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Olympic Update: Judges Allow a Do Over

Thankfully the Knitting Olympics are not a “one chance & you’re out” type of event!

I continued to make progress on Saturday with the Capri Shawl. Around noon on Sunday when I started to add the 2nd triangle pattern into the shawl I discovered that I had messed up the 1st triangle. Since I want to enjoy this shawl long after the games are over I decided that the best option was to frog the whole thing & start over. Definitely a good choice! I have recovered & advanced passed where I was at noon.

Knitting Olympics Update #1
(The triangle designs are a bit hard to see when all the stitches are squished on 1 needle.)

What have I learned so far during my event? The directions for Capri are very light & have a bit of “do what you want” to them; however, the few “number of stitch” instructions that they have haven’t been quite right in my book. After a bit of “Amy Arithmetic” I feel good about this pattern & the progress I’m making. I’m probably about 30 minutes away from finishing up skein 1 of 3. I feel this is knitting tight even using the size 9 needles that were recommended – next time I’ll go with the 10. It has been a long time since I’ve knit on straight needles so that is taking some time to get used to again but is better now that so many stitches are on the needle.

4 Comments

  1. Oh no on the frogging! I hate when that happens, but I definitely agree with you that it’s best to have an end-product that you’re happy with. And you certainly recovered quickly! I would never have guess that you had to frog the whole shawl- it looks like you’ve made wonderful progress. Awesome job, Amy! šŸ™‚

  2. A-M-Y! A-M-Y! ((waving a little American Flag & holding a big sign that says “Go Amy!))

  3. Thank goodness for do-overs! You made super post-frogging progress. And your needles are beautiful. Can’t wait to see the finished shawl. go, Amy; go, Amy; go, Amy!

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