Thursday, February 23, 2006

Knitting Olympics - update and prize info

First, the update:

I began putting the sweater for my 5 year old together last night. Since it consists of two panels sewn together for the front and two for the back, not to mention side, shoulder, and arm seams, there is a lot of sewing to do. Yikes! The front and back panels are sewn together in reverse to create a decorative raised seam on the outside of the sweater. I knit and finished a sweater for her American Girl doll first, just so I could practice putting it together.

The sweater for my 3 year old is coming along, but I'm doubtful it will be finished before the end of the Games. That's okay, though, since it wasn't part of my original goal anyway. (And who knows, I may still make it, if my fingers can keep grasping the needles) One of her dolls will get a matching sweater too.

The prize:

Two balls of Cadiz by GGH, a worsted weight, plied yarn made in Italy. 51% cotton, 33% acrylic and 16% rayon. Each ball is 104 yds/50 gms; gauge is 17 st/inch on size 7/8 US needles. The colorway is Terra Cotta.

This prize is going to be given for the best Knitting Olympic blog entry. Keep knitting and blogging, everyone, we're almost there!


SarahJane said...

that wool is hot-damn gorgeous!
will you make me a sweater too? i'm pretty small.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Ha! You haven't seen the finished sweaters yet, Sarah. You might want to consider that before you ask. I've discovered that I have a lot to learn about sewing the seams together!

P. A. Moed said...

Sometimes you have to play around with the fit. The armholes/sleeves are tricky.

Karen said...

Such pretty yarn! It reminds me of fall colors. I made a poncho last fall in a similar colorway. Glad to hear your sweater is coming along.....mine is still in the "what was i thinking?" phase. Sigh....guess there will be no olympic gold for me this year. Much congrats to you though!