DietchGirl Knits

A journal of my knitting projects, yarn stash and anything else I can think of ...

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Knitting Olympics - DONE!!!

Just put the final finishing touches on my Sitcom Chic. In place of a button, I'm using two small bee pins that have been sitting in my jewelry box. There's a small chain that connects the two, but I can't find it at this moment.

The picture is a little crappy - hope to post more later when Coach T wakes up.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Knitting Olympics: Day 3 and 4

I'm ahead of schedule - woo hoo! Finished the body of Sitcom Chic tonight:

I'm making the size medium, and opted to knit the body a little longer than the 13.5" called for in the pattern. It worked out well since this was also the end of the second ball of yarn.

Now I can take a short break and start casting on the sleeves. Because I hate dpns (and haven't quite mastered the two circs technique yet) and want to knit both sleeves at the same time, I'm knitting them flat. I'm also knitting them full length instead of 3/4.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Knitting Olympics: Day 1 and 2

Got a late start with cast on, but completed about 4.5" of Sitcom Chic yesterday. Once I get my digital camera up and running I hope to post pictures.

Woke up early this morning to find these words of encouragement in my inbox:

Ok, I hope you got off to a good start today. I need a status report. I have a feeling that you need to loosen up your shoulders a bit to be in a more relaxed position while knitting. Keep those fingers loose....don't forget to warm them up before starting to knit (don't want to get any hand cramps in the middle to slow you down). Try to keep a consistent easy pace early don't want to run out of gas too early and not be able to finish strong. Also remember to eat a good breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner to keep your energy level up and consistent. You can do this!! I have faith in you!! I LOVE YOU!! :) :*
(your coach and biggest cheerleader. Go Felicia!! :) )
Coach is my boyfriend T, who is home recovering from recent surgery. He's also my best friend and partner in crime and ray of sunshine and total PITA and I love him with all my heart.

OK, enough mushy stuff - time for me to get back to "power knitting". More later...

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Proud Member of...

Chickami is done, Sitcom Chic is waiting in the wings. Cast on begins Friday, February 10 at 2pm EST. Stay tuned.