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April 28, 2007

KnitOff Finals: Day 1

6:45am -- I've been up for over an hour knitting away on this for the 5th -- and final -- round of KnitOff 2007.  At 5:48am I was zipping over to my LYS -- hee, hee I have a key -- to get some Shetland Spindrift yarn for the shawl.  I wanted a yarn with a bit of bite, which I think will help me go faster in the end.  If you're interested, I'll be posting my progress throughout the day.  Back to the needles...

11:14am -- Are you as shocked as I am that Brady Quinn didn't go to the Miami Dolphins as the 9th pick?  What?  Not watching the NFL draft?   It's the perfect knitting accompaniment.  I'm off the double pointed needles, off the 16" circular needle, and onto my wonderful 24" Addi Turbo lace needles.  Looks like a fancy hair net, doesn't it!

3:57pm -- Ouch!  I made a silly mistake that took about an hour to recover from.  I suppose this is one of the joys of lace.  I was forced to take a working lunch to recover the time -- leftover spicy chickpeas, yum.

9:44pm -- Sometimes loving math is not a good think, especially when coupled with curiosity.  I peeked ahead, did a few rough calculations, and realized we'll have over 800 stitches per round by the time this beast -- I mean doilie -- is complete.  Luckily both Michelle and I are enjoying the lace knitting, although I'm going to try to forget about the behemoth rounds in my near future.  A big thank you to the nona-mom who brought us dinner tonight -- Thanks Mom!

Lots and lots and lots of stitches with lots more to come.

P.S. -- Thank you, kind readers, for all your support, cheering, and fun comments -- I appreciate you so much!!!

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Wow! That is going to be some feat; knitting the lace in a day or two. Knit, nona, knit :-)

Posted by: Brenda | Apr 28, 2007 7:09:38 AM

go, nona, go!

Posted by: anna | Apr 28, 2007 7:10:25 AM

Give me an N! Give me an O! Give me an N! Give me an A! What does it spell?!? N O N A!!!! GO NONA!

Posted by: Cara | Apr 28, 2007 7:35:16 AM

The Nona Cheering squad, shaking their yarn pom poms! Go team Nona!

Posted by: Sonya | Apr 28, 2007 8:30:50 AM

Glen Echo Road will be following your progress...happy knitting...

Posted by: east coast fan | Apr 28, 2007 8:45:45 AM

What a lovely thing to have to knit!

Posted by: Katie | Apr 28, 2007 8:53:10 AM

GO! You can do it!

I really want to see how this knits up into a lace shawl, and how much yarn it takes.

Posted by: Jennifer | Apr 28, 2007 9:33:35 AM

Good luck! I'll be rooting for you!

Posted by: Michelle | Apr 28, 2007 9:59:11 AM

Wow! Come on Nona, you can do it!!!
Anyway, who do I have to bribe to get a key to lys?

Posted by: yuvee | Apr 28, 2007 10:40:53 AM

Good luck!

Posted by: Brenda | Apr 28, 2007 11:17:29 AM

Go Nona Go!!!!

Posted by: Rachel | Apr 28, 2007 11:29:16 AM

Go Nona. Go for the crown! Just do it! Love the color. If you do not want it, I will take it off your shoulders!

Posted by: mELISSA FREEMAN | Apr 28, 2007 11:47:56 AM

Yah Nona - you have quite a crew of Knitoff Cheerleaders!
Now, this is very interesting, keys to the local yarn store, hmmm, how does one acheive that feat?!

Posted by: Ruth | Apr 28, 2007 12:04:35 PM

Amazing, and beautiful. Good luck!

Posted by: Hannah | Apr 28, 2007 12:33:49 PM

Wow this is a beautiful pattern .... go Nona go, knit like the wind.

Posted by: Joanna | Apr 28, 2007 1:55:11 PM

Rah, rah rah!

Posted by: Rosemary | Apr 28, 2007 2:00:30 PM

I am so jealous of your crazy knitting speed, I've worked all day to just get a Sleeve done. Cheering you on!

Posted by: Jennifer | Apr 28, 2007 2:52:56 PM

Interestingly enough, after reading the post, I asked my husband where Brady Quinn did place in the draft and he forgot about it. So, knitting to the rescue once again. Knit on . . . good luck!

Posted by: Ava | Apr 28, 2007 4:25:26 PM

Knit like the wind woman!!! Go Nona Go!

Posted by: Mary | Apr 28, 2007 4:49:03 PM

OMG that's insane. :)

Go Nona Go! Knit like the wind!!!

Posted by: Lynn | Apr 28, 2007 5:37:56 PM

I always did love a good race...it's the competitive nature in me. All the best, we are rooting for you!

Posted by: Saleknitter | Apr 28, 2007 5:41:02 PM

Oooh, my symphathies on the setback. Hope you're back to being well on your way!

Posted by: Rosemary | Apr 28, 2007 8:33:37 PM

Go Nona gooooooooo! (I just finished watching a hockey game, and I'm still in the "zone".) Can't forget the pompoms! *\^_^/*

Posted by: Karla | Apr 28, 2007 8:50:54 PM

Go Aunt Carolyn!! I am rooting 4 u 100 percent! The doilie is very nice. hope u win! From, Annabel

Posted by: Annabel | Apr 29, 2007 4:58:04 AM

Just for fun I decided to print out the pattern this morning and join the knitting fun...my stitches on round 26 don't look nearly as daunting as your last photo...

Posted by: east coast fan | Apr 29, 2007 6:13:48 AM

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