Ahâ€¦itâ€™s so much fun to Knit Along! Iâ€™m joining the enormous Olympic knitting team, organized by Coach Stephanie of Yarn Harlot fame. I will be knitting for Team Italy. Why? I will be in Italy, physically, actually, in person, really, really, during the Olympics. No, not to watch, but to attend a mosaic workshop in Ravenna. It seemed cosmically correct to knit for the Italians.
Here are my training swatches. Iâ€™m finally using that red linen paper from Habu. I have 77 grams in all. My garter swatch is 0.92 g, and the lace edging motif is 0.43 g. (Thank goodness for my scientific husband, who has a very accurate balance.) I had to do some calculations to see how big of a wrap I could knit.
Iâ€™m making a poncho-shawl combination: a mitered corner in the back, straight across the front; garter stitch with the lace trim. The fiber is crispy! This will definitely be a stretch for me to finish, but Iâ€™m figuring on many hours to knit in airports and on planes. And need I add, since this is red, it’s counting toward the KnitRedKAL, too!
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Itâ€™s fun to watch little kids with sidewalk-chalk. The little ones arenâ€™t so interested in drawing pictures as they are in coloring things. But sometimes they really draw! After my three-year-old colored as much of our curlicue-iron porch support, she turned to the screen. Hereâ€™s her screen art. I think it is in the best abstract, mamadada-ist, preschool tradition.