You might be wondering at which point I fell over during my Olympic event, but it appears to be linked to indulgence in a little too much apres-ski. I've had a few unexpected social engagements this week which have kept me away from my knitting - sort of.... I know they say don't drink and knit, but my project accompanied me to the pub last night. Even with the wine flowing freely I managed to get a few inches of my sleeves done without mistakes.
I know I'm way off on the timing, with 50% of the time gone and only 20% of my cardigan done it's going to be a desperate race to the finish. I was on target but I didn't like the neckline so I decided to rip the fronts back to the armholes to try something a bit different. It's probably just me being anal, but I like things to be just so and I'm much happier with it now.
It's hard to tell what it's like properly, you'll have to excuse the dodgy d.i.y. photo and the smeary mirror.
As I mentioned earlier, I've started the sleeves, it seemed most logical when I've just completed the arm shapings. That's code for I still don't know how I'm going to work the bottom.
I also changed my mind on the sleeves, rather than a turned back ribbed cuff, I went with a flared bell shape to match the way the bottom will flare out over my hips (I hope). The photo shows last night's progress.
I'll bring it in a bit tighter to my wrist and then start the sleeve increases. It seems to be going slowly, but I am knitting both sleeves at the same time. I've written the pattern already so it just means I have to get down to some serious knitting.
Although my chances of medal glory are fading, I'd like to congratulate Shelley Rudman on her Silver Medal in the Bob Skeleton. Shelley only entered the sport 4 years ago and received very little funding from official sources despite showing great promise. It was Shelley's village that raised the £3000 to pay for her equipment, needless to say she's done them proud. Well Done Shelley!