Tuesday, August 19, 2008

olympic update

I am on to my Main event, Afghan Marathon #2, and it is going ok. I am a little over half way though, and feeling the pressure. I have a lot to do this week in terms of social schedule, and family stuff, so I have to use my knitting time wisely. That means knitting on breaks and lunch (and other assorted moments) at work. I am just pounding this blanket out - even though it is uncharted, and we all know how I feel about uncharted lace.
anywho....
I was really getting in my rhythm today. I was fighting past the 35 st long lace repeats. I was charting as I went to see the pattern easier. I was about to break the page 3 barrier when....
my needle broke. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
It was like my shoe falling off mid marathon. I fixed it. but putting 100 lace sts back on the needle, in a complicated lace pattern, in dark yarn, was just not cool.

Must keep knitting. Play through the pain. Break through the wall.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear the chariots of fire theme playing, or is that on top of spagetti, I can never tell...I promise you will have knitting time this weekend, I love you
Evad

Anne said...

You can DOOO eeet!

KnelleyBelley said...

Holy crap.

accountantgrrl said...

Awww! That Evad is soo sweet!

I literally gasped when I got to the part where your needles broke. OMG! I think I would have cried!

Erin said...

Sorry for all the afghan needle drama. But now it's just like the actual Olympics. This is the part where you get back up and keep going and cross that finish line and then they do a human interest story on you.