Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Team BSA- Group Photo

Here they are folks: Team BSA, taking a moment in between stitches to pose for a group shot-

The feverish knitting has begun, as well as some silly time sucking activities like making home movies, designing shirts, mugs, and certificates of achievement- some of us might be having a little too much fun...

I decided to start with a smart little Baby Hoodie, in a very boy-ish color combo of my favorite Dyed Cotton, for our up-and-coming wee one. Yay! I finally knit something for the baby!

Pattern: Baby Hoodie
Needles: US 7 & US 8
Cast-on: 8.8.08 around 7:30 am
Finished: 8.12.08 around 11:45 am

Despite casting on fairly early (though it was 1/2 hour past official start time, 7am here was whatever time opening ceremonies were there...) I had a very distracted Friday. I did manage to finish the back by late afternoon, cast on the front and then started tidying up the place for a little opening night knitting fun. As I had secretly feared, there was much chatting, lively laughter, silly antics, and very little knitting accomplished... not to mention little time for sleeping that night, ehem, (trying to remember the last time the blonde knitter left my home before midnight... hmmm, there might have been one time...)

Saturday saw more napping than knitting- um, it may just be me, but staying up that late seems to be a bit harder in my 30's than it was in my 20's, or say, like when I was 17...

Sunday was busy, and I can't even remember Monday, so it must've been busy too... it took me until Tuesday just before lunch to finally weave in my last end and get my pic posted at the finish line.

Next up for me was this hat, a future pattern, hence the sneak peak pic-

Team BSA

Event: Designer Discus

Pattern: my own

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed

Needles: US 6


A fun and quick knit, in a lovely lightweight yarn, with so many possible color combinations!

Gotta love hats for that quick (if not instant) gratification aspect- this took and afternoon and evening, and about an hour the next morning- it could totally be a one day hat, if cast on earlier and maybe without all that peripheral stuff like feeding people and cleaning up after them (and yourself.) Easily a weekend project for those less obsessive...

On to some more Baby Dressage and a couple attempts at WIPs Wrestling! Go, Team BSA!!

Happy knitting-


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Blogger knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Wow! You've been whipping items out.

I don't think that it's so much being in your 30's as being in your 30's, mum to six kids, and pregnant, is causing you to be a little of the "nappy" side.

I agree though, hats are such instant gratification. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with all the UFO's hanging around, i cast on (what else would I do, surely not finish those UFO's) a hat and whip it out. Then parade it around the neighborhood, husbands practice, kids school, church (even though it's summer) and show them "Yeah, look at me, yeah that's right, I finish things."

Okay, off to knit some more. Olympic torches are burning.

8/13/2008 11:11 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh my gosh Ali that hoodie is amazing!!

8/14/2008 6:15 AM  
Anonymous madalyn said...

Love the hoodie! It's so cute!

8/14/2008 3:18 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

It's wonderful! Cheering you on!

8/15/2008 10:33 PM  

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