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April 29, 2007

KnitOff Finals: Day 2

Many, many thanks to you all for your cheers and support.  You keep me smiling and knitting -- Thank You!

8:57am -- Knitting lace reminds me of the classic children's story of the ugly duckling.  While the lace is on the needles, it resembles a muddled mess at best.  To get glimpses of its real beauty you need to forcefully spread it open.  Just be sure you don't force the stitches of the needle -- whoops.  My hands were a little sore this morning, and I a bit groggy.  But once I got knitting -- and had my coffee -- I found my rhythm.  Knit On!

3:06pm -- Background sound helps keep me focused through the many hours of knitting.  I don't know what I'd do without my PAL radio.  Besides the fact that it looks super cool, it's portable, rechargeable, and can serve as speakers for an i-pod or CD play -- allowing me to listen to baseball games, music play-lists, audio books, and lecture series.  What would I do without my PAL?

7:38pm -- I was desperate for a few more stitch markers, so made a few out of scrap yarn.  I love this bright yellow-green against the coral and am thinking about working the last few rounds in a couple of accent colors.  When in doubt, swatch.

11:01pm -- I'm starting to feel like the Energizer Bunny -- still going.

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holy moly woman! did you knit through the night?! I must say I love the colour and am looking forward to seeing the whole thing in all it's glory! congrats on the perseverance and the hard knitting.. now time to rest!

Posted by: Natalie B | Apr 29, 2007 9:08:26 AM

okay... I just clicked on the link for the pattern of that final knit, and my mouth literally dropped open! so beautiful! and I really don't think I'm at the level yet (let alone knitting something like that in record time)! Bravo!

Posted by: Natalie B | Apr 29, 2007 9:11:18 AM

Your needles aren't clicking.....they're whirring and I'm feeling the breeze over here in midtown! Waving luscious skeins in the air, I'm cheering you on!!!!!

Posted by: esther | Apr 29, 2007 10:04:58 AM

I really like your blog. It's neat how you have posted you're progress every few hours so that we can see how well you are doing.

Mom says knit on! you're doing great!

Posted by: Kathryn, Michelle's daughter | Apr 29, 2007 10:19:26 AM

I heard of read and knit but-how do you knit and post at the same time.......?
you go girl!

Posted by: hhpny knits | Apr 29, 2007 10:28:22 AM

Wow Nona! Looking good, I'm definitely in your corner here. Once I took a look at that pattern I was actually almost happy you beat me in that last round. I would have been left in the dust for sure on this one.

Posted by: marie | Apr 29, 2007 10:28:34 AM

Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress. I'm having fun cheering from the virtual sidelines here. Keep those fingers limber and knit on, nona!!

Posted by: Laura | Apr 29, 2007 10:37:04 AM

Yay Nona! We're rooting for you in RWC!

Posted by: Kathleen Halsey | Apr 29, 2007 11:24:32 AM

Good luck!!

Posted by: Betsy | Apr 29, 2007 2:54:31 PM

Go, go!

Posted by: Mary de B | Apr 29, 2007 3:54:51 PM

My goodness, did you even sleep?? I won't even try to stop you though, GO!!

Posted by: yuvee | Apr 29, 2007 4:25:16 PM

I checked out that pattern. Holy Moly! Knit on for sure. And you're swatching too. I have my virtual cheer leader outfit on. Go Nona!

Posted by: Anne | Apr 29, 2007 5:52:15 PM

Is that an ostrich plume I spy? Oh what lovely lace Nona. The Pal - now I know your secret. Knit, knit, knit!

Posted by: Sonya | Apr 29, 2007 7:30:40 PM

Nona, Nona! NONA!

Posted by: Rachel | Apr 29, 2007 9:31:58 PM

Wow, this was so impressive that I had to call my husband over. Amazing! How big do you think that doily is going to be, when you're done?

Posted by: carrie | Apr 30, 2007 2:47:19 AM

Just wonderful. I like the idea of some contrasting colour. Way to go Nona!

Posted by: Ruth | Apr 30, 2007 2:52:22 AM

Go Nona! Looks pretty to boot!

Posted by: Phoebe | Apr 30, 2007 5:30:12 AM

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