Sunday, February 12, 2006

Shawl Knitting Biathlon - First event DONE!



OK, so I'm exhausted! I cast on this shawl (which is Cozy from knitty.com) using 9 full skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in a dark red just as the opening ceremony started on Friday, 10 February at 2:00 ET. I just finished at 10:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 12 February. I'm beyond tired....

Meanwhile, now that this shawl is done (except for a wash and dry), I'll be taking a day to rest my hands and will start the Leaf Lace shawl on Tuesday using the Cleckheaton DK yarn shown here.
Given that I can make one of these in a week without much difficulty, I think it shouldn't be a problem. I had considered doing the Triathlon of Shawl Knitting and then realised just how silly that was!

4 comments:

sappmama said...

Okay. That you did a Cozy shawl in 2.5 days is the most AMAZING KNITTING FEAT I have ever heard of. I'm doing the pattern as part of the Knitting Olympics and am thinking of trying to bribe God to help me get it done so I can get the gold. It's definitely faster than I thought it would be, but under 3 days?! You're already a champion. Really.

Mari said...

Girl, I am TWO kinds of CRAZY! And did you know were were both Taureans? You can't bribe God because I've already got Him on retainer to get me through the next two weeks!!

Get knitting!!

sappmama said...

LOL! I'd like to be those same two kinds of crazy! I'll be coming in with Cozy right before the closing, but your accomplishment has shown me I can bring it on home.

Gotta hold up my end as a fellow Taurean. :)

Happy knitting. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Lanea said...

Excellent job! I can't wait to see how quickly you can do the leaf lace.