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Friday, February 10, 2006

Knitting Olympics Update: Training Completed!

And just in time.

At 12:00 midnight, the evening before the Olympics are to begin, our determined though injured athlete, Peacock, finished spinning the last of the Martian Lake Cow fiber and soaked it to set the twist--a daring move considering it would take an indeterminate time for the fiber to dry!

Conditions are in her favor, it seems, as when the bathroom door is left closed all night, the heater vent in the bathroom turns the room into quite an oven an effective drying chamber.

With thirty minutes before the official start time (2:00pm local), Peacock has skeins of fiber, an adequate needle (Clover circular, size 6 snagged from one of Bethieee's SP boxes. Thank you, Cheerio!), a gauge swatch knitted up, and a pattern chosen!

Peacock will be knitting:
The FiberTrends Leaf Lace Shawl
on a size 6 circular needle
from Martian Lake Cow fiber
spun to a 2-ply fingering-weight yarn. (approx 24 wpi)

Let the Games Begin!


  • At Fri Feb 10, 03:47:00 PM PST, Anonymous Rox said…

    OMG - you are going to make a lace shawl in that time frame? Scared a' you! I'm leaning towards a scarf. Or maybe a pair of mitts.

    Or a little flower.


    Didnt say I was going for the Gold!


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