Cashmere to the Rescue

My Knitting Olympics’ project did not go the way I planned.   The pattern (Icarus), especially the main part of the shawl was a very straight forward, yet I kept on making mistakes.  I frogged at least two more times and was getting very frustrated, I was starting to doubt my knitting skills.   Looking back I now realize that trying to knit faster isn’t the best approach fir me.  I seem to do better if I ignore my speed and focus on the “flow” of knitting a project, then my speed naturally increases.  Also I believe my selection wasn’t the best yarn for the project, it seemed to be fighting me… if that makes any sense.  So I came to the conclusion that this project with this yarn was not to be, so I officially dropped out.

Still wanting to knit while watching the olympics, I picked up a project I had started during chemo but put aside because of problems concentrating.

Shetland Triangle Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Cashmere Silk Blend 2-ply
US #6 Addi Turbo Lace Circular Needles

Oh what a difference… the cashmere/silk was such dream, “it was like buttah”, my confidence was restored.

The shawl was finished about 10 minutes before the flame was put out,

and it block beautifully.

I would like to give some recognition to some Alaskans who have a very good olympics.

Kikkan Randall who did the best ever US women’s finish (10th) in Ladies’ Individual Sprint Classic.

Kerry Weiland who won a silver medal as part of the US Women’s Hockey Team.

and Holly Brooks who did a great showing for someone who was a part time athlete and didn’t have benefit of training full time.  Her coach is a local and not part of the US team.

My next post will be “Knitting with Celia”, lots of fun and fibers!

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2 Responses to “Cashmere to the Rescue”

  1. ladyoftheloom Says:

    Beautiful! or beautifeel since I LOVE the feel of cashmere and silk together.

    I cannot knit any faster than I knit without trying to knit fast. I guess that is what you were saying anyway.

    I wish I had learned to ski!

  2. redfear Says:

    yummy

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