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February 13, 2006

Knitting Olympics: Day 4

The first sleeve is done -- an excellent accomplishment considering the extra difficulties involved with tonight's Olympic viewing.  Between 9:00 and 10:00pm my attention was focused on the remote control as I artfully and with great prudence oscillated between the Olympics and 24.  Not only was I able to finish my sleeve, but I know the latest scoop on the nerve gas canisters and was able to watch the US chicks -- or is it chyx -- thrash the half pipe.

I've bonded with my half-Tubey.  The yarn -- Karabella's Aurora 8 -- is quickly becoming a favorite.  I also added a jaunty k6, p1 ribbing below the color stripes, which adds just a hint of stretch to the slightly belled sleeve.    Tomorrow I look forward to the women's 500 speed skating and to releasing the crochet chain of my provisional cast on for the second sleeve -- I hope I'll be able to sleep tonight with all the excitement!

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You're one third there! Looking at the photo, I'm thinking only a knitblogger will take a photo wearing one sleeve with needles hanging and another knitblogger will apreciate the sneak peek of the knitting progress :)

Posted by: erin | Feb 14, 2006 3:56:23 AM

I was actually thinking how nicely she coordinated the background artwork, LOLOL!

Posted by: Sockbug | Feb 14, 2006 5:40:47 AM

The colors you chose were great, and the ribbing is a nice touch too - love the ribbing!

Posted by: Stacey | Feb 14, 2006 5:42:02 AM

Tubey looks great - you certainly will medal....

Posted by: christine | Feb 14, 2006 6:43:52 AM

Your tubey is sweet!

Posted by: Nona-friend the oldest | Feb 14, 2006 7:01:59 AM


Thanks! I get so little credit for my mad skillz in photography.

Posted by: Nona-hubby | Feb 14, 2006 7:26:38 AM

Lovely sleeve you have there! I can't wait to see the rest of the sweater :-)

Posted by: Kathy | Feb 14, 2006 8:50:53 AM

That k6, p1 ribbing is jaunty indeed. Good choice!

Posted by: Saartje | Feb 14, 2006 4:51:23 PM

Wow the Aurora 8 looks a lot different than I would've imagined, good to know...Without sounding like a condom commercial: nice ribbing.

Posted by: Heather | Feb 14, 2006 8:04:02 PM

That looks great! Lovely colors, good to hear about the yarn.

Posted by: Stefani | Feb 14, 2006 9:18:05 PM

omg - I am doing tubey for the olympics, too and that sleeve below the stripes has been bothering me as well. I LOVE what you have done and plan to do the same (if that is OK - I will link to you). Mine is for my daughter and she suggests that I add a loop at the end of the sleeve to hook to her middle finger (she is 16) which I plan on doing as well. Thanks, as always, for the inspirations.

Posted by: Kim | Feb 14, 2006 10:30:59 PM

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