Soft thoughts...warm hands...

Monday, March 06, 2006

Pattern: Minisweater from Glampyre
Yarn: Goodfil, 70% acrylic, 30% wool, Brancal, 2 skeins
Needles: 4 mm circular needles
Finished: 25th February 2006

I really liked knitting this because as it goes along I could try it on and adjust it to my figure. I changed the sleeves thought, as a "sewing hater" I just knitted in the round with dpn and the magic loop method so no sewing for me on this one!!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Knitting Olympics almost over


2 days to the end of our Knitting Olyimpics!!

My Minisweater is almost done, I'm half way my last sleeve. The original pattern asked for the sleeves to be knit flat and then sewed... Well the horror of sewing won tha inner battle and for the first time in my life I knit in the round with dpn...

No more sewing for me after Kyoto!!!

So the pictures of the finished sweater will come, almost for sure next sunday at night, most probably monday morning as I'll go away for the weekend happily grabbing my knitting along with me but no pc at the mountains for me! No no no!

Hope to get some snow there!! ;o)!

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Pattern: Kyoto from Knitty
Yarn: 100% cotton, Brancal, 1 skein pink+2 skein brownish red
Needles: 3,5 mm circular needles
Finnished: 12th February

It took me a lot longuer than I thought to knit Kyoto. But Christmas was right in the middle of the project and suddenly everyone needed soething knit for a present!! So it just took a few weeks off and when I finally picked it up it was finished in a blink of an eye! ;o)!

Even thought I knit the smaller size I would still reduce a few stiches next time especially on the band and width of the sweater.

All in all I just love the japanese look and this will definately be a great sweater to wear in the Spring!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Knitting Olympics - week 1

One week after the torch being lit here is the possible work's result after a 5h per night's sleep...

;o) almost half way there!!

I can do this

I can do this

I can do this...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Knitting and living

I usually access the net from work which means limited access to most thing unless I want a meeting with the boss every month!

So lately all I’ve been up to is reading some of the blogs of the girls that like me are a part of the Knitting Olympics.

And I came up with one post in one of the blogs I usually read that made think for a while… well, more than a while really!

It began by saying that some people just took these Olympics far too lightly by choosing easy and fast projects… I am a civil engineer. I get to work at 9:00 am and usually leave at 7pm. I have 1:30 hour for lunch which I split into half an hour for lunch and an hour for knitting. I get home by 7:30 pm, cook dinner, have dinner, wash the dishes, prepare lunch for the next day and clean the kitchen, it’s 10:30pm by now. I sit on the couch more asleep than awake and pick my needles. Then start knitting until 12:00 pm the most. That makes a grand total of, at least 2:30 h per day. The Olympics last for 10 days including 10 week days and 4 weekend days. 10 times 2:30h equals 22:30 h which is less than a whole day. Considering I did absolutely nothing else during the weekends, I would still have 24 minus 8 sleeping hours equals 16 hours times 4 equals 64; 64 plus 22:30 equals 86:30 knitting hours.

Now… does anyone really believe that?

I believe that each person chose the project they thought were capable of doing considering time and knitting skills.

Unfortunately harder as I may work I don’t even know if I’ll be able to finish my goal! Coincidence or not this has been a crasy week at work which means starting work at 8 am and leaving at 8pm, the least…

We’ll see about that…

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Knitting Olympics

Portugal is there as well!
Ana will be there and so will I!
I'm not sure if any other Portuguese knitters will be there but at least our country will be represented!
My project will be the Minisweater which I truly hope to finnish on time *sight*... I will be a day late as I will be travelling up North tomorrow night so I will only cast on on Saturady but hey! The games will beguin!!


I started Kyoto ages ago and ended up in circles trying to finnish the sash which seemed to never end! After what felt like decades I finnished the sash and the back and front were made during my lunch hour in less than two weeks! Here is the result just waiting for my patience to enlarge and finally find the courage to sew and weave all ends...