A big thank you to my Secret Pal!!!
There's yarn, bamboo needles, soap and notecards. I'm going to use the yarn for socks from my latest Nancy Bush book. I can't wait to start them, but I need to survive the Knitting Olympics first...
As you can see, this is not exactly the effort of a Knitting Olympian. The fact that I misread the increase increments (every 2nd and then every 4th row, not every 2nd and 4th) and had to frog three days knitting didn't help. I'm like the Canadian cross-country skier who broke a pole. We'll see if I can catch up.
I have a giant weaving project on my loom this week which is distracting me. It's not all that exciting, but it has around 900 threads and I spent all day yesterday threading my heddles.
This is my completed twill blanket.
I actually think it's simply going to be a closet curtain. We live in one of those old fashioned north eastern houses with closets that were built almost as afterthoughts and have no doors. I tried to get a good photo of it stretched out, but my flash kept washing out the colours, so close-up and folded it is.
I hope those of you out there competing in the Knitting Olympics are having more luck than me! And uh-oh... the Finns and the Swiss have really put the Canadian men's hockey team in their place.