Monday, February 13, 2006

Knitting Olympics update...#1

I`ve been making progress on my Olympic Jaywalkers, but...I`m definately the slowest knitter around. Most folk I know would have knitted at least one sock by now! Plus I had tension (gauge for the furriners) problems. The leg of the sock was coming out too wide, even for me. I needed smaller sock needles and could I find them? 2.25 mm metal dpns are pretty uncommon here, apart from by mail order, and I loathe bamboo dpns. Finally I headed for one of my favourite "auld lady" charity shops clutching a needle gauge and found not one but three complete sets of vintage Imperial size 13s, which is near enough 2.25 mm as necessary.

I`ve got fat little legs, so the cast on was on 3.25mm straight pins, the rib on 2.5mm dpns and the rest will be on Imperial size 13s. The Dr Fish Opal is working well with the Jaywalker pattern so far though.

4 comments:

GAndyS said...

No, you are not the slowest! I've got about 10 inches by 5 inches of my aran sweater done. I couldn't get going after I had to frog several bits, but I have not given up and my deal is to just keep going through the 16th day, just keep going!
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GAndyS said...

Oh, I love the wheel and winder, in Scotland, no wonder there were wheels in thrift stores sometimes...aren't there sheep at every house? hahahaha! (Don't think I'm too naive!) Your blog is very friendly, readable, good pictures...and the weather sounds too cold! I live near Seattle, WA, USA. Hope you have a good Knitting Olympics, I've gotta get on it!
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Amie said...

I have that same colorway... it's in my pile of next to knit! (I also have chameleon...)

gourdongirl said...

They look to be coming on a treat. Love the colours, look forward to seeing the finished article being worn......