright scary fluorescent pink and orange to the bottom right!
Have checked the schedules - the opening ceremony is being broadcast on BBC2 from 6pm (GMT) on Friday. Only problem is that Mum has friends over for the weekend so I may have to find a corner next door to watch TV in. At least I can knit at the same time as making polite conversation (sometimes being a woman has its advantages. Remind me I said that next time I'm on the blob.).
And talking about TVs. TV Licensing. What is going on?!?! Leave me alone. I don't have a TV THEREFORE I don't have a licence. So please stop accusing me of having a TV! I don't see why I should let my flat be searched by the Enforcement Officers for an illicit TV cos I ain't got one! According to Radio 4 this is a big problem as 90% of people who claim not to have a TV are lying. WELL I DON'T LIKE BEING ACCUSED OF LYING. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
But some of the excuses for having a TV but not a license are quite funny.