Sunday, February 28, 2010

Knitting Olympics - GOLD!

I haven't checked in at all in the past two weeks, but I've been knitting feverishly and managed to finish my Peter Rabbit sweater!

For the sweater (Saddle Shoulder Sweater - Child by Ann Budd), I made the 26" size but added 2.25" to the length. I also knit the neckband in the round (to avoid another seam) and bound off using the Russian bind-off so it would be super stretchy to fit over my little guy's head. Then to add the duplicate stitching from the Run Rabbit Run Sweater by Erica Wilson, I ended up with only 3 bunnies instead of 4 since that is all that would fit with my gauge.

Here's some progress pictures:

And here are my Ravelry badges for the events I competed in:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Knitting Olympics

So, it's been a while since I've posted to this blog. It's painfully clear since my last post was titled Still Pregnant and my little guy is now 2 years old... Anyway, even though I haven't been blogging, I have been knitting a lot as can be seen on my Ravelry page.

I am super excited to participate in the Knitting Olympics this year. Four years ago, I was a brand new knitter and wasn't up to the challenge, but this year I am totally IN!

I've really enjoyed making my kiddo special vests and sweaters, so I decided my Olympic project should be the Peter Rabbit Sweater by Erica Wilson -- just in time for Easter. The pattern is really just a chart for duplicate stitching, so I'm going to use the Child's Saddle Shoulder Sweater pattern by Ann Budd for the sweater itself.

For the sweater, I'm using Dream in Color Classy yarn in Crying Dove. I love this yarn so much! Then for the duplicate stitched rabbits, I'll be using a mix of Classy and Madelinetosh DK yarn.

I can't wait for Friday night to cast on!